Weather http://kajx.org en Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-february-6th-2014 <p>Aspen and other parts of the Upper Valley are still digging out from last week’s historic snowstorm and there’s more powder in the forecast.</p><p>And all that snowpack is good news for farmers and ranchers in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>The Aspen community continues to grapple with the recent loss of a beloved newspaper editor. We take a look at how hard it can be to prevent suicide.</p><p>On a lighter note, soon it’ll be much easier to speed through security at Aspen’s airport, a Catholic monk in Old Snowmass is featured in a new movie and the Olympic Games have kicked off in Sochi… we’ll talk with an Aspen athlete who’s settling in and getting ready to compete. We’ll also hear the latest on security concerns at the games in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 13930 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - February 6th, 2014 Valley Roundup - January 31st, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/valley-roundup-january-31st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>We are joined today by the Aspen Times’ Andy Stone and Aspen Daily News’ Curtis Wackerle. This&nbsp; Week, Garfield County officials said they are asking the state not to impose new air pollution standards on oil and gas drilling rigs in the county.</p><p>Aspen’s most famous downtown, Ukrainian, penthouse-owners have been told the city will no longer jump every time they complain about noise from bars and restaurants.</p><p>Now that marijuana is legal, the conversation about pot has shifted.&nbsp; One new topic is; how potheads should behave in public.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary – Big snow goes viral.&nbsp; Also, break out the goldfish.&nbsp; It might be Superbowl 48 in some quarters, to others its Weed Bowl 1.&nbsp; Even Jello Biafra weighs in.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', 'Lucida Sans Unicode', 'Lucida Sans', Garuda, Verdana, Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 100; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:28:05 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13657 at http://kajx.org Valley Roundup - January 31st, 2014 Woo and Hoo! http://kajx.org/post/woo-and-hoo <p></p><p>Longtime locals are saying this is the most snow to fall from a single storm in decades. &nbsp;It might not even be hyperbole to say it is shaping up to be an epic powder day. &nbsp;All of this was predicted two weeks ago by meteorologist&nbsp;Cory Gates , owner of Aspenweather.net. &nbsp;Gates focuses his forecasting skills on the hyper-local microclimates within the Roaring Fork Valley. &nbsp;The really good news, says Gates, is that as February goes, so might go the rest of the winter; and February is looking good for snow. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">He says we should all remember the number&nbsp;140. &nbsp;Gates</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with APR's Roger Adams.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:06:55 +0000 Roger Adams 13638 at http://kajx.org Woo and Hoo! Winter Storm Closures http://kajx.org/post/winter-storm-closures <p>As the snow continues to fall under this winter storm, the list of closures is starting to pile up:</p><p>* The Aspen School District has called a snow day for Friday. All schools in the district will be closed.</p><p>* The Roaring Fork Schools has called a snow day for Friday. All schools in the district will be closed.</p><p>* The Eagle County Schools has canceled all after school activities for today and there will be no school tomorrow.</p><p>* Ross Montessori Charter School in Carbondale is closed.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:42:07 +0000 Rob St. Mary 13613 at http://kajx.org Winter Storm Closures Mountain Edition - December 5th, 2013 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-december-5th-2013 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A whopper of a snowstorm dumped more than a foot of white gold along the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The Town of Basalt is facing angry residents who don’t want to be forced out of their homes.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">South of Carbondale, citizen scientists are using backpacks to get more data on air pollution</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And other residents there are grappling with more layoffs at the Elk Creek coal mine. It’s been all but closed up.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A New Castle native is hoping to overcome a big injury and make it to the Winter Olympics.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And we’ll hear from a seasoned athlete about what it’s like to compete in the Olympics and take home a medal.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 23:37:01 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 11191 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - December 5th, 2013