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Alex Hager / Aspen Public Radio

Tourism is returning to Pitkin County, and short-term lodging, like hotels and condos, can operate at 50% capacity each day. In a recent Board of Health meeting, Snowmass Village Mayor and board chair Markey Butler said that isn’t the best fit for her town. She spoke with reporter Alex Hager about why she's pushing for a different plan.

Danny Eastwood via Creative Commons

The Town of Snowmass Village signed a resolution in support of a state bill that would repeal language banning local governments from regulating plastics. 

Existing language, signed into law in 2017, preempts local governments from requiring or prohibiting “the use or sale of specific types of plastic materials or products or restrict or mandate containers, packaging, or labeling for any consumer products.”

Tallfello.com

Saturday in Snowmass, the Cidermass festival brings together cider breweries from all over the county.  They’ll be joined by new Roaring Fork Valley limoncello maker Tall Fello. 

Valley Roundup - Oct. 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018

On today’s show: Snowmass stands up for a beloved restaurant, Glenwood Springs stands against a transportation tax, some bear-cuddling, and more.

Valley Round Up: Aug. 17, 2018

Aug 20, 2018

This week: Years after marijuana is legalized in Colorado, it may soon be sold in Snowmass Village, residents react to the pot prospect and consider an additional tax on the drug.

Jeremy Swanson

The annual Deaf Camp benefit returns to Snowmass on Saturday. The event raises funds to bring children who are deaf and hard of hearing to the Roaring Fork Valley for outdoor adventures.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Eight wildfires now burn in Colorado, and Roaring Fork Valley communities are under fire restrictions because of hot, dry, windy conditions.

Christin Kay / Aspen Public Radio

The Snowmass Arts Advisory Board is working on a new public art piece to honor Snowmass’ 50th anniversary.

Valley Roundup - May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

This week on Valley Roundup, we get the good the bad and the ugly from the 2018 Colorado Legislative session, Snowmass Village may be coming around on legal marijuana, how will e bikes change our trials? And we appreciate Aspen for what it is, season in and season out, awesome or not.

Valley Roundup - April 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018

This week on Valley Roundup, a prominent developer is getting out his wallet, Snowmass Village is moving forward with a new shopping center, where does co-housing fit in the affordable-housing discussion? And will a valley lawsuit create precedent in Colorado’s judicial system?

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

The Snowmass Village Town Council will continue their discussion about a potential community building Monday evening.

Courtesy of Stay Aspen Snowmass

Thanks to a strong February, overall winter occupancy in Aspen and Snowmass Village is pacing within one percentage point of last year.

Many Voices, One Valley: Housing

Feb 6, 2018
Craig Turpin / Aspen Daily News

Aspen Public Radio hosts the second in a series of Town Halls on housing in the valley Wednesday night.

 

Ahead of that, we’ve heard from valley residents about their own living experiences, concerns, and hopes for the future of affordable housing.

The Reporter Two-Way: SMV Housing Department

Feb 6, 2018

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with host Elizabeth Stewart-Severy about the employee housing system in Snowmass Village.

SMV maps out its future

Jan 25, 2018
Courtesy Photo

  This weekend the Town of Snowmass Village is presenting a draft of its Comprehensive Plan. The draft is now open for community review.

Marci Krivonen

  The Town of Snowmass Village currently does not allow business licenses for the sale of marijuana.

Claire Woodcock / Aspen Public Radio

Snowmass Ski Area celebrates its 50th anniversary this weekend. Among the festivities is a ski-themed selfie station at the Snowmass Village Mall. It's a product of a group of artists from Anderson Ranch.

Snowmass Town Council talks arts

Aug 20, 2017
Courtesy Photo/Town of Snowmass Village

  The Snowmass Village Town Council is scheduled to consider two long-range arts policies  Monday.

Courtesy of Pitkin County

Pitkin County public health officials are cautioning residents about an increase in bat activity after 11 of them were recently found dead along a trail in Snowmass Village.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Across the west, noxious weeds damage ecosystems, and local governments are tasked with keeping them at bay. But the solution — chemical herbicides — doesn’t always sit well with residents.

Valley Roundup for Aug. 4, 2017

Aug 4, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Now that an affiliate of the Aspen Skiing Co. has closed on the sale of Intrawest and Mammoth Resorts, many are waiting for the equivalent of Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass to be offered for the 16 ski areas we are now linked with.

And leading up to the deal, which is worth of billions of dollars, the SkiCo had its sights set on a much smaller piece of the ski industry pie.

Reporter Alycin Bektesh speaks with producer Christin Kay about a mid-valley effort to strengthen fire protection.

Curated - June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

This week on Curated, it’s all about the 35th annual Food and Wine Classic in Aspen. A local food writer gives us the lowdown on what to expect from the weekend. One of this year’s Best New Chefs challenges restaurants to not offer every style cuisine. Plus, a D.C.-based reggae funk band gets sentimental.

Brew festival kicks off summer in Snowmass Village

Jun 8, 2017
Courtesy Go Snowmass

The overnight Ragnar running race begins Friday. The team relay event concludes on Saturday just as the Rendezvous Craft Beer Festival begins.  

Public valley art gets the roundabout treatment

May 31, 2017
Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

In the valley, people are passionate about their roundabouts. Along with improving safety and traffic flow, roundabouts are also used as defacto gallery spaces. But with new public art popping up in these places so are questions and complaints.

courtesy of twitter.com/TownofSnowmass

Snowmass Village council has identified environmental sustainability as a top priority for the town, and council members will hear about progress Monday.

Valley Roundup for April 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Anderson Ranch shares summer series lineup

Apr 27, 2017
Courtesy of Anderson Ranch Arts Center

Anderson Ranch Arts Center has shared the lineup for its Featured Artists and Conversations Series.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy/Aspen Public Radio News

Snowmass Village Town Council has created a new advisory board, with a focus on parks, open space, trails and recreation.

Valley Roundup, Feb. 3, 2017

Feb 3, 2017

Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

The Aspen community lost a veteran newspaper columnist this week. Su Lum embodied watchdog journalism and never held back. Her co-workers and loyal readers remember her as a no-nonsense Aspen icon.

Longtime Aspen Times columnist Su Lum, known for acerbic wit, dies at age 80

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