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Garfield County’s Board of Commissioners agreed Monday to pay Xcel Energy just under $325,000 to power up one of their new radio towers.

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   Kerry Donovan D-5 represents a portion of the Western Slope, including Aspen and Basalt in the Colorado Statehouse.

In November, voters allowed Pitkin County to provide broadband services.

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Welcome to a Valley Roundup.

 

The results are in from Tuesday’s election. We talk nationally, regionally and locally about how ballot issues and candidate races shook out.

Local 2016 election results are in 

So, what does a Donald Trump presidential win mean for the Roaring Fork Valley?

Impact of Trump’s election echoes around the valley

If voters in Garfield County, Aspen and Carbondale want out of Senate Bill 152, now is their chance; it’s on the ballot.

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Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Joining me this week on Valley Roundup are Jill Beathard, outgoing editor of the Snowmass Sun, Randy Essex, editor of the Glenwood Post Independent, Curtis Wackerle, editor of the Aspen Daily News and Gavin Dahl, the new news director at KDNK community radio.

The Aspen City Council’s decision to scrap plans to put for-profit businesses in the old powerhouse has many layers of politics in play.

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  An Aspen-based business group now hopes to rally more private sector interest in improving internet speed in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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Garfield County is taking a look at broadband, and officials want to know what internet access is like for residents and business owners.

 Living in rural Pitkin County may no longer mean living without Internet.

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One question on the fall ballot asks Pitkin County voters to opt out of a state law, so better broadband service can be explored. Right now, many rural enclaves have poor service or no internet connection at all. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.