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Valley Roundup, June 23, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.


Joining me in the studio this week are Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of Aspen Journalism and Andy Stone, former editor of the Aspen Times, as well as Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent speaking via Skype.




Officials have found the source behind what made 80 people sick at the Rifle Rodeo earlier this month.


Final decision supports S’mass summer activity expansion



And a Brazilian clothing company is facing fines for entering the water at Hanging Lake.



Liquido Active ticketed, faces fines for entering Hanging Lake


Commercialism is showing up at other hiking hot spots in the valley, too. A kiosk of sorts has been set up at the base of Smuggler Mountain so hats can be sold to hikers.



Also, a moose was spotted in downtown Aspen.


First-time visitor trots through Aspen


Beware of moose; leash dogs in habitat



A new whitewater park in the Roaring Fork River in Basalt has boaters on their toes.



New whitewater park in Basalt makes waves with river runners



In Snowmass, the Aspen Skiing Company has gotten approval for on-mountain summer improvements, like an alpine slide.



Final decision supports S’mass summer activity expansion



In Aspen, the city is taking away free parking for Hybrid drivers.



Aspen phasing out free parking for hybrid vehicles


And finally, Rifle voters will consider allowing recreational marijuana sales in their community.



Ballot questions approved by city council


Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.


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