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Valley Roundup, Sept. 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

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.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council reviewed an updated application for Stott’s Mill, the proposed development, across from Basalt High School.

Ryan Mahoney

Basalt officials are very close to hiring a new town manager, but not quite there. The negotiations are dragging on longer than expected.

Ryan Mahoney

After eight months and two interim town managers, the Basalt Town Council will discuss a contract with Ryan Mahoney during an executive session on Friday.

Valley Roundup for April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A manhunt for two fugitives who are accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint in Carbondale ended peacefully with their arrests this week. But the nearly two-day search had many valley residents on edge.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon. I speak with them first about the manhunt in Basalt.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council hired its second interim town manager in four months.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

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

 

Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager.

Basalt’s interim town manager will continue to serve until elected officials can find somebody else.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Oct. 7, 2016

Oct 7, 2016
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A Basalt town council member violated open meeting law after she emailed her colleagues asking them to vote a particular way on a resolution coming before them. For commentary on this issue, John Colson, a reporter for the Sopris Sun, Curtis Wackerle, editor at the Aspen Daily News, and Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times join Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.

 

www.basalt.net

  Ted Guy, of Basalt, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the town government for not being transparent enough. Guy is suing Basalt’s mayor, the town clerk and all five council members.

 

Grassroots TV

The Basalt Town council approved a pair of public land ballot measures after debating the specific language of the questions late into the evening Tuesday night.

Question 2A asks voters to approve a purchase of property along the Roaring Fork River currently owned by the Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation.

Question 2B will ask voters if the town can take on debt to make that purchase.

Conflict of interest with the Basalt town attorney?

Sep 2, 2016

Basalt’s town attorney acknowledges that it may look like he had a conflict of interest when representing his boss at a legal proceeding earlier this summer.

Tom Smith, who is contracted to legally represent the town and its citizens, appeared with Mayor Jacque Whitsitt when she was questioned during a criminal investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.

Aspen Public Radio obtained the audio of the July 1 interview with Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown and his investigator:

Basaltines to be asked two questions for Pan and Fork

Aug 31, 2016

After listening to a variety of comments from the public last night on how to develop a key piece of property along the Roaring Fork River, the Basalt Town Council agreed to scale its plans back.

Valley Roundup, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
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Government transparency, civil discourse and what to do now that the town manager has quit are issues facing the town of Basalt. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Cindy Hirschfeld, editor of Aspen Sojourner Magazine and Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt.

You can hear more of the conversation which includes Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle at 3:30 p.m. on Aspen Public Radio news.

 

Basalt Town Council hears criticism after manager quits

Aug 23, 2016

Basalt residents packed the town council chambers Tuesday night in the wake of town manager Mike Scanlon’s resignation last Friday. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy reports.

 

 

 

Over a dozen people criticized town council and voiced support for Scanlon, who had been town manager for nearly four years.

The first in a series of public open houses regarding the Town of Basalt’s controversial River Park begins tonight.

Valley Roundup for Aug. 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Vail Resorts bought Whistler this week for $1 billion. How that will affect attracting guests to Aspen/Snowmass is a question industry observers are asking.

Elise Thatcher

Construction for Basalt’s underpass could start in a little more than three months. Town Council formally approved the building contract this week.

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