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Aspen City Council

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

On Tuesday, Aspen City Council will discuss how to spend the Wheeler Opera House’s surplus revenue. The extra funds come partially from a voter-approved real estate transfer tax (RETT).

Aspen City staff is recommending approval for a new 1A ski-lift terminal near Dean Street.

Courtesy of Ann Mullins

Aspen city councilmember Ann Mullins was among elected representatives from five mountain communities who traveled to Washington D.C. last week. They were there with the advocacy group Mountain Pact.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen is the only community in the valley without an arts commission. Earlier this week, Aspen City Council looked at whether to start a task force to support the arts.  

Anna Stonehouse / Aspen Times

Aspen City Council is looking to establish a task force to support the arts in town.

Aspen is the only city in the Roaring Fork Valley without a cultural arts commission, but they’re starting to explore how to support creative industries.   

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The Aspen Chamber Resort Association will likely be housed within the city-owned old Power Plant through at least 2022.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Aspen City Council meets with the Wheeler Board of Directors on Tuesday to discuss the future focus of the board. 

Elise Thatcher

  Aspen councilmember Adam Frisch expressed concern about the Aspen Pitkin Housing authority Monday night. He gained support from his fellow council members in suggesting a work session to address the way the authority is governed.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

Currently, three options have been laid out for building a new chairlift on the west side of Aspen Mountain.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

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 Last month Aspen City Council voted 3-2 to approve an affordable housing unit on Castle Creek road, near the Marolt housing complex.

Claire Woodcock

Last week, Aspen City Council approved a $100,000 year-long contract between the city-owned, publicly-funded Wheeler Opera House and Professional Facilities Management. The Rhode Island based management booking company beat out Belly Up, Aspen, a local music venue, for booking the 2018 year.

Aspen City Council is scheduled to discuss two new affordable housing developments Monday. Both require higher density zoning than their neighborhoods currently allow.

Community development director Jessica Garrow said Monday is the initial step in what may be a long process to determine the best way to update the lift.

The Aspen City Council will vote Monday on a measure recognizing the original inhabitants of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Valley Roundup for Oct. 6, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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Aspen’s Truscott II affordable rental buildings were built through a partnership with the the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority (APCHA) and private partners. The contracts expire this year, which leaves room for new opportunities.

Valley Roundup, Sept. 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me on Valley Roundup this week are Aspen Daily News columnist Mick Ireland and editor Curtis Wackerle, along with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

  The Aspen City Council updated their to-do list Tuesday night.

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