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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. 

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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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“We’re at war. These are battles we need to win.”

Mayor Jonathan Godes stood in front of a large room of City Hall lined up next to other city officials at the recent rollout of the “Don’t Strip Glenwood” campaign. 

The city is designating $1.25 million to fight Rocky Mountain Resources’ proposed limestone mine expansion. City officials say if that expansion is approved, it could decimate their tourist town. 

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2019


Morning Newscast: Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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Community health centers have been opening more and more doors across the country since the 1960s. To date, there are nearly 1,400 centers nationwide serving more than 28 million patients. 

Community health centers help patients access affordable health care. Centers are able to do this through federal funds, mostly from the Community Health Centers Fund which was created through the Affordable Care Act in 2010.

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Morning Newscast: Monday, November 18, 2019


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Glenwood Springs launched their “Don’t Strip Glenwood” campaign Friday to fight against Rocky Mountain Resources, a company mining limestone a mile outside of city limits. 

Currently, Rocky Mountain Resources’ operates on about 15 acres at the Mid-Continent Quarry near the Transfer Trail. It runs seven days a week between 7 a.m and 5 p.m.

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Garfield County has one health insurance provider and one hospital, causing residents to sometimes pay more than their mortgage for basic health insurance. 

To help lower the costs, Garfield County’s Board of County Commissioners unanimously agreed at last week's meeting to partner with Peak Health Alliance, a non-profit that helps communities bargain lower health insurance costs.

Garfield County Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said the county paid $25,000 through a supplemental budget for research to find exactly what the county’s medical needs are.

Morning Newscast: Thursday, November 14, 2019


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When AJ Adams was 14, he learned his mom had cancer. Not sure how to process the emotional toll that comes with the diagnosis, he said all he wanted was to learn as much as he could about cancer and other people affected. 

“I didn’t really know what was going on. I didn’t know how to take it,” he said. “That’s when I learned that there are so many positive people, and they made me realize that I shouldn’t really be too afraid of it.”

So he decided to make a documentary. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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More and more schools are using something called restorative practices in an effort to reduce harmful verbal behavior and encourage positive behavior through building healthy relationships between students, educators and administrative staff.

The Roaring Fork School District is working to move towards more of these restorative practices. To educate parents and community members how these practices would benefit its students, they are holding a three day event series throughout the Valley. 

Morning Newscast: Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Morning Newscast: Monday, November 11, 2019


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Some dogs are leashed, some run free. Some enjoy playing with other dogs, some would rather keep to themselves. Some are friendly and enjoy a stranger petting them, others don’t. 

All dogs are different, and Basalt residents are, too. Some support a new Basalt ordinance regarding leash laws, and others, not as much. 

Morning Newscast: Thursday, November 7, 2019


Youth Mental Health First Aid has been offered throughout the Valley for about the last seven years. It is a course for teachers, parents or community members to learn what the warning signs are for different mental health illnesses and substance abuse crises in youth, and what they can do to help. 

Not only will they know what to look for, the course also teaches participants how to respectfully encourage those struggling to seek professional help. 

Morning Newscast: Wednesday, November 6, 2019


Morning Newscast: Tuesday, November 5, 2019


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In the 2016 documentary, Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, the impacts of screen technology on kids were explored, and it offered parents solutions to curb those impacts. 

Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience, dives into how time spent in front of a phone, computer or a videogame can impact a child’s mental health, especially when experiencing depression or anxiety, and what parents can do to help.

Morning Newscast: Monday, November 4, 2019


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At 2 a.m. Sunday morning, clocks fell back one hour. Many Coloradans may be enjoying that extra hour of sleep, but for others, it’s the time of year when the shorter days affect their mental health.

The end to daylight saving time is usually when some people start to struggle with seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or depression during the winter months. 

Morning Newscast: Friday, November 1, 2019


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