Sun June 2, 2013

Aspen Joins Denver, Boulder With Bike Share Program

Now you can cruise downtown Aspen on a bike, shown here in August of 2010.
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Mon May 6, 2013
Parks & Rec

Despite Snow Independence Pass May Open Soon

While Independence Pass may be open by Memorial Day, other mountain roads remain closed.
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Tue April 16, 2013


Wed February 6, 2013
Arts & LIfe

Get A Library Card, Grow A Garden

Luke Runyon Aspen Public Radio

The Basalt Public Library is trying something new this spring: a seed collection. With a library card in hand, you can check the seeds out, grow the plants, and within nine months, harvest the new seeds and bring them back.

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Sat February 2, 2013
The Salt

How To Save A Public Library: Make It A Seed Bank

Originally published on Sat February 2, 2013 1:07 pm

The seed library is a partnership between the Basalt Public Library and the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Seed packets encourage gardeners to write their names and take credit for their harvested seeds.
Courtesy of Dylan Johns

Despite the cold and snow, some signs of spring are starting to break through in Colorado. The public library in the small town of Basalt is trying an experiment: In addition to borrowing books, residents can now check out seeds.

In a corner of the library, Stephanie Syson and her 4-year-old daughter, Gray, are just finishing a book with a white rabbit on the cover.

When Gray approaches the knee-high shelves filled with seed packets, she zeroes in on a pack labeled "rainbow carrots."

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