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Valley Roundup for Aug. 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Vail Resorts bought Whistler this week for $1 billion. How that will affect attracting guests to Aspen/Snowmass is a question industry observers are asking.

Mountain Collective ski pass adds Telluride, RevelstokeAspen’s answer to Vail’s big acquisition — the Mountain Collective ski passVail Resorts to buy Whistler Blackcomb in $1 billion deal

In Basalt, politics are in play with publicly-owned land, and at the council table.

Basalt officials see election as referendum on parkBasalt officials reconsider aid for performing arts center

Meanwhile, the former CEO of Aspen Valley Hospital is returning to his post after being away for three years.

Former AVH CEO returning for personal reasons

AVH wants former head of institution

Finally, Donald Trump is coming to Aspen next week. To get a VIP meeting with him and a photo op, the pricetag is $25,000 a couple.

Donald Trump to stump in AspenTrump making his way to AspenTrump will come to Aspen for fundraiser

Joining me this week are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and the Snowmass Sun and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio News.