Governor Hickenlooper http://kajx.org en Governor Open to Helping Bring Down Insurance Premiums http://kajx.org/post/governor-open-helping-bring-down-insurance-premiums <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; &nbsp; Governor John </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says he could get involved with bringing down health insurance prices. That could have a real impact for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and other mountain towns. Garfield County asked the state's top official earlier this month to intervene with high premiums. The County believes Colorado officials did a sloppy job earlier this year when coming up with prices. But some experts say the state didn't make any mistakes.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:57:45 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12269 at http://kajx.org Governor Open to Helping Bring Down Insurance Premiums Amendment 66: Pros And Cons For Schools In Roaring Fork Valley http://kajx.org/post/amendment-66-pros-and-cons-schools-roaring-fork-valley <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, </span><a href="http://www.ednewscolorado.org/news/capitol-news/a66-gets-a-business-group-endorsement/comment-page-1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor John Hickenlooper enthusiastically supported Amendment 66</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, calling it the single most important education reform initiative in the history of the United States.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">School districts in the Roaring Fork Valley are also weighing in on the measure. &nbsp;Hyperbole aside, the amendment would change the way the state funds public schools. As Aspen Public Radio&rsquo;s Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports, school administrators aren&rsquo;t the only groups sharing opinions before voters head to the polls in November.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Marci Krivonen 8687 at http://kajx.org Amendment 66: Pros And Cons For Schools In Roaring Fork Valley Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million http://kajx.org/post/red-canyon-firefighting-costs-top-1-million <p>Once again, this summer, the Western United States saw plenty of forest fires. Many of them, like California’s Rim Fire, continue to burn. When the flames are extinguished, the dollar signs emerge. States handle fire suppression costs differently. In Colorado, it depends on what kind of land is burning and how big the blaze is.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 23:27:39 +0000 Marci Krivonen 6952 at http://kajx.org Red Canyon Firefighting Costs Top $1 Million