The Roaring Fork Valley and Mt. Sopris, shown from Mushroom Rock above Carbondale.

(Courtesy Glenwood Springs Post Independent)

Teachers, police, restaurant workers and others in the Roaring Fork Valley betwern Aspen and Glenwood Springs say they can't afford to live where they work.  It means long commutes and a lack of community, according to "The Price of Paradise," a 5-part series from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. 

The Post's editor, Randy Essex, spoke to Ryan Warner. Click the audio link above to hear the interview.