Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
A new reporter has come to town and is digging his heels into Basalt politics. And, the war stories he’s heard about people being so entrenched isn’t as bad as he thought.
Also, the public and the press are keeping their eyes on a Forest Service land deal in the midvalley.
And, a highly controversial hotel proposal for the base of Aspen Mountain goes before city council on Monday. So does an ordinance that would restrict formula chain stores in the downtown area in the distant future.
Aspen’s mayor took a newcomer to task when she updated the council on a mentorship program that the city is funding.
In Glenwood, progress is wheeling along on the Grand Avenue Bridge construction, which is apparently on schedule.
Finally, Battlement Mesa residents are claiming victory after an oil and gas company has withdrawn its application to put an injection well for hydraulic fracking next to their homes.
Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, and journalists representing one of Aspen’s newspapers.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.