Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Aug. 11, 2017

Aug 10, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.


Joining me this week are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News. I’m Carolyn Sackariason and you are listening to Valley Roundup, an analysis and commentary of the week’s news with writers and editors. We continue our conversation with Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.



The Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency is stepping up its deportation efforts in the region. One editor takes issue with the the perception that those who speak only Spanish are illegal immigrants.


Advocates say Trump-backed bill could cripple Garfield economyICE surge reaches Roaring Fork Valley


Carbondale appoints Luis Yllanes as newest trustee


Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants some answers from Colorado’s governor about our state’s marijuana use.


Attorney General Sessions questions Colorado’s marijuana management


And the Colorado secretary of state has released millions of voters’ information for President Trump. Some are worried it will be used in nefarious ways.


In Aspen, secretary of state candidate blasts Colorado for releasing voter rolls


Finally, local and state officials are making decisions about whether ebikes are appropriate on trails like the Rio Grande. Pitkin County has banned them, for now.


Pitkin County to consider e-bike moratorium at special meetingPitkin County bans E-bikes pending community discussionRFTA board to weigh e-bikes on Rio Grande Trail

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