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  In late October, the Roaring Fork School District added a community organizer to its staff. Janeth Niebla’s job is to listen.

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The final votes that trickled in early Wednesday morning were not enough to sway the outcome in Basalt. Residents rejected two ballot measures that would have had the town purchase land to create a park on the Pan and Fork mobile home site, and developers are ready to step in.

Nonprofit Aspen Youth Center celebrated its 25th anniversary last week. Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts spent some time at the center and talked with the executive director and a longtime board member to hear about the organization’s history and where it is today.

Donn Markley lives in Glenwood Springs and works in real estate.

The Garfield County election results are in — and while they’re unofficial, the numbers from Tuesday night stay the same.

 

  Dan Richardson won Cabondale’s mayoral contest, earning over 50 percent of the vote.

Check out the unofficial election results on a local, regional and national level.

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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.

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.

If voters in Garfield County, Aspen and Carbondale want out of Senate Bill 152, now is their chance; it’s on the ballot.

Local newspapers have made their endorsements on several ballot questions and candidates. Why should voters rely on journalists for guidance when making election decisions?

Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup to discuss that are Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Lauren Glendenning, editor of the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

The tradition of newspapers making endorsements is alive and well in the Roaring Fork Valley. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup this morning are Lauren Glendenning, editor of the Aspen Times and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 

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This weekend, Pitkin County residents can make voting part of their everyday errands, and join the thousands of valley residents that have already cast their ballots.

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 It’s the final week of a long election season, and one thing local party leaders agree on is this year’s races are too close to call.

On Cross Currents this week is Response, Help for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

In Garfield County, you can register to vote in Spanish, and you can practice voting in Spanish. You can’t, however, vote in Spanish.

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