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  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale businessmen Doug Stenclik and Randy Young are getting attention from around the world. They’re owners of the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop, and their podcast is especially popular. 

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  The Thompson Divide Coalition is adjusting its course. The nonprofit is shifting from crafting legislation to supporting a pending BLM decision.

Aspen Ski Company

All 80 riders of Buttermilk’s Tiehack ski lift have been evacuated after the lift became inoperational around 11am Wednesday.

 

This week on Cross Currents,  Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron and Chip Comins, the Executive Director of ARE Day just returned from the COP 21 conference in Paris. 

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The director of the 911 dispatch center in Pitkin County is no longer at the helm. Bruce Romero’s last day was in early December. He took a job with the Colorado 911 Resource Center in Denver. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen caught up with Romero after his departure.

Bruce Romero is the former Emergency Dispatch Director for the Pitkin County Dispatch Center. He’s now based in Denver. The local dispatch center has an interim director until the position is filled.

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  A variety of numbers show booming business in Aspen, whether it’s hotel reservations, an increase in commercial flights, or the price of renting retail space downtown. Another metric is home sales.

Elise Thatcher

The price of renting commercial space in Aspen is some of the highest rates the resort has seen in years, and there have been questions about whether it’s affecting business owners renting office space.

GarCo sheriff offering $10K hiring bonuses

Dec 22, 2015

  The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office is throwing money at its employee recruitment problems by offering bonuses to people who come with experience. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason explains.

Starting January 1, new hires who have two or more years of experience in a jail or a certified patrol setting will receive a $10,000 signing bonus from the sheriff’s office.

Days after Related Company announced that it would remain the master developer of Base Village, it gained final approval for the plans yesterday.

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