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Valley Roundup for Oct. 24, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Millennials were the target of a recent column penned by a baby boomer who says he’s alarmed by the statistics, which paint a weak generation.

Millenials are wimps

But a columnist who is a millennial and writes about her generation regularly, has a different viewpoint.

Platts: The damage of generalizing


Meanwhile, ballots are beginning to arrive in mailboxes throughout the valley and so are the donation checks to candidates. So how much influence do supporters have over their office seekers?

Contribution lists of both commissioner 
candidates include high-profile donors



Commissioner candidates debate housing, open space

And the democratic party in Garfield County is hammering on a republican candidate who is a 20-year incumbent.

Garfield County Commissioner candidates debate in Glenwood Springs

Martin, Acha debate meal spending; Dems seek special prosecutor


Finally, the race for the district attorney may also be influenced by money but ground support is likely more powerful.

Cheney leads spending in 9th District attorney race

Candidates for district attorney show their stripes

DA candidates turn down rancor in debate

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent,  Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Glenn Beaton, columnist for the Aspen Times, and Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts.


Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.