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Valley Roundup - September 26th, 2014

Sep 26, 2014

Welcome to Valley Roundup a review of the top news stories in the valley in the past week.

This week  - Vice President Joe Biden and his 44-car entourage storm in an out of Aspen.  Criticism rises in his wake.

The gig is up for the secret to free parking in Aspen.  It has been costing the city more than fifty thousand dollars a month.  The finger pointing has begun.

Also this week, we talk bears.

And, a Denver Business Journal health care reporter helps explain why insurance rates might actually be going down in the roaring Fork Valley.

Joining us this week are Carolyn Sackariason, Editor of the Aspen Daily News and Andy Stone, former editor of and now columnist for the Aspen Times.   

Denver Business Journal reporter Ed Sealover talks with APR’s Elise Thatcher about health insurance rates in the mountains.

Topics on this week’s show:

Mr. Biden (and entourage) comes to Town.

From the Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163947

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163996

Park Free Or Die!

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163959

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163985

Mark Hunt’s Aspen Dream – Pt. 2

From Aspen Daily News:

http://www.aspendailynews.com/section/home/163888

Da Bears

From Aspen Times:

http://www.aspentimes.com/news/13047412-113/area-wildlife-bear-bears

From Glenwood Post Independent:

http://www.postindependent.com/news/13151470-113/trash-bear-carbondale-bears

Interview: Denver Business Journal reporter Ed Sealover.

Health insurance in the Roaring Fork Valley will be cheaper next year for some residents. The average premium will cost about seven percent less. One reason is some doctors and hospitals are now getting less for treating patients.

From Denver Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/capitol_business/2014/09/insurance-commissioner-insurers-largely.html?ana=e_den_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2014-09-23&u=7xRJQM0qu3wUxOYmWITUlQ05ef7dbe&t=1411492256&page=all