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Snowmass Village has the best advanced bookings heading into the winter tourism season, even when compared to Aspen, Vail, Park City and Jackson Hole.

With increasing populations and out-of-state travelers, there are more drivers on Colorado’s roads than ever before.

The new K-through-8 school south of Glenwood Springs will be called “Riverview.” It’s a public school, but an unconventional one.

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Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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The Aspen Institute is taking on an ambitious project — finding a solution to a decades-old problem. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, and Lauren Glendenning, editor of the Aspen Times.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m. today right here on Aspen Public Radio news.

Basalt joined forces with Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County this week in hiring an attorney to negotiate “franchise agreements” with Comcast.

Students in the Roaring Fork School District will start classes two weeks late next year.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Elizabeth Stewart-Severy and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Topics include:

  • The City of Aspen works on reducing the volume of construction waste headed for the landfill

  • Organizers of the Aspen Ideas Festival gear up for next year’s gathering

  • Aspen Skiing Company’s workforce hits town

Courtesy Photo / Theatre Aspen

 The cast consists of 19 students from seven schools throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. They have been rehearsing for two months to bring the adaptation of the Tim Burton hit to the stage.

 

As Aspen police officers increasingly respond to calls related to drugs and alcohol, homelessness and other mental health related issues, a new kind of policing has emerged. Elected officials recently signed off on a one hundred thousand dollar experiment to see if dedicating one highly trained officer helps in the field. Carolyn Sackariason spoke with Aspen Police Chief Richard Pryor about the new — and unprecedented — position he’s creating.  

Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) commission yesterday unanimously approved an experimental study to kill black bears and mountain lions in the Piceance Basin near Rifle.

Courtesy of Noah Hoffman

Aspen natives Noah Hoffman and Simi Hamilton, members of the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, have been racing in Europe, but the snow conditions are strikingly bare. Environment reporter Elizabeth Stewart-Severy caught up with the skiers via Skype from their hotel in Switzerland.

A state court ruled on Dec. 13 that Colorado’s nine presidential electors must vote for the winner of the popular vote in Colorado, Hillary Clinton. 

Carbondale’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday night to appoint a new trustee.

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If you are sitting in traffic today, an expert who has been studying Highway 82 for decades will tell you it’s not going to get any better anytime soon.

 

Transportation expert Jim Charlier offered no real solutions when he presented to a crowd of 60 at the Wheeler Opera House as part of the kick-off to the Aspen Institute’s Community Forum on Mobility and Transportation Series.

 

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

As the Pitkin County Landfill heads toward capacity, the City of Aspen is turning its focus to the largest garbage producer in the valley: construction and demolition projects. But reducing the volume of this trash is no simple matter.

Colorado lawmakers are already preparing for possible changes from the incoming Trump administration. 

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

It’s a cold night in early December. It’s already pitch black outside, even though it’s just after 5 p.m. A few snowflakes are coming down, which is a good sign for those whose entire jobs rely on snowfall.

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Highland Bowl remained closed Monday after a series of large avalanches the day prior.

Courtesy of Colorado Parks and Wildlife

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) commission meets Wednesday to decide whether to kill more mountain lions and black bears near Rifle.

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