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5:07 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Aspen Community Mourns Willard Clapper, Badge #64

Long-time Aspen volunteer firefighter Willard Clapper died on Thursday. He was 63 years old.
Credit Marci Krivonen

The Aspen community  is mourning the passing a long-time volunteer firefighter and former teacher. The Aspen Times reports Willard Clapper died at his home on Thursday after battling lymphoma. Clapper was raised in Aspen and, was well-known and well-loved by his community. On Friday his fellow firefighters held a remembrance.

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Snowmass Village
8:49 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Base Village Dominates Discussion At Snowmass Village Candidate Forum

(left to right) Arnie Mordkin (mayoral candidate), Jason Haber (mayoral candidate), Markey Butler (mayoral candidate), Bob Sirkus (council candidate), Bill Madsen (council candidate) and Bill Boineau (council candidate).
Credit Marci Krivonen

Six candidates running for elected office in Snowmass Village discussed issues like the economy, development and marijuana at a candidate forum Thursday night. Three people are running for mayor. Another three are vying for two council seats. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen was there and filed this report.

A moratorium on retail marijuana stores and improvements to public transit came up at the forum but the issue that got the most attention was Base Village.

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Politics & Elections
7:12 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Meet the Snowmass Council/Mayoral Candidates

Snowmass Village town council/mayoral candidates debated on Thursday night. Click "listen" below for the edited or raw versions of the forum.

    Meet the candidates:

BILL BOINEAU
Born in Durham, North Carolina, Bill Boineau grew up during what he calls “interesting times.”

“My parents exposed us to many current events of the time, from the segregation and desegregation of schools and the 1960s Civil Rights movement, where I watched as authorities tear-gassed demonstrators.”

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APR Local News
8:03 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Glenwood Springs Approves New Hot Springs Development

The Glenwood Springs City Council has given a thumbs up for another hot springs development. The proposal came from owners of an amusement park attraction. Glenwood Springs currently has one hot springs-- named the same as the town and about as old. In last night’s meeting, city council members pushed for explanation on some of the details, but overall were enthusiastic about adding a second hot springs development for the town.

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Mountain Edition
3:26 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Mountain Edition - October 16th, 2014

Good afternoon and welcome to Mountain Edition.

Hospitals in the Roaring Fork Valley are keeping an eye on how they should be prepared for Ebola cases.

New construction gears up in Basalt on two different projects.

There’s one contested Pitkin County Commissioners’ race this election. We hear from both candidates.

A poll of Latino voters shows this group is leaning toward Democratic candidates… but a large chunk believe that party may be taking them for granted.

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