Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
Joining me this week are Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News.
Municipal elections are a few months away in towns throughout the valley and along the I-70 corridor. New Castle is entering new territory with the possibility of multiple recalls.
Spring elections shaping up in Garfield County8 candidates for Basalt council, 2 for mayorCandidates throw hats into the ring for Basalt, Carbondale local electionsCarbondale voters to consider energy, more property taxes with spring ballot
Officials and healthcare workers are trying to find ways to fund a new detox center. And if city officials decide to allow private pot clubs in the future, those businesses could be a revenue stream to pay for such a facility.
Meanwhile, politics, conflicts and controversies are alive and well in Basalt.
And the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority is beginning to look at new transit systems, like trams, to deliver people throughout the valley.
Capital reserve funds in aging affordable housing units are woefully behind the amount of money it will require for repairs.
Finally, we take a look at how an X Games athlete inspired a local opinion columnist to come out of the closet.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.