KAJX

Basalt Town Council

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) hosted a community meeting Monday to discuss the Basalt shooting range, which has been closed since the Lake Christine Fire ignited there on July 3. Some community members in Basalt have called for the range to be relocated or closed permanently, but others would like to see the range reopened as soon as possible.

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

Courtesy of Jesse Wey

Basalt is working on strengthening its requirements for sustainable building as part of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Courtesy of Jesse Wey

Voters in Basalt can meet their town council candidates Tuesday evening.

 

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.

Valley Roundup, Sept. 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

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.

On Tuesday night, Basalt Town Council reviewed an updated application for Stott’s Mill, the proposed development, across from Basalt High School.

Ryan Mahoney

Basalt officials are very close to hiring a new town manager, but not quite there. The negotiations are dragging on longer than expected.

Ryan Mahoney

After eight months and two interim town managers, the Basalt Town Council will discuss a contract with Ryan Mahoney during an executive session on Friday.

Valley Roundup for April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 24, 2017

Feb 24, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A manhunt for two fugitives who are accused of robbing a convenience store at gunpoint in Carbondale ended peacefully with their arrests this week. But the nearly two-day search had many valley residents on edge.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle and Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon. I speak with them first about the manhunt in Basalt.

At a special meeting on Tuesday night, Basalt’s town council hired its second interim town manager in four months.

Valley Roundup for Nov. 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager.

Basalt’s interim town manager will continue to serve until elected officials can find somebody else.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Oct. 7, 2016

Oct 7, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

A Basalt town council member violated open meeting law after she emailed her colleagues asking them to vote a particular way on a resolution coming before them. For commentary on this issue, John Colson, a reporter for the Sopris Sun, Curtis Wackerle, editor at the Aspen Daily News, and Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times join Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason.

You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at 3:30 p.m.

 

www.basalt.net

  Ted Guy, of Basalt, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the town government for not being transparent enough. Guy is suing Basalt’s mayor, the town clerk and all five council members.

 

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.

Conflict of interest with the Basalt town attorney?

Sep 2, 2016

Basalt’s town attorney acknowledges that it may look like he had a conflict of interest when representing his boss at a legal proceeding earlier this summer.

Tom Smith, who is contracted to legally represent the town and its citizens, appeared with Mayor Jacque Whitsitt when she was questioned during a criminal investigation by the District Attorney’s Office.

Aspen Public Radio obtained the audio of the July 1 interview with Fifth Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown and his investigator:

Basaltines to be asked two questions for Pan and Fork

Aug 31, 2016

After listening to a variety of comments from the public last night on how to develop a key piece of property along the Roaring Fork River, the Basalt Town Council agreed to scale its plans back.

Valley Roundup, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

Pages