Marci Krivonen http://kvnf.org en Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters http://kvnf.org/post/big-water-boosts-flows-whitewater-rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201406/photo_%2811%29.JPG" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:47:29 +0000 Marci Krivonen 27376 at http://kvnf.org Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters EPA's "Waters Of The U.S." Source Of Frustration For Farmers, Ranchers http://kvnf.org/post/epas-waters-us-source-frustration-farmers-ranchers <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Acting Administrator for the EPA&#039;s Office of Water gets a tour from local water officials and the Roaring Fork Conservancy. Fri, 30 May 2014 21:29:24 +0000 Marci Krivonen 26767 at http://kvnf.org EPA's "Waters Of The U.S." Source Of Frustration For Farmers, Ranchers Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development in White River National Forest http://kvnf.org/post/plan-looks-future-oil-gas-development-white-river-national-forest <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17.99715805053711px;">The White River National Forest is working toward the final stages of updating its oil and gas plan.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:54:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20826 at http://kvnf.org Plan Looks at Future Oil, Gas Development in White River National Forest Witnesses Say Plane Started to "Cartwheel" Down Runway http://kvnf.org/post/witnesses-say-plane-started-cartwheel-down-runway <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17.99715805053711px;">Wind has been cited as a possible factor in the plane crash that killed one person and injured two others on Sunday. </span></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:17:34 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20653 at http://kvnf.org Witnesses Say Plane Started to "Cartwheel" Down Runway Skier Vies For A Spot On Team USA After Breaking Both Legs http://kvnf.org/post/skier-vies-spot-team-usa-after-breaking-both-legs On a cold, cloudy day in Colorado, ski racer <a href="http://www.teamusa.org/Athletes/MC/Alice-McKennis">Alice McKennis</a> suits up. She buckles her boots, puts on a back protector and dons a tightfitting speed suit.<p>She's training at the U.S. Ski Team's Speed Center at Copper Mountain near Vail, Colo. — and how she got here is exceptional.<p>The 24-year-old has been skiing since she was a toddler. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:43:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20586 at http://kvnf.org Skier Vies For A Spot On Team USA After Breaking Both Legs "Amnesty Box" at Aspen Airport Considered for Weed Disposal http://kvnf.org/post/amnesty-box-aspen-airport-considered-weed-disposal <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.727272033691406px; line-height: 17.99715805053711px;">As Colorado ushers in legalized retail marijuana, law enforcement is preparing for how to handle it. Adults 21 years&nbsp;and older are now able to purchase recreational pot at shops around the state. </span></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:59:42 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20521 at http://kvnf.org "Amnesty Box" at Aspen Airport Considered for Weed Disposal Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website http://kvnf.org/post/denver-post-hires-marijuana-editor-launches-pot-website <p></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:52:48 +0000 Marci Krivonen 20520 at http://kvnf.org Denver Post Hires Marijuana Editor, Launches Pot Website Ski Resorts Work To Turn China's Middle Class Into Snow Bunnies http://kvnf.org/post/colo-ski-resorts-work-draw-business-chinas-middle-class Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>Colorado's ski resorts are looking far and wide for potential customers, including emerging markets like China. About 12 percent of visitors to the state's ski areas come from overseas. And with China's middle class growing, Colorado resorts are looking to profit. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:44:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19410 at http://kvnf.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen http://kvnf.org/post/climate-change-measured-open-spaces-near-aspen <p>In the future, the forests surrounding Aspen will look different. Already, mountain shrubs are replacing some Aspen stands and changing the complexion of the area, likely due to due a warming climate.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Neighboring </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is now tracking these shifts on open space properties.&nbsp; Two local non-profit organizations are helping. The new data is thanks to a pair of towers that’s tracking things like soil moisture and temperature.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:36:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 18539 at http://kvnf.org Climate Change Measured on Open Spaces near Aspen Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt http://kvnf.org/post/drought-prompts-study-gold-medal-fishery-near-basalt <p></p><p>This Fall, a local river conservation group is keeping a close eye on the Fryingpan River. This follows last year's drought that brought the levels on the river down.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17935 at http://kvnf.org Drought Prompts Study of Gold Medal Fishery near Basalt