Eagle County

3:22am

Thu December 12, 2013
Shots - Health News

High Insurance Rates Anger Some Ski-Country Coloradans

Originally published on Fri December 13, 2013 12:36 pm

Early December brought a foot of fresh powder to the resorts of Vail, Colo., but some residents are still steaming.
Zach Mahone, Beaver Creek Resort AP

Some of the biggest ski resorts anywhere lie in U.S. Rep. Jared Polis' Colorado district, dotting the peaks of Summit and Eagle counties, about a hundred miles west of Denver. The area has a high rate of uninsured people and also, it turns out, health plans that are much more expensive than similar plans in surrounding regions. So expensive that Polis, a Democrat, has asked the federal government to exempt some of his constituents from the requirement to buy health insurance.

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5:55pm

Tue June 25, 2013
Gun Control

Confusion Before Colorado Gun Laws Kick In

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 12:48 pm

In less than a week, Colorado will have two new gun laws. The first expands background checks, the other bans magazines holding more than fifteen rounds… that is, unless they’re legally purchased before July 1st. The laws are part of a group passed by state lawmakers this year…regulations that lawyers and law enforcement officials have described as confusing... and even unenforceable.

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3:23pm

Mon October 29, 2012
CO VOTE 2012

A Familiar Battle Over Energy & The Economy In Colorado's House District 26

Republican Chuck McConnell (pictured left) and Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush (right)
Credit Chuck McConnell for Colorado House/Diane For Colorado

The candidates running to represent a newly formed house district, made up of Eagle and Routt counties, say their focus is on growing the economies of Western Slope mountain towns.

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1:08pm

Tue May 10, 2011
Flooding

Counties Prepare for Potential Flooding as Snow Melts

Rocky Mountains
photo by Robin Kanouse Flickr

Record snow levels in parts of Colorado have many county emergency officials bracing for potential flooding as temperatures warm across the state. 

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