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Eagle County

Next Tuesday, Eagle County Commissioners will consider a proposal to build approximately a hundred homes near El Jebel. But the development, called The Fields, now has two recommendations against it.

On Monday the Senate Judiciary committee will consider a bill that would put stricter regulations on emotional support animals that are not actually classified as service dog animals.  

 

The three leaders of the organization Aspen Power Plant hosted a community meeting this week in response to vocal opposition to the future use of the site.

Courtesy, Aspen Skiing Company

This weekend, snowboarder Chris Klug, and Starwood developer Edgar Stern  are being inducted into the United States Ski and Snowboard Hall of fame. Though the actual hall is in Michigan, the ceremony is happening in Aspen - Klug’s hometown.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Spring elections bring fresh faces to the Basalt Town Council and Carbondale Board of Trustees, but voters shot down two new tax proposals in Carbondale.

Aspen is mourning the passing of Hansi Brenninger.

Congressman Scott Tipton holds a listening session today in the upper valley.

Rifle Citizen Telegram/Post Independent

  Voters in Parachute have decided to keep Town Trustees who support growing marijuana businesses in town. The spring election ended Tuesday with a record turnout of more than two hundred ballots turned in.

The Brenninger Family

  Family and friends are planning to honor Hansi Brenninger at a gathering next week. A celebration of life is planned for next Friday, April 15th.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

The Aspen Chamber Resort Association hosted the annual “state of the community” breakfast yesterday with updates and insights from city leaders.

Coming up on Cross Currents, part 1 of Dr. Nader Hashemi of the University of Denver's Joseph Korbel School of Middle Eastern Studies on the Isis Crisis: How the World Should Respond. Dr. Hashemi spoke at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale in February.

 

 

Hannah Small

This is news from Aspen Public Radio. I’m Carolyn Sackariason. Aspen High School student Hannah Small traveled to Havana, Cuba, with nine classmates and a teacher. They returned last week. I sat down with Hannah, fellow student Emily Driscoll and Gretchen Calhoun, a geography teacher.

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt voters have given Mayor Jacque Whitsitt another term, and three new council members will be sworn in. In Carbondale, residents turned down two tax measures and also chose new local representatives.

Aspen Power Plant

 A meeting Wednesday night is meant to clear up “misconceptions” about what’s next for the Aspen Power Plant.

American Museum of Natural History/Rob Moyle

Researcher Chris Filardi loves birds and he’s spent decades studying them in the Solomon Islands. Filardi is director of Pacific Programs at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Kelley Brenninger/Facebook

The Aspen Mountain Ski and Snowboard School is shaken after the death of longtime instructor Hansi Brenninger.

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 Representative Scott Tipton’s “mobile office hours” will be coming through Aspen this Thursday, April 7. From 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. the public can meet with members of Tipton’s staff and hear updates on the legislative session.

John Sarpa is a long-time local who is a graduate of  the Roaring Fork Leadership program and then served as the President of the Roaring Fork Center for Community Leadership. Often confused for the name of the organization, Roaring Fork Leadership is the 9-month long program that trains professionals in the Roaring Fork Valley to become better leaders, thinkers, and activists in their communities. 

Sarpa shares the history of the organization and its importance today. 

Elise Thatcher

Voters in Carbondale and Basalt are casting their ballots for the spring election, which ends Tuesday evening. Proponents of a new tax have raised-- and spent-- the most campaign dollars in Carbondale. In Basalt, that’s true of candidates for the mayor’s seat.

Barbara Platts

 

Closing days for the four mountains began yesterday at Buttermilk, where skiers and snowboarders came out for Bacon Appreciation Day.

City of Aspen

Commuters will experience a new look while traveling over Castle Creek Bridge beginning today — whether it be by foot, bicycle, or motor vehicle.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Feel like a fool today? You might if you believe what you read in one of the Aspen newspapers. An annual tradition for decades, the Aspen Daily Planet publishes fake news stories, opinion pages and ads every April 1. The content is aimed at being politically incorrect, satirical and self deprecating.

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