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Discussions and negotiations for a new City Market in Carbondale have gone on for a decade, and the grocery chain keeps kicking the can down the road.

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Glenwood Springs resident Carrie Hauser has been appointed by the governor to serve on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission.

Valley Roundup, Sept. 1, 2017

Aug 31, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

My guests this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent speaking via Skype, along with Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, David Cook, co-owner of the Aspen Daily News and Rick Carroll, managing editor of the Aspen Times.

 

 

 

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

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Reporter Alycin Bektesh stopped by the Aspen Homeless Shelter’s day center recently to check in on summer use, new programs and preparations for the winter season.

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Xcel Energy company filed a request with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to replace coal generators in Pueblo with clean energy. It would mean closing two coal-fired power plants a decade early.

Roaring Fork School District

Riverview School is the new dual-language, K-8 school, south of Glenwood Springs.

On this week's Cross Currents, Corey Flintoff, the former Moscow bureau chief for NPR. As a foreign correspondent, he covered Russian President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on dissent, seizure of Crimea and war in Easter Ukraine. 

  The Aspen City Council updated their to-do list Tuesday night.

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City of Aspen staff is working to understand and prepare for future water needs. Part of that could mean a reservoir to store municipal water. The city also faces opposition from environmental groups and private landowners in state water court over its rights to build dams on Castle and Maroon Creeks.

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The U.S. Forest Service announced a plan last week to limit crowds at Hanging Lake. The public has a chance to voice opinions Wednesday evening.

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  Kroger, the company that owns the City Market grocery chain, is planning a new grocery store in Carbondale. On Monday, the company was supposed to submit a handful of documents to the town. Instead it sent a letter, asking for a 150-day-extension.

Aspen School District

Three of the five seats on Aspen School District’s board of directors are up for election this fall.

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Local nonprofit Wilderness Workshop is teaming up with the National Wildlife Federation to hold a rally in support of public lands this week in Glenwood Springs. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy spoke with Sloan Shoemaker, executive director of Wilderness Workshop, about the goals and purpose of the event.

Grand Avenue Bridge Project

The old Grand Avenue Bridge has a concrete pier sitting in the middle of the Colorado River.

The commitment of a CASA of the Ninth volunteer, is to see the child or children involved twice a month. This special time between the volunteer and the child, or children, provides the volunteer with vital information to give the courts. Volunteers also write court reports on behalf of the child. 

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Aspen City Council hopes to get voter approval to buy land for municipal water storage, and they’ll discuss a ballot question Monday night.

 

A 21-year-old man was found dead Sunday after summiting Capitol Peak with a friend the day before, according to a press release from Pitkin County. This marks the fifth death on the 14,000 foot peak this summer and the seventh in the area.

 

Valley Roundup, Aug. 25, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

More changes are happening in the ski industry, and paid parking is coming to Buttermilk.

Garfield County doesn’t have a detox center. People who are withdrawing from alcohol, drugs, or both, can go to the emergency room at Valley View Hospital, but that’s about it.

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