Town of Basalt

Elise Thatcher

Basalt may look at allowing marijuana businesses in a few more locations around town, after officials tightened up restrictions last summer.

 

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  A long time childcare provider in Basalt has received initial approval for expanding into the Red Brick Center. An advisory board and town council have decided The Growing Years School is the best operator for the job.

Elise Thatcher

  The town of Basalt wants to end a lawsuit that was filed over an open records request.

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  The Town of Basalt is trying something new. It’s looking for a licensed operator to start a day care center in the town’s Red Brick building.

Elise Thatcher

  Eighty WE-cycle bikes are now at stations across Basalt and Willits. The Aspen-based bike sharing program rolled out the expansion over the past week.

Elise Thatcher

The Town of Basalt has released key information in a recent lawsuit and open records request.

Mary Kenyon

A Basalt woman said the Town of Basalt filed a lawsuit under the wrong statute. The town sued resident Mary Kenyon April 29 over her previously filed open records request.

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  More than $36,000 in campaign spending was racked up in the Roaring Fork Valley this spring. That was for elections in Basalt, Carbondale and for Aspen Valley Hospital.

Elise Thatcher

Construction for Basalt’s underpass could start in a little more than three months. Town Council formally approved the building contract this week.

Leticia Ingram

Leticia Ingram is having a huge week. The Basalt teacher was honored by President Barack Obama on Tuesday, with other celebrated teachers from across the country.

Elise Thatcher

The town of Basalt is taking a resident to court because she filed a request to see correspondence between the mayor and the town’s top election official.

Elise Thatcher

A Basalt resident is asking the Colorado Municipal League and a District Attorney to take a close look at the spring election in Basalt. That’s as preparations continue to swear in new town council members and mayor Jacque Whitsitt on Tuesday night.

Elise Thatcher

Voters in Carbondale and Basalt are casting their ballots for the spring election, which ends Tuesday evening. Proponents of a new tax have raised-- and spent-- the most campaign dollars in Carbondale. In Basalt, that’s true of candidates for the mayor’s seat.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt Town Council has voted unanimously to give elected officials a pay raise. The change goes into effect this spring, for about half of the board.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt is choosing from a list of four companies that want to build the town’s long-anticipated underpass.

Barbara Platts

Three Town Council seats are up for grabs in Basalt’s spring election, and the mayor’s post is also in contention. Aspen Public Radio hosted a candidate forum last night at the Basalt Regional Library. Candidates staked out their positions and answered pointed questions.

Barbara Platts / Aspen Public Radio News

News Director Carolyn Sackariason moderates the two hour, live broadcast of APR's Town Hall Candidate Forum with five candidates running for three open Basalt Town Council seats and two candidates vying for the mayor’s seat.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt Town Council members are paid less than people in similar positions with other towns in the Roaring Fork Valley. Council members are now looking at increasing their pay. The review comes with an April election on the horizon.

Valley Roundup 3-4-16

Mar 4, 2016

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

The Carbondale Town Trustees this week approved a new City Market that will be larger than the one that’s there now and will include a fuel station.

Cdale to get new City Market, fuel station

 

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt leaders have chosen to pursue a certain amount of development for part of the Pan and Fork parcel. But the decision is nonbinding and comes less than a month before a pivotal election.

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