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Valley Roundup 1-22-16

Jan 22, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Law enforcement are investigating why a skier pushed a snowboarder off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands.

Authorities have a lead in chair lift assault case

Police may have suspect in chairlift incident

After 30 years, McDonalds has closed its doors in Aspen.

Elise Thatcher

An oil and gas company says it’ll wait until 2017 to drill inside Battlement Mesa boundaries.

Elise Thatcher

There’s a whitewater park in the works near Basalt, and the key is now figuring out how many amenities it should have.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

 The suspect has been identified through witness accounts and testimony from the victim, Seth Beckton.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. I’m Elise Thatcher.

A snowboarder gets shoved off a chairlift at Aspen Highlands.

Aspen and communities around the world are mourning the death of musician Glenn Frey, who had a colorful history in Aspen.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

Seth Beckton’s trip up the Loge Peak chair lift this week has now gone viral. News outlets nationwide are reporting on the incident, in which the stranger next to him threw him to the ground below.

Marci Krivonen

 

UPDATED: Blue Lake Preschool will reopen locations in El Jebel and Carbondale on Friday.

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The US Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that Glenwood Springs resident Luis Alfonso Aragon Gallegos has pleaded guilty to twenty-two counts of creating child pornography.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

 Andy Munoz’s larger-than-life snow sculptures in the Elk Camp Meadows have become synonymous with the family-friend Ullr nights held each Friday in Snowmass Village.

David Houggy and Laura Crow of the Buddy Program talk about their recruitment for new buddies for National Mentoring Month.

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