Garfield County

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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

Colorado is one of a handful of states conducting this election by mail.

In this election cycle, Colorado Democrats have outspent their Republican counterparts in the contests for president and congress. It was the opposite in 2014; Garfield County exemplifies this trend.

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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.

 

The two candidates vying for Garfield County Commissioner discussed their positions in a debate Wednesday hosted by Aspen Public Radio.

Garfield County Commissioners will discuss a permit for a natural gas pipeline today.

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The replacement for a local judge has been narrowed down to three candidates. Aspen Public Radio’s Carolyn Sackariason reports.

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The state approved 22 oil and gas wells in a Battlement Mesa residential community late last week.

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The investigation into the death of 49-year-old Longmont resident Matthew Barz, who was found Monday on McClure Pass, has shown that he died of trauma from an accidental fall.

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Firefighters in Eagle and Garfield counties plan to ignite two prescribed burns in the upcoming weeks.

 

The fires will be on Bureau of Land Management lands in the coming weeks if the weather cooperates to keep conditions safe and to blow smoke away from local communities.

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A scheduled draining of Harvey Gap Reservoir and the corresponding fish salvage has been postponed at least a year because of a leaky ditch.

Courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation

Glenwood Canyon will be closed again this Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., forcing many motorists to seek alternate routes.

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Those who live near proposed oil and gas wells were given a unique opportunity yesterday to voice their concerns directly to the state agency that oversees the industry.

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

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  This week the American Lung Association, or ALA, released its review of air quality around the country. The national organization says Glenwood Springs has dangerously high levels of pollution.

Colorado Children's Campaign

Child poverty levels declined in back to back years for the first time in more than a decade, according to the Colorado Children’s Campaign.

Elise Thatcher

As the Grand Avenue Bridge work is underway, Garfield County is trying to address another location where the roadway is vulnerable to river runoff.

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