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Marci Krivonen

Originally from Montana, Marci grew up near the mountains and can't get enough of them. She began in broadcasting in Missoula, Montana where she anchored Montana Public Radio's local Evening Edition news program. She then picked up a camera and tripod and worked for Missoula's local CBS television station as a reporter. Shortly after that, she returned to radio and became the Assistant News Director at a radio station in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Marci began at Aspen Public Radio in 2007 as the station's morning host and reporter. Although you can occasionally hear Marci in the mornings, she is now quite content to be sleeping in and reporting all day. When not at the station, Marci is on her road bike, meeting people, or skiing.

  • There's a growing trend of hiking up mountains — in skis. Though it's banned at some resorts for safety reasons, enthusiasts in Aspen want make the town a hub for the emerging sport.
  • Authorities in the Colorado city have distributed brochures on the do's and don'ts of marijuana use. They list facts such as where pot is legal and how long the high takes to set in.
  • With only two slots on the U.S. men's Olympic figure skating team, the competition is tough. But three-time U.S. champion Jeremy Abbott — who has yet to deliver on the world stage — wants 2014 to be the year he takes a medal.
  • Alice McKennis has a metal plate and 11 screws in her leg after breaking it in 30 places in March. She's had other injuries before that, but she says it gives her an edge over the competition. "To make the Olympics is extremely hard," she says, "so it takes a certain kind of toughness."
  • Colorado ski resorts are ramping up efforts to draw skiers from emerging markets like China. About 12 percent of skier visits to the state's ski areas come from overseas. And, with China's growing middle class, Colorado resorts are looking to profit. At one resort, employees are decked in headsets, learning Mandarin Chinese in an effort to improve customer service.
  • In an effort to make money year-round, ski resort companies in the West offer attractions like mountain biking and hiking during the summer months. These attractions help resorts bounce back to pre-recession numbers and offer year-round jobs for resort workers.
  • Unpleasant encounters between humans and bears are up in Western states including Colorado and Wyoming. It's due largely to the drought. Bears are traveling longer distances for food because one of their natural foods — berries — has dried up due to lack of rain and snow melt. They're now turning to dumpsters and even breaking into homes to raid kitchen cabinets