Aspen City Council

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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  The Aspen City Council chose a financing option for new city offices this week.

The City of Aspen has been working toward building a new city facility on Rio Grande Plaza for years – now comes paying for it. Last month, the Aspen City Council decided in a work session that it would be too risky to send a question to voters this fall about financing the building.

 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

 

Joining me in the studio this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith, executive director of the nonprofit, Aspen Journalism. Then later I talk with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

 

 

 

Aspen City Council is setting its goals for the next two years in a multi-day retreat.

 

 

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  On Thursday the Aspen City Council begins a two-day retreat to hammer out goals for the next two years. 

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As the City of Aspen is poised to purchase land that could be used as a reservoir, city council heard about the need for such water storage.

Elise Thatcher

  The Aspen Pitkin Housing Authority board has approved changes to the income categories that qualify residents for subsidized housing. But the city and county elected leadership must approve the measures and well.

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Aspen City Council will be hearing several updates regarding water storage this week. It comes nine months after council asked staff to explore alternatives to reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been following this story and talked with Christin Kay about what consultants have found.

Elise Thatcher

On Tuesday, Aspen City Council gave the “go ahead” for a mass-scale transportation experiment.

Kim Levin is the Pitkin County Medical officer. For years now, she’s been working to pull off something no one else in the state has done: Increasing the buying age for tobacco from 18 to 21.

Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein fought their way through a crowded field to be elected to Aspen City Council. Mullins was elected in the first round of voting. Hauenstein was elected Tuesday night by a narrow margin of just 29 votes in the runoff election.

Christin and Alycin Bektesh sat down to talk about sthe mood on election night, big decisions facing the council and what the new dynamic might bring.

      

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After a months-long campaign in crowded field with two rounds of votes, Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein have been elected to Aspen City Council.

The final results were put up Tuesday evening

First-time candidate Ward Hauenstein has bested competitor Torre by 29 votes to become Aspen’s newest councilmember. Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh was on hand at the city clerk’s office last night as the results were announced and brings us this report.

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This week the Aspen City council held a first reading on an ordinance that would change the legal age for purchasing tobacco from 18 to 21.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Newspapers traditionally endorse political candidates during election season. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason this morning on Valley Roundup about why a newspaper’s opinion matters in elections are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Roger Marolt, a columnist for the Aspen Times.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

This is Aspen Public Radio. I’m Christin Kay. Aspenites are deciding now and in coming weeks who to elect as mayor and who fills two council seats. There’s been a few public debates and the candidates are starting to show their colors. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason moderated two debates and has attended others.

 

After four years in office, Aspen City Councilman Art Daily who is running for another term, is finally receiving emails that are being delivered to his government account.

On Monday, the city of Aspen’s IT department began forwarding Daily’s emails to his private business account at the law firm, Holland & Hart, LLP The move is in response to the revelation that Daily has never looked at his City of Aspen email account.

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