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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

It’s becoming routine for elected officials in Pitkin County to go out of their way to send a message to visiting family members of the president.

Consensual Improv returns to Carbondale

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of Thunder River Theatre Company

Thunder River Theatre Company presents an evening of comedy with Consensual Improv this Friday.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Self-driving vehicles could soon be tested in Colorado under a bill that passed in the state senate Wednesday. The measure would also make it illegal for local communities to ban the vehicles. 

A measure that would provide additional mental health training and support for police officers is moving through the state legislature.

State lawmakers want to curb the suspension rate among young children in pre-school through third grade. A bi-partisan measure to address the issue is making its way through the state house.

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The latest economic forecast shows state lawmakers will need to close a budget gap that’s close to $700 million this session.

Trulia / Ed Zasacky/Aspen Snowmass Sotheby's International Realty,

 Real estate sales fell 30 percent in Aspen and Snowmass in 2016, but overall was still a $1.45 billion industry.

On this week's show, Jim Horowitz, CEO of Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Shawna Rahm, Director of Catering at Hotel Jerome, and  Vince Savage, Executive Director Aspen Homeless Shelter.

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Self-driving vehicles could soon be tested in Colorado under a bill that passed in the state senate Wednesday. The measure would also make it illegal for local communities to ban the vehicles. 

A measure that would provide additional mental health training and support for police officers is moving through the state legislature.

State lawmakers want to curb the suspension rate among young children in pre-school through third grade. A bi-partisan measure to address the issue is making its way through the state house.

Creative Commons/Flickr/Pictures of Money

The latest economic forecast shows state lawmakers will need to close a budget gap that’s close to $700 million this session.

Valley Roundup brings together a panel of guest journalists who provide additional insights, analysis and context to the news.

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Mountain Edition is Aspen Public Radio's weekly newsmagazine. The show focuses on news, analysis, and commentary about Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.