Local News: Aspen Times Editor Says Goodbye

Dec 30, 2016

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KDNK news intern Raleigh Burleigh continues his series of interviews about discrimination and immigrant rights in the Roaring Fork Valley with this piece featuring Basalt teacher Erin Niebla during the benefit concert for the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition featuring Carbondale’s own Let Them Roar.

On this week’s news brief, Gavin Dahl speaks to Lauren Glendenning, editor of the Aspen Times on her last day at the paper.

 

A new national monument in Southeastern Utah designated Wednesday by President Obama has generated mixed reactions. Gail Binkly from Rocky Mountain Community Radio station KSJD in Cortez, reports.

 

The occupancy rate for tourist accommodations in Aspen and Snowmass has been going up for the past two weeks with both Aspen and Snowmass showing over 90 percent capacity this week. Aspen Ski Co expects this weekend to be the busiest time of the year. Restaurants are warning those without reservations that waits can be up to two hours through Sunday.

 

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office and Glenwood Springs Police Department warn residents that there has been a rise in phone scams lately. Some of the scams involve returning a call to a bogus number for a law enforcement office or the Internal Revenue Service. In many cases, the scammers have done research of local agencies and refer to legitimate names of deputies, police officers and commanders. Law enforcement officers advise everyone to not give out credit card numbers, account information or personal information over the phone to an unknown party.

 

Glenwood offers Christmas tree recycling to residents, which helps keep organic material out of the landfill. Trees can be dropped off to the leaf collection site near the Airport. Directional signs to the drop-off site have been installed along Midland Ave. Starting March 1st, Glenwood will expand the recycling facilities for newspapers, magazines, office paper, cardboard, glass and aluminum at the South Canyon Landfill. The final day of operations for the recycle center on School Street will be Saturday, February 25th and then the bins will be relocated to South Canyon.

 

Credit Lauren Clendenning