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Local news from the Roaring Folk Valley

Elise Thatcher

Colorado is one of three states that conducts elections by mail. Every registered voter receives a ballot in their mailbox ahead of Election Day, which they can mail back, or place in an official drop box.



Elise Thatcher

Come December, the mid-valley will get its own newspaper. The Aspen Daily News plans to launch the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, which will cover Basalt, Willits and El Jebel.

  This week: The deeper issues of the 2018 mid term elections. What’s at stake? What implications are there behind the ballot measures? How are the candidates connecting with the voters?


Roaring Fork School District wants the community to help sketch a path forward, as it revisits its recent goals — and asks for input.  

On Tuesday, Aspen voters will decide where new city offices will be built.

Dan Bayer

The Aspen Skiing Company is making snow on Aspen and Snowmass ski resorts.  


El Dorado Climbing Walls

A new climbing program could be coming to the mid-valley. First, they need a wall.


Host Zoe Rom brings you the week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Democrats, Republicans and some Hollywood stars support Colorado’s proposed Amendments Y and Z. If passed, they would transfer the authority to draw electoral districts -- both congressional and legislative -- from the state legislature to an independent commission.

This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Hunters crowd into the Basalt shooting range on a recent autumn day for last-minute practice ahead of elk and deer season. This fall, things look a little different at the range, and not just because of the fire scar that rises behind the targets where hunters take aim.

An Aspen project, five years in the making is almost complete.

Elise Thatcher

  With less than a week until Election Day, time is running out to mail in ballots.


Pitkin County Sheriff's Department

A proposed runway and terminal at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport have been the subject of heated debate. As the project moves forward, Pitkin County is looking for citizens serve on four different advisory groups.

Barbara Platts

The Pitkin County Dispatch Center takes emergency calls from Independence Pass to Marble. Between 2009 and 2017, the number of calls they’ve fielded nearly doubled.

Amid investigations into an alleged sexual assault in Aspen, there’s a lot of concern about how to keep kids safe.

On today’s show: Snowmass stands up for a beloved restaurant, Glenwood Springs stands against a transportation tax, some bear-cuddling, and more.

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After a month of closed executive sessions, the Aspen Board of Education has announced they will not renew superintendent John Maloy’s contract.

Garfield School District Re-2 is asking voters to approve two measures that would bring more local funding to schools in Rifle, Silt and New Castle.



Local school districts say it’s tough to attract and keep qualified teachers because of the high cost of living and low school funding, but a state ballot initiative this fall could help.