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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

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Local law enforcement responded to at least three calls in the past week regarding traffic hangups as a result of wildlife on the roads — but in a new twist, these delays were caused by a turkey. The bird had been hanging around the median of Highway 82 between the Maroon Creek Bridge and the airport for over a week.

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Last week, the Bureau of Land Management completed a long-debated land exchange with the billionaire Wexner family. The federal agency traded nearly 1,500 acres of land near the base of Mount Sopris for two properties totaling 670 acres of once-private land that is close to popular recreation areas in Carbondale. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been following the development and spoke with producer Christin Kay about the deal.

 

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Eagle County Commissioners meet Tuesday with the two men promoting a regional housing authority for the Roaring Fork Valley.

Spring Board Aspen members learn how to be future philanthropic leaders. Established in 1997 under the Aspen Community Foundation, there has been a great deal of reshaping and rebranding over the past 20 years. 

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On Tuesday, Glenwood Springs voters will decide on three seats for City Council and two questions regarding taxes on marijuana.

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Next week, key players providing public health in the valley are convening to address funding for mental health services.

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Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton (R-District 3) represents one of the largest geographical districts in the country. He sits on the Subcommittee on Mineral and Energy Resources and the Subcommittee on Federal Lands.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Councilman Bert Myrin received a tongue lashing from the mayor earlier this week when he suggested a lease for an art gallery be shortened in an effort to keep a level playing field.

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Spring has arrived and construction on the Grand Avenue Bridge is busier than ever.

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On April 4, Glenwood voters will elect new city council members. They’ll also decide whether to tax their pot sales.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Claire Woodcock present a compilation of the week’s news.

Kerry Donovan Campaign

   Kerry Donovan D-5 represents a portion of the Western Slope, including Aspen and Basalt in the Colorado Statehouse.

Next week, Glenwood Springs residents will choose one of the four at-large city council candidates. They are Rick Davis, Shelley Kaup, Jonathan Gorst and Charlie Willman.

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The U.S. Forest Service released its assessment of the environmental impacts that will come with a new plan to limit camping in overcrowded wilderness areas.

Guests Marisa Mullins, and Allison Daily join Alycin Bektesh to speak about Lile’s Angel Fund, named after Mullins’ son who died in 2012. Daily is the executive director and grief counselor at Pathfinders in Aspen, and helped Mullins through her suffering after Lile’s death.

On April 4, Ward 5 in Glenwood Springs will elect a City Council member. Ward 5 is basically the first neighborhood you come to when you’re driving into Glenwood, from the west.

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Pitkin County is looking for input on how to manage a historic property near Basalt.

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Spring in the mountains means more skiers in the backcountry. Earlier this month, Blase Reardon from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center discussed the unusual 2016-17 ski season at a gathering hosted by Powder to the People. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy shared lessons about Aspen’s snowpack and avalanche conditions with producer Christin Kay.

 

Aspen City Council voted to table the application for the proposed Gorsuch Haus at the bottom of Lift 1A on Monday night. Though the applicants, led by Aspenite Jeff Gorsuch, presented a reconfigured proposal to address past community concerns, city staff suggests the council and the applicants would benefit from more time to work on the project.

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