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The Observer - February 2012

February 10, 2012
Aspen - Mayor calls for end to infill incentives, Deal to save Benton Building, Little Annie’s goes to full council, Hydro election appears likely, Galena Community Connection advances with council support, Aspen Walk back in play, Unit owners sue developers at Dancing Bear, Council splits on AACP hearings, X Games attendance down 5 percent, Country Day to relocate during campus makeover, Taxi for Tips driver Phil Sullivan jailed, New trails, habitat protection in works for Sky Mountain Park, Police seek rogue artist, and more....

Snowmass Village - Property owners paying for Related-Hypo dispute, Lodging rates remain strong through December, Droste brothers in legal fight over Brush Creek land sale, Latest rent disputes over Base Village total $1.3 million, National Geographic, PBS to feature Zeigler find, and more...

Basalt - Judge upholds RFTA’s eminent domain claim, Retirement community considered in Basalt, Road realignment may chew up park,  School district won’t rehire superintendent, Grace Park open house set in Basalt, Basalt voters to decide bag ban, and more...

Pitkin County -  Push back forces county to revise winter closure recommendations, Feds contacted about coal mining near Redstone,  Realtors, business leaders meet with Tipton on Hidden Gems, Road work on summer schedule, Interest in affordable housing dips, and more...

Downvalley - Carbondale voters reject Village at Crystal River, and more...

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The Observer - January 2012

February 8, 2012
Aspen - Neighbors sue to stop Boomerang,  Benton, Little Annie, parking lot redevelopment heading to Council, Dancing Bear under contract, Hydroelectric rezone unanimously approved, Aspen retail economy improving, Council opts for continued AACP review, Value of TDRs drop sharply, Forest Service moving ahead with West End sale, Runway extension improving resort access, ACRA expands marketing efforts, Cassin leaving Aspen Environmental Health Department, St. Regis renovations largely complete, Food & Wine: Jimmy’s among top bars in USA, Art Museum exploring geothermal option, and more...

Snowmass Village - New owners of Base Village looking to sell, Fossil find garners national media and a book, Snowmass economy shows signs of recovery,  New Year’s Eve skiing ruined by winds, ande more...

Basalt - RFTA sues to condemn in Basalt, Basalt recovery coming along slowly, Three area schools honored by state, Basalt Winter Market in full swing, Basalt High Senior earns 144 merit badges on way to Eagle Scout status, and more...

Pitkin County - Overnight cabins approved in Ashcroft, Resorts, Forest Service face off over water rights, Property taxes down 12 percent, Conservancy eyes Coal Creek clean-up, Open space renamed “Sky Mountain Park”, and more...

Downvalley -  Carbondale to decide fate of mixed-use development, Carbondale bag ban headed for vote, Glenwood council considers recreation tax, County affordable housing rules likely to loosen, and more...

To read the full Observer, January 2012, please click here.
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