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On Thursday night, Aspen Public Radio, in partnership with GrassRoots TV, The Aspen Times and Aspen Daily News, held a debate with the two candidates for the Eagle County Commissioner seat.

  All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate interviews, and breaking down the local and state ballot measures that you  will be voting on. Get informed, and then mail in your ballot.

All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate debates and breaking down the ballot measures that YOU will be voting on. Get informed, then mail in your ballot.

All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate debates, and breaking down the ballot measures that YOU will be voting on. Get informed, and then mail in your ballot.

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Fire districts in rural and Western Colorado say unintended consequences from a state amendment are hurting their bottom lines. In the Roaring Fork Valley, every local fire district is asking for funding.

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This fall, Colorado Mountain College is asking voters to approve a measure that would help stabilize its funding.

 

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The Colorado Tourism office has updated their marketing campaign. The new slogan “Snow’s Perfect State,”  is meant to highlight the many ways to play in the snow, not just skiing.

On Monday, Aspen Public Radio held a debate with the two candidates for the Garfield County Board of Commissioner seat. Tom Jankovsky is running for his third term. Paula Stepp, a first-time candidate, is trying to unseat him.

  All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate debates, and breaking down the ballot measures that YOU will be voting on. Get informed, and then mail in your ballot.

  This week, on Valley Round Up Aspen’s city government reporters pick apart the pros and cons of the city’s ballot measures.

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Luke Bray is the independent challenger. He spoke with reporter Christin Kay about what the most important issues facing the district, and how he sees being an unaffiliated candidate as an advantage if he were to be elected. 

 

 

 

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Nicki Mills is the Republican challenger. She spoke with reporter Christin Kay about what she sees as the most important issues facing the district, as well as her plans to address them. 

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Incumbent Dylan Roberts is a Democrat. He was selected to fill the seat when it was vacated last fall by Diane Mitsch Bush.  

 

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Transportation is a challenge in a community that's 40 miles long. Aspen businesses rely on workers commuting and, with only one road in and out of town, it can lead to problems. In the next 20 years, the valley’s population is expected to grow, which means more traffic. This fall, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) hopes voters will invest in their bus system.

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On Tuesday, the Board of Trustees discussed where the town stands, financially speaking, and where it’s headed. In 2019, the town doesn’t expect any increase in marijuana sales and excise taxes, but does anticipate slight increases in sales and property tax revenue.

This week, host Zoë Rom brings you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

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Voters this November will decide whether or not to give private property owners in Colorado power they don’t have currently have.

In 2007, years into a record-breaking drought throughout the southwestern U.S., officials along the Colorado River finally came to an agreement on how they’d deal with future water shortages -- and then quietly hoped that wet weather would return.

But it didn’t.

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The Aspen Fire Protection District is asking voters to approve an increase in property taxes that would fund firefighter housing, capital improvements and more.

This week...We look at the adventurous life of a valley local who died in a bike accident over the weekend and examine ongoing calls for leadership change at the Aspen School District. Also, your blue books are here. What are voters weighing as they mark their ballots this fall?

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