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00000176-6d2a-dc2f-ad76-6d2a4f380000Real Time Election Results HERE. Join Aspen Public Radio for our special election series, October 15th- 19th at 6pm. The news team walks through the local initiatives, amendments and tax questions that will appear on ballots throughout the valley. You will also hear from candidates for county and statehouse offices. Below you can study up on the state and local issues that will be decided on November 7th, 2018

CMC Asks Voters For Authority To Stabilize Funding

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



All voters in the Roaring Fork Valley will see Ballot Issue 7D, in which CMC is asking for a creative fix to a funding shortfall. It’s expected the state’s Gallagher Amendment will reduce property tax revenue next year, and the school is facing a projected $3.8 million loss.  

The ballot measure would give the college’s trustees the authority to adjust its mill levy — the property tax rate they collect — to prevent such a loss in revenue.


Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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