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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. Ballots were mailed to all eligible voters on October 17th and in-person early voting began last week. As of October 28th,...

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.

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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 teams has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

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Amendment 72: Tobacco Tax. A “yes” vote would increase the cost of tobacco and use those funds for health programs; a “no” vote keeps cigarette taxes the same.

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There are three seats open on Snowmass Village Town Council in this fall’s election, including the mayor’s post. Five candidates debated issues facing the resort town on Aspen Public Radio on Wednesday.

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Owner Bill Dinsmoor sat at the community table Wednesday, taking in the sights and sounds of his last week in business. The Main Street Bakery and Cafe closes today after 27 years in business.

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In anticipation of future issues with parking around Aspen, a Pitkin County department head wants to convert an under-used part of the Buttermilk lot to a paid system.

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The three candidates running for Carbondale mayor joined Aspen Public Radio’s Alycin Bektesh to discuss their platforms. While they all said they speak for locals - their management approach sets them apart.

Ideological differences were clear last night in a debate over the future of Basalt’s Pan and Fork property.

A harrowing stand-off with an armed gunman on Independence Pass this summer resulted in an arrest and no injuries to law enforcement or three hostages. The officer responsible for that outcome got kudos last night.

At their homecoming game Oct. 7 , Basalt whooped Aspen. When the whistle blew for halftime, the Longhorns led the Skiers 41 to 0. The pressure was off. It was now time for glamour : The announcement of this year’s homecoming king and queen.

Aspen TREE Co-Directors Eden Vardy and River Morgan share their vision for Aspen TREE in the coming years, and discuss the power of thinking positively about environmentalism. The organization has ambitious plans for growth and expansion, which includes a model for up-and-coming farmers.

This spring, the Pitkin County Commissioners granted a license for a marijuana-infused jerky producer in the Aspen Airport Business Center. But they weren’t happy about it.

The Aspen Skiing Company is staying out of most election decisions this year, but a few ballot measures have a direct impact on SkiCo and its employees.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Campaign finance reports show that valley residents are collectively supporting their candidates in the tens of thousands of dollars. Joining Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason for Valley Roundup this morning are Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News, Barbara Platts, Aspen Public Radio’s Barbara Platts, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, and Glenn Beaton, columnist for the Aspen Times. You can hear more of the conversation on Valley Roundup at...

Police continue to investigate a possible murder-suicide in Glenwood Springs.

On this week’s Mountain Edition, hosts Alycin Bektesh and Wyatt Orme present a compilation of the week’s news.

Voting “yes” on Proposition 106, known as the “End of Life Options Act” would legalize the use of life-ending medicine in some cases. A “no” vote would keep it illegal to prescribe or take the drugs.

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