The greater sage grouse and its habitat are in jeopardy. And, people from all over the West are working hard to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List. In the current edition of the High Country News, reporter Jodi Peterson takes readers on an in-depth journey to find out more about the bird and what she calls the biggest conservation experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Peterson for this week's Sounds of the High Country.
In 1970, Journalist Hunter S. Thompson ran for Pitkin County Sheriff. The “Freak” movement he spurred through the hippies who organized around his platform eventually changed policing in Aspen and Pitkin County. “Freak Power” is a new book documenting the campaign by Author DJ Watkins. KDNK's January Jones sat down with former Sheriff Bob Braudis and DJ Watkins to learn about Freak Power and how it applies 45 years later.