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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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Suicide rates in Colorado are some of the highest in the country. In the state, men are four times as likely to die by suicide than women.

 

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This week, the annual The Meeting brings together leading content creators and strategists in the outdoor industry and beyond.

A report showing falling test scores in the Aspen School District has brought up concerns regarding local academics.

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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) awarded more than $700,000 to local energy programs on Wednesday.

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As the Grand Avenue Bridge project nears its halfway point, Glenwood Springs is thinking about other bridges to build or repair.

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The Aspen Center for Physics can add another name to its list of Nobel Prize winning lecturers.

 

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The Temporary had its soft opening in August. It’s the new interim space from The Arts Campus at Willits and is located in one of the warehouses on Market Street. So far, it’s brought art house film screenings, Front Range comedy acts and traveling musicians to its new fan base in the midvalley.

In the past, the Aspen School District has been top rated on state and national reviews. Along with academics, it’s known for innovative extra curricular programming and high rates of graduates going on to college. But this year, the board of education received a report card of its own that shows some concern coming from community members, staff and parents.

Ridership on Glenwood Springs' bus system, Ride Glenwood Springs, has decreased over the past five years.

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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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