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Valley Roundup, Sept. 1, 2017


Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

My guests this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent speaking via Skype, along with Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, David Cook, co-owner of the Aspen Daily News and Rick Carroll, managing editor of the Aspen Times.






Push play for a shorter version that aired on Morning Edition.

The ownership of the Aspen Daily News changed hands this week. Having three real estate agents from Aspen Snowmass Sotheby’s as key investors has some wondering where future content may be headed.

But the new owner and publisher promises that the news will not be influenced.


And the editor of the Aspen Daily News hopes to continue the paper’s 39-year history.




Locals want to see Daily News stay true to itself under new ownership


In Glenwood Springs, the city is hoping to incentivize retailers to set up shop in the Meadows Mall.


City tax incentive to help fill vacant Meadows stores


And, a Silt cop is under investigation for insurance fraud.


Silt officer reported repeated burglaries

Officer arrested for allegedly scamming tens of thousands through fraudulent insurance claims


Rifle High School may have found a solution to head injuries for its football injuries.




Also, a rather interesting clause in a lease agreement has been uncovered.


‘Fish stick clause’ remains part of official Aspen bureaucracy


Anti-semitism is being addressed within the Aspen School District.




Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.


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