Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
A newspaper editor in Glenwood Springs is catching heat for cutting off vulgar comments on his Facebook’s community forum page. Those censored argue their right to freedom of speech is being violated.
Is a town’s soul found in its commercial core? Some argue that Aspen loses its character every time a local bar or restaurant closes. Now the focus is on chain stores. There’s movement afoot to restrict them downtown.
Meanwhile, Aspen City Council is about to lift its moratorium on development but not before it makes a series of amendments to its land use code that are aimed at preserving small town character and locally serving businesses.
Residents of the Roaring Fork Valley are gathering the day after President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. The march in Aspen goes from the art museum to the slopes to the bar.
But on a serious note, the president and CEO of the Aspen Skiing Co., recently wrote an op-ed that was published in local newspapers that made it clear that the values of the Trump administration do not reflect the way of life here.
Finally, two gas stations being proposed in the midvalley should drop the price of fuel in the future.
Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Wendle Whiting, a columnist for the Aspen Daily News and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.