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  Starting today, Mon November 23rd, White River National Forest guidelines kick in for winter travel. Certain roads are open to motorized winter travel, like snowmobiles.

Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County Commissioners will soon take up a controversial drilling proposal in the Parachute area. Many residents in Battlement Mesa are worried about the effects of possibly more than fifty wells within the housing development.

Valley Roundup 11-20-15

Nov 20, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

The Bureau of Land Management is poised to cancel oil and gas leases in the coveted Thompson Divide, angering the industry and giving a sigh of relief to environmentalists.

 BLM proposes to cancel most Thompson Divide leases


Construction of the Grand Avenue Bridge is happening sooner than expected, with causeways being built over the river beginning in January.

Elise Thatcher

  Starting Saturday, residents in need of a ride to Denver can snag a weekend trip on the Bustang service. CDOT unveiled the memorably named bus service this summer, but has been hesitant to add trips on Saturday and Sunday.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

A bank has taken over an Aspen building surrounded by controversy.

City officials get ready for affordable housing building proposals.

Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs receives tens of thousands of dollars in donations.

Aspen Mountain and Snowmass Ski Area are opening five days earlier than the traditional Thanksgiving launch of the season.

Ute building owners foreclosed on; bank makes only bid

Nov 19, 2015
Carolyn Sackariason

The embattled owners of a building in downtown Aspen were foreclosed on yesterday. 

Marci Krivonen

The Bureau of Land Management is open to canceling more than half of the undeveloped oil and gas leases in the Thompson Divide. The leases in question are for Forest Service land but the BLM manages the mineral rights underneath. The BLM is reviewing the environmental impacts of what can be done with those leases, and has released the list of management options.

On this week's show Aspen TREE. They are hosting their annual free Farm to table Community Dinner at the Hotel Jerome, Tuesday Nov. 24th.

Marci Krivonen

In 2013, the head of the Pitkin County Library said she’d pursue a smaller, less expensive library renovation after voters rejected a property tax.