Voting

Elections
6:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Special District Elections: The "Wild West" Of Voting

Several special district elections were held in the Roaring Fork Valley this spring. These kinds of "taxing" districts are mostly unique to Colorado, California and Oregon.
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A handful of special district elections wrapped up earlier this month with voters casting ballots up and down the valley for board members. Turns out, the way these elections are run has been a point of contention over the years at the State Capitol. Unlike County and State elections, these local elections are subject to fewer rules. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Election Results
9:06 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Election: Downvalley Districts Welcome New Board Members

Nearly 400 people either voted absentee or showed up to the polling place for the Crown Mountain Park election Tuesday. District officials say that's a "great" turnout.
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Voters in the Mid-Valley and Carbondale cast their ballots in two separate elections yesterday. People voted for board members to represent the Crown Mountain Park and Recreation District, as well as the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District.

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Voting as an Obligation?
9:01 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Voting in Peru

My husband and I recently returned from a fascinating trip to Peru, where we floated down the Amazon (the headwaters are in the Peruvian Andes) and hiked Machu Picchu.  It’s always instructive to learn that people in other countries have a different perspective on some topics than we do in the United States.

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Elections
8:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

State Law Meant to Ease Process for Voters in November

New rules for voting this November are supposed to streamline the process for voters. But, some clerks fear they could lead to voter fraud.
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Ballots for the November election are being mailed to voters across the state on Tuesday. Some county clerks say this election will be more convenient for voters than past elections, thanks to a new state law. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

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Mountain Edition
3:25 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Mountain Edition - October 10th, 2013

The government shutdown trudges on but Pitkin County is working to alleviate the pain by increasing access to a local attraction on federal land.

A proposal for funding public education has been called historic by Colorado’s governor. But, the ballot measure could stretch wallets.

The Aspen Skiing Company hopes to catch the eye of up and coming skiers from certain Asian countries.

And, changes may be in store if the USA Pro Challenge bike race returns to the upper Roaring Fork Valley next year. We talk with an economist who says big sporting events may not mean more money for the towns hosting them.

Finally, we get an update on local athletes training for the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia.