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Beginning next month, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured as the city works to improve a popular bike path.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen wants to know just how much water flows in Maroon Creek and has contracted with the U.S. Geological Survey to keep an eye on it. It’s tied to efforts to make the city water supply more resilient.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

The City of Aspen first adopted a climate action plan in 2007, with a target of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. City staff has promoted energy efficiency, increased mass transit and supported a bike share program. These actions have reduced emissions. But Aspen’s population has grown, and those reductions have been somewhat lackluster.

An annual community survey shows Aspenites are mainly satisfied with their quality of life.

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The City of Aspen will continue to get some of its renewable energy from a nonprofit based in Nebraska.


Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Last week, Aspen City Council voted in favor of a 90-day suspension of an agreement between the city and the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

This week, there have been more allegations of sexual harassment at the Colorado statehouse.

The City of Aspen has some work to do to prove that it should hold on to conditional water rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks, and is considering pulling funding from the Wheeler’s stockpile to buy land in Woody Creek. The school district is also interested in the Wheeler’s excess funds.

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The City of Aspen is calling for a three-month suspension on a management agreement with the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

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The City of Aspen has big aspirations for climate action, and now officials think they have the tools to reach those goals.

Valley Roundup for Oct. 6, 2017

Oct 5, 2017


Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

The former director of the Red Brick Arts Center is being investigated for allegedly stealing money from the nonprofit.

City of Aspen

The city is working to make a busy Aspen intersection safer for cyclists.


Valley Roundup for Sept. 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, David Krause, editor of The Aspen Times, and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.



Locals have several opportunities this weekend to reconnect and celebrate the off season.

Valley Roundup, Aug. 25, 2017

Aug 24, 2017

More changes are happening in the ski industry, and paid parking is coming to Buttermilk.

  The busy summer months in the upper valley are coming to an end. News director Carolyn Sackariason has been digging into summer occupancy numbers for both Aspen and Snowmass. She discusses them with producer Christin Kay.

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The City of Aspen has been working toward building a new city facility on Rio Grande Plaza for years – now comes paying for it. Last month, the Aspen City Council decided in a work session that it would be too risky to send a question to voters this fall about financing the building.

Carolyn Sackariason / Aspen Public Radio

This past spring, Aspen City Council approved a new ordinance that regulates outdoor water use. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been reporting on what this means for local homeowners and landscape architects. She discusses the water efficiency for landscaping ordinance with producer Christin Kay.