TACAW leader faces challenges in first months on job

The Arts Campus at Willits in Basalt had a summer full of ups and downs. The group hired its first managing director, Ryan Honey, but also faced lots of drama surrounding its budget and future funding.
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Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Basalt town politics are still causing controversy; this time with an elected official lobbying her colleagues outside of the public eye.


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A Basalt town council member violated open meeting law after she emailed her colleagues asking them to vote a particular way on a resolution coming before them. For commentary on this issue, John Colson, a reporter for the Sopris Sun, Curtis Wackerle, editor at the Aspen Daily News, and Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times join Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.


  The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) is seeking public input about its online presence.


Three men who have been involved in the Aspen Center for Physics won the Nobel Prize this week.


  Ted Guy, of Basalt, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the town government for not being transparent enough. Guy is suing Basalt’s mayor, the town clerk and all five council members.


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The Meeting happens in early October each year in Aspen. The three-day event started yesterday, and concludes tomorrow. One Friday event discusses how virtual reality is changing the action sports film industry.

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 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump brought his campaign message to Colorado Monday with stops in Pueblo and in Loveland.

Skippy Mesirow of Aspen NextGen Commission, and Ashely Feddersen of Aspen Young Professionals Association with details on their election event at the Limelight Hotel Oct. 5.

 The 14 suspects arrested last month at an illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle will not be formally charged at this time.

The District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that there is not enough evidence to file charges against the workers found on the 40-acre property.


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About 50 people recently weighed in on ColoradoCare at an event hosted by KUNC and the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Opponents for a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to take medication to end their lives launched statewide television ads Wednesday.

The first wave of ballots will be mailed to Colorado voters on Monday. Bente Birkeland has more at the state capitol.

Colorado’s major party candidates held their only televised debate of the election Tuesday.