APR Local News

Affordable Care Act
10:25 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

State Fails To Make Insurance Prices User Friendly

The Anthem plan purchased by Catherine Lutz and her family, was hidden in a statewide database of health insurance plans scheduled for 2015.
Elise Thatcher

If you have health insurance, you can now look up how much it might cost you next year. Colorado's insurance office has posted all rate changes for the coming year, to make sure residents know whether their premiums are going up--and why. But actually finding that information can take hours, and may not turn up results at all. 

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Audio Canvas
4:36 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Audio Canvas: Fall at the Ranch

It's been a busy summer at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Executive Director Nancy Wilhelms discusses the summer's line up of  lectures series, symposiums, workshops, and what happens when things settle down at the Ranch.

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APR Local News
9:57 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Suicide Prevention Training Looks At Behaviors Of People Battling Depression

The Aspen Hope Center is holding a suicide prevention training for the public Monday night. The group's utilizing a new set of questions created by researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Credit Creative Commons/Flickr/Lloyd Morgan

A suicide prevention group is holding a training for the public on Monday on how to recognize if loved ones are exhibiting suicidal signs. The Aspen-based Hope Center has already trained 3000 people in the Roaring Fork Valley but, now they’re using a different method. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen spoke to Michelle Muething, director of the Hope Center and Dr. Kelly Posner-Gerstenhaber, creator of the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale.

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: The Thrift Shop of Aspen, Part 4

The Thrift Shop of Aspen is celebrating their 65th birthday with a party. The shop is looking back and celebrating 65 years of action. Ellen Walbert a long-time volunteer, shares about the birthday party festivities. The Thrift Shop of Aspen is where locals and visitors have found reasonably priced goods, even a cookbook with local recipes. Patti Stranahan is the former President of the Thrift Shop of Aspen and discusses the cookbook. The Thrift Shop of Aspen is looking back and celebrating 65 years of action, while also looking to the future. Lynda McCarthy is the Treasurer of the Thrift Shop of Aspen and shares about the future of the non-profit organization. September's celebration isn't just for the physical goods that have made The Thrift Shop of Aspen what it is, but it is also for the volunteers who have dedicated countless hours and hard work. Diane Wallace, co-President of the Thrift Shop of Aspen explains what makes their volunteers special.

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APR Local News
9:20 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Head-On Vehicle Crashes Claim Two Lives

Authorities respond to a fatal head-on crash near Basalt Saturday afternoon. An Aspen man who was riding a motorcycle was killed in the crash.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Colorado State Patrol responded to two fatal accidents in our region Saturday. The first happened near Emma, on Highway 82. A 53-year-old Aspen man was killed just before 5pm in the westbound lanes. His name has not yet been released.

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