Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
A group of locals, including two former mayors, are pushing elected leaders to ban chain stores in Aspen’s downtown core. They are afraid there won’t be anywhere to shop or eat for the average person. But there could be some serious unintended consequences for the commercial landscape and the local economy.
And, power can be defined in many ways. In its latest issue, Aspen Sojourner Magazine profiles 50 of the most powerful people in town. Hear how and why these individuals made the list.
Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Cindy Hirschfeld, editor-in-chief of Aspen Sojourner Magazine, and freelance journalist Catherine Lutz.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.