Valley Roundup - April 24th, 2014

Apr 25, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.  

Joining us today are Curtis Wackerle from the Aspen Daily News and Michael Miracle from Aspen Sojourner magazine..

This week, Aspen City Council gave the cold shoulder to the much debated hydro-electric power plant proposal.  The city will instead pursue other renewable sources of power.

Council also agreed in principle this week that Aspen’s core should be allowed to get louder at night than current noise rules allow.

Also today some case files in the Nancy Pfister murder are opened but they reveal little.  And more construction and an upgraded credit rating provide more evidence that Aspen has emerged from the great recession.

On the show today:

Hydro Washed Up?

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/162045

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/11125838-113/energy-creek-hydro-castle

Aspen to Get Louder

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/get-loud-aspen

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/162051

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/11136359-113/aspen-downtown-noise-council

Bickering in Snowmass

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/162046

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/11137794-113/krabloonik-council-courtney-public

Pfister Murder Documents Opened – Little New

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-major-pfister-hearing-june

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/162063

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/11145871-113/styler-carpenter-defense-case

Aspen Rebound

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/162029

Election 2014 – Lack of Interest

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161985

The Download with Rob St. Mary

“High” Tech:

http://www.wired.com/2014/04/high-tech/

“My Dinner with the Bots”:

http://www.darkreading.com/author.asp?section_id=331&doc_id=1204629&_mc=sm_iwk_edit

Domestic Violence & Discrimination Apps:

http://jezebel.com/new-app-lets-people-in-abusive-relationships-seek-help-1468810993

http://ferndale.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/michigan-civil-rights-group-offers-firstever-antidiscrimination-app-download-it

Google Glass & Google “Contact Lens”?:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/7-reasons-not-to-buy-google-glass-today.html

http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/google-patents-tiny-cameras-embedded-in-contact-lenses/