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Valley Roundup - November 14th, 2014

Nov 14, 2014

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

This week brought the first big snow in the valley just ahead of ski season and with the flakes also comes Free Parking in Aspen as the investigation into the parking scam continues.

In Glenwood Springs, the city and county are battling over a new facility to help get those packages there overnight.

Also, it’s health care season, the time when employers alert their staffs to new changes for the new year. But, is there something bigger that needs to change?

And an Aspen conference is looking at tourism and building a more dignified approach marijuana just as the nearby town of Paonia says "No" to recreational pot.

Joining us this week are Curtis Wackerle, Managing Editor of the Aspen Daily News, Randy Essex, Editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times.

Topics This Week:  

The Weather

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164581

Free Parking and changes in Aspen post-scam

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13745955-113/parking-barwick-free-frisch

Rumble strips & the Glenwood Bridge project

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13765235-113/rumble-strips-kistner-accident

Fed-Ex Rift in Garfield County

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13742879-113/fedex-county-commissioners-project

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13779965-113/fedex-county-money-road

Brown bag it

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164573

“What chu  talkin’ ‘bout, Willits?”  

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/downtown-basalt-businesses-want-more-involvement-redevelopment-process

Healthcare costs in the Valley

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13656510-113/blood-health-bill-insurance

Aspen Grand Cru & the future of pot tourism

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/164576

Paonia says “No” to rec pot

http://kvnf.org/post/palisade-votes-against-pot