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Two views on Base 2

As the campaign heats up on Aspen’s this fall’s election about whether to approve or shoot down a 37-room lodge on Main Street, both sides are focusing on the issue of parking. The ballot question asks that city council’s approval of Base 2 be rescinded. That approval came with no obligation to provide parking on-site. But the developer has now agreed to build parking below the hotel in an effort to win over voters. Carolyn Sackariason speaks with developer Mark Hunt and Ward Hauenstein, who...
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Aspen Pitkin County Airport Director John Kinney is meeting with the public in a series of coffee chats to talk about the facility’s development plans.

The man found unconscious by a hiker near the top of Mt. Sopris has been identified as 73-year-old Robert Baumgartner of Boulder.

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Tourism officials in Snowmass Village are pleased with visitation this summer. Growth was seen each month from June through September.

September is seeing the biggest hike in visitation. So far, overnight stays in hotels and lodges are pacing 41 percent higher than the same month last year.

Christine Newcomb sees it first-hand. She’s a server at Big Hoss Grill on the Snowmass Mall.

"We’ve been getting busier and busier every summer. It’s only gotten busier since I started working here four years ago."

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Angry businesses have settled out of court over a large-scale power outage.

Garfield County officials are cheering a wildlife decision by the federal government.

Snowmass Village puts off another decision about Base Village.

A controversial mid valley marijuana facility has a chance to keep growing.

Man sues city, council over alleged Base 2 shenanigans

Sep 24, 2015


   An Aspen man is suing the city in an effort to make an upcoming vote on a lodge proposal null and void. As Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports, the resident contends City Council abused its discretion when approving Base 2 lodge.

Tim Murray is asking a Pitkin County District Court judge to rescind the council’s June vote on the 37-room lodge because a former councilman who voted in favor of the project now works for the developer.

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A marijuana grow facility near Basalt will continue to operate. The Pitkin County Commissioners Wednesday (9/24) did not cancel a pair of licenses for High Valley Farms.


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Base 2 Lodge Debate

APR presents a live panel discussion at The Belly Up in Aspen

Tuesday, October 13th. Doors open at 5pm, broadcast begins at 5:30pm. Moderated by news director Carolyn Sackariason.

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