2011 Election

Glenwood Springs–Voters in the Roaring Fork Re-1 School District approved a 4.8 million dollar mill levy override in yesterday’s election. The margin of victory was 59 to 41 percent. Mill levy override questions however failed in the Garfield Re-2 and Garfield-16 school districts but significant margins. In the Re-1 school board races, the winners were Terry Lott Richardson and Daniel Biggs in Districts C and D respectively. Matthew Hamilton ran unopposed in District B. The only contested race in Re-2 was in District B and that was won by Patrick Burwell. AT the state level, the school funding, tax raising initiative, Proposition 103 was overwhelmingly rejected by voters 65 to 35 percent.

Carbondale–The Carbondale Town Board last night voted 5 to 1 to let the citizens decide the fate of the Village at Crystal River retail development project. After over three hours of public testimony, the board agreed to approve the plans as submitted but said the voters should ultimately decide if it gets built or not. No date has been set for the special election.

Glenwood Springs–A Glenwood Springs public works employee was hit recently by a motorist who thought Donegan Road was open. City officials say Donegan Road is still closed and will remain closed until mid November.

Aspen–Independence Pass closed for the season yesterday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Like most of the high country, the pass received about 10 inches of snow during last night’s storm.