Valley Roundup for April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.



A Glenwood Springs arts nonprofit is being investigated after its executive director resigned.

Glenwood Springs police investigate Center for the Arts finances

Ex-art center boss Brusig faces felony over $18K of bad checks

And the national forest has been defaced.


Good news: the pedestrian bridge is open in Glenwood Springs.

Election day in Aspen is drawing near.


Council emails on a private server are still public records

Council, mayoral candidates face off at Squirm NightMayoral candidates square offCouncil candidates outline positions, differentiate themselves


With an all-mail in ballot election, newspaper editors feel pressure to throw their support behind candidates when they might not be ready to. And the letters to the editor supporting various candidates are flooding in.

Also, the current Aspen City Council is moving toward making the legal age 21 to buy tobacco.

City wants to raise Aspen’s tobacco-buying age to 21

Aspen City Council on board with raising tobacco-buying age

And in the midvalley, development is making headlines. The town of Basalt is eyeing the controversial Pan and Fork parcel, and the Tree Farm proposal goes to a public hearing next week.

Councilmen eye different paths to end Basalt’s Pan and Fork conundrum


More affordable housing sought from El Jebel-area project

I’m joined in the studio by Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, and Aspen Times managing editor Rick Carroll, along with reporter Scott Condon. And via Skype with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.