Town of Basalt http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - March 27th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-27th-2014 <p>A long-time local accused of murdering Aspen resident Nancy Pfister was in court on Wednesday. Kathy Carpenter is one of three arrested for the crime.</p><p>Voters in Basalt next week will elect three new Town Council members. We hear from business owners about what they want from the elected officials.</p><p>Across the nation the number of heroin and opiate overdoses is increasing...and, there’s an uptick in heroin use here in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>We talk with two young men who have struggled with heroin addiction...they describe the pain of running out of the drug and the threat of overdose.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:29:30 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 16182 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 27th, 2014 Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/downtown-business-concern-ahead-basalt-election <p></p><p>Basalt’s municipal election is about one week away and five candidates are vying for three open seats on the Town board. One of the biggest issues is business. While downtown stores struggle, the new urban Willits area is busy. Mike Scanlon is Basalt’s Town Manager.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15986 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election Mountain Edition - March 20th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-20th-2014 <p>Hackers got access to thousands of medical records from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. We have the latest. Three people charged with murdering Aspen native Nancy Pfister appear in court... And after one of the hearings, Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo decided to change how he talks about the case.</p><p>We take a look at just how busy the Rio Grande trail really is. And, students in local schools are spending more time with environmental science.</p><p>Finally, Basalt is halfway through an unconventional strategy for reinvigorating downtown.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:29:03 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 15835 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 20th, 2014 Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-21st-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>Carolyn Sackariason, from the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times, join us today.</p><p>This week, the evolving story about relocating residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park in Basalt.&nbsp; Eight families remain and their communications with the town are deteriorating.</p><p>In Aspen, a proposed Habitat For Humanity project moves forward.&nbsp;</p><p>And following a bus crash last year, attorneys start digging into the safety record of the Roaring Fork Transit Authority.</p><p>Also today, we talk today with a senior political reporter at <em>Politico</em> about a meeting next week in Colorado of high-end Republican party donors.&nbsp; Organized by a supporter of gay marriage, these GOP donors want to reshape the direction of the party.</p><p>And, on the download with Rob St. Mary – How the web makes it easy to financially support public radio.</p><p>It's all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 14618 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014 Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-january-24th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.</p><p>We are joined today by Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, a columnist fro and former editor of the Aspen Times and Michael Miracle, Editor of Aspen Sojourner magazine.</p><p>The X Games are upon us and the word is that ESPN will continue them in Aspen for another five years.&nbsp; The games bring a younger crowd to town.&nbsp; Today we consider what Aspen looks like to a 20-something visitor.</p><p>Basalt is organizing a crowd-sourcing urban planning process.&nbsp; The town wants residents to look ahead and imagine a future town.</p><p>Aspen will soon have an empty art museum to repurpose and the ideas for the space are rolling in.&nbsp; The city wants a public service that will engage the community.</p><p>And on the Download with Rob St. Mary - Netflix could be ready to press subscribers into the battle over net neutrality.</p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 22:29:00 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 13307 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - January 24th, 2014