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RFSD mill levy headed for approval

A $4.8 million mill levy override question for the Roaring Fork School District Re-1 looks to be headed for voter approval, based on preliminary election results from Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties.Early returns from the three counties had Question 3E passing by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent. Meanwhile, mill levy questions in the Garfield Re-2 and Garfield District 16 school districts appear headed for defeat. Both measures were losing by more than 60 percent, according to preliminary returns. Re-2 had asked for voter approval of a $3 million override to make up for losses in state funding. District 16 was seeking a $4.8 million override to be split between general fund needs, full-day kindergarten funding and building technology improvements. The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District mill levy override also was expected to win by a comfortable margin. It was winning by 60 percent, based on the early returns.In the races for two Re-1 school board seats, Daniel Biggs had a large lead over incumbent Myles Rovig for the District D seat, and Terry Lott Richardson held a lead over Phil Weir for the District C seat.In the only contested Re-2 school board race, Patrick Burwell looked to be the winner over Troy Feese.Election information will be updated as final unofficial results are announced.

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