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Valley Roundup - Februray 27th, 2015

Feb 27, 2015

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

Aspen lost another longtime local in avalanche. And this week marks the first anniversary of the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister.

Municipal elections are coming up in Glenwood Springs and Aspen. This year, it’s all mail-in. But in Aspen, you can still vote in a traditional way at two polling places.

Meanwhile, Aspen City Council is countering a citizen ballot measure on development limitations. Will it just confuse voters more?

Do the citizens of Glenwood Springs deserve to vote on a new bridge?

Some believe that the state’s oil and gas task force was  just a political maneuver and completely ineffective.

Downtown Basalt may get a new boutique hotel and condos in an effort to revitalize downtown.

And do we need more lighting in Rio Grande Park?

Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Randy Essex, Editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of Aspen Journalism.

This Week’s Topics:

Remembering Local Skier Marty Gancsos

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/long-time-local-who-died-avalanche-skied-everyday

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/update-name-released-avalanche-fatality-ajax

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/15182955-113/avalanche-victim-was-longtime-aspen-resident-marty-gancsos

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/15185606-113/mountain-rescue-aspen-recovers-avalanche-victims-body

Nancy Pfister – A Year Later

Aspen Considers Changes to Election

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspens-spring-election-could-cost-double

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/15175296-113/city-to-consider-hybrid-election

Aspen City Council vs. Ballot Measure on Variances

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/165777

Basalt Hotel Plans

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/details-emerge-around-proposed-downtown-basalt-hotel-development

State Oil & Gas Panel – Is Anyone Happy?

http://www.postindependent.com/news/15187550-113/oil-gas-panel-suggests-consulting-role-for-local-government

Mayor Skadron Pans Lights for Rio Grande Park

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/165723

Glenwood Springs Hold Firm on Bridge Stance

http://www.postindependent.com/news/15128819-113/glenwood-council-holds-firm-on-bridge-stance