Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. I’m Elise Thatcher.
Carolyn Sackariason and Andy Stone join us this week.
Basalt officials change course when it comes to helping residents kicked of a trailer park. It’s the latest in a years long saga to move residents out of a flood plain… and build more lucrative development.
“If there’s a piece of land that they could build on, why didn't they have that conversation several months ago?”
The local bus authority says they’re not going to put in seat belts to certain buses… several people were ejected during a bus crash this fall… but it’s really expensive putting belts in existing buses.
“The feds shouldn’t wait until 2016 for every bus to have seat belts. Just make it mandatory January 1st, and then every bus agency in the country has to figure it out.”
Also this week, Aspen announced what the city calls big cuts in green house gasses… and law enforcement plans to crack down on idling cars…
Later this hour we’ll talk with a reporter covering a wrongful death lawsuit in Vail… that’s after a teenager died in an in-bounds avalanche…
“I cannot imagine the pain and the heartache of sending a child skiing in the morning and getting that phone call from the authorities in the afternoon.”
And on the Download this week, our digital guru talks with perhaps the most dedicated public radio listener ever.