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11:09am

Thu March 27, 2014
River Study Planned

Local Group to Study Fryingpan River/Ruedi Impact

Fryingpan River
Credit http://www.flyfishingconnection.com/

The Roaring Fork Conservancy is taking a look at what a healthy Fryingpan River means to the local economy. The Fryingpan Valley Economic Study is underway and will continue into next year according to the Basalt based organization. The group says the study aims to understand visitor use and spending related to recreational activities on the Lower Fryingpan River and Ruedi Reservoir, and the river’s economic importance. The final result will give people an idea of what a healthy river means to the local economy. The Conservancy believes the report will also aid in helping to keep the river healthy. Colorado State University and Colorado Mountain College are assisting with the study that is funded in part by the town of Basalt, Eagle County, the Aspen Skiing Company Environment Foundation and other private donors. Over a decade ago the Conservancy conducted a similar study and found the Fryingpan Valley's recreational activities contributed an estimated $1.8 million annually in total economic output to Basalt's economy. Updated numbers are expected to be greater.

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10:15am

Thu March 27, 2014
APR Local News

Organizers: New Veterans' Center In Carbondale Will Meet A Need

A coalition of non profits, local governments and other groups is working on opening a center for veterans at Carbondale's Third Street Center.
Credit Flickr/Russell Sellers

An effort is underway to expand services for local veterans and better tackle problems like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and brain injuries. It’s estimated more than 14,000 veterans live in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys and, a center is opening up before summer to help deliver services to them. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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10:06am

Thu March 27, 2014
APR Local News

Next Pfister Hearing Will Include All Murder Suspects

Kathy Carpenter, long time Aspen resident and teller at Alpine Bank, walks from the Pitkin County Jail to the county courthouse on Wednesday, March 26th. Carpenter is charged with the murder and conspiracy to murder Aspen native Nancy Pfister. There are two other people also charged with murder.
Credit Elise Thatcher

6:54am

Thu March 27, 2014
Heroin Is Back

Dope Valley

Poppy Flowers
Credit drug-addiction-support.org

The other day I sat down for an interview with two young men. It was a sunny day and we were talking on a bench in downtown Basalt.   They are in their early twenties; both are clean-cut, good-looking guys and very articulate and educated.  They were telling me about heroin.

Medical providers and emergency officials are seeing an increase in the number of heroin overdoses and heroin addicts in the Roaring Fork Valley.  APR's Roger Adams reports.

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3:29pm

Wed March 26, 2014

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