Development http://aspenpublicradio.org en Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/unconventional-basalt-planning-process-hits-halfway-mark <p></p><p>The Town of Basalt’s halfway through its unconventional urban planning process. In February, Town officials invited residents to participate in what they’re calling the “Our Town” process, where they lay out a map of downtown and ask people what they’d like to see there. So far, more than 300 people have offered up ideas. They’re zeroing in on a 12 acre chunk of public-private land that runs from Old Pond Park to Basalt Grocery and the Aspenalt Lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15783 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Unconventional Basalt Planning Process Hits Halfway Mark Valley Roundup - February 28th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-february-28th-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 Curtis Wackerle of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times.</p><p>We’ll discuss the US Labor Department’s probe of businesses in Aspen that have not properly paid overtime to their employees.&nbsp; More than 40 businesses were snared by the investigation and most will be paying back wages.&nbsp; The department is suing the owners of several restaurants.</p><p>The Labor Department is also suing the owner of a cleaning service in Basalt for withholding wages.</p><p>The Hotel Aspen continues to spar with Aspen City Council over expansion plans.&nbsp; And, across town there is word that The Dancing Bear building could get finished.</p><p>Also today, some thoughts on old timers who say Aspen “ain’t what it used to be.”&nbsp; Turns out one of San Francisco’s leading citizens, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, says the same thing about his city.</p><p>Its all on this week’s Valley Roundup.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:28:00 +0000 Roger Adams 15210 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen: Out with the old, in with the New. http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-out-old-new <p>It's off season.&nbsp; The Ferrari drivers are back home in Houston or Miami or Dallas or NYC or LA or where ever they go.&nbsp; It's been snowing (see previous post below). Town is quiet. Mornings are cold which makes Wagner Park an excellent place to be... just as the sun peeks over Smuggler Mountain.</p><p>I love the smell of POW POW in the morning.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:27:20 +0000 Aspen Spin 9933 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen: Out with the old, in with the New.