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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Skiing icon, Stein Eriksen, passes away at 88

Dec 28, 2015
Courtesy, Aspen Historical Society

Stein Eriksen was an icon in the Aspen skiing community. He was an Olympic and world champion. He was the first male ski racer from outside of the Alps to win an Olympic gold medal. He also started some of the first skiing schools here.  Eriksen passed away this weekend at the age of 88.

Six new RFTA buses will comply with federal safety standards that could have helped passengers in a Highway 82 rollover crash.

  This month Aspen Pitkin County Airport is experiencing its highest passenger volume in almost two decades. Aspen Public Radio takes a look at what this means for a short-staffed Transportation Security Administration.

Backbone Media

  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

"With guns you can kill terrorists, with education you can kill terrorism" - Malala Yousafzai

Executive Director Jodi Fischer and Board Co-Chair Chelsea Dillon discuss the future of the Marshall Direct Fund and their long-term goals. 

Learn more about the Marshall Direct Fund and how you can get involved at www.MarshallDirectFund.org

Aspen planners reflect on developments

Dec 28, 2015

  Aspen community development director Chris Bendon and senior planner Sara Adams are starting their own consulting business. They spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

Summit County TV 10

The town of Basalt has gotten a lot of attention in the Roaring Fork Valley for considering sharing sales taxes with a developer. At least two other mountain communities in Colorado have done something similar. But, there’s a key difference.

Valley Roundup 12-25-15

Dec 25, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is offering $10,000 signing bonuses for new hires.

And a citizen-based planning commission in Eagle County is recommending denial of a residential project near El Jebel.  

But in Snowmass, a massive Base Village plan has been approved - after 16 years of back and forth.

There’s a new county manager in Garfield County.

Carry the Future

  Parents in the Roaring Fork Valley area are sending carriers to Europe. New Castle resident Sylvia Ringer and others have collected more than thirty such carriers from drop off sites up and down the Valley and nearby towns.

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