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Basalt

The town of Basalt and Eagle County have had a strained relationship at times, stemming from the county's approval of developments just outside the town limits.

Monday is the grand opening for Basalt’s Roaring Fork Apartments. There are 56 of them, brand new, next to the bus stop on Highway 82 by Stubbies.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council adopted changes to the town’s community housing guidelines.

Eagle County

Thursday could be one of the last times the public can weigh in on how land-use decisions are made in Eagle County’s portion of the mid-valley.  

basaltchamber.org

The town of Basalt’s general fund, in 2017, ended around $230,000 below revenues.

Elise Thatcher

Voters in Basalt and Carbondale have until 7 p.m. to drop off their ballots.

Basalt Police Department

Last week, Basalt Police found a collection of bottles in the Roaring Fork River, wrapped in duct tape, with a mysterious liquid inside. Authorities are advising the public to please not open them.

Verizon.com

Verizon needs to fix its "very unreliable” service, Basalt’s mayor Jacque Whitsitt wrote recently in a letter to the company.

Roni Morales explains how Mountain Family Health Centers plays a role in the recent immigration concerns in our valley. Garry Schalla highlights the non-profits team-based system. 

Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman is the host of Democracy Now! and will be speaking Friday at The Temporary in Basalt.

Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio News

This spring, Basalt might take a page from Aspen’s playbook and bring a tobacco tax before voters.

Elise Thatcher

Three seats on Basalt’s town council are up for grabs in April and interested candidates can sign up to run starting Jan. 2.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Dan Young is a plein air painter and Colorado native. A long time resident of Silt, he’s the featured artist in the 25th annual Coors Western Art Exhibit in Denver. Arts and Culture reporter Claire Woodcock takes us to his home studio, where he shares his passion for nature and art.

Board president of the Basalt Education Foundation, Erika Leavitt, says that the foundation's ability to raise money has increased over time. The organization is happy to share what they've learned with other communities.

The Basalt Education Foundation says that Colorado currently ranks 39th in the US per pupil funding. Their non-profit is very cognizant of what's happening at the state and federal level around public education.

The the granting committee of the Basalt Education Foundation considers a grant request from a teacher or administrator, they look at a few key components. They explain how they want the students to have the best education possible.

The Basalt Education Foundation serves the Basalt public schools. Between the elementary, middle and high school, they serve about 1600 students. The non-profit when through major strategic planning in 2013 and 2015 and now offer "administrator grants" to teachers and administrators in the schools.

Courtesy of Jesse Wey

Earlier this year, the Town of Basalt signed on to Eagle County’s climate action plan. Tuesday, Town Council is expected to sign a letter of intent to work with other communities in the county to reduce greenhouse gases. But Basalt isn’t going to commit any money toward the collaborative.

 

At its meeting Tuesday, Basalt Town Council will consider the updated Stott's Mill application, a development proposal that’s been on their radar for many years.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Last week, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright gave a talk at the Ann Korologos Gallery on her memoir The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs, written more than a decade ago. Claire Woodcock spoke with Albright about the significance of democracy as it relates to the current political landscape.

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