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Valley Roundup, March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Councilman Bert Myrin received a tongue lashing from the mayor earlier this week when he suggested a lease for an art gallery be shortened in an effort to keep a level playing field.

Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Aspen City Council debated a lease extension for a local art gallery that rents city space on Monday.

The conversation got heated.

Nine people running for three Aspen council seats

Mar 14, 2017

The pool of candidates running for three open seats on Aspen City Council is now solidified — kind of.

Technically, six people are running for two open council seats, currently held by Art Daly and Ann Mullins, both of whom are seeking another term. Their challengers are former councilman Torre, current planning commissioner Skippy Mesirow and Aspen residents Ward Hauenstein and Sue Tatem.

  Tonight may be the public’s only chance to weigh in in person about a proposed chain store ordinance in Aspen.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 17, 2017

Feb 17, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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Aspen City Councilman Bert Myrin wants to know why the new police department building is slated to run on natural gas.

Valley Roundup for Feb. 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

A busload of elected officials took a spin around Aspen to check out new transit technology on Tuesday.

Restrictions ahead for future formula business in Aspen

Feb 6, 2017

Elected officials in Aspen are moving forward with plans to regulate formula businesses downtown. Council members on Monday night agreed to adopt proposed restrictions brought forward by a concerned citizen’s group.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Prospective candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor can now throw their hat in the ring for this spring’s election.

Aspen’s “most progressive ordinance” was passed by City Council Tuesday night, as part of the many changes to the land use code coming out of a year-long moratorium on downtown development.

After five hours of review, Aspen City Council Monday passed three ordinances that will change the character of the city’s downtown core.

Valley Roundup, Jan. 13, 2017

Jan 16, 2017

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A newspaper editor in Glenwood Springs is catching heat for cutting off vulgar comments on his Facebook’s community forum page. Those censored argue their right to freedom of speech is being violated.

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The offerings along Aspen’s shopping strips aren’t exactly what you would find on the weekend chore list; a new Tesla showroom on the Cooper Avenue Mall comes to mind.

Aspen City Council considers development restrictions

Jan 8, 2017
Aspen Public Radio

A year-long moratorium on commercial development in downtown Aspen is expected to be lifted next month. But that won’t happen until city council passes new laws restricting developers. Council will consider them Monday night. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with Jessica Garrow, the city’s community development director, about how the landscape is changing.


  Now’s the time to speak up about Aspen’s next affordable housing developments.

Aspen Club campus has gone vertical

Jan 2, 2017
Carolyn Sackariason

Tucked away on the far east side of town is one of the largest commercial developments Aspen has seen in quite a while. The overhaul of the Aspen Club and the construction of a new wellness campus is an $80 million project. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason walked the site with club owner Michael Fox, who gives us this update.

Aspen mayor looks to next year's issues

Dec 26, 2016
Carolyn Sackariason

Lifting a moratorium on development in downtown Aspen and dealing with the decades-old problem of bottleneck traffic coming into town are on the top of the to-do list for mayor Steve Skadron. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason caught up with him in the Silver Queen gondola to talk about what 2017 looks like for him and his constituents.

Aspen mayor will seek third term

Dec 21, 2016
Carolyn Sackariason

Aspen’s mayor is hoping to be re-elected in the spring.