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This week: The City of Aspen will build new offices, it’s up to the public to decide where, a look into life in the valley for the many undocumented workers, and the allure of the solo hike, even though we all know it’s dangerous.  

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  On Tuesday the Aspen City Council decided to extend a contract with developer Mark Hunt to buy two buildings near city hall.

 

Radio LaTricolor, has been named station of the year by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, are Aspen officials skirting a public weigh-in on a new government building?, valley athletes continue to earn new neckware, and students say they do not want guns in their classrooms.

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  The Aspen City Council chose a financing option for new city offices this week.

City of Aspen

 The Aspen City Council is scheduled to consider three different funding options for the construction of city offices at Galena Plaza in a work session on Tuesday.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

After a months-long campaign in crowded field with two rounds of votes, Ann Mullins and Ward Hauenstein have been elected to Aspen City Council.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

Citizens looking to block a new city building say they gained the support they needed for a referendum vote.

City of Aspen

 A petition is circulating for a referendum vote to stop the development of new city offices at Galena Plaza.

 The City of Aspen is beginning the official review process to develop a 37,000-square-foot building near Rio Grande Park.

Valley Roundup, Aug. 26, 2016

Aug 26, 2016
Barbara Platts/Aspen Public Radio

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Politics is heating up in Basalt and now that the town manager up and resigned, the government  and its elected leaders are facing heavy scrutiny.

  Last month the Aspen City Council abruptly squelched a year of negotiations regarding the future of the city-owned original Aspen powerhouse, and directed staff to instead examine the building for government office use. Mayor Steve Skadron suggested that temporarily moving some city departments to the public building would allow the city to put on hold plans for building a new civic plaza on Galena street, and instead focus the community development office’s rehaul of planning and zoning guidelines.

The future Aspen City Hall building is excluded from the emergency moratorium on development applications passed last week.

Marci Krivonen / Aspen Public Radio

Results are starting to come in on local, regional and state issues. Voters approved Proposition BB, choosing to allow the state to keep 66 million dollars in revenue from marijuana sales.