Senator Gail Schwartz http://aspenpublicradio.org en Mountain Edition – May 8th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-may-8th-2014 <p>Residents vote for change on the boards that represent Carbondale’s emergency services and a mid-valley park district.<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New test results show third graders in the Roaring Fork Valley are better at reading than the statewide average.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A state senator wraps up her time under the gold dome in Denver.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And oil and gas proponents voice strong support for continuing to drill in Garfield County.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ll let you know what to expect for the upcoming Aspen Music Festival and School summer season.</span></p><p>And we get a taste of what Aspen middle and high school band students learned this year from a long-time jazz musician.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 May 2014 20:26:55 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 18190 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition – May 8th, 2014 State Legislature: Bill Would Make 10th Mountain Division License Plate Charitable http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/state-legislature-bill-would-make-10th-mountain-division-license-plate-charitable <p></p><p>Lawmakers in Denver will vote on a bill Monday that would raise money for the 10th Mountain Division Foundation. The legislation would charge an extra fee for the 10th Mountain Division specialty license plate. After sailing through the House, the bill is getting a re-vote in the Senate. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16628 at http://aspenpublicradio.org State Legislature: Bill Would Make 10th Mountain Division License Plate Charitable Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/health-care-budget-wildfire-dwindling-weeks-colorados-legislative-session <p></p><p>With about five weeks left in Colorado’s legislative session, lawmakers are going over the budget, looking into fighting wildfires and voting on internet access for rural areas. State Senator Gail Schwartz is involved with these efforts. She’s a democrat from Snowmass Village and Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen sat down with her on Sunday. Here is their entire conversation.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:56:46 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16309 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Health Care, Budget, Wildfire: The Dwindling Weeks Of Colorado's Legislative Session Schwartz Aims to Bring Internet Access to Colorado's Rural Areas http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/schwartz-aims-bring-internet-access-colorados-rural-areas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers are meeting in Denver, as the legislative session ramps up. Already, bills targeting wildfire mitigation and renewable energy have been introduced. Senator Gail Schwartz of </span>Snowmass<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Village is working on a number of bills during her last term in office. One aims to bring broadband internet access to remote and rural areas. The democrat is termed out after this year. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> sat down with her on Monday.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:55:30 +0000 Marci Krivonen 13158 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Schwartz Aims to Bring Internet Access to Colorado's Rural Areas Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/gypsum-biomass-plant-first-its-kind-state <p>Colorado’s first woody biomass power plant is nearly complete. Senator Mark Udall and State Senator Gail Schwartz toured the facility in Gypsum on Friday, where wood cuttings from beetle kill trees will be turned into electricity. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen explains.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Heavy machinery is moving dirt around at a construction site not far from Interstate 70. The area used to be grazed by cows. Now, it’s being transformed into an industrial site, complete with two smokestacks and metal ramps surrounding a tall, main building.</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:42:02 +0000 Marci Krivonen 5928 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Gypsum Biomass Plant First of its Kind in the State