The municipal election season is in full swing, and in Aspen that means one thing: Squirm Night returns.

The Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, Aspen Public Radio and GrassRoots TV are collaborating on the annual event in which representatives of the media outlets ask candidates the tough questions we haven’t hit them with yet. This year’s event is Thursday at the city council chambers at city hall.

The candidates running for the two open city council seats, Linda Manning, Skippy Mesirow, Bert Myrin and Rachel Richards, will start the evening at 5:30 for the hour-long Q&A.

The candidates running for mayor, Adam Frisch, Cale Mitchell, Ann Mullins and Torre, will follow shortly after.

Squirm Night organizers are taking suggestions for questions for the candidates and ballot issue representatives. Send them to Curtis Wackerle ( or David Krause (dkrause@aspen​

Both events will be carried live on GrassRoots and on Facebook Live via the other media outlets.

With Aspen voters giving the go-ahead in November to move the municipal election to the first Tuesday in March, candidates had to have requisite electoral paperwork in the day after Christmas. The ballots go out in the mail the week of Feb. 11, and election day is March 5.