Ballot Measure http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-november-7th-2013 <p>On Tuesday, most voters said “no” to big tax increases locally and statewide. A CSU political science professor says anti-tax activists are growing in their influence.</p><p>One measure that did pass taxes retail marijuana to raise money for schools. As pot becomes more available in the state, one youth non-profit is worried.</p><p>A warming climate is changing ecosystems in the Roaring Fork Valley and one local government is using open spaces to gather data on what’s happening.</p><p>A new art display at the Wyly Art Center in Basalt features the work of a self-taught painter.&nbsp; Despite being silenced by Alzheimer’s, Winifred Wyman is speaking through paint.</p><p>Also today on the Road to Sochi, Aspen native Simi Hamilton works to make the 2014 winter Olympic team. The Nordic ski racer specializes in sprinting.</p><p>That’s coming up on Mountain Edition.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 22:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 9977 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - November 7th, 2013 Mountain Edition - October 31st, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-october-31st-2013 <p>A weekend RFTA bus rollover that injured 11 people is under investigation. We have the latest.</p><p>The fire district that serves Carbondale is asking voters for a tax increase. The chief says it’s needed to fight increasingly intense fires. Opponents say it costs too much.</p><p>Snowmass Village voters have a different tax question. It would pay for improvements to aging infrastructure like leaks and cracks in sewer pipes.</p><p>A Mid-Valley non-profit is concerned about the health of the Fryingpan River. Flows were down over the summer… thanks to the drought last winter... and a study will determine how that affected fish.</p><p>The Aspen Skiing Company is recognized with an award for commitment to the arts. Aspen Public Radio’s Roger Adams talks to the Ski-Co’s Managing Partners, Jim and Paula Crown.</p><p>Finally, an Aspen ski jumper is hoping to make the Olympic team in the Nordic combined. We profile Michael Ward in the latest Road to Sochi segment.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:57:24 +0000 Elise Thatcher, Marci Krivonen & Roger Adams 9657 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - October 31st, 2013 CrossCurrents - Ballot Issues 4C & 4D, Crown Mountain Rec Center http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/crosscurrents-ballot-issues-4c-4d-crown-mountain-rec-center <p>Ballot Issues 4C and 4D - the proposed Crown Mountain Recreation Center in the mid valley. Amy Conrardi, board member of the Crown Mountain Rec Center and a proponent of the center. Katie Schwoerer, former Basalt City Council member, is on the issue committee No on 4C/4D will discuss the center.<br /><br /> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:29:00 +0000 Carolyne Heldman 9580 at http://aspenpublicradio.org CrossCurrents - Ballot Issues 4C & 4D, Crown Mountain Rec Center 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 Mountain Edition - October 10th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-october-10th-2013 <p>The government shutdown trudges on but Pitkin County is working to alleviate the pain by increasing access to a local attraction on federal land.</p><p>A proposal for funding public education has been called historic by Colorado&rsquo;s governor. But, the ballot measure could stretch wallets.</p><p>The Aspen Skiing Company hopes to catch the eye of up and coming skiers from certain Asian countries.</p><p>And, changes may be in store if the USA Pro Challenge bike race returns to the upper Roaring Fork Valley next year. We talk with an economist who says big sporting events may not mean more money for the towns hosting them.</p><p>Finally, we get an update on local athletes training for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:25:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 8697 at http://aspenpublicradio.org