Eagle County http://aspenpublicradio.org en 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 Summit County Wants Act of Congress http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/summit-county-wants-act-congress <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summit County is angling for an Act of Congress. Not just any act-- one that allows the County to buy a chunk of Forest Service land. The idea is to use it for affordable housing... an unusual plan in Colorado.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The next time you drive through Summit County on Interstate 70, look southeast, towards Dillon Dam Road and Dillon Reservoir. Forty acres there could become home for local residents. County Commissioner Dan Gibbs, a big supporter of the plan, says the land has “lost its forest character.”</span></p><p></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 21:53:26 +0000 Elise Thatcher 5688 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Summit County Wants Act of Congress New Fire Mitigator for Pitkin County http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/new-fire-mitigator-pitkin-county <p>Later today, (Wed 6-25-2013) the Pitkin County Board of Commissioners will meet its new fire mitigation manager, Jerry Peetz. The position is the county’s latest move to ensure citizens are prepared should a wildfire occur. Aspen Public Radio’s Rebecca Kruth reports.</p><p>People tend to wait to mitigate when the danger of wildfires is already high.&nbsp; So says Joe DiSalvo. Sheriff of Pitkin County.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:57:08 +0000 Rebecca Kruth 3515 at http://aspenpublicradio.org New Fire Mitigator for Pitkin County