News http://aspenpublicradio.org en Comcast: Verizon Service Shouldn't Drop Out Again http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/comcast-verizon-service-shouldnt-drop-out-again <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Verizon users in Aspen and Glenwood Springs were stuck without service for much of Monday. Turns out the problem wasn’t with Verizon’s equipment, but with another communications company-- Comcast.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:30:25 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17078 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Comcast: Verizon Service Shouldn't Drop Out Again Featured Poets http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/featured-poets <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Centuries after the Greeks celebrated poetry readings as part of the original Olympics, poetry is alive, well and thriving.&nbsp; From the classics to hip-hop and slam, people are writing and reading poetry everyday.&nbsp; Poems, like little word pictures say so much in so few words.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thanks to the Aspen Poet’s Society the spoken word is heard year round at monthly live poetry readings. &nbsp;One of the highlights of these monthly live poetry readings is a featured poet; sometimes local poets other times poets visiting to read their work. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:41:04 +0000 Roger Adams 17071 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Featured Poets 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 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 Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Pfister Investigation, Charges http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/hundreds-thousands-dollars-pfister-investigation-charges <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The murder in February of Aspen native Nancy Pfister was unusual in many regards, chief among them that murders are very rare in Aspen. &nbsp;It has been unusual in how the prosecution and law enforcement refused to reveal details of the arrests of three people charged in the homicide. &nbsp;As the case moves slowly forward it will could also stand out for how much money is being spent to find justice for Nancy Pfister. &nbsp;Initial review shows&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the costs are already into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.</span></p><p class="p2"> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 04:21:32 +0000 Elise Thatcher 17026 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Pfister Investigation, Charges