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Carolyn Sackariason

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.

 

Carolyn Sackariason

 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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Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

 

The results are in from Tuesday’s election. We talk nationally, regionally and locally about how ballot issues and candidate races shook out.

Local 2016 election results are in 

So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Impact of Trump’s election echoes around the valley

The City of Aspen released results from its 2016 citizen survey last week. River health ranked at the top of the list of issues of concern for respondents.

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Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news team has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

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The “Living Lab” project that widened Castle Creek bridge for pedestrians and cyclists is being removed today and tomorrow.

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After the city took a rare step in seeking public input, staff is rejecting the overwhelming suggestion to abandon the rights. David Hornbacher, who is heading up the project for the city, wrote in a memo to city council that staff recommends keeping those rights.

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A top prosecutor in Aspen is joining the city’s legal team.

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City of Aspen staff is directing council to keep water rights for reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. As Elizabeth Stewart-Severy reports, this goes against public sentiment.

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 The Downtowner, the electric shuttle that offers rides in Aspen, has carried more than 11,635 passengers in more than 4,996 rides. There are a total of five vehicles. The first season was so successful that the City of Aspen is extending the service for another year, meaning it will go until Sept. 15, 2017.

The majority of construction waste in the valley is going straight to the county landfill and elected officials are hoping to curb some of that. Joining News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times and Randy Essex, publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

You can hear more of the conversation at 3:30 p.m. today.

 

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The City of Aspen will hold its first “Citizens Academy” this fall. Municipal governments from across the country have used similar programs to help residents get to know the inner-workings of their local government, and Aspen is now following suit.

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The City of Aspen hosted an open-house discussion last week about its water rights to build reservoirs on Maroon and Castle creeks, but interested locals still have a lot of questions.

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The City of Aspen is holding a public open house today to discuss its conditional water rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks.

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The City of Aspen is looking to curb emissions, and soon truck drivers could face a $500 fine for excess exhaust smoke.

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