Valley Roundup - August 22nd, 2014

Aug 22, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories this week in the valley.

The big bike race has come and gone.  This year is went through Basalt and Carbondale and aside from a traffic jam in aspen reviews have been positive.

The Grand Avenue bridge replacement project in Glenwood Springs continues to generate heat.  State officials essentially say take it or leave it.

Also, this week a petition in Aspen calls for a public vote on whether to allow, among other things four story buildings at the base of the mountain.

Joining us to discuss these issues are Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, a former Editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times and Randy Essex Editor of the Glenwood Post Independent. 

USA Pro Challenge:

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/down-valley-communities-prepare-pro-cycling-challenge

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspens-van-garderen-ready-pro-challenge

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163540

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12736671-113/garderen-van-stage-race

Limelight II in Snowmass?

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163518

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12696008-113/related-village-snowmass-base

GWS Grand Avenue Bridge.

From Glenwood Post Independent:

http://www.postindependent.com/opinion/12695322-113/glenwood-letters-bridge-bypass

http://www.postindependent.com/news/12527119-113/bridge-glenwood-colorado-built

Petition to Stop Aspen Lodge Incentive Package:

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163537

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/12684717-113/ordinance-aspen-petition-drive