CDOT looks to 2040

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The Colorado Department of Transportation is seeking public input as it establishes a master plan for statewide transportation projected through  2040.

Valley Roundup Nov. 27, 2015

Nov 27, 2015

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Homeowners in Battlement Mesa are stuck with oil and gas drilling in their backyards, and they say the potential for that activity was not disclosed to them when they bought their properties more than two decades ago.

Garfield County is buying the old Glenwood Springs Library to turn it into a senior citizen center, which is a needed service for the community.

Elise Thatcher

  Like other towns and counties up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, the town of Basalt is hammering out its budget for next year. But first it’s also trying to shore up its 2015 funds. This year’s budget was supposed to be about $7 million. Now Town Council is considering adding more than $2.2 million more dollars to pay for unanticipated expenses.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

  This week Aspen City Council approved a rate increase on both the electric and water utilities run by the municipal government. 

Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

One of the U.S. women competing at the World Cup races in Aspen is coming back from a knee injury. This season Resi Stiegler of Jackson Hole is working to again be among the best racers in the world. 

Stiegler will race in slalom over the weekend. It’s among her first competitions after ACL surgery following a crash during a January training run. Last season, her best competition was at the World Cup in Aspen, where she placed eleventh. She says the Aspen race course is one of her favorites with its rolling hills and curves. She wants a solid race here.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

Battlement Mesa residents hope to convince Garfield county commissioners that drilling in a residential area is a bad idea.

Get-out-the-vote efforts fell flat in getting young people to the polls for the fall election.

Finishing touches are wrapping up on a World Cup race course at Aspen Mountain.

And, we talk to the head of alpine racing for the U.S. Ski Team about who he thinks will win.

While many people will be feasting this Thanksgiving, others struggle to put food on the table. One nonprofit is helping.

Elise Thatcher


  Glenwood Springs City Council will review whether to hire a familiar face for its new interim City Manager. In a press release put out Wednesday night, Glenwood Springs announced that elected officials are looking at choosing Andrew "Drew" Gorgey to temporarily carry out the City Manager’s position.

Wheeler Opera House reaches out to other arts orgs

Nov 25, 2015
Aspen Snowmass

The Wheeler Opera House unveiled its slate of events for the coming months last week. Film, music and comedy are all on the agenda, but also making appearances are more local arts groups than usual.

Anderson Ranch digs into archives for print sale

Nov 25, 2015
Courtesy, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

The Anderson Ranch Arts center opens a sale of prints from its catalogue on Friday.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Starting today passengers will be able to line up in front of the new building that includes a heated waiting room and upgraded bathrooms — they just won’t be able to go inside.