The Board of Education announced today that Aspen School District Superintendent Dr. John Maloy’s contract will be not be extended past its current expiration date of June 30, 2021.

The announcement came after the board met in executive session earlier in the day regarding the future of Maloy’s contract.

The board’s statement mentions a new  third-party study into the district’s climate and culture,

The Board also stated they had been encouraged with Dr. Maloy’s recent outreach to faculty, staff, and the ASD community at large, expressing his sorrow and regret regarding any role he might have played in creating what some staff and community members have described as an oppressive work environment. It apparently was not enough to save his job.  The board’s statement does not state whether Maloy will remain superintendent through the end of his contract,

The Aspen Times is reporting that two individuals accused of a series of high-end mountain bike thefts have been extradited from California back to Colorado.

The two individuals who had lived in Basalt are David Thompson, 39, and Elizabeth Sullivan, 33.

They appeared in Pitkin County court this week court where their bond was set at $50,000 cash-only after a request from a prosecutor and Thompson’s desire to stay in jail, where he said he is able to remain healthy and sober.

Thompson was charged with two counts of felony theft in September after police discovered two stolen mountain bikes at the apartment complex where he lived with

Sullivan was charged with possession of methamphetamine after police discovered the drug in her apartment while executing a search warrant related to the stolen bikes.

The state is reporting that Marijuana sales in Colorado exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report from the Colorado Department of Revenue and its Marijuana Enforcement Division.

It’s the earliest point in any of the four years Colorado has had legal recreational marijuana that combined medical and rec sales have cracked the billion-dollar mark.

Total combined recreational and medical marijuana sales through August hit $1,022,245,511, according to the MED, setting the state on a trajectory to break last year’s record of more than $1.5 billion in sales.

State officials highlighted the industry’s growth in a news release Thursday.