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2018 Elections

Mountain Edition: November 8, 2018

Nov 8, 2018

This week, hosts Zoe Rom and Wyatt Orme provide a rundown of the results from Tuesday's midterm elections. The Aspen Public Radio News Team covered the races, the results and reported stories beyond the ballot, like how exactly are ballots counted?

GarCo Dems Fight Hard, Republicans Hold Strong

Nov 7, 2018

Democrats fared well in Colorado during Tuesday’s mid-term election, from the governor’s race, to congressional and state house races. Many of the Republican incumbents who represent Garfield County were re-elected, but results suggest Democrats put up a strong fight.

Democrat Jared Polis is the governor-elect. In the 6th Congressional District, Jason Crow takes the win, unseating five-time incumbent Republican Mike Coffman.

Ballot measures were met with mixed support: Transportation measures 109 and 110, along with oil and gas well setback measure Proposition 112 failed, while amendments Y and Z, which address partisan gerrymandering, passed.

2018 Election Results

Nov 6, 2018

Real Time Election Results HERE.

Update: 10:22 p.m.

Wyatt Orme brings updates from the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, where there are still 5,000 ballots left to count. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy analyzes state ballot questions.

Valley Round Up - Nov. 2, 2018

Nov 2, 2018

  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?

Gov. John Hickenlooper's administration unveiled a $31.4 billion budget proposal Thursday morning at the State Capitol. The spending plan is 4.6 percent - or $1.4 billion - bigger than the budget proposal made at this time last year. 

Amendments Y And Z Promise To End Gerrymandering

Oct 31, 2018

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.

Updated Oct. 31, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. — A spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper claims he was making a joke Wednesday morning when he told workers in a New Hampshire coffee shop he was going to run for president.

But some political observers, including one who once worked for the governor, don't think Hickenlooper made the comment to get laughs.

Elise Thatcher

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

 

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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.

Election Event Informs Young Voters

Oct 23, 2018

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

 

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.

2018 Election Special - Episode 5

Oct 19, 2018

  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. 

2018 Election Special - Episode 4

Oct 18, 2018

  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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Garfield County Libraries refunded $139,000 last year and they’re looking at an even bigger loss this year. That’s because Colorado’s TABOR amendment limits the amount that government districts like the libraries can grow. Garfield County ballot issue 6A would remove the state limit and allow the library district to keep all the revenue it collects.

2018 Election Special - Episode 2

Oct 16, 2018

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, and then mail in your ballot.

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This fall, Colorado Mountain College is asking voters to approve a measure that would help stabilize its funding.

 

2018 Election Special - Episode 1

Oct 15, 2018

  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, and then mail in your ballot.

Valley Round Up - Oct. 12, 2018

Oct 15, 2018

  This week, on Valley Round Up Aspen’s city government reporters pick apart the pros and cons of the city’s ballot measures.

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Luke Bray is the independent challenger. He spoke with reporter Christin Kay about what the most important issues facing the district, and how he sees being an unaffiliated candidate as an advantage if he were to be elected. 

 

 

 

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Nicki Mills is the Republican challenger. She spoke with reporter Christin Kay about what she sees as the most important issues facing the district, as well as her plans to address them. 

Three candidates are vying to represent District 26 in the state house.  

Incumbent Dylan Roberts is a Democrat. He was selected to fill the seat when it was vacated last fall by Diane Mitsch Bush.  

 

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Eagle County’s open space program is asking for continued support this election. The program is funded through 2025; ballot measure 1A asks voters to extend the property tax through 2040.

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