10:54pm

Wed April 16, 2014
APR Local News

Money To Determine How Many Changes At Pitkin County Library

Pitkin County Library

The Pitkin County Library is a little cramped-- and it would make a big difference if certain sections of books were moved to different parts of the building. Library leaders have been planning a change for several years now, and the goal is to start construction in September. Now, they’ve filed the latest iteration in what changes could look like... and there’s still a few question marks. 

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10:37pm

Wed April 16, 2014
APR Local News

Snowmass Resident Aims to Help Veterans With Wheelchair Treads

A wheel chair using Freedom Trax.
Credit Larry Spatz

A part time Snowmass Village resident is working to revolutionize wheelchairs for veterans. The idea is to make it easier for vets to get around places that don’t have smooth pavement, to improve quality of life and expand their access to the outdoors. 

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3:28pm

Wed April 16, 2014
CrossCurrents

CrossCurrents - Renewable Energy

David Blume of Blume Distillation along with Chip Comins of the American Renewable Energy Institute on the technology of alcohol as fuel and its possible applications here in the Roaring Fork Valley.

http://www.blumedistillation.com/

2:33pm

Wed April 16, 2014
APR Local News

Coroner Releases Report in Pfister Case

Pitkin County Courthouse
Credit Picture Ninja

There’s lots of questions surrounding the death of Nancy Pfister. The Aspenite passed away in February, and details have been locked up tight so far… by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s office and the courts. The Pitkin County Coroner released a report Wednesday, April 16th, about how Pfister died. Coroner Steve Ayers says a forensic pathologist did the autopsy, and described the findings in a short statement.

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7:46am

Wed April 16, 2014
APR Local News

Medicaid Applicants Outpace Private Insurance Registrants In Tri-County Area

A physician sees a patient at Mountain Family Health Centers. The organization's clinics are seeing 150 new Medicaid patients a month.
Credit Mountain Family Health Centers

Last month, several people raced to sign up for health insurance before the March 31st deadline. Many of those patients qualified for the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program. Turns out, more people signed up for Medicaid than for private insurance in the tri-county area that includes Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle Counties. Now, doctor’s offices that handle these patients are trying to keep up. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.

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9:30pm

Tue April 15, 2014
APR Local News

Comcast: Verizon Service Shouldn't Drop Out Again

Credit Verizon

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. 

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3:41pm

Tue April 15, 2014
National Poetry Month

Featured Poets

Kim Nuzzo - Carbondale Poet; co-founder Aspen Poet's Society
Credit Roger Adams

  Welcome to a special program for National Poetry Month.  

Centuries after the Greeks celebrated poetry readings as part of the original Olympics, poetry is alive, well and thriving.  From the classics to hip-hop and slam, people are writing and reading poetry everyday.  Poems, like little word pictures say so much in so few words. 

Thanks to the Aspen Poet’s Society the spoken word is heard year round at monthly live poetry readings.  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.

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Susan is the deputy news director who handles assignments and planning by the news staff. She's also a general assignment reporter who began her career at MPBN working at the State House in 1992. Since then she has covered major political and environmental stories, winning national awards for her beat reporting twice from the Society for Environmental Journalists. Her coverage of labor issues, including an investigative series on independent contractors, has also been recognized by the Public Radio News Directors, Inc and by the Associated Press. Susan is a graduate of the University of Montana where she got her first job in public radio news while still a student.

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