Elise Thatcher

Backbone Media

  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

Summit County TV 10

The town of Basalt has gotten a lot of attention in the Roaring Fork Valley for considering sharing sales taxes with a developer. At least two other mountain communities in Colorado have done something similar. But, there’s a key difference.

  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale businessmen Doug Stenclik and Randy Young are getting attention from around the world. They’re owners of the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop, and their podcast is especially popular. 

EcoFlight

  The Thompson Divide Coalition is adjusting its course. The nonprofit is shifting from crafting legislation to supporting a pending BLM decision.

Mountain Home Photo

  A variety of numbers show booming business in Aspen, whether it’s hotel reservations, an increase in commercial flights, or the price of renting retail space downtown. Another metric is home sales.

Elise Thatcher

The price of renting commercial space in Aspen is some of the highest rates the resort has seen in years, and there have been questions about whether it’s affecting business owners renting office space.

Garfield County

  Another health insurance carrier has announced it’s working with Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, but the company's coverage won’t be available to most people living in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners have chosen to hire Kevin Batchelder as County Manager. Batchelder has been Acting County Manager for several months. Commissioners said Monday his expertise with budget matters was a big selling point.

  The Town of Basalt’s plan to share sales tax revenue would not cover a more than $10 million dollar gap faced by the developer of Willits Town Center. Basalt Town Council has given initial approval to share a maximum of $5 million in sales taxes.

Elise Thatcher

Elected officials approved oil and gas drilling in Battlement Mesa on Thursday. Garfield County Commissioners unanimously ok’ed certain permits, though with nearly thirty conditions.

Mountain Edition - December 17th, 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

There could be a lawsuit over plans for Aspen’s Old Power House.

Residents in Pitkin County could soon get a doctor’s visit at home.

Hundreds attend BLM events about the Thompson Divide.

Colorado Trout Unlimited

The Bureau of Land Management is deciding what to do with dozens of oil and gas leases, including some on the Thompson Divide. The agency finished a series of public meetings this week to find out what residents want.

Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County Commissioners are considering whether to allow a permits for a drilling proposal in Battlement Mesa. Commissioners have gotten hours of public testimony this week, and are taking another look on Thursday.

www.cancelon.com

  Aspen is bustling much more than in mid December last year. But that’s not true for Snowmass Village. Occupancy rates in Aspen on Tuesday were at or near 46%, compared to 23% the same day last year.

Elise Thatcher

  After years of planning, work begins next month on the the new Grand Avenue Bridge project. The first few months will be more low-key and need fewer workers, doing things like prepping areas underneath and near the ends of the bridge, as well as pouring the foundations for its pillars.

The Fields Development Group

  There’s several development proposals for the El Jebel area, and a citizen board is getting ready to consider a residential subdivision. A group of developers wants to build up to 110 homes and duplexes on Eagle County land.

Elise Thatcher

  Schools across Colorado are getting results from a new statewide test designed to look at how well students read, write, and solve math problems. We have a quick look results for the Roaring Fork School District.

commons.wikimedia.org

  Carbondale recently welcomed a high ranking Buddhist leader, for a retreat on how people think about the world and how to change that. Boston-based Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche works with MIT as leader of the Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values.

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