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Molly Dove

Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Molly Dove graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. She was a reporter and producer for KBIA while attending college. She most recently was a journalist with Wisconsin Public Radio.

"As the new Morning Edition host, I am excited to wake up and have my morning cup of coffee with our listeners while helping them stay informed and engaged with the local, state and national news of the day. It is not only an amazing opportunity to move to a beautiful part of the country, but it is also a privilege to tell the stories of the people and places that make up the community Aspen Public Radio is a part of," she says. 

The Town of Carbondale will start working to reduce the use and sales of single-use plastics over the next ten years. 

The town’s Board of Trustees is working with consulting company LBA Associates. The company will conduct research and public outreach in collaboration with PR Studios to draft a plan by July 2020. 

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Glenwood Springs officials are applauding the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to postpone approving a hydrology study by mining company Rocky Mountain Resources.

The company is looking to expand its limestone mining operations just north of Glenwood Springs by 5,000 percent.

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The Bureau of Land Management said Thursday it will not make a decision to approve Rocky Mountain Resources’ proposal for a hydrologic study until early 2020.

Rocky Mountain Resources operates the Mid-Continent Quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. The mining company is looking to expand their limestone mining operations by 5,000 percent. 

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Starting Saturday, commuters travelling between New Castle and Glenwood Springs will see more routes from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA). 

Communications manager Jaime Tatsuno, said 30 trips will be added between the two towns during peak hours, which comes out to one bus about every half hour. 

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A coworker, someone sitting next to you on the bus or even a friend or family member may be struggling to feed their families, or themselves. According to the Colorado Health Institute, nearly 13 percent of residents along the I-70 mountain corridor ate less than they should have in 2019 because of financial troubles.

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Last week, Pitkin County Board of Commissioners approved three members to join the Citizens Review Board for Child Welfare Services.

The state requires every county to have a citizen review board in order to investigate any serious complaints about staff and processes. However, the review board for Child Welfare Services has not been utilized for at least eight years. 

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Roles are reversed for some local, state and federal policy makers at Thursday’s Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit in Carbondale.

Over 100 students from the Youth Water Leadership Program of Wild Rose Education will present solutions to different water issues and climate change impacts.

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The Valley Health Alliance is a group of six of the largest employers in the Roaring Fork Valley. They've joined together to lower healthcare costs for employees and their dependents -- currently, about 6,000 people.

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As part of their “Charge At Work” initiative, Holy Cross Energy is asking the Pitkin County board of commissioners Tuesday for approval to install four electric vehicle charging ports in Buttermilk’s parking lot.

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Starting December 1, some Bureau of Land Management areas will be closed off to motorized and mechanized vehicles to protect big winter game and prevent road damage. 

Until April 15, some BLM areas in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties will be gated off to vehicles, but other outdoor recreation like horseback riding, snowshoeing, hiking and skiing are allowed. 

The only area blocked off to all human use is the Sutey Ranch in Garfield County. 

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In 2019, Aspen residents saw a hike in their electric and water bills. They’ll see another one in 2020. 

Starting Jan. 1, residential electric bills will go up 5% and water bills by 7%, on average. This means residents could pay around $15 extra a month for utility services. 

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In the chaos of Thanksgiving cooking, food can be left out, and hands may not be washed. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says those are some of the most common causes of foodborne illnesses. 

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Local chef Sarah Mandell says Thanksgiving sides, like mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing, can steal the turkey's spotlight. Chef Mandell, owner of Flourish: Food To Thrive On, a company providing personal chef services, spoke with Morning Edition host and reporter Molly Dove about Mandell's approach to Thanksgiving. 

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Roaring Fork Transit Authority and Snowmass Village Shuttles were granted nearly $2 million to replace old buses. 

Snowmass Village Shuttles received $400,000 and the Roaring Fork Transit Authority just under $1.8 million. 

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