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Valley Roundup for Sept. 23, 2016


Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A massive illegal pot grow near Rifle got busted up this week and over a dozen Chinese nationals working the crop were arrested. Police think they may be the victims of slave labor.

3,000 pot plants seized in illegal Garfield County grow

And in nearby Battlement Mesa, residents are trying to stave off a wastewater injection well from being put in their backyards.

Garfield County declines to intervene on injection well in Battlement Mesa


Developing the bases of ski areas is what’s capturing headlines in Aspen. The developer of Base Village is selling its assets so the Aspen Skiing Co and an Avon-based company can finally build at the bottom of Snowmass Ski Area.

Related settles lawsuit with Sunrise

Base Village approval is 
finally final


SkiCo and East West to build Base Village

Locals applauding ownership change for Base Village

In Aspen, a group of locals trying to build a hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain got shot down unanimously by a review committee this week.

Gorsuch Haus moves to council without planning commissioners’ support

And the SkiCo is in the process of buying the resort’s central reservations agency and moving the operation to Basalt.

SkiCo moves to absorb Stay Aspen Snowmass

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.

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