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Eagle BOCC gives initial approval for Fields subdivision

Yesterday, elected officials in Eagle County initially approved plans for a controversial subdivision in the midvalley. The Fields is a 19-acre property, near the intersection of Highway 82 and Valley Road.
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Check out the unofficial election results on a local, regional and national level.

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Unofficial results indicate that Basalt voters narrowly rejected ballot questions related to buying the former Pan and Fork mobile home parcel. Tuesday night results show that about 52 percent of voters said “no” to the town buying the land to build a park, and about 55 percent voted against park-related improvements.

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  In Pitkin County, Democrat Greg Poschman won more than sixty percent of the votes in the race for an open commissioner’s seat. He defeated independent candidate Scott Writer.

Keep up with results on a national, regional and local level by following the Aspen Public Radio News team on social media. All of our tweets, posts and shares will be available in a stream in this story.

 

Today, as results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

Colorado is one of a handful of states conducting this election by mail.

The City of Aspen released results from its 2016 citizen survey last week. River health ranked at the top of the list of issues of concern for respondents.

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Pitkin County is the only county in the state that has a fund dedicated to protecting the health of rivers. The Healthy Rivers and Streams board oversees a $1 million budget, including a couple high-profile projects in 2017.

Brooke Bedingfield is the Executive Director of the Aspen Education Foundation. She discusses the programs and positions the organization helps fund in the Aspen School District. Dr. Kathy Klug also contributes.

In this election cycle, Colorado Democrats have outspent their Republican counterparts in the contests for president and congress. It was the opposite in 2014; Garfield County exemplifies this trend.

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State transportation officials addressed lawmakers Thursday about new ways to fund roads and bridges, and about being ready for any changes at the federal level.

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The state’s planning group on aging is calling for a new position to coordinate services, programs, spending and the needs of Colorado’s growing aging population. The group released recommendations on Tuesday. 

One of the first items on President-elect Donald Trump’s to-do list when he takes office will be to nominate a Supreme Court justice. While campaigning, Trump released a list of possible nominees, which included three judges from Colorado: Chief Judge Timothy Michael Tymkovich and Judge Neil McGill Gorsuch, both serving on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Justice Allison Hartwell Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court. 

Colorado will be part of a new pilot program to create a digital driver’s license.