News

Beyond the Powder: Skiing in Colorado

Interview: Walt Smith on the classic days of Aspen apres-ski

January 20, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Beyond the Powder: Skiing in Colorado

News: The evolution of Aspen's ski scene

January 19, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Local News

News: Trustees talk economic development

January 19, 2011
It was all about economic development last night for Carbondale Trustees. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.

Beyond the Powder: Skiing in Colorado

News: The origins of Aspen skiing

January 18, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Local News

Update: Basalt house fire ruled arson by CBI

January 18, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Capitol Coverage

Cap Convo: Hickenlooper's speech, a home run?

January 17, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Beyond the Powder: Skiing in Colorado

News: The Army division that started skiing

January 17, 2011
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.

  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Business & Economy

News: Colorado timber mill surivies, as housing crisis takes a toll

January 17, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Politics

News: Governor outlines 'nonpartisan' agenda in address to lawmakers

January 14, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3

Local News

News: Basalt fire destroys home

January 13, 2011
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.
  • Listen
  • Download mp3