Governor John Hickenlooper http://kajx.org en Mountain Edition - January 9th, 2014 http://kajx.org/post/mountain-edition-january-9th-2014 <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Governor Hickenlooper says Colorado dealt with a lot in 2013 including massive fires and biblical floods. He delivered his State of the State address today.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Aspen saw its first plane crash in more than 20 years earlier this week. One died, two were injured and there were a lot of witnesses.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We talk with an expert who explains which pilots get extra training for flying into Aspen’s tricky airport.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">We get the latest on efforts to grow and sell recreational pot in the Upper Valley.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Aspen is trying to alert residents and businesses about two big X Games concerts later this month.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">And, we’ll hear just how easy it is to break the city’s noise ordinance.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Finally, there’s sobering news about what happens when big mountain skiing and snowboarding go terribly wrong. Our latest Road to Sochi looks at the documentary The Crash Reel.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Interstate, 'Lucida Grande', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 300; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22.399999618530273px; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:36:29 +0000 Elise Thatcher & Marci Krivonen 12706 at http://kajx.org Mountain Edition - January 9th, 2014 Hickenlooper: Floods, Fires, School Shootings Are "Not Our Story" http://kajx.org/post/hickenlooper-floods-fires-school-shootings-are-not-our-story <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor </span>Hickenlooper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> delivered his annual State of the State address at the Capitol in Denver Thursday. He said 2013’s wildfires and floods were devastating, but the state is recovering.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"This past year, Colorado has been scorched, Colorado has been flooded, Colorado, once again, endured senseless and inexplicable violence. Yet, despite all of it, we did not let that define us. That is not our story."</span></p><p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 20:51:20 +0000 Marci Krivonen 12699 at http://kajx.org Hickenlooper: Floods, Fires, School Shootings Are "Not Our Story" 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 Expert: Why Are Healthcare Prices So High in the "Resort" Area? http://kajx.org/post/expert-why-are-healthcare-prices-so-high-resort-area <p></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:12:27 +0000 Elise Thatcher 12270 at http://kajx.org Expert: Why Are Healthcare Prices So High in the "Resort" Area? Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill http://kajx.org/post/pitkin-county-commissioners-urge-tipton-support-thompson-divide-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In a meeting with </span>Pitkin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Commissioners last week, U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton said he doesn’t support legislation to protect the Thompson Divide from oil and gas drilling. Instead, Tipton wants negotiations between conservationists and energy companies to continue. For years, the sides have been working on an alternate plan to protect the area. Aspen Public Radio's Marci </span>Krivonen<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:31:22 +0000 Marci Krivonen 11327 at http://kajx.org Pitkin County Commissioners Urge Tipton to Support Thompson Divide Bill