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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.

Valley Roundup for Morning Edition, Aug. 11, 2017

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me this week are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News. I’m Carolyn Sackariason and you are listening to Valley Roundup, an analysis and commentary of the week’s news with writers and editors. We continue our conversation with Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

 
 

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The Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency is stepping up its deportation efforts in the region. One editor takes issue with the the perception that those who speak only Spanish are illegal immigrants.

 

Advocates say Trump-backed bill could cripple Garfield economy

ICE surge reaches Roaring Fork Valley

 

Carbondale appoints Luis Yllanes as newest trustee

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants some answers from Colorado’s governor about our state’s marijuana use.

 

Attorney General Sessions questions Colorado’s marijuana management

 

And the Colorado secretary of state has released millions of voters’ information for President Trump. Some are worried it will be used in nefarious ways.

 

In Aspen, secretary of state candidate blasts Colorado for releasing voter rolls

 

Finally, local and state officials are making decisions about whether ebikes are appropriate on trails like the Rio Grande. Pitkin County has banned them, for now.

 

Pitkin County to consider e-bike moratorium at special meeting

Pitkin County bans E-bikes pending community discussion

RFTA board to weigh e-bikes on Rio Grande Trail

Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.

 

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