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Valley Roundup - December 12th, 2014

Dec 12, 2014

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

This week the White River National Forest released an oil and gas plan. But, does that settle the matter on drilling in the Thompson Divide?

The City of Aspen continues to refine a new lodging incentives ordinance. At the same time, the council is asking the city management to give them better information.

The State of Colorado is not messing around when it comes to regulations and medical pot shops.

Could Aspen’s Little Annie’s return from the grave… again?

How’s the weather? It’s almost officially Winter, but it feels like Summer as the ski season ramps up. We’ll also take an in-depth look at the Human Factor in avalanches.

Joining me this week are Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, Editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

This Week’s Topics:

The White River Oil and Gas Plan

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/conservation-groups-cheer-white-river-nf-oil-gas-plan

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164921

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164933

http://www.postindependent.com/news/14167109-113/forest-plan-divide-thompson

Aspen Lodging Incentives – still talking, anything new?

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164916

Some shuffling in the Aspen City Manager’s office

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164923

The state is not playing with medical pot shops – a Post Independent investigation:
http://www.postindependent.com/news/13858637-113/marijuana-medical-recreational-state

How’s the weather? Not good for this time… around these parts… sunlight late opening?
http://www.postindependent.com/news/14155666-113/snow-open-ramey-sunlight

Summer visitors are different than Winter guests?

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164898

Little Annie’s Back from the Dead… again?

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/14157120-113/aspen-building-annie-restaurant

Powder Magazine's "The Human Factor"

http://www.powder.com/human-factor/index.php