Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
The former executive director of the Red Brick Center for the Arts is under investigation for allegedly stealing upwards of $150,000. Now the city of Aspen has taken over the finances of the nonprofit during the District Attorney’s Office’s probe.
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And this investigation is the latest in a long line of embezzlement and money misappropriation cases among private businesses, nonprofits and government entities in the Roaring Fork Valley. Hundreds of white collar thefts have occurred over the years.
Also, a popular hiking area in Carbondale will soon have its own dedicated open space area for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Glenwood Springs City Council is moving forward with a plan to develop an area at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers.
A local judge recently ruled that the local government is not financially responsible for a deteriorating affordable housing complex. Here to talk about this issue are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and the Snowmass Sun.