Aspen Public Radio

6:51am

Mon August 26, 2013
USA Pro Challenge

Aspen Cyclist Wins Pro Challenge

Originally published on Sun September 8, 2013 2:09 am

Elise Thatcher

The USA Pro Challenge finished up in Denver on Sunday. After a week crossing Colorado, competitors in the international bike race made several laps in the heart of Denver. In the end though, it was a far different finish than a year ago.

It was a moment three years in the making. After two near misses, pro cyclist Tejay van Garderen finally clinched the yellow winner’s jersey.

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6:58am

Sat August 24, 2013
USA Pro Challenge

Inside the Peloton: The USA Pro Challenge from a Team Car

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 11:14 am

Elise Thatcher

All week, the USA Pro Challenge has flashed across TV, computer, and mobile screens… thanks to a film crew on motorcycles. Now we bring you what it’s like to be, literally, in the middle of the peloton. On Stage 2 of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge, Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher rode in a team car with the Champion System pro cycling team.

  

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5:41am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 5:42 pm

Marci Krivonen

Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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6:07am

Mon August 12, 2013
Oil and Gas

Lessons Learned from Colorado’s Roan Plateau

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 6:48 pm

Elise Thatcher

Less than a decade ago, an oil and gas boom in Colorado started to fire up... and with it came strong opinions on all sides. One of the first major controversies was over the Roan Plateau, a sweeping mesa in Garfield County. The discord centered on a Congressional mandate to drill-- and worries that doing so would destroy world class hunting and fishing, and the local economy. Colorado’s governor and two senators weighed in, and the Rifle area was featured in the documentary GasLand.

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1:55pm

Thu May 30, 2013
Drones

Boulder Drone Program May Give Colorado Edge

Originally published on Thu May 30, 2013 10:42 am

The FAA is expected to decide whether to allow people to fly drones in certain parts of Colorado. That would be in a proposed FAA test site in this state... and it’s part of a larger effort to better understand whether the remote controlled, unmanned planes can be safely used in the airspace above communities - like airplanes or other aircraft.

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