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ABOR Observer August 2012

August 13, 2012
Aspen - Centennial owners press for public assistance with repairs, Lodging availability still on decline, Obermeyer Place developer, city even-steven on land lease deal, Housing summit to examine Housing Authority role in community, Occupancy up sharply in June, Aspen Skiing Co. reaches out to Asian market, Council priorities for coming year affect developers, business owners, New East Cooper building draws high end retailer & top rent, Romney raises $2.5 million at fundraiser, and more....

Snowmass Village - Planning Commission OK with Westin and Mall PUD amendments, Related Colorado executive takes long term view of Base Village, Snowmass council likes entertainment district idea, Snowmaking to come from Ziegler Reservoir, Lead paleontologist for Snowmastadon dig named to Smithsonian, Viceroy Snowmass recognized by TripAdvisor.com, and more...

Basalt - Town manager calls for growth controls to be set aside, Kane leaving post as town manager for Design Workshop, Foreclosure filings down in Eagle County portion of valley, up elsewhere, Bear incidents on the rise in mid-valley, Library district faces budget shortfall, Whole Foods set for Aug. 15 opening, and more....

Pitkin County - State sides with county in Little Nell valuation appeal, State law ups taxes on agricultural properties, P&Z recommends rule change to allow ABC market expansion, Cattle, horse operations facing shortage of hay, County OKs more nighttime concrete plant operations in Woody Creek, No-go for study of relation between real estate values and river, Bear ordered to remove roof, Shield-O open space funds appropriated, Shield-O open space funds appropriated, Fire restrictions partially lifted, Money available for energy upgrades, County says no to airport valet service, Woman sentenced to 8 years probation for theft from home owners association, and more...

Downvalley and Beyond - Carbondale, Garfield County stake claim to Ruedi water, Habitat for Humanity eyes Keator Grove, RVR golf course investors promise major improvements, Glenwood Springs allows chickens with new ordinance, Population growth flat or down in resort counties, CDOT examining high speed rail from Denver to Ski Country, and more...

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