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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.

 

Hanging Lake will be closed Wednesday and Thursday for trail maintenance.

In the fourth episode of our spring series on critical health issues, host Elise Thatcher talks with two guests about the value of truly being yourself, even when it’s challenging or dangerous.

Elise Thatcher

  Republican congressional candidate Alex Beinstein has been crisscrossing the state in preparation for his challenge of incumbent U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton in the June primary.

Aspen Skiing Company/Dan Bayer

  The Aspen Skiing Company said Aspen Mountain will be open Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day, in a press release that came out Monday.

Barbara Platts / Aspen Public Radio

 

This morning’s delays should be no more than 20 minutes as crews set up head-to-head traffic lanes around the circle. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recommends drivers take a detour via Mclain Flats and Cemetery Lane, unless travelers need to get to Maroon Creek or Castle Creek roads.

If you visit the town of Marble this summer, tucked into the woods right off the main road, you'll notice a flurry of marble dust, the roar of power tools, and over 60 artists working on marble sculptures. This is the MARBLE/Marble Symposium and Joshua Weiner, a professional sculptor, has been actively involved for 23 years.

Weiner discusses the culture of the organization and the easygoing nature of the symposiums, and how his time spent with the symposium has transformed his own work. 

 The annual Aspen Police Department bike auction raised a record amount of money for the city.

Mary Kenyon

A Basalt woman said the Town of Basalt filed a lawsuit under the wrong statute. The town sued resident Mary Kenyon April 29 over her previously filed open records request.

Meet Gail Schwartz

May 22, 2016
Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Former Snowmass Village resident Gail Schwartz is the democratic candidate for Western Colorado’s Congressional District 3. Schwartz has formerly represented the region in the state senate and is coming out of retirement with her eye on incumbent Scott Tipton’s seat.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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