Valley Roundup - June 7th, 2013

Jun 7, 2013

On the show this week Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, columnist for and former Editor of the Aspen Times, join us.

The top stories of this week:

Voters in Aspen, in a runoff election, chose current city council member Steve Skadron to become the next mayor.

By selecting Skadron, the new council’s first order of business upon swearing in next Monday will be to begin the process of replacing Skadron.

With the swearing in of Steve Skadron, Mayor Mick Ireland transitions to private life as citizen Ireland.  We review his record.

The Aspen Times won a lawsuit this week against the city of Basalt.  The suit was over access to documents and emails related to the resignation of former Basalt Police Chief Roderick O’Connor.

And advisory group to the US Forest Service has recommended that a fee be charged to bicycle riders using the road to the Maroon Bells.

Aspen launches a bicycle sharing program called WE Cycle.

And, we review what Aspen’s election rules say if there is ever a tie vote in a runoff election.  It is a roll of the dice.

In "The Download" - Aspen Public Radio's Rob St. Mary stops by to talk about how you can get involved with some on-line efforts.

Also, "Stubborn Nail Houses in China":

Also, Roger Ebert's "On Kindness" becomes a comic: