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Voters get lay of the land on open space question

Pitkin County voters are being asked to reauthorize the Open Space and Trails program. In the past, strong majorities of voters have supported this tax. This year, some residents have concerns about the program’s focus and direction.
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Three men who have been involved in the Aspen Center for Physics won the Nobel Prize this week.


  Ted Guy, of Basalt, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the town government for not being transparent enough. Guy is suing Basalt’s mayor, the town clerk and all five council members.


Jeremy Swanson/Aspen Skiing Company

The Meeting happens in early October each year in Aspen. The three-day event started yesterday, and concludes tomorrow. One Friday event discusses how virtual reality is changing the action sports film industry.

Courtesy of the Denver Post

 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump brought his campaign message to Colorado Monday with stops in Pueblo and in Loveland.

Skippy Mesirow of Aspen NextGen Commission, and Ashely Feddersen of Aspen Young Professionals Association with details on their election event at the Limelight Hotel Oct. 5.

 The 14 suspects arrested last month at an illegal marijuana grow operation near Rifle will not be formally charged at this time.

The District Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that there is not enough evidence to file charges against the workers found on the 40-acre property.

  Propositions 107 and 108 — Primary elections

Both propositions would allow unaffiliated voters to cast ballots in a primary election

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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority and a statewide advocacy group spoke to Colorado’s transit needs yesterday.

Courtesy of www.goco.org

The board for Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) meets in Carbondale on Thursday and Friday.  

The organization uses Colorado Lottery revenue to provide grants to projects that protect and enhance Colorado’s parks, trails, wildlife and open spaces. Since its inception in 1992, GOCO has given about $18.5 million to Eagle County, $10.2 million to Garfield County and $7.6 million to Pitkin County.  

Temperatures are dropping and snow is starting to fall in the Roaring Fork Valley. Aspenweather.net's Cory Gates has made his winter predictions and it looks like it will be better than last season. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason spoke with Gates about his winter outlook.


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The presidential race has taken so much attention it can be easy to forget about the local races that will determine which political party controls the Colorado Statehouse.

Mail ballots from this year’s election are starting to be returned.


About 50 people recently weighed in on ColoradoCare at an event hosted by KUNC and the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Opponents for a measure that would allow terminally ill patients to take medication to end their lives launched statewide television ads Wednesday.