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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.

 

Elise Thatcher

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.

Basalt’s interim town manager will continue to serve until elected officials can find somebody else.

Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority

Aspen City Council is reviewing a contract to build new affordable rental units.

 

 

Two former mayors of Aspen spoke to Aspen Public Radio about interactions they had decades ago with Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

The Aspen High School Booster Club is warning businesses about a potential advertising scam tied to sports calendars.

Raifie Bass, Chair of the Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) Board, shares the history and importance of the organization. Going on 25 years, AEF has given over $11 million to the Aspen School District, which is comprised of Aspen Elementary School, Aspen Middle School, Aspen High School, Aspen Community School, and Aspen Cottage Preschool. Dr. Kathy Klug also contributes. 

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Coloradans have 22 presidential contenders to choose from this election. Affiliations include the nutritionist or pacifist parties, and several shades of socialism and prohibition. One ticket includes a pair of Coloradans - Frank Atwood and Blake Huber.

  Skiers and riders can expect to see new pass scanners on upper mountain lifts at Aspen Highlands this year.

 

Elise Thatcher

  After Monday, Coloradans wishing to register to vote, update their registration, or cast a ballot must do so in person. Because by law Colorado’s mail-ballots can not be sent out after today, anyone registering between now and Election Day, November 8th, can not participate in the mail in process. To register to vote in Colorado you must have twenty two days of residency.

 

Bike owners, beware. The Parks Department is removing bike racks in downtown Aspen starting Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news team has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

Elise Fitzsimmons/Aspen Public Radio

Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news teams has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

 

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