Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.
Basalt town politics are still causing controversy; this time with an elected official lobbying her colleagues outside of the public eye.
And in response to the heightened pressure some town council members are feeling, they’ve hired a public relations firm.
Meanwhile, there is a three-way race for mayor in Carbondale. At the center of their campaigns is the safety of residents.
There are no creepy clowns around here — but one law enforcement agency issued a warning about them.
In Aspen, a man pleaded guilty to DUI and vehicular assault after lying to a jury and the court during his multi-day trial.
Also, developers who were hoping to build a Four Seasons hotel in a quiet Aspen neighborhood pulled their plans.
Finally, as the election draws near, the valley’s media outlets are planning public debates.
Joining me this week are Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times, John Colson, reporter for the Sopris Sun and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.
Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.