Valley Roundup, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016

Clockwise: Aspen Sojourner editor Cindy Hirschfeld, Aspen Times columnist Roger Marolt, Aspen Public Radio news director Carolyn Sackariason and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.
Credit Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

Sentiment grows to bring back Basalt town managerAngry speakers wants Basalt Town Council to make peace with ScanlonBasaltines sad, angry over Town Manager Scanlon’s departureScanlon submits termination and severance notice to BasaltBasalt council was upset that Scanlon loan repayment wasn’t secured

And amidst all of it, the town council is considering asking voters to approve a multi-million dollar bond question on the fall ballot to develop the Pan and Fork parcel.

Resignation of Basalt official casts shadow over bond issueTown council to scrutinize Basalt river park costs

In Aspen, city council members are still debating the merits of building a new city hall.

But what would go in old city hall is a big question.

Councilman: Community center concept must be solid for armory plan to be OK’d

Joining me this week are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Scott Condon, reporter for Aspen Times, Cindy Hirschfeld, editor of Aspen Sojourner Magazine and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.