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6:49am

Tue March 18, 2014
APR Local News

Health Insurance Deadline Nears; Enrollment Events Ramp Up

The deadline for getting health insurance in 2014 is approaching and the state-run health insurance exchange is reaching out. It's holding several enrollment events in the coming weeks.
Credit connectforhealthco.com

The deadline for most Coloradans to get health insurance in 2014 is less than two weeks away and, efforts to get people covered is ramping up. Connect for Health Colorado will hold events in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Rifle over the next two weeks. 

Officials with the state-run health insurance exchange says 100,000 people have already purchased plans on their website and they expect a surge of interest as the deadline gets closer.

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9:27pm

Mon March 17, 2014
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Formal Charges, Hearings In Pfister Homicide

Kathy Carpenter, as identified by the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office, is an Aspen resident.
Pitkin County Sheriff's Office

   Three people accused of  the murder of Aspen native Nancy Pfister appeared in court yesterday: a Front Range couple was formally charged and a long time Aspen resident and friend of Pfister’s was advised of the charges against her. All three  are being held without bond. 

 

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9:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
Non-Profit in the Spotlight

Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 3

Terra Martellaro is a former student of True Media Foundation's after-school program, BeHeard!. She recently graduated from the University of British Columbia with a focus on filmmaking. She shares her favorite memories and projects from the BeHeard! program, and how the skills taught in the program have helped her in the professional world of film media. Her journey of filmmaking has taken her from the Aspen Institute's late Environment Forum to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. True Media Foundation founder and director, Chris Tribble, also joins. 

Learn more about the True Media Foundation and the BeHeard! program. 

6:10am

Mon March 17, 2014
Recreational Marijuana

Keeping Teens From Driving Stoned

Law enforcement is adjusting to legal marijuana in the Roaring Fork Valley and around Colorado… and that includes making sure people aren’t on pot behind the wheel. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently announced a new campaign this month to crack down on high drivers… and for at least one local drivers education company, it also means taking more time to talk with students about pot.

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6:00am

Mon March 17, 2014
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Lessons on Ducks, Snow; Environmental Education Expands

The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies is expanding its programming in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley.
Credit Marci Krivonen

Environmental education is expanding in schools across the Roaring Fork Valley. The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies grew its teaching programs over the last two years to include schools like Basalt Elementary and Carbondale’s Crystal River Elementary school. As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports, studies show schools with environmental programs score higher on standardized tests.

Environmental educator Melanie Poole instructs a group of kindergarten students plopped down in a semi-circle. Today’s lesson is about duck adaptations.

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