Election http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - March 27th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-march-27th-2014 <p>A long-time local accused of murdering Aspen resident Nancy Pfister was in court on Wednesday. Kathy Carpenter is one of three arrested for the crime.</p><p>Voters in Basalt next week will elect three new Town Council members. We hear from business owners about what they want from the elected officials.</p><p>Across the nation the number of heroin and opiate overdoses is increasing...and, there’s an uptick in heroin use here in the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>We talk with two young men who have struggled with heroin addiction...they describe the pain of running out of the drug and the threat of overdose.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:29:30 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 16182 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - March 27th, 2014 Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/economic-recovery-affordable-housing-discussed-candidate-forum <p></p><p>Issues like economic recovery, marijuana and affordable housing were discussed at a candidate forum in Basalt Monday night. The candidates are vying for open seats on Basalt’s Town Council. &nbsp;Four of the five registered candidates participated. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:43:45 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16033 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Economic Recovery, Affordable Housing Discussed At Candidate Forum Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/downtown-business-concern-ahead-basalt-election <p></p><p>Basalt’s municipal election is about one week away and five candidates are vying for three open seats on the Town board. One of the biggest issues is business. While downtown stores struggle, the new urban Willits area is busy. Mike Scanlon is Basalt’s Town Manager.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:18:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 15986 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Downtown Business A Concern Ahead of Basalt Election Basalt: Mid-Valley Recreation Center Fails; Fix the Fork Question Passes http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-mid-valley-recreation-center-fails-fix-fork-question-passes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arguably the most contentious ballot issues in the Roaring Fork Valley, were in Basalt. Voters there decided on two issues. Question </span>2B’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> focus was on whether to free up money to restore the Roaring Fork River and fund the removal of residents of a flood-prone trailer park. Voters approved that measure. A separate set of questions asked voters to fund a recreation center at Crown Mountain Park. That ballot measure failed. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 9880 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt: Mid-Valley Recreation Center Fails; Fix the Fork Question Passes Basalt Area Homeowners Could See Biggest Tax Increase If Ballot Measures Pass http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/basalt-area-homeowners-could-see-biggest-tax-increase-if-ballot-measures-pass <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve reported this week, starting Monday October </span>21<sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, on the various tax increases proposed in measures in next month’s election. &nbsp;If all of them and Amendment 66 pass it could be one of the most expensive recent elections for many mid-valley voters. &nbsp;The question is </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">how</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> expensive</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:35:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher 9307 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Basalt Area Homeowners Could See Biggest Tax Increase If Ballot Measures Pass