Elections http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 Mid-Valley Recreation Center? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mid-valley-recreation-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This week we are looking at the various tax increase questions before voters next month. &nbsp;One of the largest projects in the valley seeking voter approval is the proposed recreation center in Basalt. &nbsp;The indoor facility would be built in the Crown Mountain Park. Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“For me, I think it’s a great amenity, I think its an amenity for everyone who lives here and I think it’s the next step in the progression of any community.”</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:00:47 +0000 Roger Adams 9166 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mid-Valley Recreation Center? Aspen Ideas Festival - Future of the Republican Party http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-future-republican-party <p>Future of the Republican Party</p><p>The Republican Party has seen its share of fractures, factions, and disruption of late: some in the party openly suggest that rifts within are caused by “right-wing religious nuts” and other extremists; others, especially the young in the party, complain that conservative platforms have become closed minded, racist, inflexible, and old-fashioned. How will the GOP build internal consensus on what it stands for? And who is poised to lead the charge?<br><br>Elaine L. Chao, Karl Rove, Vin Weber, Michael Gerson<br><br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:54:47 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3615 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Future of the Republican Party Aspen Ideas Festival - Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/aspen-ideas-festival-why-are-you-one-who-got-election-right <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right?</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Columnist, statistician, and prognosticator Nate Silver, whose website <a href="http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/">FiveThirtyEight.com</a> is the only one to have correctly predicted the outcomes of the 2012 and 2008 elections, shares his perspectives with award-winning journalist Katie Couric. (He also really knows baseball!)</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Nate Silver &amp; Katie Couric<br><br><br> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:19:04 +0000 Rob St. Mary 3600 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Aspen Ideas Festival - Why Are You the One Who Got the Election Right? Steve Skadron Is Aspen's Next Mayor http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/steve-skadron-aspens-next-mayor <p></p><p>Steve Skadron has won Aspen's mayor's race.</p><p>As of tonight’s results, Skadron won 52% of the vote.</p><p>That’s compared to 47% for the other candidate, city councilman Torre.</p><p>There are several dozen outstanding ballots, but not enough to change the results in the coming days.</p><p></p><p>Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen will have a full report during tomorrow’s morning news.</p><p>That’s at 6, 7, 8, and 8:30am tomorrow morning.</p><p>You can also follow our coverage on Twitter and Facebook.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 02:40:59 +0000 Marci Krivonen 2402 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Steve Skadron Is Aspen's Next Mayor