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The environment desk at Aspen Public Radio covers issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the state of Colorado including water use and quality, impact of recreation, population growth and oil and gas development. APR’s Environment Reporter is Elizabeth Stewart-Severy.

All Roaring Fork Fire Districts Ask Voters For Funding

Elizabeth Stewart-Severy
Aspen Public Radio

Fire districts in rural and Western Colorado say unintended consequences from a state amendment are hurting their bottom lines. In the Roaring Fork Valley, every local fire district is asking for funding.


Elizabeth Stewart-Severy has been reporting on the impacts of the Gallagher Amendment and on local fires. She sat down with news director Alycin Bektesh to discuss what voters will be deciding for their local fire districts.

Listen to the full conversation here:



Aspen native Elizabeth Stewart-Severy is excited to be making a return to both the Red Brick, where she attended kindergarten, and the field of journalism. She has spent her entire life playing in the mountains and rivers around Aspen, and is thrilled to be reporting about all things environmental in this special place. She attended the University of Colorado with a Boettcher Scholarship, and graduated as the top student from the School of Journalism in 2006. Her lifelong love of hockey lead to a stint working for the Colorado Avalanche, and she still plays in local leagues and coaches the Aspen Junior Hockey U-19 girls.
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