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.
So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork 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.
And another close race was in Snowmass Village, where a new property tax to help fund the Aspen School District barely passed.
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.
City of Aspen voters gave their blessings to extend a real estate transfer tax.
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.