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It's Election Day in Basalt and Carbondale

Apr 2, 2018

Credit Elise Thatcher

Voters in Basalt and Carbondale have until 7 p.m. to drop off their ballots.

Basalt voters will decide if they’ll tax tobacco and nicotine products. The revenue would finance substance-abuse education.


Six candidates are running for three open seats on the town council. Incumbents Gary Tennenbaum and Bernie Grauer are being challenged by Carol Hawk, Todd Hartley, William Infante and Ryan Slack.


In Carbondale, mayor Dan Richardson is running unopposed for a four-year term. There are four other seats on the town’s board that are up-for-grabs. The five candidates running are April Spaulding, Lani Kitching, and incumbents Luis Yllanes, Erica Sparhawk and Heather Henry.


Also on Carbondale’s ballot, voters are being asked if an existing mill levy should be extended. The money will be used for street improvements, downtown parking and street lights.