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Valley Roundup for June 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016

Clockwise: Aspen Public Radio news director Carolyn Sackariason, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl and Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun.
Credit Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week on Valley Roundup are Jill Beathard, outgoing editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Gavin Dahl, the new news director at KDNK community radio.

The Aspen City Council’s decision to scrap plans to put for-profit businesses in the old powerhouse has many layers of politics in play.

Council cuts ties with Aspen Power Plant Inc.Aspen City Hall won't be built anytime soonCouncil puts down power plant proposalOld powerhouse building being reevaluated for city office space

And in Glenwood Springs, people bought $6 million worth of marijuana last year.

http://www.postindependent.com/news/22365703-113/glenwood-pot-business-tops-6m-per-year

 

Broadband in outlying areas of Garfield County and other rural areas are becoming a reality.

http://kdnk.org/story.cfm?id=1464888277937 http://kdnk.org/story.cfm?id=1465309193515

And finally, my guests reflect on being journalists in the valley and reporting on issues that mirror what’s happening nationally.


Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.