Summit 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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8:58am

Mon June 24, 2013

11:48am

Sun April 28, 2013
Environment

New Website Shows Wildfire Risk

The current potential wildfire intensity statewide.
Credit Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment

A new website by the Colorado Forest Service allows residents of Summit County to determine the wildfire risk in their area.

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5:07am

Wed July 25, 2012
Sports

Slideshow: Courage Classic 2012

Riders gather at the day one starting line at Lake County High School, Leadville.
Robert Leja KUNC

5:00am

Thu June 7, 2012
Environment

Amid Wildfire Risk, More Colorado Counties to Adopt Fire Bans

Low water as seen at Lake Dillon on June 6th, 2011.
kelley.tara Flickr - Creative Commons

Severe drought hitting much of Colorado’s mountains is prompting many local officials to consider implementing fire bans; a move that follows similar restrictions already in place along the tinder dry Front Range. 

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