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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will need to reconsider designating the southern Rockies for special protection for lynx.

City of Aspen

  The City of Aspen is looking to upgrade their “bike friendly” status.

This week on Valley Roundup:

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

 

   

CREDIT ASPEN PITKIN COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

 An Aspen Pitkin Housing Authority unit may stay occupied by an allegedly non-compliant tenant for another year.

A challenge to the City of Aspen’s bag-fee ordinance was accepted by the Colorado Supreme Court this week. Detractors question the City Council’s authority to implement and collect funds without bringing the question to voters.

The Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon will be closed tomorrow as volunteer crews work on final stages of a restoration project.

Colorado Department of Transportation

The Colorado Department of Transportation announced yesterday that the four month rockfall mitigation project in Glenwood Canyon is officially complete.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Since Carbondale became a certified Creative District earlier this summer, there have been lots of concrete changes to the town. There are signs pointing towards creative business like galleries and restaurants. Coming soon are iPads placed around town to help people find out more about the Creative District.

Colorado is still the leanest state in the country, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

Author Luis Alberto Urrea  has been called a “border writer” - penning novels and nonfiction works cataloging stories of immigration from Mexico to the United States.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

 

Officials with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails are asking for public input on recent changes at North Star Nature Preserve.

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The 5Point adventure film festival is bringing their movies outside next Thursday in Carbondale.

 

“Road from Karakol”, which premiered at the 5Point Film Festival in 2013, is being shown.

 

The event features some of the highlights from the nonprofit’s four events in Minnesota, North Carolina, Washington state and here in Carbondale.

 This week on Cross Currents is the second part of the conversation with Weston Boyles of Rios to Rivers, a local non profit for cultural and environmental education.

Colorado’s Republican Party Chairman said Donald Trump’s views on immigration are evolving, and he thinks the Republican nominee has so far made a strong law and order case on the issue. 

Aspen Public Radio News

For the first time in about 15 years, the Aspen-area wildlife manager for Colorado Parks and Wildlife may live in the Aspen area.

Grassroots TV

The Basalt Town council approved a pair of public land ballot measures after debating the specific language of the questions late into the evening Tuesday night.

Question 2A asks voters to approve a purchase of property along the Roaring Fork River currently owned by the Roaring Fork Community Development Corporation.

Question 2B will ask voters if the town can take on debt to make that purchase.

Ross Daniels

The Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority board will hear an update regarding a lawsuit against Burlingame resident Lee Mulcahy during their meeting today.

Mulcahy said he will attend the board meeting even though the discussion of the case will be held in closed session. The lawsuit against Mulcahy surrounds his residential and employment status. To live in his Burlingame home he needs to live and work full time in Pitkin County. Mulcahy said he doesn’t know if he will have a chance to speak today, and he doesn’t feel like he has had a chance to make his case.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio

Cyclists and runners along the Rio Grande Trail are seeing a different kind of wildlife this month. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority has hired a herd of goats to eat weeds along the path from Glenwood Springs to Emma.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Don “Slim” Waechtler founded Slim’s Taxidermy in Glenwood Springs in 1981. In his house, he has what he calls his man cave. It has some of the essentials, like a pool table and flat screen TV, but the decorations are a little more nontraditional. You’ll find the heads of moose, elk and bighorn sheep, as well as a full-sized grizzly bear in the corner.

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