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Category: The Roundup
Recent editions of our award-winning weekly newsletter showcasing Aspen Journalism’s original stories, insights from our newsroom and a selection of what we’re reading this week.
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The Roundup | ‘Intervention model’ in practice, Crystal clear water shortages, Maroon Bells bike trips
Nonprofit is testing ‘intervention model’ to keep trailer parks out of private equity hands; studies tackle water replacement options for Crystal River shortages; 42,000 Maroon Bells bike trips counted this year.
The Roundup | Multiple angles on future growth
From local modular manufacturing to Lift One Corridor cooperation to valley-wide watering standards.
The Roundup | Reporting spans the Colorado River basin
This week at Aspen Journalism, we are thrilled to have published two stories looking at water use from opposite ends of the Colorado River basin. Water Desk Editor Heather Sackett set out to understand what city of Aspen water use data can tell us about recent efforts to encourage more conservation, especially when it comes […]
The Roundup | The importance of out-of-district fundraising in CD-3
This week at Aspen Journalism, we published the most thorough fundraising analysis to date on the campaign fundraising picture in the 3rd Congressional District race between incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert and Democratic challenger, former Aspen City Council member Adam Frisch. Data Desk Editor Laurine Lassalle looked at the candidates’ federal campaign finance reports and […]
The Roundup | Recreation groups ask for inclusion in Water Plan
Recreation groups ask for more inclusion in state Water Plan Boating has struggled to find foothold in system of water rights By Heather Sackett | October 14, 2022 In the Colorado water world, recreation usually is lumped together with the environment as a “non-consumptive” use since both seek to keep water in the stream. But […]
The Roundup | Beavers are having a moment, but will they wind up in water court?
Anyone hip to the latest in environmental journalism has been aware for a while now that “beavers are … having a moment as more people recognize their many benefits to the ecosystem,” as Aspen Journalism Managing Editor Heather Sackett wrote in her most recent story for our Water Desk. The beaver story Aspen Journalism recently […]
The Roundup | Crystal River streambank stabilization scope noncompliant
Recently at Aspen Journalism, our water desk reported on a simmering issue in Marble, which came across our radar when community members began raising concerns about heavy equipment manipulating the channel and bank of the Crystal River as it flows past the airstrip property outside of town. Those concerns made their way to Gunnison County, […]
The Roundup | Analyzing our collective history, a reminder we’ve been through something bigger
This week at Aspen Journalism, we published a collaborative investigation between our Data Desk Editor Laurine Lassalle and Aspen Public Radio’s Caroline Llanes that took a panoramic view of how COVID-19 has played out across a wide swath of our region. Delivered in two parts, the first installment surveyed prevailing attitudes and responses across six […]
The Roundup | Extra public outreach to address new dam project
Good day and welcome back to The Roundup — which we were excited to announce earlier in the week took home first-place honors in the best newsletter category in the annual Colorado Press Association awards. Building up this weekly newsletter from an automated RSS feed to a channel for deeper engagement with our audience has […]