Marci Krivonen http://aspenpublicradio.org en Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/glenwood-conference-fire-officials-look-true-costs-wildfire <p></p><p>The story of wildfire in the west is increasingly bleak. Fires are bigger, the wildfire season’s longer, and homes are increasingly built on lands at risk to fire. That’s the situation surrounding a wildfire conference in Glenwood Springs this week. Firefighters, elected officials and government workers met to try and find solutions. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, one idea is to expand biomass production.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17197 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Glenwood Conference: Fire Officials Look At "True Costs" Of Wildfire Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-april-17th-2014 <p>This week there are a few more clues, and lots of money, in the Nancy Pfister case.</p><p>Verizon customers saw a huge glitch in service this week.</p><p>It can be tough to run a retail business in Aspen, so we’ll find out what it takes.</p><p>We’ll also go to a busy clinic where busy doctors are serving a growing number of medicaid patients after the Obamacare deadline.</p><p>Glenwood Springs inches closer to getting a new bridge in downtown.</p><p>And locals are weighing in on how the state tackles water needs.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:29:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Elise Thatcher 17169 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - April 17th, 2014 BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/blm-seeks-comments-public-65-oil-gas-leases <p></p><p>The public is getting a chance this week to comment on what happens to existing oil and gas leases in Garfield, Pitkin and Mesa Counties. Sixty-five leases within the White River National Forest are up for review. Just eight of them hold active infrastructure, like gas wells. The Bureau of Land Management handles the leases and is soliciting feedback on what do with them.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:10:40 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17156 at http://aspenpublicradio.org BLM Seeks Comments From Public On 65 Oil, Gas Leases Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/medicaid-applicants-outpace-private-insurance-registrants-tri-county-area <p></p><p>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.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:46:49 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17096 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/governors-water-plan-aims-find-solutions-looming-gap <p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17024 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Governor's Water Plan Aims To Find Solutions To Looming Gap