Three years after the first COVID-19 case was reported in Colorado and Pitkin County, this week’s update of “Tracking the Curve” will be the last. Over the past few months, the data has become less reliable as people rely more on at-home testing, resulting in fewer cases and positive tests being reported to the state […]
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The Roundup | Buydown assistance pilot program aims to shift housing paradigm
“Show what it’s like to have a home.” Vague as it might be, that was the direction photographer Daniel Bayer and I settled on before he made his way to Eagle to meet the Carlton family, to gather images for our story published this week by freelancer Andrew Travers, about the efforts of a new […]
The Roundup | Low-elevation snow and child care shortage stack up from Aspen to Parachute
Anyone who has dealt with childcare in the Aspen-to-Parachute region knows it’s a tough business. If you are lucky enough to find a spot for your little one, you probably had to sit on a waitlist for quite some time and the cost is right up there with a second mortgage. Providers face a constant […]
The Roundup | Farm operator, not just landowner, may apply for water conservation program
Water managers set criteria for conservation program participation Grand Valley Water Users propose payment for land, not water By Heather Sackett | February 22, 2023 The Grand Valley Water Users Association (GVWUA) is rejecting the concept of paying farmers based on an amount of unused water, even as the association’s board voted to participate in […]
The Roundup | How the sausage gets made with X Games attendance numbers
When Aspen Journalism got an invited to check out the operations center staffed by the Pitkin County incident management team assembled to help handle the public safety aspects of Winter X Games, we saw it as an opening for our data desk to mine the rich vein of metrics coming out of what has historically […]
The Roundup | Going to extremes to get the story
Our Water Desk broke news on two fronts. We also posted our write up from the Jan. 5 event we hosted with author Ted Conover,
The Roundup | The strongest incentive to stay
It’s clear that this stock of housing is important to the community, based on the sheer numbers. But there’s something more. The ability to own a home, affordable to those who work in the community, might be the strongest incentive there is to hold on, stick it out, keep playing “the lottery” because eventually something will work out.
The Roundup | Newsroom staying warm with heavy helping from the environment, water and data desks
Help us reach a $50,000 match!As a dedicated reader of Aspen Journalism, we ask you to consider what this reporting is worth to you and the community – and double it. That’s the value of giving today, thanks to local, state, and national donors and funders who are offering a matching-gift-pool of $50,000. Will you […]
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.