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10:37 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Snowmass Resident Aims to Help Veterans With Wheelchair Treads

A wheel chair using Freedom Trax.
Credit Larry Spatz

A part time Snowmass Village resident is working to revolutionize wheelchairs for veterans. The idea is to make it easier for vets to get around places that don’t have smooth pavement, to improve quality of life and expand their access to the outdoors. 

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2:33 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Coroner Releases Report in Pfister Case

Pitkin County Courthouse
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There’s lots of questions surrounding the death of Nancy Pfister. The Aspenite passed away in February, and details have been locked up tight so far… by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office and the courts. The Pitkin County Coroner released a report Wednesday, April 16th, about how Pfister died. Coroner Steve Ayers says a forensic pathologist did the autopsy, and described the findings in a short statement.

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7:46 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area

A physician sees a patient at Mountain Family Health Centers. The organization's clinics are seeing 150 new Medicaid patients a month.
Credit Mountain Family Health Centers

Last month, several people raced to sign up for health insurance before the March 31st deadline. Many of those patients qualified for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. Turns out, more people signed up for Medicaid than for private insurance in the tri-county area that includes Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties. Now, doctor’s offices that handle these patients are trying to keep up. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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9:30 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Comcast: Verizon Service Shouldn't Drop Out Again

Credit Verizon

Verizon users in Aspen and Glenwood Springs were stuck without service for much of Monday. Turns out the problem wasn’t with Verizon’s equipment, but with another communications company-- Comcast. 

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6:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem

According to Kaiser Health News, the most expensive health insurance market in the country is in Colorado's high country. Pitkin County would like to see solutions to what they see as an inequitable problem.
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Pitkin County staff and elected leaders will meet with the State’s top insurance official this week about pricey health insurance. A Kaiser Health News report says Colorado’s “rating area eleven” that covers Pitkin, Eagle, Garfield and Summit Counties, is the most expensive insurance market in the country. Pitkin County Manager Jon Peacock says they’d like to see solutions.

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