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Gov. Polis Wants To Shrink Health Care Costs. Where Does The Agenda Stand Now?

Three weeks ago, Gov. Jared Polis stood outside Denver Health’s downtown hospital and made a long list of promises about improving health care. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle stood next to him and cheered him on, while a glossy, 10-page road map to lowering health care costs circulated through the crowd.

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On Sunday Aspen Mountain shut down operation, bringing ski season to a close. It was the strongest in a decade, according to the Aspen Skiing Company.

 

Local skiers came out in droves over the season. At last count, SkiCo logged more than 20,000 skier days from local pass holders, thanks to good snow.  

"Dead Last," directed by Dylan Brown and produced by Sarah Herron

Carbondale’s 5Point Film Festival kicks off Thursday. The event focuses on outdoor adventures and athletes of all stripes.  

One film making its debut is “Dead Last.” It follows adaptive rock climber, Kaitlin Heatherly, as she competes at the Paraclimbing World Championships.


Morning newscast for Wednesday, April 24, 2019. 


Three weeks ago, Gov. Jared Polis stood outside Denver Health’s downtown hospital and made a long list of promises about improving health care.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle stood next to him and cheered him on, while a glossy, 10-page road map to lowering health care costs circulated through the crowd.

Rob Routledge, Bugwood.org

Garfield County is holding a photo contest for its 2020 calendar.  The theme? Noxious weeds.

Take the purple loosestrife. Its bright flowers might make a great shot in any calendar.  But Sarah LaRose, Garfield County’s Vegetation Program Coordinator, says, don’t let noxious weeds like the purple loosestrife fool you with their good looks.

 

 


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The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, or RFTA, will test electric buses in Aspen, Snowmass and Pitkin County late this summer.

 

RFTA isn’t quite sure how the battery-powered vehicles will operate on the valley’s steep inclines.

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The Aspen Public Radio news team recently won three awards of excellence and two certificates of merrit from the Colorado Broadcaster's Association for work done in 2018.

Morning newscast for Tuesday, April 23, 2019. 


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Aspen is kicking off the process of hiring a new city manager. Drew Gorgey from the recruitment firm Peckham & McKenney will present at a city council work session Tuesday.

He’ll provide an overview of how the firm will recruit and select candidates.

Erika Meitner was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York. She is the author of five books of poems: Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, Ideal Cities, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Copia, and Holy Moly Carry Me

Meitner is currently an Associate Professor of English, and the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the undergraduate Creative Writing at Virginia Tech.

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"Dead Last," directed by Dylan Brown and produced by Sarah Herron

Carbondale’s 5Point Film Festival kicks off Thursday. The event focuses on outdoor adventures and athletes of all stripes.  

One film making its debut is “Dead Last.” It follows adaptive rock climber, Kaitlin Heatherly, as she competes at the Paraclimbing World Championships.


Rob Routledge, Bugwood.org

Garfield County is holding a photo contest for its 2020 calendar.  The theme? Noxious weeds.

Take the purple loosestrife. Its bright flowers might make a great shot in any calendar.  But Sarah LaRose, Garfield County’s Vegetation Program Coordinator, says, don’t let noxious weeds like the purple loosestrife fool you with their good looks.

 

 


Erika Meitner was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York. She is the author of five books of poems: Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, Ideal Cities, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, Copia, and Holy Moly Carry Me

Meitner is currently an Associate Professor of English, and the Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing and the undergraduate Creative Writing at Virginia Tech.

Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.


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Three weeks ago, Gov. Jared Polis stood outside Denver Health’s downtown hospital and made a long list of promises about improving health care.

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle stood next to him and cheered him on, while a glossy, 10-page road map to lowering health care costs circulated through the crowd.

For Mitchell Byars and other breaking news reporters around the country, the police scanner might be just as important as a laptop computer.

Byars, who covers everything from wildfires to mountain lion sightings for the Boulder Daily Camera, said the radio traffic helps him answer important questions from residents.

Colorado Democrats are backing a heavily-amended version of a bill to create a paid family leave program.

The bill stalled in the Senate Finance Committee last month over concerns from business leaders and some Democratic. But a series of 24 amendments have gotten some of the Democratic holdouts on board, and the committee voted along party lines to advance the proposal.

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