Russia en A Rebuilt Palace, the Mall & the Museum <p>We have hit a streak of &nbsp;perfect spring weather which looks like it will last until we depart for Lithuania. We took advantage of summer weather to head 20 minutes out of the city to the summer residence of the Tsars, Catherine's Palace. One could yawn at this point from over exposure to gilt encrusted, lapis and onyx inlaid and pilastered rooms. Faberge and Sevres adorned furnishings appear mundanely in room after room and we have only visited three of the dozens of palaces. It would have been a shame to miss this one, however. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:50:28 +0000 Helen Ward Obermeyer 17463 at A Rebuilt Palace, the Mall & the Museum Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014 <p>Joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason of the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle of Aspen Sojourner magazine and Andy Stone of the Aspen Times.</p><p>This week, the community processes the murder of a lifetime local.&nbsp; Homicide is rare here and it is especially difficult when the victim is so well know.</p><p>Also this week, Aspen Valley Hospital parts ways with a longtime surgeon and signs up with a new surgical team.</p><p>And, a new Limelight in Snowmass is off the table…maybe.</p><p>One of NPR’s top international correspondents visited the valley this week.&nbsp; Phillip Reeves gave audiences the backstory to Ukraine, Russia and Crimea.&nbsp; Reeves sat down for interview with us and you’ll hear it just ahead on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Elise Thatcher 15209 at Valley Roundup - March 7th, 2014 Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen’s mayor and other city council members will be sporting a rainbow at Wednesday's Olympic send-off celebration. The mayor agreed this week to wear a t-shirt protesting Russia’s anti-gay law. As Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, a Carbondale artist designed the shirt.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Monday’s City Council meeting, Carbondale artist Brad Reed Nelson spoke up during the citizen comment period.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13513 at Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law Carbondale Company Protests Russia's Anti-Gay Laws <p>As winter sports athletes prepare for the Olympics in Sochi, attention is being focused on Russia’s new anti-gay laws, enacted earlier this year. &nbsp;While some activists are calling for a boycott of Sochi, others hope to <em>draw attention</em> to the discriminatory law. &nbsp;A small furniture design company in Carbondale has come up with a creative way to get its point across. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:20:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11890 at Carbondale Company Protests Russia's Anti-Gay Laws