Sounds of the High Country: Opioid Addiction on the West Slope

Mar 10, 2017

Today's newscast features proposed Medicaid cuts and opioid addiction in Craig, Colorado.

  • Proposed cuts to Medicaid could impact nearly 130,000 seniors and people with disabilities in Colorado. Eric Galatas reports.Today, tribal nations and indigenous communities are planning a march on Washington DC and asking for allies across the country to take peaceful action at home. Local groups are planning a solidarity march from Paepcke Park in Aspen to show support for the nationwide Resistance Camps and for the rights of indigenous people to defend the planet and water. The Aspen march starts at noon.
  • Opioid abuse and addiction have a firm grip on rural communities in the West. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with High Country News Assistant Editor Paige Blankenbuehler about one northwest Colorado town’s struggle to gain the upper hand. You can find When Private Pain Becomes a Community Problem by clicking here.