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Tuesday, Aspen City Council will hear an update on the city’s progress on reducing its carbon footprint. The focus is on curtailing the demand for fossil fuels.

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Aspen wants to cut traffic without adding more lanes or changing the s-curves. In an experiment called "Shift," which is slated for next summer, the city will test out a variety of programs aimed at giving people options to get out of the car as they commute into town.

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Earlier this month, Aspen City Council declared a stage 2 water shortage, restricting outdoor irrigation and water use. But several city properties are exempted from the rules.

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The City of Aspen has cut back on irrigation at most parks across town to meet a goal of reducing water consumption by 10 to 15 percent. But Wagner Park, in the city core, is managed pretty differently.

1A vote delayed

May 31, 2018
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  City officials say there will not be a public vote regarding the location of Aspen Mountains’ Lift 1A this fall.

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Earlier this month, Aspen city council declared a "stage one" drought. This means the city is asking residents to voluntarily cut back on irrigation and water consumption and is requiring that city government do the same.

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This week, Aspen City Council approved two additional electric-vehicle charging stations in the downtown core. It's part of efforts to encourage the switch to electric.

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Beginning next month, traffic in and out of Aspen will be delayed and detoured as the city works to improve a popular bike path.

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After a lengthy selection process, City of Aspen staff will recommend the Aspen Public House to rent the restaurant space in the Wheeler Opera House.

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The City of Aspen wants to know just how much water flows in Maroon Creek and has contracted with the U.S. Geological Survey to keep an eye on it. It’s tied to efforts to make the city water supply more resilient.

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The city of Aspen has accepted 11 proposals from different parties who want to run the restaurant at the Wheeler Opera House. The space is currently Justice Snow's. Reporter Wyatt Orme and and arts reporter Claire Woodcock discussed the prospective tenants and selection process.

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The City of Aspen first adopted a climate action plan in 2007, with a target of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. City staff has promoted energy efficiency, increased mass transit and supported a bike share program. These actions have reduced emissions. But Aspen’s population has grown, and those reductions have been somewhat lackluster.

An annual community survey shows Aspenites are mainly satisfied with their quality of life.

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The City of Aspen will continue to get some of its renewable energy from a nonprofit based in Nebraska.

 

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Last week, Aspen City Council voted in favor of a 90-day suspension of an agreement between the city and the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

This week, there have been more allegations of sexual harassment at the Colorado statehouse.

The City of Aspen has some work to do to prove that it should hold on to conditional water rights on Castle and Maroon Creeks, and is considering pulling funding from the Wheeler’s stockpile to buy land in Woody Creek. The school district is also interested in the Wheeler’s excess funds.

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The City of Aspen is calling for a three-month suspension on a management agreement with the Red Brick Center for the Arts.

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The City of Aspen has big aspirations for climate action, and now officials think they have the tools to reach those goals.

Valley Roundup for Oct. 6, 2017

Oct 5, 2017

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

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The former director of the Red Brick Arts Center is being investigated for allegedly stealing money from the nonprofit.

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