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Mountain Edition
3:38 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Mountain Edition - October 24th, 2013

It’s election time and we’re taking a look at issues on the November ballot and what they could mean for a voter’s tax bill. First, there’s a statewide income tax increase for public schools.

And, there’s a local proposal to build a rec center in the Mid-Valley. Supporters say will enhance the community, while critics say it would mean hundreds more in property taxes for homeowners.

Basalt residents are being asked to redevelop land along the Roaring Fork River. The plan forces out more than a hundred people from a trailer park.

Finally, we’ll hear the latest weather forecast for the coming winter… there’s good news, and bad news.

APR Local News
8:34 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Winter Forecast: Snowy, Dry, Snowy Again

Aspen, Spring 2013.
Credit Elise Thatcher

The winter outlook is mixed. Although some are saying the wet fall could mean lots of snow in the coming months, a National Weather Service forecaster says there might also be some dry spells. Aspen Public Radio’s Elise Thatcher talks with GJ National Weather Service forecaster Joe Ramey. He says this winter might be very familiar.

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Environment
9:46 am
Tue September 24, 2013

Recent Rains Boost Rivers to Flows Normally Seen in Spring

The Crystal River near Redstone on Monday was flowing at 343% of average. The Roaring Fork River in Aspen was flowing 200% of average on Monday.
Credit Sarah Johnson/Roaring Fork Conservancy

The beginning of this week has brought an unusual amount of moisture to the Roaring Fork Valley. Mountains were dusted with snow and rains lifted river levels to flows usually seen in the Spring. Sarah Johnson with the Roaring Fork Conservancy says flows on rivers like the Crystal are dramatically higher than they were this time last year. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen spoke with her on Monday.

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