Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
Now that an affiliate of the Aspen Skiing Co. has closed on the sale of Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts, many are waiting for the equivalent of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass to be offered for the 16 ski areas we are now linked with.
And leading up to the deal, which is worth of billions of dollars, the SkiCo had its sights set on a much smaller piece of the ski industry pie.
Also, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials say that human carelessness is leading to more pregnant bears.
In Carbondale, the town trustees have drafted an environmental bill of rights. Whether the move is symbolic or has real teeth is yet to be seen.
Finally, a new school is opening in Glenwood Springs.
Joining me this week are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, along with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.