Election 2018

Join Aspen Public Radio for our special election series, October 15th- 19th at 6pm. The news team walks through the local initiatives, amendments and tax questions that will appear on ballots throughout the valley. You will also hear from candidates for county and statehouse offices. 

Below you can study up on the state and local issues that will be decided on November 7th, 2018


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.


Transportation is a challenge in a community that's 40 miles long. Aspen businesses rely on workers commuting and, with only one road in and out of town, it can lead to problems. In the next 20 years, the valley’s population is expected to grow, which means more traffic. This fall, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) hopes voters will invest in their bus system.

Elise Thatcher

Voters this November will decide whether or not to give private property owners in Colorado power they don’t have currently have.

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  Monday is the deadline to file a nomination petition to run for mayor of Snowmass or city council.

From choosing a new governor to figuring out exactly what a special district is, voters have a lot of tough decisions to make on this year’s midterm ballot.

Snowmass Extends Marijuana Moratorium

Sep 18, 2018

Monday night, Snowmass town council voted unanimously to extend the town’s moratorium on retail marijuana.

City of Aspen

Ordinances 19 and 20 on Aspen’s ballot look to return some financial control to the city council.



  This November, the Aspen Fire Protection District will be asking voters for additional funding

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio News

  On Tuesday the Aspen City Council decided to extend a contract with developer Mark Hunt to buy two buildings near city hall.


Marci Krivonen

This fall, Eagle County commissioners may ask voters to renew a property tax to fund the county’s open space program, but first, they want input.

Valley Roundup - May 3, 2018

May 3, 2018

This week on Valley Roundup, we get the good the bad and the ugly from the 2018 Colorado Legislative session, Snowmass Village may be coming around on legal marijuana, how will e bikes change our trials? And we appreciate Aspen for what it is, season in and season out, awesome or not.

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Carbondale’s Mayor Dan Richardson will continue for four more years, as will current trustees Erica Sparhawk, Heather Henry and Luis Yllanes. Lani Kitching will join the town’s Board of Trustees for a two-year term.

Courtesy of Jesse Wey

Voters in Basalt can meet their town council candidates Tuesday evening.


Elise Thatcher

Three seats on Basalt’s town council are up for grabs in April and interested candidates can sign up to run starting Jan. 2.

Jared Polis

Congressman Jared Polis is hoping to become Colorado’s next governor and will be in Aspen on Saturday at an event hosted by Pitkin County Democrats.

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy / Aspen Public Radio

Voters in Aspen will see a bond measure, Issue 2C, on this fall's ballot. If approved, it would provide funding to buy property in Woody Creek that the city hopes to use as a reservoir someday.

Colorado’s Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne has formally kicked off her campaign to run for Governor. She joins a crowded Democratic primary race.