Valley Roundup for July 22, 2016

Jul 22, 2016


Welcome to Valley Roundup during this summer’s pledge drive. I’m Carolyn Sackariason. Thank you for listening and your support. It’s listeners like you who we rely on to produce shows like Valley Roundup so please take a moment and make your financial contribution. No pledge is too small or large! We are here to take your donation. Please call 920-9000 or pledge right here online. And now, let’s get on with the show.

Joining me during this special summer pledge drive edition is a combined 115 years of local knowledge among this panel of veteran journalists: Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.


A Colorado Mountain College board member is taking heat from her colleagues for publicly expressing her opinions about the taxpayer-funded institution.



Have we reached our carrying capacity in the high country?

Aspen’s most spectacular wilderness areas are getting overrun

And a proposal to build a 68,000-square-foot hotel at the base of Aspen Mountain is causing angst among many, including avid skiers of the lift 1a side.

Respect the ski history of Aspen, Gorsuch Haus principals are toldAspen P&Z tells Gorsuch to rework hotel plan 

Meanwhile, the Basalt town council is entertaining the idea of asking voters to buy the pan and fork parcel.

Basalt council majority wants to explore buying all of Pan and Fork site 

And, the Aspen City Council this week couldn’t come to a consensus on whether to build a new city hall.

In a reversal, mayor wants city offices to stay in armoryAspen council deadlocked over future of City Hall 

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.