Development

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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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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Pitkin County
6:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Ittner Touts Business Savvy In Race For Pitkin County Commissioner

Rob Ittner is campaigning to keep his seat on the Board of Pitkin County Commissioners, in the county's only contested race.
Credit Rob Ittner

Pitkin County voters will see one contested local race when they receive their mail ballots later this week. In the race for District One in Pitkin County, former commissioner Patti Clapper is challenging incumbent Rob Ittner. In our first report on the race, Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sits down with Rob Ittner.

How the candidates handle growth appears to be the top issue in the race. Ittner, who has held the seat for four years, says he is pro-growth, but also agrees with the county’s land use code. It’s a document he says smartly regulates development.

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Valley Roundup
3:27 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Valley Roundup - October 3rd, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

This week  - Aspen’s parking debacle forces the department’s director out as internal emails on the scam are released.

The owners of an Aspen penthouse are back in court.  This time its about the building’s front door which they say is for their use only.

Also this week two hotels announce big redevelopment plans.

And, prosecuting the Aspen art museum climbers

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APR Local News
6:00 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Developers Prep For Construction On Long-Stalled Aspen Building

Construction on the Dancing Bear's "Mountainside" building stalled during the recession. Now, a new development group wants to restart construction later this year.
Credit Marci Krivonen

A multi-story building in Aspen that’s been unfinished since the recession could see construction work this Fall. Developers of the Dancing Bear’s “Mountainside” building want to open the luxury residence club by the end of 2015. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Randall Bone is CEO of Sunrise Company, the development group behind the two Dancing Bear buildings. Today he’s taking a small group on a tour of the “Parkside” residence club in downtown Aspen.

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