Valley Roundup http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-18th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup.&nbsp; It’s a review of the top news stories of the week in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Joining us today are Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News.</p><p>This week there was a double-homicide in El Jebel.&nbsp; The same week a pedestrian was hit and killed on highway 82, this comes on the heels of a high profile murder in Aspen and the death of a rafter.&nbsp; Today we reflect on how big city this all sounds.</p><p>Also, are we loving the outdoors to death?&nbsp; Judging for the Conundrum Hot Springs…maybe so.</p><p>Proposals are lining up for what to do with the old Aspen Art Museum, we look at the Lodging incentive program and the strange partnership of Lee Mulcahy and Maurice Emmer.</p><p>On the download with Rob St. Mary a how-to for safe sexting.&nbsp; It’s all ahead on Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 21761 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-11th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories of the week in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>This week - Fracking.&nbsp;</p><p>Aspen Public Radio and the Aspen Times toured a drilling and hydraulic fracturing rig in Parachute recently and this week our stories ran.&nbsp; Joining us are Scott Condon reporter for the Aspen Times and our own Elise Thatcher.</p><p>On the November ballot this year voters will have a number of fracking issues to decide, among them whether local communities should have control over oil and gas exploration.</p><p>Our reporting looked at one fracking operation run by WPX Energy.&nbsp; It is one of the big players in the industry.&nbsp; We got an up close look at what is going on at drilling rig H &amp; P 318. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:58:03 +0000 Roger Adams, Rob St. Mary & Elise Thatcher 21409 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 Valley Roundup - July 4th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-july-4th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup for Friday July 4, 2014.&nbsp;</p><p>This week we feature a single interview on the show.&nbsp; Admiral Mike McConnell retired this week from his post as Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton the giant intelligence contractor for the U.S. Government.&nbsp; Most people know it as the company that employed Edward Snowden.&nbsp;</p><p>In his long career Admiral McConnell also served as director of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the 1990’s.&nbsp; He was Director of National Intelligence under Presidents Bush and Obama and was the top intelligence officer for General Colin Powell in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2003.&nbsp;</p><p>It was Powell who told President Bush before the invasion that, “If you break it you own it.” In an interview, McConnell told us that what is happening now in Iraq validates Powell’s prediction.&nbsp;</p><p>McConnell was in town for the Aspen Ideas Festival and we spoke in his room at the Aspen Meadows.&nbsp; Note: an edited version of this interview aired earlier in the week. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams 21069 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - July 4th, 2014 Valley Roundup - June 13th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-june-13th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and fresh off several weeks of vacation, Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.</p><p>A massive wedding planned for tomorrow in Little Annie Basin is drawing fire around town for being too big, too intrusive and too insensitive to neighbors</p><p>Colorado County Sheriffs are in town this week for a conference.&nbsp; Most don’t share Pitkin County Sheriff Jo DiSalvo’s views on guns or marijuana.</p><p>Also this week, more thoughts about Aspen’s new lodging incentives.</p><p>And a lively discussion about school shootings and gun rights.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams 19993 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - June 13th, 2014 Valley Roundup - June 6th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-june-6th-2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Daily News and Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine.</p><p>The judge in the Nancy Pfister murder case this week rescheduled a preliminary hearing for later in the month.&nbsp; She also denied a motion to allow separate trials for the accused.</p><p>The building housing Aspen’s Explore Booksellers is on the market.&nbsp; It unclear what that means for the bookstore</p><p>Also this week, a plan to open a small business incubator in Aspen.</p><p>And activist and artist Lee Mulcahy loses an appeal of his ban from Aspen Institute property.&nbsp; He is also still banned from Skico properties and the Aspen Art Museum.</p><p>On the Download with Rob St. Mary we look at how best to increase and distribute broadband access in the mountains.</p><p>It’s all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 19635 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - June 6th, 2014