APR Local News

APR Local News
9:36 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing

A group of City of Aspen, Pitkin County and Aspen Fire Protection District workers examine a neighborhood east of Aspen. It's one area that has just one route out. The group's trying to find where to place an alternate route in case of an emergency, like a wildfire.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Even though there’s still snow on the ground, local planning is already happening around wildfires. Prompted by large and destructive fires in recent years, the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and the local fire protection district are working together to make neighborhoods safer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.

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APR Local News
1:12 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Behold, the Prius Aspen!

A concept sketch of the new model, expected out next year.
Credit Rekindle Photo and Video

Aspen has a long been on the cutting edge when it comes to environmental concerns, as well as style and the fashion world. Now, a major auto manufacturer is hoping to capture all of those qualities... in a special Prius model. 

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APR Local News
12:49 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Experts, Residents Headline Suicide Forum

Law enforcement and mental health experts discuss key issues related to suicide.
Credit Elise Thatcher

Last night, more than three hundred people gathered to learn about a very difficult subject. Residents from Aspen and the greater Roaring Fork Valley attended the Wheeler Opera House for a community forum on suicide. The event was prompted by a spike in suicides this winter, as well as the ongoing high rate in the Valley. Last night’s forum was hosted by the Aspen Hope Center. 

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APR Local News
11:47 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Here's How You Can Still Sign Up for Health Insurance

Credit Elise Thatcher

To sign up today, Monday March 31st:

To apply for Medicaid: http://coloradopeak.force.com/

To purchase insurance via the Colorado exchange, Connect for Health:www.connectforhealthco.com

For help, try...

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Non-Profit in the Spotlight
9:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 1

Three years ago, longtime Aspen local and well-known journalist, Brent Gardner-Smith, looked at the news landscape in the valley and determined it was lacking in investigative stories.   With that in mind, he launched Aspen Journalism. The model of a non-profit news organization in the Roaring Fork Valley was something Gardner-Smith envisioned in grad school, and established after an internship with Pro Publica, one of the nation's largest independent news agencies. Board President Tim McFlynn also contributes in the first part of Aspen Public Radio's Non-Proift in the Spotlight

Visit AspenJournalism.org to learn more, read stories and meet the team. 

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