Basalt

Mountain Edition
3:26 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 16th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

Hospitals in the Roaring Fork Valley are keeping an eye on how they should be prepared for Ebola cases.

New construction gears up in Basalt on two different projects.

There’s one contested Pitkin County Commissioners’ race this election. We hear from both candidates.

A poll of Latino voters shows this group is leaning toward Democratic candidates… but a large chunk believe that party may be taking them for granted.

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Basalt
8:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Highly Efficient "Innovation Center" Breaks Ground

Town government officials joined staff from Rocky Mountain Institute on Wednesday to mark the start of construction on RMI's new Innovation Center.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A second groundbreaking in Basalt this week marked the start of construction on Rocky Mountain Institute’s “Innovation Center.” The non profit is building a $15 million highly energy efficient building near the Roaring Fork River in Old Town. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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Development
2:46 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Hotel Construction A Sign Of Progress In Willits Town Center

A construction crew works on the site of a new hotel in Willits. The hotel, called "Element by Westin" is expected to open in late 2015.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Construction has started on a new 112-bed hotel in Willits that’s scheduled to open next year. At a groundbreaking event on Tuesday, developers said the hotel is another indicator of a turnaround at Willits, where work stalled during the recession. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Workers in fluorescent yellow vests dig dirt at a construction site alongside Highway 82. This is the latest sign of development and recovery at Willits.

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Mountain Edition
3:27 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Mountain Edition - September 25th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

The Roaring Fork Valley is awash with fall colors this week.

Basalt puts together a commission to decide on a way to revitalize old town.

Health insurance rates are going down next year for some residents in the Glenwood Springs area. And that’s partly because some doctors and hospitals have agreed to get paid less.

U.S. Senate candidates in Colorado battle it out for the women’s vote in the November election.

And we look at the 35th annual Aspen Film Fest, opening this weekend.

Basalt
7:27 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Downtown Redevelopment: Basalt Committee To Decide Issues Like Zoning, Financing

Earlier this year community members in Basalt came up with 3000 ideas for redevelopment. A new Town-appointed committee will cull some of the ideas and make decisions on issues such as zoning.
Credit www.ourtownplanning.org

Tonight (Tues 9/23) the Basalt Town Council will decide whether to approve members of a special board that will help make decisions on downtown development. The committee would, according to the Town Manager, “put more meat” on redevelopment ideas. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

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