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From The Belly Up Town Hall meeting on Base 2 Lodge Proposal,with Maurice Emmer, Ward Hauenstein, Dwayne Romero and Mark Hunt. Carolyn Sackariason moderates.

City of Aspen drops its pursuit of Precise

Oct 22, 2015


  A year after a parking scam debacle in the city of Aspen was uncovered, the municipal government has given up on trying to get some of the money it lost. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

In 2014, it was discovered people were abusing parking meters, and duping the city out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

More than 200 people attended the young voter informational event held in Aspen on Wednesday.

Marci Krivonen

Heavy machinery and construction workers have replaced books and patrons at the Pitkin County Library. County elected leaders toured the work site Wednesday (10/21). They agreed in August to help pay for the project. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Project manager Jodi Smith hands out hard hats to a small group at the Pitkin County Library. Two county commissioners, a few county staff and construction workers are along for this tour.

Once inside, commissioner Patti Clapper walks across the main floor. It feels bigger without desks and shelves.

Courtesy, CDOT

Bustang, a service provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation, is expanding its service next month.

courtesy photo

  Elected leaders are considering increasing the secured area at the Aspen airport to handle large amounts of people trying to get through TSA.

Aspen Skiing Company

Before the chairlifts start turning, the Aspen Skiing Company is providing a glimpse of how the upcoming season is shaping up. Company executives talked about the business outlook and efforts to combat climate change during a presentation to the Pitkin County commissioners Tuesday (10/20). Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Aspen Skiing Company President and CEO Mike Kaplan began the hour-long presentation with a weather forecast.

Blair Weyer/Aspen Police Department

Local law enforcement agencies are hoping to simplify the process of getting help to victims of domestic violence. On Tuesday (10/20) Aspen, Snowmass and Basalt police joined the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office in creating the Valley’s first Advocate Initiated Response referral system.

Air quality in GarCo improves

Oct 20, 2015

Residents in Garfield County can breathe easier now that a recently released study shows air quality is improving. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has more.

Garfield County commissioners yesterday received results from a human health risk assessment of air quality. It shows a decreasing potential for cancer risk over the years 2008 to 2012.


That’s when data was collected by the state department of health at different air monitoring sites throughout the county, which is heavily active with oil and gas drilling.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Transit App is in a trial phase right now, working on connecting bike share systems with other forms of public transportation.