Glenwood Springs—The so-called “off year” election turned out to be a big year for local educators.  The 122 million dollar bond issue for the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District won handily with 57 percent of the voters saying ‘yes’ to higher property taxes while 43 percent of the voters from Glenwood Springs to Basalt voted against Ballot Issue 3B.  Newly re-elected school board member Matt Hamilton helped craft the bond issue and aggressively campaigned for it, says the list of school infrastructure needs throughout the district was pared down from 190 million dollars to 122 million. Topping the list of projects the additional revenue will pay for is a new Glenwood Springs Elementary School.


Glenwood Springs—In the Re-1 School Board District A race, Jennifer Rupert defeated incumbent Karl Hanlon with 58 percent of the vote.  Mary Geiger ran unopposed in District C as did Daniel Biggs in District D.  In the Garfield County Re-2 School District  D race, Tara Rumery edged out Meriya Stickler by 124 votes.  The District 2 race for Colorado Mountain College Board of Trustees was won by incumbent Kathy Goudy with 53 percent of the vote.  Challenger Jon Warnick captured 47 percent.  Voters in CMC’s six counties overwhelmingly supported the broadband ballot question, 4D, with over 70 percent in favor.  In Carbondale, ballot issue 4B, allowing the Carbondale Rural and Fire Protection District to buy some new equipment was passed easily with 65 percent of the vote.