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Glenwood Springs Hostel serves as a cheap, comfortable home base for people visiting to raft and ski. It draws on another clientele, however: People down on their luck.

Carbondale’s lodging tax sets a new record

Mar 7, 2017
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

The town of Carbondale’s lodging tax increased 17 percent between 2015 and 2016. The five years between 2011 to 2016: 109 percent.

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  Aspen is bustling much more than in mid December last year. But that’s not true for Snowmass Village. Occupancy rates in Aspen on Tuesday were at or near 46%, compared to 23% the same day last year.

Officials finalize Airbnb rules for Glenwood Springs

Aug 21, 2015
Airbnb.com

  People renting out their homes in Glenwood Springs have to register with the City. It’s a new requirement for residents using the home sharing service, Airbnb. Users must get a business license and permit, adding up to more than $150, plus pay more than 6% in local taxes.

Glenwood considers Airbnb rules, taxes

Jul 20, 2015

Glenwood Springs is looking at charging locals who rent out their homes with Airbnb. City officials are considering requiring a business license and a permit, which adds up to more than $150.

 

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A Florida development company wants to build a new Four Seasons Hotel near Aspen’s “S” curves, but there’s a major hurdle first. Miami-based Cisneros Real Estate wants to annex nearly seven acres of County land at the base of Shadow Mountain in a residential neighborhood.

Marci Krivonen

We continue our series profiling the candidates running for Aspen City Council. Seven people are vying for two open seats. Candidate Marcia Goshorn is frustrated with city council. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains why.

Goshorn has lived in Aspen for nearly four decades. She first visited in 1960. Now she runs a property management company and keeps a close eye on city hall. She says council isn’t listening to citizens.

Aspen City Council: We'll Try Lodging Ordinance Again

Dec 2, 2014
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Small lodges could have a brighter future in Aspen. City Council decided Monday night to pursue ways to help them do small renovations and generally spruce things up. That’s part of a scaled down version of a lodging ordinance that’s moving forward. 

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You may have noticed traffic jams and crowded streets in Aspen this summer. These are all anecdotes indicating the resort experienced a busy summer. But, the data proves it too. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

You may have experienced headaches on your drive into Aspen this summer...as eastbound traffic piled up on Highway 82. Turns out, the number of cars heading in and out of town in June, July and August was up three-and-a-half percent over last year.

Cheaper Rooms for Aspen?

Jun 12, 2014

Aspen is not a cheap place to live, or even visit.  That’s especially true now that the summer season is picking up. During peak seasons, in the winter and summer, the cheapest hotel room in Aspen goes for about two-hundred-dollars a night. But the local government is trying to change that. Over the past month, Aspen City Council has been considering a new lodging incentive program that would encourage more hotel development. Dorothy Atkins has the story.

Summer Overnight Bookings Looking Strong

May 21, 2014
Coloradoski.com

Good snow conditions made for a busy winter and spring season at resorts in the Roaring Fork Valley. Now, a resort industry analyst says the summer could be busy as well. Ralf Garrison is head analyst for a company called Destimetrics. Garrison talks with APR's Elise Thatcher.  

Jeremy Swanson

Business leaders say Aspen is bouncing back from the recession and spirits are high, partly because of a snowy winter.

"We have had an incredible winter season, which is wonderful because I’ve been up here presenting before when things haven’t been so great," says Debbie Braun.

She's the Aspen Chamber Resort Association (ACRA) President and she spoke at a breakfast for business and government leaders Tuesday. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the resort’s total economic activity has almost reached pre-recession levels.