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Valley Roundup - March 13th, 2015

Mar 13, 2015

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

The City of Aspen just got the results of an audit of a multi-year parking scam. Elected officials wonder if they should look at other departments as closely.

After three months of analyzing and negotiating, the Roaring Fork School District finally inked contracts with its superintendent and assistant superintendent.

The sheriff in Garfield County supports his counterparts in the state and neighboring jurisdictions on their lawsuit against Gov. Hickenlooper over legal marijuana.

Has the valley’s economy bounced back to pre-recession levels like the rest of the country when it comes to jobs?

Meanwhile, municipal elections loom in Glenwood Springs and Aspen this spring. Contenders in the upvalley race include old faces and new ones. Will former mayor Mick Ireland be successful in landing a council seat?

And are misdemeanor charges enough for a local woman who killed another driver in an accident outside of Carbondale?

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, Editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Andy Stone, columnist and former editor of the Aspen Times.

This Week’s Topics:

Audit Following Aspen Parking Scam

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/165948

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-city-council-take-steps-make-sure-money-financials-handled-better

Roaring Fork School District Superintendent Contracts

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/district-sticks-creative-superintendent-contracts

GarCo Sheriff Doesn’t Like Legal Weed

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/165889

http://www.postindependent.com/news/15324493-113/sheriff-principal-see-societal-woes-in-legal-pot

Valley Back to Pre-Recession Numbers?

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/15403372-113/aspen-area-jobs-still-lag-far-behind-pre-recession-era

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/report-finds-low-paying-jobs-high-priced-housing-basalt

Aspen & Glenwood Elections Heat Up

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/15393711-113/aspen-council-mayor-races-take-shape

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/former-aspen-mayor-seeks-council-seat

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-writerformer-money-manager-seeks-council-seat