Mayor Steve Skadron

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.

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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.

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Candidate Statement: Skadron has yet to answer our questionnaire.

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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.

Aspen City Council voted to table the application for the proposed Gorsuch Haus at the bottom of Lift 1A on Monday night. Though the applicants, led by Aspenite Jeff Gorsuch, presented a reconfigured proposal to address past community concerns, city staff suggests the council and the applicants would benefit from more time to work on the project.

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On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Elizabeth Stewert Severy present a compilation of the week’s news.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

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Aspen’s mayor is hoping to be re-elected in the spring.

 

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 After three years of back-and-forth on how to revamp and expand municipal offices in Aspen, the local government is getting ready to review its own land-use application.

 

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Aspen mayor Steve Skadron is showing that all politics is local, particularly when it comes to climate change. He and many other mayors across the country are hoping the president-elect will listen. Aspen Public Radio’s Elizabeth Stewart-Severy sat down with Skadron last week to discuss the role that local governments will play in protecting the climate under the next administration.

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Aspen Mayor Steve Skadron is joining leaders of cities across the United States in signing a letter urging President-elect Donald Trump to take action on climate change.

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Mayor Steve Skadron is speaking on a panel about green cities in Dubai this week. It is the third major international environmental conference for Skadron since he represented Aspen at the UN climate talks in Paris last December. Skadron has also spoken at events in Taiwan and Seoul, South Korea.

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