3:29pm

Thu March 20, 2014
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - March 20th, 2014

Hackers got access to thousands of medical records from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. We have the latest. Three people charged with murdering Aspen native Nancy Pfister appear in court... And after one of the hearings, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo decided to change how he talks about the case.

We take a look at just how busy the Rio Grande trail really is. And, students in local schools are spending more time with environmental science.

Finally, Basalt is halfway through an unconventional strategy for reinvigorating downtown.

6:00am

Thu March 20, 2014
APR Local News

Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark

This map shows downtown Basalt and the white area is the focus of the Town's "Our Town" planning process. It's a 12 acre mix of public and private land. Town officials are soliciting ideas from the public on what they'd like to see there.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

The Town of Basalt’s halfway through its unconventional urban planning process. In February, Town officials invited residents to participate in what they’re calling the “Our Town” process, where they lay out a map of downtown and ask people what they’d like to see there. So far, more than 300 people have offered up ideas. They’re zeroing in on a 12 acre chunk of public-private land that runs from Old Pond Park to Basalt Grocery and the Aspenalt Lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon.

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3:28pm

Wed March 19, 2014
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Women's Forum

Women's Forum, a non-profit started by Addy Waters to bring women together in the Roaring Fork Valley to expand their personal and professional horizons. The guests are Addy Waters and group members and facilitators Heather, Charla and Elizabeth.

http://womensforum.us.com/

7:16am

Wed March 19, 2014
APR Local News

Study Looks at Capacity and Use of Rio Grande Trail

Is the Rio Grande Trail too busy? Pitkin County's Open Space and Trails department commissioned a survey to find out.
Credit Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

An increasing number of groups want to use the Rio Grande Trail to host events like running and cycling races. So, Pitkin County commissioned a survey. The results show how many people use the trail during peak times and whether there’s a tolerance from the public for additional events. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Over a decade ago, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Director Dale Will says it was common to see local, non-profit races on the Rio Grande like the Buddy Program’s annual 5-mile race. But in recent years, interest in holding such races has shot up.

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7:09pm

Tue March 18, 2014
APR Local News

Hearing Continues for Stylers in Pfister Murder Case

Pitkin County Courthouse
Credit Picture Ninja

 

The battle to see evidence continues for attorneys defending the couple accused of murdering Aspen native Nancy Pfister. Pitkin County Judge Gail Nichols held an extended hearing yesterday morning, to address matters left unaddressed after court proceedings on Monday. Defense lawyers made their case for seeing more evidence, saying time is of the essence.

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6:49am

Tue March 18, 2014
APR Local News

Health Insurance Deadline Nears; Enrollment Events Ramp Up

The deadline for getting health insurance in 2014 is approaching and the state-run health insurance exchange is reaching out. It's holding several enrollment events in the coming weeks.
Credit connectforhealthco.com

The deadline for most Coloradans to get health insurance in 2014 is less than two weeks away and, efforts to get people covered is ramping up. Connect for Health Colorado will hold events in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Rifle over the next two weeks. 

Officials with the state-run health insurance exchange says 100,000 people have already purchased plans on their website and they expect a surge of interest as the deadline gets closer.

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9:27pm

Mon March 17, 2014
APR Local News

Formal Charges, Hearings In Pfister Homicide

Kathy Carpenter, as identified by the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, is an Aspen resident.
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

   Three people accused of  the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister appeared in court yesterday: a Front Range couple was formally charged and a long time Aspen resident and friend of Pfister’s was advised of the charges against her. All three  are being held without bond. 

 

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3:28pm

Mon March 17, 2014
First Draft

First Draft - Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips is a short story writer and novelist.  She was born and raised in West Virginia. Her first book of stories, Black Tickets, published in 1979 when she was 26, won the prestigious Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction, awarded by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.  Her novels include Machine Dreams, Shelter, MotherKind, Lark and Termite and Quiet Dell.  She is currently Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Rutgers Newark MFA Program at Rutgers-Newark, the State University of New Jersey. http://jayneannephillips.com/

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9:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
Non-Profit in the Spotlight

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 3

Terra Martellaro is a former student of True Media Foundation's after-school program, BeHeard!. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on filmmaking. She shares her favorite memories and projects from the BeHeard! program, and how the skills taught in the program have helped her in the professional world of film media. Her journey of filmmaking has taken her from the Aspen Institute's late Environment Forum to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. True Media Foundation founder and director, Chris Tribble, also joins. 

Learn more about the True Media Foundation and the BeHeard! program. 

6:10am

Mon March 17, 2014
Recreational Marijuana

Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned

Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.

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