"Hosting Valley Roundup for me this week is Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism. Thanks to Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun, Curtis Wackerle editor of the Aspen Daily News, Jill Beathard, editor of the Snowmass Sun and John Stroud, reporter for the Glenwood Post Independent."
"For example, water supply interests wanting more storage have to understand environmentalists want to keep enough water in rivers to ensure healthy ecosystems. At the same time, environmentalists have to understand that agricultural interests need to have water flow their way to keep in business. You get the picture."
"The allegations against Proesel made nationwide headlines, though a sheriff’s official was quick to point out Beckton wasn’t shoved because of a skier-vs.-snowboarder cultural difference."
"Drawings presented by Hunt show a twin-peaked roof and multiple doors opening to the sidewalk, where tables and chairs are placed. The business inside appears to be a grocery store/restaurant hybrid."
"Thomas Proesel — who has spent the last three weeks at a psychiatric hospital in Grand Junction — was charged with felony assault and misdemeanor reckless endangerment, according to court documents."
Source: The Aspen Times
"The Yampa-White-Green Rivers Basin Round Table one of nine basin round tables in Colorado."
"The newly opened terrain is steep and rocky, with narrow gaps between trees. Alternately referred to as Eden or No Name Trees, it catches the bottom of the main No Name run and returns to the rest of the ski area via the catwalk exiting Oly Bowl.
"The company, which owns the spring-fed Sweetwater Lake on 500 acres bordering the Flat Tops Wilderness Area northwest of Dotsero, has been peddling a plan to develop a water bottling facility on the property."
"$996,184,788 — that's the final tally for Colorado marijuana sales as December 2015 pot tax figures show a record-setting finish."
Source: The Cannabist
"In Aspen, travelers will have to spend $533 per night for the most affordable double room (rated at least two stars). That figure represents the highest rate in the country."
"The district and other contributors already have spent more than $200,000 looking into options to preserve the rights associated with the Shoshone Generating Station hydroelectric plant in Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs. The district is now seeking to spend another $200,000 for the effort."
"In 2015, the Wheeler RETT generated nearly $5.4 million, up from $4.5 million in 2014, with excess funds going into a savings account that has a balance topping $30 million."