Town of Basalt

 

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The Aspen affordable housing program is in a mid-life crisis of sorts. How to manage nearly 3,000 subsidized units is weighing on public officials.

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  The unveiling of what’s now being called the “Basalt River Park” by a citizen’s committee earlier this week has turned some heads and raised some eyebrows. At $8 million dollars, elected officials and fiscal conservatives are wondering whether it’s worth it. Joining news director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times.

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In its attempt to get more social media followers, the Aspen Police Department had a bit of fun with the resort’s reputation as a party town.

Small plastic bag found at grocery store checkout causes internet stir

And time will tell if two developers who want to build lodging at the base of Aspen Mountain can play well together.

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.

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