Valley Roundup for Dec. 16, 2016
Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
As more people live farther away from where they work, traffic becomes worse. A new group has convened in an attempt to reduce the number of cars coming into town. But motorists may not like the alternative.
Pitkin County has the highest suicide rate in Colorado. And across the country, suicide is becoming more commonplace. News organizations are thinking about how to cover such a delicate topic, including local newspaper editors.
Obit aims to reduce stigma of suicide | Aspen Public Radio
And with a month left in office, the district attorney is taking some criticism for firing her top prosecutor and making a plea deal with a baby killer.
Meanwhile, property owners in Snowmass’ Base Village are getting sick and tired of paying for amenities they aren’t getting.
Finally, Aspen’s oldest newspaper is looking for a new editor.
Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Andy Stone, columnist for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, and Lauren Glendenning, outgoing editor of the Aspen Times.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.