Town of Basalt

1:17pm

Fri October 25, 2013
Basalt

Groundbreaking Marks Beginning of Construction on Basalt's River Improvement Project

Community members joined Basalt Town staff to "break ground" on a river project years in the making.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Town of Basalt held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for a major river project set to get underway Monday.

The so-called Pan and Fork project will replace a trailer park with a public park and an improved floodway and riverbank. Construction starts in earnest on Monday. Town Manager Mike Scanlon says he wanted to get the word out now.

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3:38pm

Thu October 24, 2013
Mountain Edition

Mountain Edition - October 24th, 2013

It’s election time and we’re taking a look at issues on the November ballot and what they could mean for a voter’s tax bill. First, there’s a statewide income tax increase for public schools.

And, there’s a local proposal to build a rec center in the Mid-Valley. Supporters say will enhance the community, while critics say it would mean hundreds more in property taxes for homeowners.

Basalt residents are being asked to redevelop land along the Roaring Fork River. The plan forces out more than a hundred people from a trailer park.

Finally, we’ll hear the latest weather forecast for the coming winter… there’s good news, and bad news.

10:39am

Wed October 23, 2013
APR Local News

Question 2B: Basalt Voters Mull Whether to Free Up Funds for Riverfront Park

Basalt Town Manager Mike Scanlon stands near some of the mobile homes slated for removal. Voters are deciding whether to approve a measure that would free up funds to build a park where the trailers currently sit.
Credit Marci Krivonen

This week we’ve been reporting on some of the tax measures that are on the November ballot. One question Basalt voters will see concerns the restoration of the Roaring Fork River running through town. Question 2B seeks permission from voters to issue $5 million worth of bonds. The dollars would help move along a project that began with the removal of mobile homes in danger of flooding. Opponents of the measure says it’s rife with problems. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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8:50am

Wed August 28, 2013
Basalt

Basalt Elected Officials Move Forward Plans to Redevelop Mobile Home Park

Basalt Town Hall was packed with supporters and opponents of a plan to remove a trailer park neighborhood and replace it with a park.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The relocation of families living in 38 mobile homes in Basalt is moving forward. Last night Basalt’s City Council passed several measures designed to move the residents out of the trailer park as a step towards redevelopment of the property. As Marci Krivonen reports, the meeting room was packed with people on both sides of the plan.

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10:23am

Wed August 7, 2013
Basalt

First Families to be Moved from Basalt's Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park

The effort to relocate dozens of residents in Basalt’s Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park is underway. Town staff met with residents in eight homes on Monday. They’re trying to find out what kind of replacement housing would suit each, individual household. As Marci Krivonen reports, it’s a task unlike any other the Town has taken on.

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