Aspen Public Radio

2:00pm

Wed May 15, 2013
Drought

Governor Activates Drought Task Force

Dry conditions along Colorado’s eastern plains south of Limon.
Luke Runyon KUNC/Harvest Public Media

2:00pm

Mon April 15, 2013
Environment

Early Spring Frost Hits West Slope Apricots Hard

Alex E. Proimos Creative Commons/Flickr

Springtime is a stressful period for farmers – especially in Western Colorado's North Fork Valley. A spring frost can wipe out an entire crop in an instant as was the case for one apricot farmer last week.

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2:00pm

Thu March 7, 2013
Gun Debate

Parents Question Safety of Biathlon Event For Kids

Sgt Jeremy Teela competes in the Olympic men's Biathlon 12.5-kilometer pursuit at Whistler Olympic Park in this file photo from 2010
U.S. Army Flickr - Creative Commons

For years the organization that trains young winter sports athletes in Aspen has been holding a traditional European event called biathlon. This year questions are being raised about the sport, because it involves shooting guns.

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12:31pm

Thu January 24, 2013
Environment

Colorado Snowpack: 'The Situation Is Pretty Grim Right Now'

Colorado SNOTEL Snowpack Update Map
National Resources Conservation Service USDA

Colorado’s top water experts met Wednesday to assess the state’s snowpack. The news isn’t good.

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3:58pm

Fri January 4, 2013
Animals

Disappearing Mule Deer A New Reality Throughout Western U.S.

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 5:02 pm

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

And I'm Audie Cornish. Scientists throughout the west are investigating a mysterious disappearance. Mule deer are vanishing. In Colorado, Wyoming and Utah, populations are half what they were in the 1970s. From Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports on some possible reasons.

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