Garfield County http://aspenpublicradio.org en Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/geologists-soft-rock-steep-slope-contributors-collbran-mudslide <p>The area where the Collbran mudslide happened has seen similar slides in the past. Geologists say relatively weak rock and steep terrain create a recipe for such natural disasters. Still, Colorado in general is less vulnerable to slides than wetter areas, like the west coast. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Geological Survey began mapping landslides near </span>Collbran<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the 1980’s. They discovered the area where this debris flow happened was prone to slides.</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 01:42:13 +0000 Marci Krivonen 19145 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Geologists: Soft Rock, Steep Slope Contributors In Collbran Mudslide State Considering Changes to Bring Down Health Insurance http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/state-considering-changes-bring-down-health-insurance <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp;Colorado residents can keep their previous health care plans through the end of 2015, even if they don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act. State insurance officials announced the decision last week. They also explained how health care premiums could change for residents in the Roaring Fork Valley.</span></p><p class="p1"> Mon, 05 May 2014 05:01:57 +0000 Elise Thatcher 18008 at http://aspenpublicradio.org State Considering Changes to Bring Down Health Insurance Improved Oil,Gas Technology May Be Improving Air Quality In Garfield County http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/improved-oilgas-technology-may-be-improving-air-quality-garfield-county <p></p><p>Garfield County recently released a report showing air pollution is on a decreasing trend. County officials attribute the decline in part, to improvements in how oil and gas companies operate in the region. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, some county residents don’t think the numbers tell the whole story.</p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:33:33 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17747 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Improved Oil,Gas Technology May Be Improving Air Quality In Garfield County Coroner Election http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/coroner-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Garfield County Coroner position is up for election this year.&nbsp; As it stands now the current coroner will not be running and only one candidate has signed up to run for the post so far.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That’s Republican Rob </span>Glassmire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who for the past 12 years has </span>worled<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as an investigator for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department. &nbsp;APR's Roger Adams reports.</span></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:37:48 +0000 Roger Adams 17429 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Coroner Election Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/pitkin-county-tackles-pricey-health-insurance-problem <p></p><p>Pitkin County staff and elected leaders will meet with the State’s top insurance official this week about pricey health insurance. A <a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/Stories/2014/February/03/most-expensive-insurance-markets-obamacare.aspx">Kaiser Health News report</a> 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.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 17025 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem