Thu January 31, 2013
The Two-Way

Caleb Moore, Freestyle Snowmobile Rider, Dies After X Games Crash

Snomobiler Caleb Moore smiles during a Winter X Games news conference in Aspen.
Eric Lars Bakke AP

Caleb Moore, a freestyle snowmobile rider, who suffered a spectacular crash during last week's Winter X Games in Aspen, died today because of his injuries, his family said.

Moore was 25.

Here's how ESPN, which hosts the X Games, describes the incident:

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Sat January 12, 2013
The Spotlight

The Natural Gas Boom: Doing More Harm Than Good?

Originally published on Tue July 17, 2012 3:00 pm

An expert panel debates the pros and cons of the natural gas boom during an Intelligence Squared U.S. debate at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
Michael Alvarez
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The United States is in the midst of a natural gas boom — about 200,000 gas wells have been drilled in the past decade. The boom has been fueled by the use of hydraulic fracturing — or fracking — which involves pumping a mixture of water and chemicals into the ground to get access to the gas.

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Sun December 30, 2012

Avalanche Claims First Fatality Of The Season In Snowmass [Updated]

Trail map of the area where the avalanche occurred Sunday
Aspen Skiing Co.


Fri September 14, 2012


Wed August 29, 2012

Drought Makes Bear Run-Ins More Common

Originally published on Wed August 29, 2012 4:06 pm



You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.

Encounters between humans and bears have risen in Western states, especially in Wyoming and Colorado. That's due largely to drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because the berries they usually eat have dried up.

As we hear from Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen, hungry bears are turning to dumpsters, kitchen cabinets and refrigerators.

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