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Voters continued to stream into the Pitkin County Clerk’s Office in Aspen this afternoon. Filled-in ballots can be dropped off there and people can vote on-site until 7 o’clock tonight. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen caught up with some voters who talked about their top concerns.

Elise Thatcher

Each county in the Roaring Fork Valley has places where resident citizens can register to vote and fill out a ballot…. as long as it’s before polls close at 7pm. Here’s a list of those locations in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties.

Elise Thatcher

  Tomorrow is election day and polls will open at 7am in the Roaring Fork Valley and across the nation. Because of early voting and mail-in ballots, more than a million Coloradans have already cast their ballots.

A former administrator at Denver International Airport is taking the reigns at the Aspen Airport. Pitkin County announced today John Kinney will begin his role as airport director next month.

Kinney brings 28 years of aviation management experience to the job. He was airport director in Scottsdale, Arizona and Long Beach, California. At DIA, he served as Deputy Manager of Aviation. Right now, he works in Los Angeles as the Director of Emergency Management for airports like LAX.

What do kids do after school? Sports, tutoring, and organized programs of course. But what about the kids who aren't interested in sports, or can't afford expensive after school programs? That's where ACCESS comes in. Deb Rice is the Executive Director for the Carbondale based Non-Profit. Mindi Cabe, the Program Director for ACCESS, also contributes. 

Learn more about ACCESS at www.accessrf.org

Marci Krivonen

More than half a million immigrants nationwide took advantage of the policy that protects against deportation and offers a work permit for those who qualify. These young people applied for the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, two years ago. Now they are renewing. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports it’s estimated hundreds of people in the Roaring Fork Valley applied.

I meet Cristina Pena in the Walmart parking lot in Glenwood Springs. The 24-year-old is still wearing her uniform. She just finished her shift as a cashier.

Valley Roundup - October 31st, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup, a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

This week - getting citizens behind urban planning.  In Basalt, angry pro-development residents hammer town council.

In Aspen, the city tries citizen surveys to move on a lodging incentive package.

There is a big drug bust mid-valley with more arrest to come.  And for the now legal drug, more marijuana grow operations approved in Missouri Heights.

Also this week Sam Wyly says he is bankrupt.

And on the Download with Rob St. Mary, a look at online election information.

Facebook/Patti Clapper

Update (10/31/14):

The Democrat running for Pitkin County Commission refused to comply with a probation order placed on her by the Colorado Board of Nursing.  That’s according to new information uncovered by the Aspen Times.

Marci Krivonen

Pitkin County held the first of two open houses on Thursday, introducing the public to future changes at the airport. The commercial jets that fly into Aspen now are being phased out so, the airport has to find a way to make the new, bigger jets fit. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.

Flickr/Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College’s Board of Trustees met on Thursday to get legal advice on how to proceed on a pending court case. The trustee’s meeting was closed to the public.

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