For this primary election, voters can only choose one candidate. The two with the most votes advance to the November election, according to the Home Rule Charter. Greg Poschman, Scott Writer and Hawk Greenway, all longtime valley residents, are vying for the seat. It is currently held by Michael Owsley, who has to step down because of term limits.A polling place will be set up at the Aspen Jewish Community Center for early voting from June 20 to June 27. Ballots returned in the mail should be sent eight days prior to the election deadline — 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28.
PitCo to reiterate e-bike ban
The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will consider an emergency resolution today that confirms a ban on electric bikes.
State legislation goes into effect on Wednesday that will allow e-bikes on pedestrian paths — unless a local jurisdiction says otherwise. Pitkin County says otherwise, for now.
The emergency resolution clarifies a current moratorium on e-bikes on pedestrian and bike paths in the county, including the Rio Grande Trail, among others. Assistant county attorney Laura Makar said the resolution will be in place while the county continues to study where e-bikes might be appropriate.
Commissioners are scheduled to discuss the resolution at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Pitkin County Library.