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Valley Roundup 11-6-15

Alycin Becktesh/Aspen Public Radio News

  Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason

Joining me are Madeleine Osberger, reporter for the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times columnists Roger Marolt and Andy Stone, and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.


The votes are in and have been counted. The controversial Base 2 hotel proposal in downtown Aspen went down in flames. And that’s despite the developer throwing tens of thousands of dollars into the campaign.

The majority of property owners in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties agreed to increase or extend their taxes in order to fund fire districts and schools.



Elected officials in Garfield County pulled the local government’s funding for Planned Parenthood in Glenwood Springs. The move led to a public crowd funding effort that has raised more than $10,000 for the organization.

Online donations double amount of pulled Planned Parenthood grant

Meanwhile, in Marble, a key piece of property for Aspen students to use as part of their outdoor education is up for sale.

Aspen Valley Land Trust launches fundraising campaign to buy "Marble Basecamp"


And sheriff’s deputies in Pitkin County are some of the lowest paid in the state.

PitCo deputies get raises; still lower than most in state


A recalled Snowmass Town Councilman has agreed to pay $15,000 for damage he did inside the Pitkin County Jail this past summer. He was being held on DUI charges.

Jacobson to pay for cell damage, plead in December


That’s going to do it for this week’s edition of Valley Roundup. Thanks to Aspen Times columnists Andy Stone and Roger Marolt, Aspen Daily News reporter Madeleine Osberger and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent.

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.