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Glenwood’s English cop reflects on differences in policing

On any given night in Glenwood Springs, police officer Levi Blount could deal with meth addicts or stop-sign-runners, and there’s a decent chance both will ask where’s he from.
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‘Snow Lab’ project to again widen Castle Creek Bridge sidewalk

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The Snowmass Town Council is set to approve a parking ordinance Monday. There will be slight name changes to the varying types of parking permits, but parking rates will remain the same. The Town of Snowmass Village now has parking software that allows for “digital permits.” Beginning Dec. 6, residents purchasing premium, limited or restricted parking passes must register their license plate number with the parking department. They will longer need a parking sticker in their window.

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Pete Maysmith was last in Aspen during the ski industry gathering “The Meeting” in October. He is the executive director of Conservation Colorado, an organization that works to elect preservation-minded policymakers. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy talked with Maysmith about the group’s successes in this year’s election and some major challenges on the national level.

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City of Aspen officials have extended the deadline to provide feedback on the management plan for the Cozy Point Ranch open space property.

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Crimes associated with methamphetamine are making headlines in newspapers up and down the valley. But whether that indicates an uptick in crime is unlikely.

 

 Garfield County sheriff’s deputies: Accused meth dealer shoots up woman’s car

There have been some unusual arrests lately, fueled by meth. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss this growing epidemic are Jason Auslander, crime reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

 

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

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After sitting on prime Aspen real estate for years, the city council is making moves to develop new affordable rental units in town.

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Gov. John Hickenlooper at the state capitol Thursday to announce a decision that protects the Thompson Divide, but leaves other areas open to drilling.

Colorado will be part of a new pilot program to create a digital driver’s license.

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The nonprofit organization Carbondale Arts is trekking ahead with their mobile maker space, a yellow school bus that will travel to schools from Aspen to Parachute to provide art education.

This week on Cross Currents is Aspen International Mountain Foundation president Karinjo Devore along with board member Eric Smith.

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Lawmakers on the joint budget committee have questions about how the state is managing wildlife programs and hunting and fishing permits.

Two members of Colorado’s Electoral College have filed a lawsuit in U.S. district court challenging the electoral college system and the way Colorado binds electors.

State transportation officials addressed lawmakers Thursday about new ways to fund roads and bridges, and about being ready for any changes at the federal level.

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The state’s planning group on aging is calling for a new position to coordinate services, programs, spending and the needs of Colorado’s growing aging population. The group released recommendations on Tuesday.