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Half done: Three land use ordinances approved by council

After five hours of review, Aspen City Council Monday passed three ordinances that will change the character of the city’s downtown core.

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There are three parcels of city-owned land set to become Aspen’s newest affordable rental offerings.

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The Town of Snowmass Village is seeking public input during the early stages of updating its comprehensive plan.

 

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I-70 between Gypsum and Dotsero has been closed for most of the day. A fuel tanker crashed into a delivery truck full of empty beer cans.

First Draft - Peter Orner

Jan 9, 2017

Chicago-born Peter Orner has lived in the San Francisco Bay area for the past sixteen years. He is the author of two novels The Second Coming of Mavala Shikongo and Love and Shame and Love and two story collections, Esther Stories and Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge as well as the editor of two oral histories Voice of Witness/ McSweeney's/ Verso. Orner's fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, Granta, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, The Southern Review, and many other publications.  Orner's latest book, Am I Alone Here?

Lisa Hancock is a member of the Aspen Hall of Fame board, she is also the Vice President and curator at the Aspen Historical Society. She shares the importance of understanding our history and how the Aspen area has evolved into what it is today. 

The Wheeler’s Monday Night Documentary Series kicks off this evening.

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Mental health resources are scarce in the valley, leaving those without homes, jobs, transportation and support systems to fend for themselves when it comes to seeking help.

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A year-long moratorium on commercial development in downtown Aspen is expected to be lifted next month. But that won’t happen until city council passes new laws restricting developers. Council will consider them Monday night. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with Jessica Garrow, the city’s community development director, about how the landscape is changing.

 

Eagle County

Eagle County is losing its manager on Feb. 3. Brent McFall is retiring.

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 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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Thousands of people gathered in Denver on a sunny, crisp Saturday in January for a planned rally. Many in the crowd, made up of about 80 percent women, held up signs such as “Lets [sic] Make America Smart Again,” “We Shall Overcomb,”  “Build Bridges Not Walls” and “We need a leader not a tweeter.”

Colorado’s new select committee on energy held its first hearing Thursday. As Bente Birkeland reports, Republicans created the committee to help handle the increased workload that could come from changes from the Trump administration.

 

One of the first contenders for the 2018 gubernatorial race in Colorado has announced his candidacy.

 

Hundreds of people filled the state capitol Wednesday for opening day ceremonies as lawmakers return to work.