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Valley Roundup 11-13-15


  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me this week are Snowmass Sun editor Jill Beathard, Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

The Aspen Skiing Co. is earning bragging rights of being one of the first ski resorts in the state to open early.

Ajax to open early

Garfield County Commissioners made a significant decision this week regarding the Thompson Divide and oil and gas drilling. It was a surprising move to those who follow their politics.

Garfield County endorses partial limit on Thompson Divide leasing

And Glenwood Springs’ approach to replacing its city manager is to get ahead of it — before the new Grand Avenue bridge starts to get built.


Garfield County manager finalists named

A large residential and commercial development proposal near El Jebel was denied last week by a citizen-appointed board.

Midvalley board recommends denial of Tree Farm project in El Jebel

Meanwhile, a new boutique hotel is being proposed in downtown Aspen, two blocks from where the same developer was shot down by voters for his plans to build an affordable lodge.

Hunt proposes hotel for Crystal Palace property

Can the state really make all bars that have food service offer something to eat until 2 a.m.?

State enforcing after hours food requirement for restaurants, bars

Finally, a condo complex in Snowmass Village has gone batty.

Bats in Snowmass Village become public health concern

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.