Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
Joining me on Valley Roundup this week are Aspen Daily News columnist Mick Ireland and editor Curtis Wackerle, along with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.
The Aspen Skiing Company has built its marketing plan around its values and politics.
The Aspen Club, which was a controversial development project several years ago, has stopped construction on its free-market homes and health facility due to financial problems.
And another hotel/condo development in Aspen is back in front of city council after it was put on ice during the Great Recession.
Also, there was an election in Rifle that resulted in two new council members and an affirmation that residents want recreational marijuana stores in their town.
And, a massive drug bust uncovered a distribution network of cocaine, methamphetamine, LSD and heroin from Basalt to Garfield County.
Finally, a tragic story is unfolding involving the death of a local teacher and the motorist who killed him, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Mick Ireland, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.