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Mayor Steve Skadron

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This week, Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron will meet with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change.

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Mayor Steve Skadron and the city’s climate action department launched the Compact of Colorado Communities last May. They are now partnering with the governor’s office to host a symposium on climate preparedness and clean energy. Governor John Hickenlooper has since recognized it as the leading network of local governments working on climate.

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City staff from the Parks and Recreation department and The Red Brick Center for the Arts made several requests of Aspen City Council in a work session this week. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock and reporter Alycin Bektesh discuss.

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 Last month Aspen City Council voted 3-2 to approve an affordable housing unit on Castle Creek road, near the Marolt housing complex.

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Aspen City Council and staff are doubling down on fundraising efforts for a major transportation study.

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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron spent last week representing Aspen’s sustainability goals at two separate conferences, first in Chicago and then in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining forces with an organization started by Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron.

  The Aspen City Council updated their to-do list Tuesday night.

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  The Aspen City Council chose a financing option for new city offices this week.

What has APR done for you lately: Candidate Chats

Jul 17, 2017

This spring, before the Aspen City Council election, Aspen Public Radio hosted a series of Candidate Chats. Reporter Alycin Bektesh interviewed all five candidates running for City Council and two candidates running for mayor. 

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President Trump’s announcement Thursday that the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris Agreement hit close to home.

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Local governments in the Roaring Fork Valley have long grappled with environmental issues, including work to lower greenhouse gas emissions, protect wilderness areas from overuse, keep water in the rivers and more. For the first time in many local elected officials’ tenure, these priorities are under threat from the national administration. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy asked local officials how they are working to influence national policy.

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Representatives from 27 Colorado communities took a pledge last week in Aspen to act aggressively on climate change.

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Mayors, councilmembers and county commissioners from across Colorado will gather in Aspen Thursday and Friday to discuss climate change initiatives.

Valley Roundup, May 5, 2017

May 5, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

It’s a two-man race for Mayor of Aspen this spring. Incumbent Steve Skadron is hoping for one more term. Challenging him for the seat is Lee Mulcahy.

Running for: Mayor

Candidate Statement: Skadron has yet to answer our questionnaire.

Valley Roundup, March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, March 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Councilman Bert Myrin received a tongue lashing from the mayor earlier this week when he suggested a lease for an art gallery be shortened in an effort to keep a level playing field.

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Aspen City Council debated a lease extension for a local art gallery that rents city space on Monday.

The conversation got heated.

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