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Two former mayors of Aspen spoke to Aspen Public Radio about interactions they had decades ago with Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

The Aspen High School Booster Club is warning businesses about a potential advertising scam tied to sports calendars.

Raifie Bass, Chair of the Aspen Education Foundation (AEF) Board, shares the history and importance of the organization. Going on 25 years, AEF has given over $11 million to the Aspen School District, which is comprised of Aspen Elementary School, Aspen Middle School, Aspen High School, Aspen Community School, and Aspen Cottage Preschool. Dr. Kathy Klug also contributes. 

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Coloradans have 22 presidential contenders to choose from this election. Affiliations include the nutritionist or pacifist parties, and several shades of socialism and prohibition. One ticket includes a pair of Coloradans - Frank Atwood and Blake Huber.

  Skiers and riders can expect to see new pass scanners on upper mountain lifts at Aspen Highlands this year.

 

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Coloradoans have nine statewide ballot initiatives to decide on by Election Day. This fall, Aspen Public Radio is exploring how these measures affect area residents. Today, we look at Amendment U.

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  After Monday, Coloradans wishing to register to vote, update their registration, or cast a ballot must do so in person. Because by law Colorado’s mail-ballots can not be sent out after today, anyone registering between now and Election Day, November 8th, can not participate in the mail in process. To register to vote in Colorado you must have twenty two days of residency.

 

Bike owners, beware. The Parks Department is removing bike racks in downtown Aspen starting Wednesday, Nov. 2.

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Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news team has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

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Most everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond should have received their ballots by now. The Aspen Public Radio news teams has answers about the logistics of voting in this mail-in election.

 

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Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) say Independence Pass is scheduled to close Monday, Nov. 7, but if weather permits, it may remain open until Nov. 14.

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Seasonal beers have been all the rage in the craft beer world. One fall variation is the pumpkin beer. But that flavor seems to be on the decline.

Dan Scesnewicz is the general manager of HOPS Culture in Aspen. Right now, some of the biggest sellers are fall seasonal beers. That’s stuff like Oktoberfests and Marzens.

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 Amendment 72: Tobacco Tax. A “yes” vote would increase the cost of tobacco and use those funds for health programs; a “no” vote keeps cigarette taxes the same.

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There are three seats open on Snowmass Village Town Council in this fall’s election, including the mayor’s post. Five candidates debated issues facing the resort town on Aspen Public Radio on Wednesday.

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Owner Bill Dinsmoor sat at the community table Wednesday, taking in the sights and sounds of his last week in business. The Main Street Bakery and Cafe closes today after 27 years in business.

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Local governments are continuing a multi-year study of how to reduce trash headed to the landfill. Now, the City of Aspen is turning its attention to construction waste.

The presidential race has taken so much attention it can be easy to forget about the local races that will determine which political party controls the Colorado Statehouse.

Mail ballots from this year’s election are starting to be returned.

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In anticipation of future issues with parking around Aspen, a Pitkin County department head wants to convert an under-used part of the Buttermilk lot to a paid system.

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Pitkin County voters are being asked to reauthorize the Open Space and Trails program. In the past, strong majorities of voters have supported this tax. This year, some residents have concerns about the program’s focus and direction.

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