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10:31am

Mon December 9, 2013
Thompson Divide

Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill

Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colorado) represents Colorado's third congressional district, which includes the Roaring Fork Valley. Elected leaders in Pitkin County are hopeful he'll support a federal legislative effort to protect the Thompson Divide.
Credit tipton.house.gov

In a meeting with Pitkin County Commissioners last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton said he doesn’t support legislation to protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling. Instead, Tipton wants negotiations between conservationists and energy companies to continue. For years, the sides have been working on an alternate plan to protect the area. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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6:19am

Mon December 9, 2013
APR Local News

Seat Belts Could Have Prevented Major Injuries in RFTA Crash

Colorado State Patrol

Seat belts could have prevented major injuries in October’s major bus crash near Carbondale. A Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus rolled onto its side, sending at least ten people to the hospital. Less a month later, the federal government decided to require seat belts in exactly the kind of bus that wrecked. The requirement won’t start until 2016. In the meantime, an internal investigation and county traffic court are delving into what happened the night of the accident.

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2:38pm

Sun December 8, 2013
Bird Census

Christmas Bird Count 2013

House Sparrows
Roger Adams

Groups of people with binoculars will be counting wild birds next Sunday (12/15/2013.)  It is part of the annual Christmas Bird Count for the National Audubon Society.  This will be the 114th annual count and mark one of the largest and longest running citizen science efforts in the world.  APR’s Roger Adams reports.

  In the Upper Valley the count will take place inside of a defined area. 

“It’s a circle that we’re counting birds within.  Basically it’s a circle drawn on a map.”

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3:27pm

Fri December 6, 2013
Valley Roundup

Valley Roundup - December 6th, 2013

Welcome to Valley Roundup, for Friday 12-6-2013, a review of the week’s top news stories in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.  Andy Stone and Curtis Wackerle join us this week. 

Downvalley some residents of a trailer park in Basalt who are facing relocation have organized to take the issue public

Garfield county Sheriff Lou Valerio says his fight with the state over new gun laws will continue

Aspen gets vocal about snow polo and the Aspen School District scrambles to fill a 2.9 million dollar budget shortfall.

On the Download with Rob St. Mary, a moving tribute to a young Colorado artist who died last month in Ouray.

Its all on today’s Valley Roundup.

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12:52pm

Fri December 6, 2013
Video Remembrance

Mourning Friend Creates Portrait of a Young Artist

Zina Lahr, a 23-year-old artist from Ouray, Colorado, is featured in a short video highlighting her life and work. She died suddenly in late November while hiking.
Credit Stormy Pyeatte

Losing a friend is hard. But, one can hope out of the sorrow to find feelings of friendship and inspiration that will last a lifetime. It’s even more profound to be able to share those feelings and meaning of someone’s life & work with others. That’s part of the solace found by filmmaker Stormy Pyeatte following the death of her friend, Colorado artist Zina Lahr.

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