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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Skico reports skier visits up 13 percent

Jan 12, 2016
Alycin Bektesh

 

  Statewide skier visits are up 10 percent so far this year and Aspen Skiing Co. is reporting even higher numbers.

Elise Thatcher

Students in the Roaring Fork Valley can take a test this April that’s called the ACT.

Colorado’s Department of Education confirmed that on Monday, after weeks of confusion.

Elise Thatcher

  On Tuesday night, Basalt’s Town Council is taking up some weighty issues. First is spending tax dollars to help build out Willits Town Center. The other is whether to ask voters to pay for a new park.

Roaring Fork Transportation Agency/Instagram

The final step of contract negotiations between the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and its bus drivers is set for approval this week.

Angie Callen is the Executive Director of the Red Brick Center for the Arts. She discusses the Valley Art Auction, taking place at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen on Tuesday, January 19th from 4 to 7 pm. The auction will feature local art at all prices points, and food and entertainment will be provided. 

Go to www.AspenArt.org to learn more about the Red Brick Center for the Arts and the Valley Art Auction. 

City staff is unhappy with a commissions' unanimous approval of a re-built Hotel Lenado, and are asking the City Council to intervene

Elise Thatcher

  The BLM is sorting through tens of thousands of comments on what to do about certain oil and gas leases. The 65 leases include 25 on the Thompson Divide.

Valley Roundup 1-8-16

Jan 8, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Traffic congestion is a problem near the El Jebel area and one developer thinks changing the timing of the signals will make a difference.

CDOT seeks ways to improve traffic flow in El Jebel-Basalt corridor

And how much can the communities in Garfield County rely on oil and gas business?  

Ryan Jennings/Facebook

There will be a memorial service in two weeks for well-known Carbondale man who died while ice climbing last week. Donations and meals have also been quickly organized the family of Ryan Jennings.

The Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that it has opened an investigation into the practice of scammers booking all of the available appointments at the Department of Motor Vehicles that taxpaying immigrants need to get a state ID.

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