Like other towns and counties up and down the Roaring Fork Valley, the town of Basalt is hammering out its budget for next year. But first it’s also trying to shore up its 2015 funds. This year’s budget was supposed to be about $7 million. Now Town Council is considering adding more than $2.2 million more dollars to pay for unanticipated expenses.
Some of the fasted ski racers in the world will take on Aspen Mountain this weekend, when the resort once again hosts the women’s FIS Ski World Cup. We stopped by on Tuesday to see how the course is coming along.
Pitkin County has been spending millions of dollars on medical care for its workers. That’s dropped dramatically in recent years. Pitkin County is projected to spend more than $3.6 million in the 2015 calendar year, a significant drop from previous years.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is joining the review into what caused a fire in a garage in Glenwood Springs on Sunday. Glenwood Springs Fire Chief Gary Tillotson says bringing in the CBI doesn’t mean the fire was an arson, but it is a way to definitively rule out whether that played a role.
Garfield County Commissioners will soon take up a controversial drilling proposal in the Parachute area. Many residents in Battlement Mesa are worried about the effects of possibly more than fifty wells within the housing development.
Starting Saturday, residents in need of a ride to Denver can snag a weekend trip on the Bustang service. CDOT unveiled the memorably named bus service this summer, but has been hesitant to add trips on Saturday and Sunday.
Science students from Basalt Middle School will once again square off with their peers from around the state. They’re heading for a statewide robotics championship this winter. The team of seven students will compete in Denver in January, to test their skills in programming robots to pick things up and carry out a variety of other tasks.
Aspen and Snowmass Village had a record-setting amount of hotel reservations this fall. But winter bookings are still lackluster. This fall hit a high water mark with overnight bookings, following on a busy summer. A long stretch of good weather plus last-minute reservations in October played a big role.
More than $25,000 has been raised for Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs, after a whirlwind local fundraising campaign. As Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher reports, the money was presented to the nonprofit on Monday morning.