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Valley Roundup 2-12-16

Feb 12, 2016


  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.


The federal government’s review of 65 oil and gas leases includes recommendations for the ones situated in the Thompson Divide.

http://www.postindependent.com/news/20584103-113/blm-aims-to-cancel-divide-leases-outright

 

Meanwhile, the effects of the Grand Avenue Bridge are starting to really become clear.

Link to pedestrian bridge torn down

And base village homeowners in Snowmass are voicing their issue with the amount of taxes they pay for empty promises.

Base Village homeowners want funding inequities fixed

 

The city of Aspen is trying to figure out how to spend $30 million.

Millions at stake in debate over tax for Wheeler

And two tax questions will likely appear before voters this fall for open space and schools.

Snowmass still mulling ways to support the school district 

Snowmass wants more info on school money question

Snowmass council considers more school funding

Finally, architectural plans have gone public for a new building that would replace the gas station on Main and Aspen streets.

Hunt shares drawing for commercial building

Hosting Valley Roundup for me this week is Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism.

Thanks to Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun, Curtis Wackerle editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun and John Stroud, reporter for the Glenwood Post Independent.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.