If you’re a Glenwood Springs resident, you still have time to vote. Though, city officials say mailing the ballot is no longer an option. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

Ballots in the all-mail ballot election will be counted Tuesday. To make your ballot count, you must drop it off instead of sticking it in the mail. Ann Green is deputy city clerk.

“They must drop off their ballot either at the county courthouse east door, or here at City Hall. There’s a box in front of municipal court.”

The second in command in the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office is taking a new job and leaving a big hole to fill. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

The annual Colorado budget is making its way through the statehouse. It cleared the Senate on a vote of 21 to 14, passing largely along party lines, with three Democrats joining Republicans to support it. What are the dynamics in play?

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Next week ballots go in the mail for Aspen’s municipal election. Voters will choose from a large pool of candidates to fill two open seats on city council. Keith Goode is one of seven people running. He spoke with Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen.

"Reporter: Why are you running for city council?"

 

Goode: "I’ve been on the Planning and Zoning Board for the last four years and I really have enjoyed my time there. But, the main reason is when I hear people say ‘Aspen’s losing its character,’ I don’t buy that."

Band of Heathens

Apr 5, 2015

The Band of Heathens is an Austin, Texas ensemble that has built a fierce fan base due to musical and lyrical depth coupled with outstanding songcraft.

On this episode of "Check 1, 2", host Daniel Shaw catches up with Band of Heathens at the PAC3 in Carbondale. You’ll hear both live and studio tracks from the band’s latest outing, “Sunday Morning Record”, as well as covers from the group’s sound check.

Los Lobos

Apr 5, 2015
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Forty years ago, Louie Perez and David Hidalgo, friends at East LA’s Garfield High School, hooked up with two other musicians, bassist Conrad Lozano and singer/guitar player Cesar Rosas, and Los Lobos came to be. Sax player Steve Berlin came over from legendary rockabilly band The Blasters a few years later, and the band has never stopped making incredibly original, timeless, irresistible music and has never stopped touring. Hard-hitting young drummer Enrique “Bugs” Gonzalez joined the band a few years back and gave them a new jolt of energy. Their recording debut all those years ago may have been called “Just Another Band from East LA,” but they still prove night in and night out that they’re not just another band—from anywhere.

Louie Perez has been the band’s chief lyricist over the years and was the drummer for a long spell before returning to guitar duties (though he still gets behind the kit for a few songs each night). He’s found time over the years to work on several side projects, including The Latin Playboys, and has carved out another career as a painter. He’s also written a play recently based on the band’s song “Evangeline,” that had several runs in California.

For more about Los Lobos: http://www.loslobos.org/site/

Aspen Chapel continues Easter tradition with new leader

Apr 4, 2015
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The Aspen Chapel has had a long tradition of holding an Easter service far above town. This year that legacy continues-- but with a twist. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher spoke with the Chapel’s new leader. Nicolas Vesey is an Anglican priest, and explains what’s in store for this Sunday.

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

It looks like CDOT has set a date for the new bridge in Glenwood Springs.

Construction season has already begun in Aspen and it isn’t going to let up anytime soon.

And neither will the endless effort to preserve our water in the valley and around the state.

Meanwhile, property values are on the rise in the mid-valley.

What should be done about the marijuana odor emanating from a grow operation in the Holland Hills area?

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    Aspen’s Fire Department is doing extra fire prevention near Snowmass Village this spring, and expanding ongoing efforts on Red Mountain in Aspen. The goal is to limit the amount of fuels--or things that can burn-- near homes.

Marci Krivonen

The head of of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs was in Snowmass Village Thursday. Secretary Robert McDonald visited vets at the National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

Flanked by his handlers, V.A. Secretary Robert McDonald makes his way toward the Snowmass ski area where veterans are preparing to ski. He stops to speak with David Williams from Florida.

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