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In the midst of a housing crunch, the city of Aspen is moving forward with plans to develop three new affordable housing complexes.

Valley Roundup on Morning Edition

Oct 30, 2015

  Here's a short snip it. The full roundtable discussion will air at 3:30 p.m. on Friday and again on 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.

A landlord’s attempt to increase rent on an Aspen restaurant was stopped by elected officials Monday night.

Aspen council may change policy on conflicts of interest

Oct 19, 2015
Marci Krivonen / Aspen Public Radio

   The mayor of Aspen is considering asking his colleagues to tweak a city rule that would minimize conflicts of interest among elected officials.

Right now, the city’s rules around ethics only address employees. They’re not allowed under law to work for anyone in the private sector for six months after leaving their job if the move puts them in a situation where they do or appear to have a conflict of interest.

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition. Angry businesses have settled out of court over a large-scale power outage.

Garfield County officials are cheering a wildlife decision by the federal government.

Snowmass Village puts off another decision about Base Village.

A controversial mid valley marijuana facility has a chance to keep growing.

Parking garage proposed under Base 2

Sep 21, 2015

  An underground parking garage is the latest iteration of an ever-changing lodge proposal on Main Street in Aspen.

Valley Roundup 9-18-15

Sep 18, 2015


  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Andy Stone, former editor and columnist for the Aspen Times, and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Elected officials are considering giving themselves a 10 percent raise; they could go as high as 30 percent if they choose.

On Tuesday, activists against energy development in the Thompson Divide met with the Forest Service at a potential drilling site. The Forest Service is reviewing an exploratory well proposal.

Hunt scraps lodge project on Main Street

Aug 19, 2015

One of Aspen’s gas station will not be torn down for an affordable lodge. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

Developer Mark Hunt on Wednesday officially withdrew his Base 2 lodge project, even though it was already approved by Aspen officials. Instead, he will submit a new application for a two-story commercial building. That’s to replace the Conoco on Main Street, across from Carl’s Pharmacy.

Elise Thatcher

  It’s now more likely that Aspenites will decide the future of a lodge on Main Street. Aspen City Clerk Linda Manning says there are more than enough valid signatures to have a ballot measure in the fall. Petition organizers want Aspen residents to decide whether to allow the “Base 2” project.