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Today on Local Motion, a look back at some local ballot initiatives across our region and the state.

We talked with area reporters and people involved in contested issues this year about the elections, the outcomes, and what the results tell us about the attitude of Colorado voters this year.

Colorado voters gave a mixed reaction Tuesday on a pair of statewide tax increases. Voters didn’t want to tax themselves to pay for education, but were overwhelmingly willing to tax recreational marijuana to help rebuild schools.

2013 Election Results

This morning we bring you a rundown of local, regional and statewide election results. Click here for a detailed list of those races and the outcomes across the KVNF listening area.

2013 Election Results

Nov 5, 2013
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Here's the latest election returns we've got from the State of Colorado.

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Election Day is tomorrow, November 5th, and this is the first year Colorado has used all mail-in ballots for statewide elections. 

But ballots mailed in today might not make it to county elections offices on time to be counted. The Secretary of State's Office is urging voters to consider dropping off their ballots at local drop-off locations in order to avoid missing the deadline. 

Headlines

  • Republican Voters Turn Out in Higher Numbers So Far
  • Delta County Schools Superintendent Says Amendment 66 Would Help District
  • Arch Coal Reports Lower-than-Expected Losses for Third Quarter
  • US Rep. Scott Tipton Criticizes EPA on Proposed Fracking Regulations
  • Over $100,000 Flows Into Telluride Soda Tax Debate
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Here are the latest numbers for voter turnout in statewide elections so far. Have you voted yet?

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Paonia’s five and a quarter miles of bumpy, deteriorating sidewalks are a problem. Earlier this year the Town attempted to get homeowners to pay for their own sidewalk repair -- but met with resistance from residents who said they could not afford it, even if the Town contributes half the cost of concrete up to $500.

Now ballot question 2A calls for a three dollar per month addition to utility bills for ten years to cover the cost of sidewalk maintenance. 

Headlines

  • Winner of the Trip to Fiji Contest Drawn at KVNF Annual Meeting
  • Paonia Voters to see Ballot Question on Sidewalks
  • Colorado US Senators ask to Delay Health Insurance Deadline
  • More Help Coming for Farmers and Ranchers on the Front Range after Flooding
  • KDNK's Ed Williams Speaks to Legislative Reporter Bente Birkeland about Amendment 66
  • Layoffs at Elk Creek Mine Could Challenge Local Economy, Delta County Schools

Colorado is preparing for the state’s first recreational marijuana stores to open this January. In the meantime, voters still have the final say on how the new product will be taxed through Proposition AA.

Headlines

  • Cedaredge Man Commits Suicide Hours Before Sentencing for Manslaughter Charges
  • Permits for Oil and Gas, Mining Delayed by Government Shutdown
  • "Personhood" Question to Appear on 2014 State Ballot
  • American Sheep Industry Sees a Long, Slow Decline
  • Oil and Gas Industry Critics Gather in Glenwood Springs
  •   Capitol Conversation: Next Year’s Budget
  • Municipal Elections Ballot Issue Roundup
  • Lake City’s Town Manager retiring
  • More Coloradans skipping health insurance
  • Paonia Shooting Victim Recovering
  • USFS suspends prescribed fires on federal land statewide