"Joining me this week are Scott Condon, reporter with the Aspen Times, Brent Gardner-Smith, executive director of Aspen Journalism, and Curtis Wackerle editor of the Aspen Daily News and Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent."
"Colorado's marijuana business owners — nearly 1,200 of them — control a quickly growing and powerful industry that is approaching $1 billion in annual sales.Yet basic information about these entrepreneurs is not available to the public without paying hefty fees, in contrast to what is available about owners of other state-licensed businesses."
"A-Basin’s plan calls for the addition of approximately 338 acres of skiing terrain in the Beavers, construction of a new chairlift to access the Beavers terrain, construction of a new surface lift to access Montezuma Bowl, replacement of the Molly Hogan and Pallavicini chairlifts, removal of the Norway chairlift, grading projects to improve operational efficiency and skier circulation, and construction of a zip line canopy tour and a ropes challenge course."
Source: The Summit Daily
“'Hopefully President Trump can build a wall around Colorado,' he quipped to raucous laughter.'Traffic is going to get much, much worse."
"The Naturalist Nights speaker series is put on by the Wilderness Workshop and the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. This year’s series started with controversy when presentations on wolves and mountain lions at the Third Street Center in Carbondale turned contentious."
"Compiled by Hipmunk, a San Francisco-based travel booking website, the study looked at 16 of America's most popular ski destinations to discover the average cost of a vacation during the February and March ski season. To no one's surprise, Vail earned the number one spot and pricey Aspen came in at number two."
Source: Curbed Ski
"The Jan. 28 grand opening of The Post’s new headquarters included speeches from Secretary of State John Kerry, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and Amazon CEO and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos."
Source: Washington Post
"'We have a political process that just doesn't work well these days,' Isaacson said. 'So I would hope that the next big push would be a great bipartisan, non-partisan (effort) to simplify the corporate tax code, bring the rates down somewhat."
"According to Area Wildlife Manager Bill de Vergie of Meeker, the severe winter has led to numerous reports of conflicts, primarily elk and deer entering private land and causing damage to haystacks and utilizing cattle feed lines."
"Marijuana and alcohol, considered one sector, had by far the largest jump at 36 percent in 2015 versus 2014, though at $18.2 million the vices accounted for just 3 percent of overall sales tax collections."
"Prior to coming (to Steamboat), Suiter held interim manager positions in La Plata County, Teton County, Snowmass Village, Berthoud, Salida and Rifle. He was town manager for Snowmass Village from 1990 to 2002."
"Bob Randall, deputy director of the Colorado Department of Natural Resources, will serve as the department’s interim executive director, Gov. John Hickenlooper announced this week."
Source: Denver Business Journal