Sports http://krcc.org en Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi http://krcc.org/post/born-missing-femur-athlete-aims-medal-sochi <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Alpine skier Melanie Schwartz is racing for Team USA at the </span>Paralympics<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this week. The part-time Aspen resident was born without a femur, but started skiing at a young age. This will be her second </span>Paralympics<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, but her first competing for the United States. In 2010 she raced for Canada. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has this profile.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:33:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16093 at http://krcc.org Born Missing a Femur, Athlete Aims to Medal in Sochi Pikes Peak as Dreessen Peak? Gov. Hickenlooper Renames 14ers in Honor of Broncos http://krcc.org/post/pikes-peak-dreessen-peak-gov-hickenlooper-renames-14ers-honor-broncos <p>Governor John Hickenlooper today issued a proclamation that temporarily renames Colorado’s 14ers after members of the Denver Broncos.&nbsp; According to a press release from the governor’s office, the state’s tallest peaks will go by their new names for one day only, this Sunday when the Broncos play against the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 21:43:37 +0000 Andrea Chalfin 14453 at http://krcc.org Pikes Peak as Dreessen Peak? Gov. Hickenlooper Renames 14ers in Honor of Broncos USA Pro Challenge Returns to Colorado Springs; 2014 Route Hits Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park http://krcc.org/post/usa-pro-challenge-returns-colorado-springs-2014-route-hits-monarch-mountain-and-woodland-park <p></p><p></p><p>The USA Pro Challenge cycling race will return to Colorado Springs next year after the city was left out of this year’s race. As KRCC’s Maggie Spencer reports, that’s not the only regional location hosting a stage next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Cyclists will face a circuit race in Colorado Springs in the 4<sup>th</sup> stage of the event after ending the previous day’s ride atop Monarch Mountain.</p><p>After a one-year hiatus, Amy Long with the Colorado Springs Convention &amp; Visitor’s Bureau says they’re expecting even more excitement around next year’s event.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:10:29 +0000 Maggie Spencer 10977 at http://krcc.org USA Pro Challenge Returns to Colorado Springs; 2014 Route Hits Monarch Mountain and Woodland Park Inside the Peloton During the USA Pro Challenge http://krcc.org/post/inside-peloton-during-usa-pro-challenge <p></p><p>The USA Pro Challenge moved through Colorado last week, flashing across TV, computer, and mobile screens, thanks to a film crew on motorcycles.&nbsp; But there are also team cars on the road, and Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher hitched a ride with one of them.&nbsp; She has this story of what it’s like to be literally, in the middle of the peloton.</p><p></p><p>The USA Pro Challenge wrapped up in Denver yesterday, with Tejay van Garderen of the BMC Racing Team taking the overall win.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:33:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 7668 at http://krcc.org Inside the Peloton During the USA Pro Challenge USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off in Aspen and Snowmass Village http://krcc.org/post/usa-pro-challenge-kicks-aspen-and-snowmass-village <p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com/route" target="_blank">USA Pro Challenge</a> kicked off in Aspen and Snowmass Village today. More than a hundred and twenty top cyclists are competing in the third edition of the race. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, many explored the Roaring Fork Valley on two wheels this past weekend... and all of them were within arm’s reach during Saturday’s opening ceremonies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Sagan won today’s first leg of the USA Pro Challenge, finishing the 66-mile stage in 2 hours, 26 minutes.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:01:59 +0000 Elise Thatcher 7378 at http://krcc.org USA Pro Challenge Kicks Off in Aspen and Snowmass Village Major Skateboard Contests Come to Colorado Springs http://krcc.org/post/major-skateboard-contests-come-colorado-springs <p>This weekend, the local skateboarding non-profit SK8-Strong will host the Rocky Mountain State Games, an amateur contest at Memorial Park. They’ll host a professional contest at Memorial Park on the weekend of August 8. The Big Something’s Noel Black sat down and spoke with SK8-Strong’s founder, 16-year-old professional skateboarder Jono Schwan, and Rachel Reinhard, a local professional who recently competed in the X-Games in Brazil.</p><p>Get all the details about this weekend's amateur contest and the August 8 - 10 Rampage over at <a href="http://www.sk8-strong.org/">Sk8-Strong</a>.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:41:43 +0000 Noel Black 5736 at http://krcc.org Major Skateboard Contests Come to Colorado Springs