Valley Roundup en Valley Roundup - July 25th, 2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup.&nbsp;</p><p>On today’s show we discuss the week’s top news stories in the valley with Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Managing Editor Curtis Wackerle.</p><p>On this week’s show we discuss Aspen’s future as an international hub for skiing and mountaineering.</p><p>Also, some push back from developers over what’s next for the former Pan and Fork trailer park in Basalt and three men received fines this week for trying to illegally build a mountain bike trail.</p><p>This week, the Glenwood Post Independent ran a story in Spanish.&nbsp; Its not the first time and today we talk with Editor Randy Essex about what a bilingual news service looks like.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary we consider "the selfie" - the most personal of art forms is not without its pitfalls. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 22121 at Valley Roundup - July 25th, 2014 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 Valley Roundup - July 18th, 2014 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 Valley Roundup - July 11th, 2014 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 Valley Roundup - July 4th, 2014 Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>There is a guilty plea today from William Styler in the murder of Aspen local Nancy Pfister.&nbsp; He will be sentenced to 20 years.&nbsp; Also all charges were dropped against Kathy Carpenter. We’ll hear the details from our Elise Thatcher.</p><p>Also joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason from the Aspen Daily News, Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine and &nbsp;Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.&nbsp;</p><p>We’ll talk about the new real estate magnate in Aspen.&nbsp; His name is Mark Hunt and he gave an exclusive interview to the Aspen Daily News this week.&nbsp; Carolyn tells us about it.</p><p>Also the Pitkin County Commission responds to the big wedding and</p><p>On the Download we learn why Facebook has lost the hip.&nbsp; Teens are exiting in large numbers.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:27:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 20340 at Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014