Aspen Business http://aspenpublicradio.org en Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/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 http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - June 20th, 2014 Mountain Edition - June 12th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-june-12th-2014 <p>Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.</p><p>A judge has released hundreds of pages of court documents in the Nancy Pfister case. We’ll have a quick review.</p><p>The sheriffs are in town-- for a statewide conference. This is a chance for Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo to show off his work in Aspen.</p><p>Officials and local representatives are tackling how to get faster internet access in rural areas.</p><p>Aspen wants to get more people to build hotel rooms...</p><p>And, Garfield County may have to help pay for some improvements near Glenwood’s Grand Avenue Bridge.</p><p>An Aspen nonprofit is heralding the cancelation of a mega dam project in Chile.</p><p>And a hydropower plant in southwest Colorado is now officially up and running… we’ll hear what that means for the Aspen.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition... right now.</p><p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:26:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 19960 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - June 12th, 2014 Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/cheaper-rooms-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 http://aspenpublicradio.org Cheaper Rooms for Aspen? 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 What Can Government Do? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/what-can-government-do <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This month we have been looking at the issue of working and living in Aspen.&nbsp; Is it, as some believe, so expensive here that the next generation of Aspenites will be forced down valley by high rents, low wages and difficult housing? &nbsp;The income gap is significant in Aspen and so are prices.&nbsp; The question we ask today is what if anything can government do about it. We spoke with past and present elected officials. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 00:07:13 +0000 Roger Adams 17793 at http://aspenpublicradio.org What Can Government Do?