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  Underneath Aspen’s quaint brick-lined walking malls is a crumbling infrastructure of corroded water lines, sewage systems and utility lines. Today is the kick off of a five-phase facelift for the city’s pedestrian malls.

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In a report published last week, the state predicted teacher shortages will only get worse in the years to come.

  On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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State Sen. Kerry Donovan was in Aspen Dec. 2 to check in with her constituents ahead of the 2017 legislative session.

Glenwood Springs Police Department

On any given night in Glenwood Springs, police officer Levi Blount could deal with meth addicts or stop-sign-runners, and there’s a decent chance both will ask where’s he from.

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Winter cyclists and pedestrians may soon have a wider sidewalk over Castle Creek Bridge as the City of Aspen tries out a snowy version of this past summer’s “living lab.”

This week on Cross Currents, the Art Base has an opening Friday evening featuring Isa Catto's latest work.

Officials broke ground Tuesday in Basalt for the Roaring Fork Apartments. The project will provide affordable housing, unlike anything else in the valley.

  This post has been updated to reflect more accurate location data of recent avalanche activity.

Humans triggered avalanches five days in a row this week, and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center is urging caution in the backcountry.

City of Aspen

 After three years of back-and-forth on how to revamp and expand municipal offices in Aspen, the local government is getting ready to review its own land-use application.

 

Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly discusses the deep-rooted history of Carbondale Arts and how it has evolved from Carbondale's Mountain Fair into the multifaceted organization it is today. Board Chair Pam Rosenthal also contributes. 

Aspen Public Radio News

Now that cold temperatures have settled into the valley, motorists are letting their engines run longer. Carbondale has its eyes on this issue.

 

 PRESS RELEASE FROM CITY OF ASPEN:

The City of Aspen announced today that Assistant City Manager Randy Ready, who has been with the City since 1993 and in the Assistant City Manager position since 1996, has submitted his resignation in order to accept the position as Frisco’s Town Manager.  Ready’s last day will be in early January.

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

A group of locals, including two former mayors, are pushing elected leaders to ban chain stores in Aspen’s downtown core. They are afraid there won’t be anywhere to shop or eat for the average person. But there could be some serious unintended consequences for the commercial landscape and the local economy.

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Last year, the Aspen City Council took a chance by bankrolling a citizen-led initiative meant to help young entrepreneurs.

Spaces that occupy stores like Brunello Cucinelli, Prada and Moncler were once locally serving businesses. As in, the average person could buy stuff without draining their bank account. Now, there’s an idea afloat to ban chain stores in town. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason explores this issue with area journalists on Valley Roundup.

 

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today right here on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

Yesterday, elected officials in Eagle County initially approved plans for a controversial subdivision in the midvalley. The Fields is a 19-acre property, near the intersection of Highway 82 and Valley Road.

The Aspen Institute is hosting its first community forum on transportation and mobility.

 

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The Hotel Colorado is one of the oldest hotels in the state. Ownership is about to change for the first time in three decades.

This week on Cross Currents is the president of the Aspen Science Center, David Houggy, along with the newly hired Maya Hunt, education coordinator on their Preschool Education Program.

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