Elise Thatcher

  After years of preparation and hashing out the details, work is beginning on a new Grand Avenue Bridge. CDOT and contract workers will be focusing on the area underneath the bridge downtown, from 7th street.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale’s planning commission will have a public hearing this month about whether to allow a new City Market is on Highway 133.

Elise Thatcher

  Three adult males have been formally charged with robbing a Carbondale marijuana shop.  The men appeared in court Wednesday.

Ryan Jennings/Facebook

    

Thursday, December 31st 6:07 pm: Deceased climber identified as 42 year old Ryan Jennings of Carbondale.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale residents are meeting Wednesday about how to beef up homeless services. Real estate agent Lynn Kirchner is leading the effort.

Backbone Media

  Basalt could see another new office hub, and it’s tied to the ongoing debate about what can be built on the Pan and Fork parcel.

Elise Thatcher

  Residents in Eagle County are eligible for health care insurance with Kaiser Permanente next year, but that could mean traveling to the Front Range for some procedures. Eagle and Summit counties are in Kaiser’s network in 2016, which is the carrier’s first foray into the mountains.

Summit County TV 10

The town of Basalt has gotten a lot of attention in the Roaring Fork Valley for considering sharing sales taxes with a developer. At least two other mountain communities in Colorado have done something similar. But, there’s a key difference.

  Carbondale’s police department is searching for leads in a major burglary case. About $45,000 in equipment was stolen from Carbondale Wagner Rents.

Elise Thatcher

Carbondale businessmen Doug Stenclik and Randy Young are getting attention from around the world. They’re owners of the Cripple Creek Backcountry shop, and their podcast is especially popular. 

EcoFlight

  The Thompson Divide Coalition is adjusting its course. The nonprofit is shifting from crafting legislation to supporting a pending BLM decision.

Mountain Home Photo

  A variety of numbers show booming business in Aspen, whether it’s hotel reservations, an increase in commercial flights, or the price of renting retail space downtown. Another metric is home sales.

Elise Thatcher

The price of renting commercial space in Aspen is some of the highest rates the resort has seen in years, and there have been questions about whether it’s affecting business owners renting office space.

Garfield County

  Another health insurance carrier has announced it’s working with Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, but the company's coverage won’t be available to most people living in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners have chosen to hire Kevin Batchelder as County Manager. Batchelder has been Acting County Manager for several months. Commissioners said Monday his expertise with budget matters was a big selling point.

  The Town of Basalt’s plan to share sales tax revenue would not cover a more than $10 million dollar gap faced by the developer of Willits Town Center. Basalt Town Council has given initial approval to share a maximum of $5 million in sales taxes.

Elise Thatcher

Elected officials approved oil and gas drilling in Battlement Mesa on Thursday. Garfield County Commissioners unanimously ok’ed certain permits, though with nearly thirty conditions.

Mountain Edition - December 17th, 2015

Dec 17, 2015

Good afternoon, it’s Mountain Edition.

There could be a lawsuit over plans for Aspen’s Old Power House.

Residents in Pitkin County could soon get a doctor’s visit at home.

Hundreds attend BLM events about the Thompson Divide.

Colorado Trout Unlimited

The Bureau of Land Management is deciding what to do with dozens of oil and gas leases, including some on the Thompson Divide. The agency finished a series of public meetings this week to find out what residents want.

Elise Thatcher

  Garfield County Commissioners are considering whether to allow a permits for a drilling proposal in Battlement Mesa. Commissioners have gotten hours of public testimony this week, and are taking another look on Thursday.

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