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Where the Board of Education candidates stand on the issues

This November, three spots are up for election on the Aspen School District's Board of Education. Reporter Alycin Bektesh talked with all five candidates.

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Next Generation Advisory Commission is under fire after suggesting trade-downs as a way of opening up employee housing units.

Christin Kay and Alycin Bektesh bring you this week's news from the Roaring Fork Valley.  

Ballots are in the mail for this fall's upcoming election, so let's talk local issues.  Plus, we've watched in shock as wildfires devastate California; a fire expert says wildfires are changing because of the influence of humans. Also, are e-bikes the solution to the Roaring Fork Valley's traffic troubles?  

Courtesy of Bureau of Land Management

Several environmental watchdog groups, including Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop, are formally protesting the sale of oil and gas leases on public lands in northwest Colorado.

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WE-cycle will ask local governments this Thursday for another year of funding, and the organization thinks e-bikes could be a solution to the valley’s heavy traffic.

Courtesy of 2017 Tribeca Film Festival

The Wheeler Opera House will screen the documentary film “No Man’s Land” this Thursday.

Eagle County Regional Airport

The Eagle County Regional Airport held an emergency response drill on Wednesday. This happens once every three years. In a prepared scenario, 80 volunteers littered the runway, all with fake injuries. First responders then had to react.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. RESPONSE is a local organization that supports survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse. They also lead conversations about domestic abuse, sexual assault and healthy relationships.

Aspen Snowmass had it’s busiest September ever. For the second year in a row the resort experienced more visitors in September than it did in June.

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Colorado's conservation policies earned a top ranking among western states.

 

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Millennials aren’t skiing or snowboarding as much as their parents, which is a problem for many ski areas. The Aspen Skiing Company is trying to attract people in their twenties and thirties.

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November election ballots are being mailed to voters across Colorado this week. There’s no statewide ballot question this year.

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The Denver region is submitting its bid for Amazon’s second headquarters on Monday. The giant internet company announced last summer that it was building a second headquarters outside of Seattle.

Colorado’s Senators are weighing in on the possibility that President Trump will decertify the Iran nuclear deal this week in favor of a tougher policy.

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Lawmakers examining state water issues are wrapping up their work ahead of next year’s legislative session.

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