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Valley Roundup 8-14-15

Aug 14, 2015

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason


Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.


  The number of hikers in a certain area in the Glenwood Canyon has officials grappling with how to handle the growing crowds and their impacts in the backcountry.

Meanwhile, the pot industry has governments stumped on how to regulate it and minimize its presence in the Roaring Fork Valley.

As Snowmass Village officials review the Base Village proposal, traffic issues are a big concern, especially during ski season.

A bank has started foreclosure proceedings on a downtown Aspen building that has been plagued with problems.

And news of the suicide of the man who confessed to killing Aspen native Nancy Pfister came from an unusual source: A public relations firm.

Finally, my guests reflect on an environmental forum in Snowmass Village that took place this past week.

Thanks to Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.