Valley Roundup - May 2nd, 2014

May 2, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the week’s top news stories in Aspen and beyond.  

Joining us today are Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times.

This month special taxing districts are holding elections for their boards.  Two are getting a lot of attention because of what happened in their last elections.  Critics are running for seats this time. 

One of those is the Crown Mountain Recreation District. Also facing a shuffle is the Carbondale Fire District.

This week legal wrangling continued over opening files in the Nancy Pfister murder case.

Today we talk with Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon about a squabble in the valley’s environmental activist community.

And, there was more evidence this week that marijuana is getting respectable….The Colorado Symphony Orchestra wants pot smokers to shed the tie-dye and clip on a cumber bun. 

On the show today:

Crown Mountain Rec Center Blowback?

From Aspen Public Radio:


From Aspen Times:


Carbondale Fire District Tax Hike Blowback?

From Glenwood Post Independent:


Unsealing Pfister Murder Case Files

From Aspen Daily News:


From Aspen Times:


Rebuffed: Dr. Bill Rodman.

From Aspen Daily News:



Emmer v Ireland…again.

From Aspen Times:


Ganja Gets Respectable 1:  Dealers are now “Businessmen.”

From Aspen Times:


Ganja Gets Respectable 2:  Classical Music Gets High.

From The Denver Post:


Interview – Aspen Times Reporter Scott Condon: Thompson Divide Coalition Gets a Poke in the Eye.

From Aspen Times: