Mountain Edition
3:41 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 23rd, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

A memorial service is planned for a long-time Aspen firefighter and teacher.

And the applications are in for who wants to rent the old power house building in Aspen...that used to house the Aspen Art Museum.

Aspen area voters will see a tax question their ballots asking for money to fund ambulance service.

Meanwhile, downvalley voters will choose between a Garfield County commissioner and a candidate with some very different viewpoints.

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Politics & Elections
10:35 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Will Colorado's Growing Latino Vote Turn Out For The Midterms?

Two volunteers at a Senator Mark Udall field office in heavily Latino Adams County. They were there to help rally the Latino vote and knock on doors.
Bente Birkeland RMCR

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 10:55 am

Latinos make up about twenty percent of Colorado's population and continue to be a highly courted voting bloc. It's a group that more frequently votes for Democrats, but Latinos also turn out less often in midterm elections like 2014.

Republicans have long been trying to make inroads with Latino voters – especially in competitive states like Colorado – where a small number of votes could swing key races for the U.S. Senate and Governor.

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CrossCurrents
3:42 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

CrossCurrents - American Enterprise Institute's Karlyn Bowman, Part 1

Part 1 of a talk from this past summer with an American Enterprise Institute scholar Karlyn Bowman on the election.

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Garfield County
8:28 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Oil, Gas and Land Use Dominant Issues In Garfield County Race

Democrat Michael Sullivan is challenging incumbent republican Tom Jankovsky for a seat on the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.
Credit Marci Krivonen

In one of the only contested Garfield County races, two candidates with different viewpoints are running for county commissioner. Incumbent republican Tom Jankovsky is seeking a second four-year term. He’s being challenged by Michael Sullivan, a democrat, who says he’d represent a voice that’s going unheard. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

District One in Garfield County covers Carbondale and parts of Glenwood Springs. Candidate Michael Sullivan says he typifies the values and concerns in this area.

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2014 Election
7:00 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Aspen Ambulance District Asks Voters for First Raise in Thirty Years

Aspen Ambulance District Director Gabe Muething.
Credit Elise Thatcher

If someone has a heart attack-- or breaks a leg-- in the Aspen area, there’s a small fleet of ambulances ready to pick them up. Even if the  person is up a dirt road near Independence Pass or on top of Aspen Mountain. But there’s a key part of that access that’s becoming a big problem. And the ambulance district is asking for a half million dollar budget increase to pay for it.

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