Water http://kajx.org en Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap http://kajx.org/post/governors-water-plan-aims-find-solutions-looming-gap <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17024 at http://kajx.org Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 http://kajx.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-2 <p>Aspen Journalism might be young, only into its 4th year, but the non-profit organization has already established itself in the valley's media family. What sets Aspen Journalism apart from the daily newspapers, news channels and public radio stations is the dedication of time and resources into the stories produced. Founder and Director, Brent Gardner-Smith explains why the organization puts such an emphasis on in-depth reporting and the key topics the organization focuses on. Board President, Tim McFlynn, also contributes.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit the Aspen Journalism website to learn more:</p><p><a href="http://www.aspenjournalism.org">www.AspenJournalism.org</a></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16406 at http://kajx.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power http://kajx.org/post/hydro-project-west-central-colorado-will-provide-aspen-power <p></p><p>The City of Aspen is working toward powering its utility with 100-percent renewable energy. A good chunk of that energy will come from a new hydropower facility in Ridgway, Colorado. If all goes according to plan, the City will start getting power from the facility on February 20th. Aspen’s one of two entities purchasing power from the plant. Mike Berry is with the Tri-County Water Conservancy District, the organization running the plant. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:00:09 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14136 at http://kajx.org Hydro Project in West-Central Colorado Will Provide Aspen with Power Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 http://kajx.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-global-change-institute-part-2 <p></p><p>The Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) embraces&nbsp;<em>The Aspen Idea</em>, the Paepcke's vision of bringing the world's great thinkers in the arts and sciences to Aspen, a neutral location, where they can escape their daily routines while communing with nature. In this setting, new conversations and ideas emerge, providing important new tools for the advancement of science.&nbsp;</p><p>John Katzenberger, co-founder and director of AGCI, explains why this idea works and how it is implemented in the workshops AGCI&nbsp;hosts throughout the year with the world's top scientists. James Arnott, AGCI&nbsp;Program Director, and Elise Osenga, Research Associate for AGCI, also contribute.&nbsp;</p><p>To learn more about the Aspen Global Change Institute, visit their <a href="http://www.agci.org">website</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 13971 at http://kajx.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Global Change Institute - Part 2 Mountain Edition - January 30th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-january-30th-2014 <p>With just eight days until the Olympics start in Sochi...the Aspen community sends off four local athletes who will compete.</p><p>Health care prices in the Valley have been rising for years. Now, a handful of local employers are trying to improve worker’s health--and bring down costs.</p><p>Basalt’s setting a path for its future...in a non-traditional way. It’s using a method called “crowd-sourcing” to gather input on urban planning.</p><p>A new group in Aspen wants to make it easier for young people to stay in Aspen. City council approved the Next Generation Advisory Commission this week.</p><p>And, as Colorado’s population grows, the state’s water supply can’t keep up. A Basalt organization is involved in a statewide water plan.</p><p>Terrain parks are ubiquitous at ski resorts around the country. Now, there’s an effort to make them safer.</p><p>Finally, Aspen’s Torin Yater-Wallace is heading to the Olympics. The freeskier is recovering from injuries...but, says he’s ready to compete.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 13605 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - January 30th, 2014