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Valley Roundup 1-29-16

Jan 29, 2016


  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.


Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.

Spring elections shaping up in Garfield County8 candidates for Basalt council, 2 for mayorCandidates throw hats into the ring for Basalt, Carbondale local electionsCarbondale voters to consider energy, more property taxes with spring ballot

Officials and healthcare workers are trying to find ways to fund a new detox center. And if city officials decide to allow private pot clubs in the future, those businesses could be a revenue stream to pay for such a facility.

Aspen, with rest of state, grapples with pot-club possibilities

Difficulties confound efforts to start detox center in Garfield County

Meanwhile, politics, conflicts and controversies are alive and well in Basalt.

Pan and Fork controversy won't go to ballot in Basalt

 

And the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is beginning to look at new transit systems, like trams, to deliver people throughout the valley.

RFTA to study host of future transit options

Grand Avenue bridge lane closure plan postponedEditorial: We can cope with this First World problem

Capital reserve funds in aging affordable housing units are woefully behind the amount of money it will require for repairs.

City wants $16 Million for HOAs

Finally, we take a look at how an X Games athlete inspired a local opinion columnist to come out of the closet.

I Am Gus

 

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.