Welcome to a Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
Politics are still in play in Basalt — after two elections and the resignation of the town manager.
And if several development proposals in the midvalley get approved, there could be up to 1,000 new housing units along the Highway 82 corridor.
Meanwhile, the city of Aspen is igniting a few plans for affordable housing as well.
The Pitkin County Jail is serving as home to two convicted drunk drivers. One received 400 days for his crime, which led to a victim being seriously hurt. The other got 90 days in jail for her fifth DUI.
And, environmentalists are praising the federal government’s decision to cancel 25 leases in the Thompson Divide near Carbondale.
Another headline this week is the lack of snow. It’s making skiers and riders antsy that the 2016-17 season is getting off to a slow start.
Finally, we acknowledge the departure of the general manager of community access radio, KDNK, in Carbondale.
Joining me this week are Scott Condon, reporter for the Aspen Times, Andy Stone, columnist and former editor of the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.