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Courtesy of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Mountain lion activity on the Rio Grande Trail near the Aspen Airport Business Center has Pitkin County officials on alert.

Pitkin County

The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners approved a $102 million budget this month. Total spending is down from last year, when a large amount went to new facilities for government offices.

The 100 or so inmates jailed on both ends of the valley will enjoy holiday meals.

Dispatch Center still faces staffing shortage

Dec 19, 2016
Barbara Platts

The Pitkin County Emergency Dispatch Center hired a new communications director this month, but they are still operating with only half of a staff.

A groundbreaking ceremony today kicks off a two-year overhaul of Pitkin County government offices.
 

Basalt joined forces with Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County this week in hiring an attorney to negotiate “franchise agreements” with Comcast.

In November, voters allowed Pitkin County to provide broadband services.

Officials broke ground Tuesday in Basalt for the Roaring Fork Apartments. The project will provide affordable housing, unlike anything else in the valley.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

 

The results are in from Tuesday’s election. We talk nationally, regionally and locally about how ballot issues and candidate races shook out.

Local 2016 election results are in 

So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Impact of Trump’s election echoes around the valley

Colorado is one of a handful of states conducting this election by mail.

Valley Roundup for Oct. 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Elise Fitzsimmons/Aspen Public Radio

Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news team has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Oct. 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Elise Fitzsimmons/Aspen Public Radio

Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news teams has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

 

Mountain Edition- Sept. 23

Sep 23, 2016

 On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Barbara Platts and Elizabeth Stewart-Severy present a compilation of the week’s news.

Three finalists picked for judgeship

Sep 22, 2016

The replacement for a local judge has been narrowed down to three candidates. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

911 texting service is in its third year

Sep 13, 2016

 It’s been nearly three years since Pitkin County implemented the 9-1-1 text messaging system. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts visited the county’s dispatch center to learn more about this emergency communication option.

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A section of the Roaring Fork River is closed to boaters and anglers as crews start building two recreational waves above the Town of Basalt. Pitkin County attorney John Ely said the project is intended as a safeguard against drought.   

McClure Pass investigation closed

Sep 6, 2016
Courtesy of mybicycleroutes.com

The investigation into the death of 49-year-old Longmont resident Matthew Barz, who was found Monday on McClure Pass, has shown that he died of trauma from an accidental fall.

Courtesy of aspenpitkin.com

Bears are crafty and have good memories, and when they’re hungry, it’s a lot easier to dig into the neighbor’s trash than to find a dozen pounds of berries.

Pitkin County

At a work session Tuesday, Pitkin County commissioners discussed plans for spending $2 million generated by the Renewable Energy Mitigation Program, where developers have to pay to offset energy demands.

Glenwood Canyon closes again Wednesday, Thursday

Aug 8, 2016
Courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

Glenwood Canyon will be closed again this Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., forcing many motorists to seek alternate routes.

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