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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Applications are in for Carbondale’s Board of Trustee seat. Current trustees opted for an application process, over an election.

 An all-day forum has been set for next week when participants plan to develop a proposal to restrict chain stores in downtown Aspen. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Wendle Whiting, columnist for the Aspen Daily News, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

The nonprofit corporation that sank millions of dollars into the controversial Pan and Fork property in Basalt wants its money back.

Carbondale Arts

The 37th annual Valley Visual Art Show begins Friday night at The Launchpad in Carbondale.

Carolyn Sackariason

The annual “toast to winter” celebration — known as Winterskol —  is underway in Aspen. And on Thursday night, it’s going to get extreme at the Wheeler Opera House.

 

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) Board of Directors meets Thursday. Among the topics they will discuss is a contract with the federal government.

This week is all about Winterskol. Jennifer Albright Carney, vice president of event marketing, and Erik Klanderud, director of member services at the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, with the details.

Aspen Chamber

Aspen’s annual celebration of winter starts tonight with the Helen K. Klanderud Winterskol Awards Dinner at the St. Regis.

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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.

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.

Aspen Public Radio

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.

Carolyn Sackariason

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

  The Aspen Skiing Company is hoping to entice college students, who are visiting for the Winter X Games, onto the slopes.

Carolyn Sackariason

There was plenty of environmental news last year, including the Bureau of Land Management canceling 25 oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide and an earthquake in New Castle that’s being investigated to see if fracking had anything to do with it.

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

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