Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District

Elise Thatcher

Voter turnout in Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties ranged from 33% to 39%. That’s based on the number of people voting versus those who received a ballot.  In Eagle and Garfield, about 10,000 people voted in each county, and more than 5,000 turned out in Pitkin. Residents in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood voted to pay more in property taxes to support schools and a sizable fire district.

 

Elise Thatcher

  The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District is asking voters for a property tax increase in this fall’s election. The group campaigning for the measure missed the latest campaign finance filing because they didn’t know about the deadline. The representative in charge of submitting that information wasn’t aware of the campaign finance reporting schedule, nor the date of the election.

Elise Thatcher

  Supporters of the Roaring Fork School District’s bond measure spent tens of thousands of dollars last month. But it’s not clear how much has been raised-- or spent-- by a committee supporting a bond measure for the Carbondale area fire district ballot question.

Alycin Bektesh / Aspen Public Radio

Residents will be asked to support their local fire districts through property taxes in this fall’s election.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

  The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District put out a structure fire in Carbondale today [Tuesday, September 29th]. The District says it took almost an hour to distinguish a dangerous blaze on the north side of town at Distinguished Boards and Beams. The company reclaims barnwood and lumber.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

  Two men are recovering well after a plane crash in the Roaring Fork Valley on Sunday. Pilot Benoit de la Vaissiere was flying with a friend, when he had engine trouble just south of Glenwood Springs.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office says pilot Benoit de la Vaissiere and passenger Dmitre (last name unknown) were in the plane at the time of Sunday’s crash.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District

Carbondale’s Fire Department says a fire at a community center has raised concerns. The Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District responded early Wednesday to a small structure fire at the Third Street Center. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is now analyzing what may have happened.

Elise Thatcher

  Carbondale’s fire district will spend time talking with voters before a funding measure this fall. In November, the Carbondale and Rural Fire District will ask taxpayers for about $600,000 in property taxes. That’s after an outside review by two consulting firms, which found the District is doing a good job overall, but running out of money.

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  Carbondale-area fire fighters are heading to Oregon to help tackle a wildfire. Three firefighters from the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District have headed west with a small firetruck. They’ll lend a hand with the Bendire Fire in Eastern Oregon. The crew was requested by the US Forest Service, which put out a call for help from Colorado fire stations.

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