Pitkin County http://kajx.org en Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem http://kajx.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://kajx.org Pitkin County Tackles Pricey Health Insurance Problem Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing http://kajx.org/post/wildfire-planning-aspen-pitkin-county-starts-while-its-still-snowing <p></p><p>Even though there’s still snow on the ground, local planning is already happening around wildfires. Prompted by large and destructive fires in recent years, the City of Aspen, Pitkin County and the local fire protection district are working together to make neighborhoods safer. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s lightly snowing in a neighborhood east of Aspen as firefighter Parker Lathrop makes his way up a winding, paved road.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:36:08 +0000 Marci Krivonen 16429 at http://kajx.org Wildfire Planning For Aspen, Pitkin County Starts While It's Still Snowing Here's How You Can Still Sign Up for Health Insurance http://kajx.org/post/heres-how-you-can-still-sign-health-insurance <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">To sign up today, Monday March 31st:</strong></p><p>To apply for Medicaid:<a href="http://coloradopeak.force.com/">&nbsp;http://coloradopeak.force.com/</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To purchase insurance via the Colorado exchange, Connect for Health:</span><a href="http://www.connectforhealthco.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">www.connectforhealthco.com</a></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">For help, try...</strong></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:47:08 +0000 Elise Thatcher 16315 at http://kajx.org Here's How You Can Still Sign Up for Health Insurance Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-march-13th-2014 <p>Residents in Pitkin County are mostly satisfied with how their tax dollars are being spent. Still, there are some concerns.</p><p>Models in Aspen are showing off the latest in outdoor fashion this week. Aspen International Fashion Week starts today.</p><p>Whiskey sales are surging for the first time in 30 years...and one local whiskey-maker is jumping into the action.</p><p>In a recent federal crackdown on Aspen businesses, restaurants were found to be the biggest violators of not paying workers enough in overtime.</p><p>The Paralympics are underway in Sochi and eight athletes who train in Aspen are competing. We highlight one skier who was born without a femur...and another who races in a mono-ski.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:28:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen & Rob St. Mary 15501 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - March 13th, 2014 Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries http://kajx.org/post/survey-says-life-s-pretty-good-pitkin-county-some-worries <p></p><p>Residents of Pitkin County have given a thumbs-up for county government and services. That’s according to a survey done by a private firm, which presented its findings to Pitkin County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 11<sup>th</sup>. The survey had residents fill out a questionnaire. It covered a wide variety of topics. And despite overall satisfaction, residents say there are some issues they <u>are</u> concerned about.<br /> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 02:13:23 +0000 Elise Thatcher 15397 at http://kajx.org Survey Says: Life’s Pretty Good in Pitkin County, But With Some Worries