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 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.



Joining me in the studio this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism. Then later I talk with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.




Aspen City Council is setting its goals for the next two years in a multi-day retreat.



 Aspen’s elected officials are contemplating their top 10 goals for the next two years. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism.

To hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, tune in this afternoon at 3:30 p.m.

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At a presentation at Elk Camp Restaurant this week, Mike Kaplan, president and CEO of SkiCo, told the crowd he is relieved that the much-delayed Base Village development is now underway. Developers East West Partners are working to build a new plaza, a Limelight Hotel and commercial and residential properties by a Nov. 1, 2018 deadline.


The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs is the main gateway to the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s closing on Aug. 14 for 95 days as the new bridge is completed.

On this week's Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Alycin Bektesh bring you a compilation of the week's news. 

We wrapped up our Summer Pledge Drive on Wednesday, July 26, thanks to support from listeners and members like you!

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  The way we eat contributes to a warmer world. An author, soil scientist and farmer will discuss “resilient agriculture” in Aspen on Thursday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal agency in charge of enforcing immigration law. It’s been active in the Roaring Fork Valley over the past several days.

On today's CrossCurrents, the founder and director of Represent.US, Josh Silver. Represent.US is a non-partisan grassroots effort with a mission to fix corruption in the American political system. 

Aspen Public Radio was recognized by Charity Navigator with the highest rating possible for a non-profit: 4 Stars. We are one of only 13 public media companies in the country with that rating.

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When Roaring Fork Valley residents turn on the tap, they count on high quality water. There’s a new online tool for consumers to find out what exactly is in their tap water.

Republican governors discuss the policies and programs that serve as the backbones of their respective states. Featuring Governor Phil Bryant of Mississippi, Governor Doug Burgum  of North Dakota, Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.

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  On Thursday the Aspen City Council begins a two-day retreat to hammer out goals for the next two years. 

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The Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs connects I-70 with the Roaring Fork Valley; it’s closing on Aug. 14 at 12:01 a.m.

Alycin Bektesh

This spring, Aspen Public Radio was awarded two Colorado Broadcasters Association awards for news coverage.

One was for the feature on Conundrum Hot Springs and the other was for the series on Pitkin County Landfill.

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Carbondale needs a new trustee; six applied before last Friday’s deadline.

The Aspen Institute's Security Forum brought America’s biggest names in defense, counterterrorism and national security to Aspen.

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As the City of Aspen is poised to purchase land that could be used as a reservoir, city council heard about the need for such water storage.

Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley has always been aware of the evolving affordable housing issues in our valley. The look forward to the proposed 27 condominium project on the hillside behind Basalt High School.

 We brought NPR journalists and hosts to you and local schools. Ira Flatow, the host of Science Friday, visited and talked with students at Roaring Fork High School. NPR’s Jackie Northam visited with the journalism class at Aspen High School.