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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.

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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.

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