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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.

The non-profit Community Health Services is administering flu vaccines at Aspen Outfitters in Woody Creek next week.

On Tuesday night, the Basalt Town Council sat down with developer Tim Belinski, who has a proposal to develop the Pan and Fork property downtown.

This is Air Time, extended conversations with interesting people.

 

Young leaders hope to engage and inform their peers at a voter event Wednesday in Aspen.

 

Diane Mitsch Bush is a Democrat, running against Republican incumbent Scott Tipton for Colorado’s Third Congressional District. She lives in Steamboat Springs and is a former county commissioner and state house representative.

A new poll from the University of Colorado reveals what voters think of new oil and gas setbacks, a tax increase for education and their choices for governor.

In 2002, voters in Colorado supported sweeping changes to state campaign finance laws. The goal was to rein in the influence of money in elections. The law contained a strong preamble about how large campaign contributions could corrupt politics and give special interests, corporations and the rich disproportionate influence.

Then along came the millionaires running for governor, spending millions of their own dollars on their own campaigns.

He owns a small business that does contract work for some of Colorado’s largest oil and gas companies. She runs a marketing firm from home and lives within a half-mile of three well pads.

She’s voting yes on Proposition 112. He’s voting no.

Jared Polis and Walker Stapleton squared off Friday morning inside of a barn in Kersey, just east of Greeley. The debate venue was so rustic, the tables in the barn were all equipped with fly swatters.

Here are three things that stuck with us after the debate.

Last week, agents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) arrested Enrique Garcia Hernandez at the Pitkin County Courthouse.

Courtesy of Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Local fire experts are planning prescribed burns in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys in the next few weeks.

  This week, a valley sixteen-year-old posts a video relating her experiences as an alleged victim of sexual assault, the Pitkin County Sheriff candidates square off, the City of Aspen settles a water-rights lawsuit, and a resident goes to extremes to get an Aspen Mountain view.

  All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate interviews, and breaking down the local and state ballot measures that you  will be voting on. Get informed, and then mail in your ballot.

Two candidates are vying to represent District 57 in the state house. Colin Wilhelm is the Democratic challenger.

Two candidates are vying to represent District 57 in the state house. Bob Rankin is the Republican incumbent. 

On Thursday night, Aspen Public Radio, in partnership with GrassRoots TV, The Aspen Times and Aspen Daily News, held a debate with the two candidates for the Eagle County Commissioner seat.

  All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate interviews, and breaking down the local and state ballot measures that you  will be voting on. Get informed, and then mail in your ballot.

The state's gubernatorial race grew a bit more heated Wednesday night on a debate stage at Colorado State University.

Republican candidate Walker Stapleton ignored the moderators' questions about statewide issues late in the debate as he repeatedly criticized Democrat Jared Polis for an incident that occurred nearly 20 years ago.

All week the Aspen Public Radio News team is bringing you candidate debates and breaking down the ballot measures that YOU will be voting on. Get informed, then mail in your ballot.

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