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Basalt Councilman Bernie Grauer made a curious request at the council meeting March 28.

The Aspen City Council discussed building three new affordable apartment complexes during their work session this week. The conversation lasted three hours and touched on the differing interests involved.

According to his communications director, Sen. Cory Gardner will visit the Rifle airport next Tuesday to learn about cutting edge fire fighting technologies.

Dr. Carrie Hauser, President of Colorado Mountain College and Margaret Clement, Assistant Dean of instruction based on the Aspen campus, speaking about the 50th anniversary celebration planned for the Aspen Campus April 7.

 

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Beginner mountain bikers will soon have a new place to play, but first the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) needs help building it.

Glenwood Springs’ election results are in. Voters want to tax pot and they chose three new council members. Around 5,000 ballots were sent out; a little more than 2,000 came back.

Local environmental watchdog Wilderness Workshop joins forces with the legal non-profit Earthjustice tonight for a discussion about how to safeguard public lands.

Aspen Film’s 26th annual Shortsfest kicks off on Tuesday. The 6-day festival offers drama, comedy, animation and documentary films that are all 40 minutes or less.

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Local law enforcement responded to at least three calls in the past week regarding traffic hangups as a result of wildlife on the roads — but in a new twist, these delays were caused by a turkey. The bird had been hanging around the median of Highway 82 between the Maroon Creek Bridge and the airport for over a week.

Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management completed a long-debated land exchange with the billionaire Wexner family. The federal agency traded nearly 1,500 acres of land near the base of Mount Sopris for two properties totaling 670 acres of once-private land that is close to popular recreation areas in Carbondale. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been following the development and spoke with producer Christin Kay about the deal.

 

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Eagle County Commissioners meet Tuesday with the two men promoting a regional housing authority for the Roaring Fork Valley.

Spring Board Aspen members learn how to be future philanthropic leaders. Established in 1997 under the Aspen Community Foundation, there has been a great deal of reshaping and rebranding over the past 20 years. 

Aspen Public Radio

On Tuesday, Glenwood Springs voters will decide on three seats for City Council and two questions regarding taxes on marijuana.

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Next week, key players providing public health in the valley are convening to address funding for mental health services.

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Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton (R-District 3) represents one of the largest geographical districts in the country. He sits on the Subcommittee on Mineral and Energy Resources and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Councilman Bert Myrin received a tongue lashing from the mayor earlier this week when he suggested a lease for an art gallery be shortened in an effort to keep a level playing field.

Aspen Public Radio

Spring has arrived and construction on the Grand Avenue Bridge is busier than ever.

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On April 4, Glenwood voters will elect new city council members. They’ll also decide whether to tax their pot sales.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Claire Woodcock present a compilation of the week’s news.

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