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PitCo to control odor monitoring at pot grow in Basalt

Nov 9, 2015
Marci Krivonen

  Pitkin County is now in charge of the smell test at a marijuana grow facility in Basalt. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason has the details.


The county’s environmental health department has assumed control of odor monitoring at High Valley Farms. The grow facility, which supplies product to the Silverpeak Apothecary in Aspen, will pay for a third party to monitor the operation.

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A marijuana grow facility near Basalt will continue to operate. The Pitkin County Commissioners Wednesday (9/24) did not cancel a pair of licenses for High Valley Farms.

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One week ahead of a decision on whether to renew a license for a marijuana grow operation, the Pitkin County commissioners visited High Valley Farms.

The marijuana industry in Colorado got some attention at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week. Festival participants toured a grow operation near Basalt and heard from experts about the somewhat bumpy rollout of recreational pot. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

There’s a few rules before you take a tour of High Valley Farms near Basalt.

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Aspen’s first retail marijuana shop plans to open this month. Silverpeak Apothecary has been working on getting approvals from the City and Pitkin County. The business currently operates as a medical marijuana dispensary but, it’s tripling in size to meet the needs of a budding industry. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Silverpeak employee Zoe Higgins chats with a curious caller behind the counter at Silverpeak Apothecary.

"Good morning, what can we do for you? No, we’re not recreational yet. We’re hoping for early to mid-March," she says to the caller.

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Construction equipment is moving dirt in the Mid-Valley in preparation for a marijuana grow site. The medical marijuana business Silverpeak Apothecary is constructing a 25,000 foot greenhouse to supply both medical and retail marijuana to its storefront in Aspen. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the owners broke ground Friday despite complaints from neighbors.