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2:45pm

Wed February 5, 2014
APR Local News

How To Watch Aspen's Four Athletes During Winter Olympics

Credit Leary O'Gorman

Figure skater Jeremy Abbott, 28, began skating at the Aspen Ice Garden when he was two years old. Later, his family moved to Colorado Springs so he could train. This season is the four-time national champion’s last. In January, he set a record high score at the U.S. Championships in Boston. This will be Abbott’s second time at an Olympics. He told Aspen Public Radio in December that his broad range of abilities gives him an edge.

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7:42am

Wed February 5, 2014
APR Local News

Snowplow Drivers Hard At Work During Snowy Winter

Scott Mattice drives snowplows for Pitkin County in the winter. Part of his job is responding to accidents and broken down vehicles.
Marci Krivonen

When a mega winter storm dropped more than three feet of snow in parts of Pitkin County last week, a crew of snow plow drivers went to work. The County’s fleet of trucks plowed and sanded over 100 miles of roads. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, the drivers work to keep the roads drivable throughout the winter.

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12:41am

Wed February 5, 2014
APR Local News

Artifacts Sometimes of Interest to Aspen Historical Society

Credit Elise Thatcher

If you find something really, really old, the Aspen Historical Society might be interested in taking a look at it. But they’ll only come knocking in certain cases. 

 

This came up after the recent news of an old watch found on Pearl Pass, south of Aspen. Lisa Hancock is Curator of Collections with the Aspen Historical Society. She says if something like that pops up in the news or by word of mouth, the first question that comes to her mind is… who owns the land where the artifact was found?

 

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11:48am

Tue February 4, 2014
Stewart Oksenhorn RIP

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Stewart Oksenhorn - Aspen Times Weekly Cover, April 2013
Credit Aspen Times

The suicide Sunday of Aspen Times Arts Editor Stewart Oksenhorn has emotionally devastated the paper’s newsroom.  Yesterday, the Aspen Times staff closed the offices for a time to grieve and meet with a counselor as Oksenhorn’s colleagues processed the loss.  APR's Roger Adams reports.


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7:21pm

Mon February 3, 2014
APR Local News

State Investigating Why Health Care So Expensive in Pitkin, Nearby Counties

Commissioner Marguerite Salazar, Colorado Division of Insurance.
Credit http://justforthehealthofit9hf.blogspot.com/

    

Following complaints from customers and local officials about the high premiums for health care in resort mountain communities, state officials now say they will look into why health care prices are so high in Pitkin, Eagle and Garfield counties. The Colorado Division of Insurance announced Monday, February 3rd it’s launching a study to get to the bottom of that big question… despite the announcement, they don’t plan to lower premiums soon.

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