Valley Roundup
3:28 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Valley Roundup - February 21st, 2014

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

Carolyn Sackariason, from the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone from the Aspen Times, join us today.

This week, the evolving story about relocating residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park in Basalt.  Eight families remain and their communications with the town are deteriorating.

In Aspen, a proposed Habitat For Humanity project moves forward. 

And following a bus crash last year, attorneys start digging into the safety record of the Roaring Fork Transit Authority.

Also today, we talk today with a senior political reporter at Politico about a meeting next week in Colorado of high-end Republican party donors.  Organized by a supporter of gay marriage, these GOP donors want to reshape the direction of the party.

And, on the download with Rob St. Mary – How the web makes it easy to financially support public radio.

It's all on this week’s Valley Roundup.

Topics and links on this week’s program 2-21-2014:

Politico’s Alexander Burns Interview: Colorado GOP Donor Meeting

From Politico:

http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/paul-singer-republican-gop-fundraising-campaigns-donors-103600.html

More from Alexander Burns:

http://www.politico.com/reporters/AlexanderBurns.html

Media Roundtable with Carolyn Sackariason and Andy Stone

Pan and Fork Relocation

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161288

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/first-families-be-moved-basalts-pan-and-fork-mobile-home-park

Aspen Wants Habitat for Humanity Home

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161249

RFTA Safety Record

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161286

Thompson Divide Coalition v. Garco – Press Release Smackdown

From Aspen Public Radio:

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coalition-heralds-garfield-county-garco-denies-position

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161299

More Details about Downtown Aspen Penthouse Owners

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161308

God, er, Cory Gates is My Co-pilot

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/161300

The Download with Rob St. Mary

The Scale of the Universe interactive:
http://www.policymic.com/articles/81873/experience-just-how-big-the-universe-is-in-one-mind-blowing-interactive?utm_source=upworthy

Facebook knows when the “in a relationship” change is coming:

http://mashable.com/2014/02/14/the-fascinating-anatomy-of-a-facebook-relationship/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

Facebook changes the math to encourage “high-quality” news content:

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/17/wow_facebook_just_did_something_amazing_to_crummy_meme_sites_and_what_they_do_next_might_shock_everyone/

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