Valley Roundup, Oct. 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Accusations of corruption in the Garfield County commissioner race surfaced this week, angering one of the candidates.

Garfield Commissioner Martin repaid $1,800 to county after auditDems to Martin: Quit or face indictment

And the race for District Attorney is heating up. Aspen Public Radio will host a live town hall debate with the three candidates on Monday, October 18th from 6 to p.m. Tune in on your radio dial, listen online or come in person to the Dunaway community room in the Pitkin County Library.

Chip McCrory spent decades in criminal lawCheney runs on experience, leadership, integrity


Meanwhile, the race between the Pitkin County commissioners is getting more attention. A televised debate this week Greg Poschman and Scott Writer highlighted their temperaments.

Candidate forum for commissioner gets contentiousPitkin County Commissioner candidates attack on Squirm Night in Aspen (video)


We discuss how civil discourse is shaped by the opinions of others who write letters to the editor in local papers.

Finally, as the election draws near, the valley’s papers are getting ready to make endorsements.

Joining me this week are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times, and Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News.

 Valley Roundup is a production of Aspen Public Radio news.