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Valley Roundup for Nov. 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

Left to right: Aspen Daily News Editor Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason and Roger Marolt, columnist for The Aspen Times.
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Welcome to a Valley Roundup.


The results are in from Tuesday’s election. We talk nationally, regionally and locally about how ballot issues and candidate races shook out.

Local 2016 election results are in 

So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Impact of Trump’s election echoes around the valley

A new district attorney has been elected for Rio Blanco, Garfield and Pitkin counties. He’s a republican.



Voters in Garfield County agreed to extend a sales tax that mostly tourists will pay. The money will be used for city infrastructure and public spaces.



Meanwhile, perhaps the most contentious ballot measure in the valley — what do with the Pan and Fork property in Basalt — was defeated by a narrow margin.

Developer to finish what was started in Basalt 

And another close race was in Snowmass Village, where a new property tax to help fund the Aspen School District barely passed.

School district gets tax support from Aspen, SnowmassSnowmass/Wildcat fire station is a go 

And now a few more local governments can pursue expanding Internet capabilities for residents up and down the valley with the passage of three ballot initiatives.

What to do about SB-152? 

City of Aspen voters gave their blessings to extend a real estate transfer tax.

City Wheeler RETT extended for 20 years 

Finally, we take a look at a couple of state ballot questions.


Joining Aspen Public Radio News Director Carolyn Sackariason this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times, and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.