Aspen City Council en Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? <p>Aspen is not a cheap place to live, or even visit.&nbsp; That’s especially true now that the summer season is picking up. During peak seasons, in the winter and summer, the cheapest hotel room in Aspen goes for about two-hundred-dollars a night. But the local government is trying to change that. Over the past month, Aspen City Council has been considering a new lodging incentive program that would encourage more hotel development. Dorothy Atkins has the story.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:26:00 +0000 Dorothy Atkins 19964 at Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen’s mayor and other city council members will be sporting a rainbow at Wednesday's Olympic send-off celebration. The mayor agreed this week to wear a t-shirt protesting Russia’s anti-gay law. As Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, a Carbondale artist designed the shirt.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At Monday’s City Council meeting, Carbondale artist Brad Reed Nelson spoke up during the citizen comment period.</span></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13513 at Aspen Mayor To Wear Shirt Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Law City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Aspen City Council often hears from local groups on issues about zoning or preservation. Now, leaders will also focus on the concerns of a specific age group:&nbsp;</span>Aspenites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> under forty. Councilors approved the Next Generation Commission at a meeting on Monday, January </span>27th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The main idea is to figure out what issues are most important to residents between eighteen and forty… and how to best tackle them.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 06:39:07 +0000 Elise Thatcher 13460 at City Council Creates New Commission On Keeping Young Residents Mountain Edition - December 26th, 2013 <p>Today we hear from Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron about his vision for the resort town in the coming year. Then we dig through the Aspen Public Radio archives and listen to some of this year’s most interesting and thought-provoking local stories. One Glenwood Springs woman was caught in a dangerous financial trap. And, her problem is somewhat common in Colorado’s immigrant community. As habitat for the Greater Sage Grouse disappears across the West, federal officials are deciding how strong protections should be on some Colorado land. Local stakeholders are watching closely. And a snowboarding veteran is battling a major injury with the Olympic Games a little more than a month away.</p><p> Thu, 26 Dec 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 12125 at Mountain Edition - December 26th, 2013 Fewer Road Closures for Bike Race Next Year? <p>The USA Pro Challenge finished just over a month ago, and planning for next year&rsquo;s edition has already begun. Aspen plans to apply to host the race again in 2014... and officials have started looking at whether to improve on how things went during the 2013 edition of the race<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Discussions range from road closures to conversations with international cycling officials in Europe.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:36:32 +0000 Elise Thatcher 8569 at Fewer Road Closures for Bike Race Next Year?