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Valley Roundup - October 31st, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

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

This week - getting citizens behind urban planning.  In Basalt, angry pro-development residents hammer town council.

In Aspen, the city tries citizen surveys to move on a lodging incentive package.

There is a big drug bust mid-valley with more arrest to come.  And for the now legal drug, more marijuana grow operations approved in Missouri Heights.

Also this week Sam Wyly says he is bankrupt.

And on the Download with Rob St. Mary, a look at online election information.

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

On the show this week:

Mid-valley Drug Bust

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13500477-113/drug-dominguez-garcia-trident

More pot to grow in Missouri Heights

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13564423-113/greenhouses-marijuana-county-cultivation

Basalt wrangles over its future look

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13564411-113/council-downtown-audience-basalt

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-town-council-were-not-hijacking-downtown-redevelopment-process

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13578966-113/fork-council-pan-downtown

Aspen asks what citizens think about growing the hotel base

http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/paticipatory-democracy

Sam Wyly Bankruptcy

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13553187-113/wyly-aspen-bankruptcy-sec

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/personal-finance/what-billionaires-really-spend-each-month-n232461

The Download with Rob St. Mary

Project Vote Smart

http://votesmart.org/

Vote Easy

http://votesmart.org/voteeasy/

The Voting App

http://thinkvoting.com/the-voting-app/