Town of Basalt

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.

Elise Thatcher

  

  Comments about a Basalt whitewater park point to support for some amenities to be included.

Elise Thatcher

  It’s take two for Basalt’s long awaited underpass. The Town had to go back to the drawing board last fall when bids came in too high.

Elise Thatcher

The Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation is raising concerns about Basalt’s latest plan to handle the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt may ask voters to pay for a Pan and Fork park this fall. Town Council decided Tuesday night to start nailing down how much the land is worth and other preparations.

Basalt Community Design Center

  A couple of landscape architects hope to start a new way for talking about the Pan and Fork parcel in Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

  Longer work hours and a bonus for finishing early could make a difference when it comes to building a highway underpass in Basalt.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt’s elected leaders have voted down ballot measure proposals about the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

Contenders have thrown their hats into the ring for local elections in Basalt and Carbondale. More people than usual are running in Basalt, even though there’s a routine number of posts up for grabs on Town Council. 

Elise Thatcher

There’s a whitewater park in the works near Basalt, and the key is now figuring out how many amenities it should have.

Elise Thatcher

  Basalt could see some relief when it comes to affordable housing. Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon says there’s a long list of new projects on the horizon, which could alleviate some of the increasing demand for homes and apartments.

Elise Thatcher

Basalt’s Town Council has decided against sharing up to $5 million in sales tax dollars with the developer at Willits Town Center. Mariner Real Estate Management asked for that financing in order to attract more business tenants.

 

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