A group of sheriffs aiming to overturn new gun laws are happy with language they say clears up confusion. Yesterday, attorneys for the two sides came to an agreement on the measure that limits magazine rounds to fifteen. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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A lawsuit filed by more than 50 Colorado sheriffs challenging two new gun laws is scheduled to go in front of a judge today. The laws went into effect July 1st. Now, an attorney representing the sheriffs is asking for the parts of the law setting limits on gun magazines be put on hold. […]

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Search and rescue crews found the body of Randy Udall yesterday, in Wyoming’s Wind River mountain range. The Carbondale resident was brother to U.S. Senator Mark Udall and well known for his work on environmental issues. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has this remembrance.

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Governor John Hickenlooper recently fired up a special task force in response to the state’s ongoing drought. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the group will focus on making sure communities across the state can deal with the effects of drought.

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The Bureau of Land Management suspended more than two-dozen energy leases in the Thompson Divide yesterday. Most of the leases were set to expire at the end of May. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Water managers in Colorado are bracing for another bad year. The largest water utilities on the Front Range are already taking steps to prepare for another dry summer, a summer some predict could be worse than last year. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, utilities in Colorado Springs and Denver are preparing in advance.

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The ski industry runs on snow, some resorts more than others. Ski towns like Aspen and Vail still get business in spite of poor snow. Last year while many resorts took a huge hit, Aspen did well because of one type of guest: the international visitor. This sought after tourist books longer vacations, spends […]

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It was Thomas Edison who said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.” Edison, of course, is one of the great American inventors. This month, we’re delving into that equation with a look at innovation.

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Funding for a program that helps beautify roads across Colorado is ending this month. Congress passed a Transportation Bill earlier this year that scraps funding for the National Scenic Byways program. The program pays for things like signs, pull-outs and other tourist attractions alongside several highways. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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For many parents and students in Colorado, this time of year marks new beginnings with schools ushering in a fresh school year. But one group of Colorado educators is already looking way beyond this school year. They’re helping create tests for future students meant to help them learn in a completely different way. Continue Reading

For seven days across Colorado, transportation is interrupted, delayed and detoured by the USA Pro Challenge. Major highways are closed, and cities like Aspen shut down streets and intersections for the event. For the agencies responsible, like the Colorado Department of Transportation, it’s the culmination of months of planning.

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For about a month every spring, a small reservoir in western Colorado becomes the place to be. Each day at Fruitgrowers Reservoir near Hotchkiss, one can expect to see hundreds and sometimes thousands of sandhill cranes coming in for a landing. The cranes do migrate through the San Luis Valley, so this western reservoir […]

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Suspected stalkers are the targets of a piece of legislation scheduled for its first committee hearing at the state capitol today. It would strengthen the legal process for people suspected of stalking. The legislation stems from a case in Leadville where a schoolteacher was shot and killed by a stalker who lived next door. […]

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Aspen resident Neal Biedleman returned to climb Mount Everest earlier this year, retracing the steps he took on a trip there 15 years ago that turned into a tragedy. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen recently caught up with the climber, and has this report.

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The artist Christo is coming to Colorado with one of his signature high-profile art projects. He’s planning to drape fabric panels over the Arkansas River in South-Central Colorado. The project has just cleared a major hurdle. As Marci Krivonen reports from Aspen Public Radio, the Bureau of Land Management has given its […]

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The Forest Service and some Aspen-area non-profit organizations are using a new technology to help clean up an old mine site near the mountain town that’s littered with toxic mine tailings. From Rocky Mountain Community Radio sister station KAJX in Aspen, Marci Krivonen has more.

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The winner of the so-called Queen Stage of this week’s USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen was George Hincapie of BMC Racing Team. In his post-win press conference, Hincapie credited in part, food. Indeed, diet does play a role in an athlete’s performance. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen visited with […]

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A federal review of Colorado’s Medicaid program found significant delays in determining applicants’ eligibility….and, two bear attacks in the Aspen backcountry over the weekend have wildlife officials warning people to be cautious as the area braces for roadside camping during this week’s bike race.

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AP
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Officials say a Trump administration initiative requiring asylum-seekers to “remain in Mexico” is deterring border-crossers.
 

Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center
November 14, 2019 | NPR · The State Department’s inspector general released a report concluding that Trump officials demoted a national security expert over her Iranian roots and the perception that she was disloyal to Trump.
 

Getty Images
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Amazon cited “unmistakable bias” as it prepares to challenge its loss in federal court. This starts a new chapter in the contentious battle over the biggest U.S. cloud-computing contract, called JEDI.
 

Arts & Life

Columbia Pictures
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Writer-director Elizabeth Banks’ take on the franchise plays “like a campy, under-budgeted ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ” that loses momentum whenever Stewart is off-screen.
 

Warner Bros. Pictures
November 14, 2019 | NPR · In Bill Condon’s film set among London’s septuagenarian set, Ian McKellan attempts to con Helen Mirren out of her fortune, but we’re always one step ahead of the story.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in the story of Ford’s attempt to create a car that will best Ferrari at Le Mans in this “rollicking” “wildly entertaining” film.
 

Music

Courtesy of Sony Music Latin
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Ricky Martin, Residente & Bad Bunny celebrate the uplift of the Puerto Rican people through music on this week’s playlist. Plus new music from Rosalía, MillionYoung and Henry Cole.
 

YouTube
November 14, 2019 | NPR · Nandi Bushell’s video has it all: style, timing and mind-melting screams. She absolutely crushes it.
 

West Virginia Public Broadcasting
November 14, 2019 | WVPB · Widely known for such hits as “Cruel to Be Kind,” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,” Nick Lowe has been tag teaming with Yep Roc labelmates Los Straitjackets since 2014.
 

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