Representative Scott Tipton http://aspenpublicradio.org en Former Lottery Director Abel Tapia Running For Congress http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/former-lottery-director-abel-tapia-running-congress <p>Colorado’s 3<sup>rd</sup> Congressional District, in the view of one political observer (<a href="http://blogs.denverpost.com/thespot/2014/04/02/abel-tapia-scott-tipton-3rd-district/107655/">here</a>,) the has gone from safe Republican to likely Republican.&nbsp; The change came as Democrat Abel Tapia entered the race against GOP incumbent Scott Tipton.&nbsp; Tapia is a civil engineer by training but has a long record of public service.&nbsp; He served terms in the Colorado State House and Senate and was director of the Colorado State Lottery.&nbsp; Recently, Tapia, who lives in Pueblo, was in Aspen meeting voters and came in for an interview.&nbsp; He spoke with APR’s Roger Adams.</p><p>Listen to the radio interview here:</p><p></p><p> Tue, 20 May 2014 19:50:43 +0000 Roger Adams 18764 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Former Lottery Director Abel Tapia Running For Congress Who and What To Believe? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/who-and-what-believe <p>I spend a lot of time trying to keep myself informed about current political affairs, but it often seems to be a futile effort.&nbsp; The same subject can be reported with wildly divergent information in competing publications.&nbsp; What is the poor reader to do?&nbsp; And how is the public to make any sense of this?</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Frieda Wallison 12594 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Who and What To Believe? Mountain Edition - December 19th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-december-19th-2013 <div class="listenDetails__description"><div><p>Congressman Scott Tipton looks back on 2013 and the legislation he supported. Our Roger Adams also asks him about 2014 - when campaigning goes into full swing for the next election.</p><p>Also today, figure skater Jeremy Abbott wants 2014 to be his Olympic year. He’s focusing his sights on Sochi. And, we caught up with where it all started: the Aspen Ice Garden.</p></div></div><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:33:23 +0000 Roger Adams, Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 11884 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - December 19th, 2013 Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-commissioners-urge-tipton-support-thompson-divide-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a meeting with </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commissioners last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton said he doesn’t support legislation to protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling. Instead, Tipton wants negotiations between conservationists and energy companies to continue. For years, the sides have been working on an alternate plan to protect the area. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:31:22 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11327 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill