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Valley Roundup, June 16, 2017


Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.



Joining me this week are David Krause, editor of the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and the Snowmass Sun, and Olivia Oksenhorn, Aspen Public Radio’s summer intern.




Construction and road improvements by the Colorado Department of Transportation will delay motorists up and down Highway 82 this summer. But those who are coming in and out of Aspen got a little reprieve this month with a delay on S-curve improvements.



CDOT delays Highway 82 paving to August ‘at request of Aspen Institute’



And with Twin Lakes full, water is being released into the Roaring Fork River this week, fueling an already intense spring runoff. Authorities are urging caution.



Roaring Fork River running high after Twin Lakes diversion ends


Pinned rafters spend more than 3 hours on island in Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork River flows will double this week; river runners should prep for high water

Glenwood Canyon path closed near Shoshone for high water



A Silt couple is accused of embezzling around a million dollars from their boss, the former CEO

of Waffle House.



Silt couple accused of embezzlement from Waffle House CEO’s property



Also, Aspen became the first city in the state to ban tobacco sales to anyone under 21.


Aspen aims to be first in state to raise tobacco age

Aspen raises purchase age for sales of tobacco to 21



Finally, authorities are investigating why so many people got sick at the Rifle Rodeo last week.



No county food inspections made at Rifle Rodeo last week