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Valley Roundup, May 12, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.


Joining me this week are Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, in the studio, along with Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent via Skype.

Aspen police are looking for an unidentified suspect who ran into an art gallery and slashed a $3 million painting.

Suspicious man uses knife to destroy

$3 million painting in Aspen gallery

Artist Christopher Wool’s works are in museums, one went for $26.4 million


In Silt, many residents are breathing a sigh of relief that the town has replaced its sculpture in the roundabout.



Silt’s roundabout sculpture takes flight

And nationally, the ski industry saw an increase in skier visits this past season. But there is still room for growth.

Steamboat Ski Area owner profits $177 million

An estimated 54.7 million skiers hit the slopes this winter, up 3.7 percent

Aspen Skiing Co. owners scrambled for Intrawest deal after initial offer rejected


A luxury condominium complex in downtown Aspen has hooked back into the city’s stormwater system after it fixed its septic tank leak.



Aspen condo complex can hook back up with drain system

Employers in Glenwood Springs are trying to stay ahead of the delays expected when the Grand Avenue Bridge closes in August.

Employers assess ways to cut traffic during detour

Glenwood plans for ‘state of emergency’ during detour

Finally, a reporter explains how he was threatened by law enforcement for informing the public about a drug case.

Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer found on scene of Blue Lake ...

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.