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Valley Roundup
4:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Valley Roundup - June 7th, 2013

On the show this week Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, columnist for and former Editor of the Aspen Times, join us.



The top stories of this week:

Voters in Aspen, in a runoff election, chose current city council member Steve Skadron to become the next mayor.

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Bike Sharing
3:40 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Bike Sharing Launches in Aspen: a First for a Rural Community in the U.S.

The We Cycle Bike Sharing program launches in Aspen this week.
Marci Krivonen

Bike-sharing programs may be starting in big urban areas like New York City and Chicago, but they’re also catching on in small towns. The first program in a rural community launched this week, right here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Organizers of Aspen’s We-Cycle program hope tourists and local residents alike, will choose two wheels instead of four to get around the small mountain community. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mountain Edition
3:29 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Mountain Edition - June 6th, 2013

Aspen has a new mayor-elect.  Steve Skadron will be sworn in next week.  His first order of business will be to replace himself on the city council.

After Skadron is sworn in, Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland becomes citizen Ireland after almost twenty years in public office.

Aspen’s bike sharing program is up and running.  Organizers hope it will become a model for other mountain towns.

A West Slope doctor is indicted on charges related to prescription drugs and money laundering, among other things. He could end up facing life in prison.

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Aspen Government
7:21 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Mick's Exit Interview

Outgoing Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland
Credit Roger Adams

Aspen Mayor Mick Ireland becomes citizen Ireland on Monday.  After three terms as mayor and a member of the Pitkin County Commission before that, Ireland has spent the better part of two decades in public office.  He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams about the transition he is making.  Ireland says he is getting used to the idea.

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CrossCurrents
3:25 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

CrossCurrents - Aspen Ideas Fest: Rock the Vote & Mothers2Mothers

Two speakers from the upcoming Aspen Ideas Fest:

Heather Smith, President of "Rock the Vote"

Dr. Mitch Besser, Founder/Medical Director of "mothers2mothers"

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