In the 1950's and 60's Aspen attracted people from all over the world. The snow was soft and the ski resort was gaining notoriety. The popular music for apres ski was mostly jazz. KDNK's Steve Skinner spoke with Walt Smith, who was a big part of making the Aspen scene legendary.
Yesterday we heard about the birth of skiing in Aspen, which came together because of the dreams of one philanthropist and another veteran ski racer. But the mountains of Aspen have evolved quite a bit since the first lift opened in 1946. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
It was all about economic development last night for Carbondale Trustees. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.
Today our series on skiing continues with a look at how the ski industry began locally. People have been skiing in Aspen for over a century, but it took a couple of tries to get the mountains going. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
We have an updated this morning, on the fire in Basalt that engulfed a home last week. No one was hurt. But following an investigation police are now saying the cause is arson. Curtis Wackerle has been following the story for The Aspen Daily News. He spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper appeared to hit a home run on his first state of the state speech, receiving praise from lawmakers on opposite ends of the political spectrum. As part of our capitol conversation series that runs each week through the legislative session, KDNK's Bente Birkeland analyzes the speech with her colleagues, and explains how the political mood may be working in his favor.
You may know the Tenth Mountain Division from Colorado license plates, or from a system of Huts across the state. But you may not know that they're largely responsible for starting the ski industry after the Second World War.
Today we start our series on the history and culture of skiing in Colorado with a look at how the state's love of skiing began -- with a wild idea on the part of the U.S. army. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
The dramatic downturn in the housing industry has had rippling effects throughout the economy. There are of course the collapsing financial institutions and mounting foreclosures. But much closer to the heart of the matter are saw mills, places that create the very material used to build homes. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
Governor John Hickenlooper got a bi-partisan round of applause - and one standing ovation on Thursday when he delivered his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. KDNK's Bente Birkeland was at the speech and says both Republicans and Democrats praised the new Governor for outlining the challenges ahead and setting a positive tone.
A huge fire destroyed a house in Basalt last night. It’s the fourth residential fire in the past month. KDNK’s Mathew Katz was on the scene.