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  The lease for the Aspen Power Plant is about to become public, after 15 months of wrangling. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup Morning Edition is Aspen Daily News editor Curtis Wackerle and Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of Aspen Journalism.

You can hear more of the conversation, which includes Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today right here on Aspen Public Radio news, or log onto aspenpublicradio dot org.

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Aspen mountain will again be open for skiing this weekend.

“We have pretty decent snow still and we like to ski and snowboard, that’s the fundamental driver,” explained Rich Burkley, Aspen Skiing Company. “Second I think it’s the right thing to do for the community and the resort.”

The city of Aspen hosted an ice cream social at Bugsy Barnard Park Wed., June 1, to get feedback from the public about the new configuration of Castle Creek Bridge.

In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

Aspen School District

  Top administrators at the Aspen School District petitioned City Council this week to place a tax question on the November ballot. 

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  The Town of Basalt is trying something new. It’s looking for a licensed operator to start a day care center in the town’s Red Brick building.

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Wednesday afternoon the city of Aspen is hosting its first public gathering to collect feedback about the new configuration of Castle Creek bridge. The reduction in street lane width in April made room for a temporary expansion of the bike/pedestrian trail along the north side of Highway 82.

From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. the public can give input, ask questions, and go on a tour of the “living lab” at an ice cream social to be held at Bugsy Barnard Park on Cemetery Lane. Several other public events are scheduled this summer, and a survey is available online.

Elise Thatcher

An unusual situation played out on the train tracks west of Glenwood on Tuesday, when a man in a truck was struck by an Amtrak train.

 

Aspen Fire Protection District

As many as 400 Aspen residents were sent a threatening, fake letter in April. supposedly from the Aspen Fire Protection District.

 

  In the fifth episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with a doctor about his experiences being a black medical student and physician. We also delve into the world of using art when treating military service members.

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The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails department is seeking public input on a new habitat management policy.

Mountain Family Health Centers

  One of the biggest health care providers for low income folks is having a busy spring. Mountain Family Health Centers has kicked off capital campaigns while also deciding between new locations for Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

  Eighty WE-cycle bikes are now at stations across Basalt and Willits. The Aspen-based bike sharing program rolled out the expansion over the past week.

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  Snowmass Village continues to creep into the hospitality game, even during the shoulder season.

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Elected officials in the town of Carbondale are considering an attempt to regulate the free market by not allowing some residential units to be rented to tourists.

http://www.postindependent.com/news/22098234-113/carbondale-scrutinizes-short-term-rentals

  Two local governments are joining other Colorado cities and counties to collectively lobby for climate change legislation.

  In this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elise Thatcher present a compilation of the week’s news.

Elise Thatcher

The Town of Basalt has released key information in a recent lawsuit and open records request.

 This week's show features artist Nancy Lovendahl and her mentee, Cheyenne Meyers of Basalt from the ArtBase Claudette Carter Art Mentors Program.

Aspen Brewing Company

Directors of the Aspen Power Plant (APP) met behind closed doors with the Aspen City Council this week to hash out the details of their lease for the publicly-zoned old powerhouse on Aspen’s northside.

 

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