Your Local United Way in the News
United Way of Battlement to the Bells, formerly United Way of Garfield County, founded in 1983, is in the news! Below are links to some newspaper articles about our agency:
- Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: Garfield County United Way Director Thanks Officials for Attention to High Health Care Rates County Commissioner Mike Samson voiced hope Friday that local officials seem to have gotten Gov. John Hickenlooper’s attention on the issue in the same way northwest Colorado counties did regarding federal management of the greater sage-grouse, another issue that could have local economic repercussions. Meanwhile, Amy Barr, executive director of Battlement to the Bells, voiced appreciation for the county’s leadership on health care. “Nobody cares about us except us so I really applaud you for working on this,” she said.
- KVNF Radio: Garfield County Asks Governor to Intervene on High Health Care Rates Garfield County wants Governor John Hickenlooper to intervene with the state’s new health insurance rules. The county has some of the highest premiums in Colorado under new guidelines. which are part of the Affordable Care Act. “The balloon has deflated for me on the Affordable Care Act and it’s very disappointing,” says 59-year-old Amy Barr. She lives and works in the Roaring Fork Valley.
- Glenwood Springs Post Independent: United Way Awards Annual Grants for 2011
- Garfield County Housing Authority: Thanks to United Way for Assistance in Preventing Foreclosures
- Aspen Times: Locals Reflect on Ramifications of PayBooks Scam