Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Valley Roundup - October 31st, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

This week - getting citizens behind urban planning.  In Basalt, angry pro-development residents hammer town council.

In Aspen, the city tries citizen surveys to move on a lodging incentive package.

There is a big drug bust mid-valley with more arrest to come.  And for the now legal drug, more marijuana grow operations approved in Missouri Heights.

Also this week Sam Wyly says he is bankrupt.

And on the Download with Rob St. Mary, a look at online election information.

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Election
1:00 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Update: Candidate Clapper Says She's Voice Of The "Common Man"

Patti Clapper is campaigning for the District One seat in Pitkin County. Her opponent is county commissioner Rob Ittner.
Credit Facebook/Patti Clapper

Update (10/31/14):

The Democrat running for Pitkin County Commission refused to comply with a probation order placed on her by the Colorado Board of Nursing.  That’s according to new information uncovered by the Aspen Times.

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APR Local News
11:54 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Aspen Airfield Must Be Reconfigured To Fit New Jets

More than 20 people attended an open house on potential changes to the Aspen Airport. The airfield must be reconfigured to fit a new fleet of commercial jets that will arrive in the coming years.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Pitkin County held the first of two open houses on Thursday, introducing the public to future changes at the airport. The commercial jets that fly into Aspen now are being phased out so, the airport has to find a way to make the new, bigger jets fit. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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Gone Till November
5:50 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Abnormal Normality

Iran is like small town America
Skippy Mesirow

Tehran – Persepolis

For four days now I have traversed Iran: from the busy streets of Tehran to the solitude of the desert and calming Shiraz to the dramatic Persepolis. I’ve taken long bus rides and taken short flights, bargained with locals and discussed politics at mosques. I’ve made friends with young Iranians and shared meals with older gentlemen. Yet, I have a problem. Writers block. It’s not for lack of movement or experience; it’s just that nothing stands out. You walk, you talk, you see, you eat.  

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APR Local News
5:03 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

SourceGas/Colorado Mtn College Court Battle May Continue

Energy company SourceGas filed a lawsuit in 2012 after Colorado Mountain College refused to allow a compressor station at its Spring Valley campus. Now SourceGas has filed an extension to appeal the latest court ruling.
Credit Flickr/Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College’s Board of Trustees met on Thursday to get legal advice on how to proceed on a pending court case. The trustee’s meeting was closed to the public.

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