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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron has joined 17 other elected officials around the state urging Colorado’s congressmen to support the Bureau of Land Management’s methane rule.

A letter signed by 18 mayors of cities and towns around the state was sent yesterday to Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet. The letter states how the rule ensures fair return to taxpayers, improves our air quality, and cuts energy waste.

Nancy Rice, the chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, was in the Roaring Fork Valley earlier this month. She met with the local bar associations and visited the courthouses in the Ninth Judicial District. She also spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason about pay raises for judges and how local rulings are handled in Denver.

 

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A local environmental nonprofit and the City of Aspen have been taking steps toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Artist Sonja Hinrichsen has been bringing attention to the issue with snowshoers in the valley through an environmental art project.

A couple dozen feet made all the difference for a technicality that has caused Cale Mitchell to withdraw his name from the Aspen Mayoral race.

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.

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Aspen City Council approved requests Monday night to fund two studies that are designed to analyze the risks to the town’s future water supply.

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Jay Parker knows his way around Aspen’s mine tunnels. He’s spent about 40 years working at the Smuggler Mine. On a recent tour, he added consideration of water storage to the history and geology that he provides.

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.

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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.

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Aspen’s environmental health department wants drivers to cut unnecessary emissions.

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

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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.

Mike Kosdrosky has been at the helm of the Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority for two years. In that time, he’s realized that an overhaul of a system, which encompasses nearly 3,000 units, is long overdue.

 

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The annual “toast to winter” celebration — known as Winterskol —  is underway in Aspen. And on Thursday night, it’s going to get extreme at the Wheeler Opera House.

 

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There are three parcels of city-owned land set to become Aspen’s newest affordable rental offerings.

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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.

 

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 Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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The last day to formally challenge the City of Aspen’s conditional water rights on Maroon and Castle creeks was Dec. 31. At least 10 people and organizations are opposing the city in court.

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Winter cyclists and pedestrians may soon have a wider sidewalk over Castle Creek Bridge as the City of Aspen tries out a snowy version of this past summer’s “living lab.”

 

 PRESS RELEASE FROM CITY OF ASPEN:

The City of Aspen announced today that Assistant City Manager Randy Ready, who has been with the City since 1993 and in the Assistant City Manager position since 1996, has submitted his resignation in order to accept the position as Frisco’s Town Manager.  Ready’s last day will be in early January.

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