Colorado Legislature http://aspenpublicradio.org en Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/will-war-rural-colorado-play-ballot-box There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."<p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:09:43 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20323 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/more-tech-farm-rural-colorado-left-waiting-wanting-broadband People living in many parts of rural Colorado still don’t have access to high speed Internet. It’s a problem for schools and businesses, and in eastern Colorado it is making it harder for farmers to take full advantage of the latest technology even as state lawmakers passed legislation to try and even the playing field.<p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:51:52 +0000 Bente Birkeland 19623 at http://aspenpublicradio.org With More Tech On The Farm, Rural Colorado Left Waiting, Wanting For Broadband Mountain Edition - May 29th, 2014 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/mountain-edition-may-29th-2014 <p>A neighboring county is grappling with a huge mudslide, west of the Roaring Fork Valley.</p><p>It’s so dangerous a search for three missing residents has been called off and another slide could come down.</p><p>Construction begins in Carbondale for a decorative new roundabout on highway 133.</p><p>We’ll hear different opinions about a federal plan to beef up environmental protection for certain bodies of water.</p><p>Some Colorado companies are starting to use the state’s new logo but there have been hiccups for the branding effort.</p><p>Finally, we’ll hear from a state representative whose district covers Pitkin County about her busy time at the Statehouse.</p><p>That’s all coming up on Mountain Edition – right now.</p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 19244 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Mountain Edition - May 29th, 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