What Is Happening With The Colorado River Drought Plans?

States that rely on the Colorado River for their water supplies are currently unable to finish a series of agreements that would keep its biggest reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell, from dropping to levels not seen since they were filled decades ago. Five states — Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Nevada — are done. The country of Mexico has also completed its portion. But California and Arizona failed to meet a Jan. 31 federal government deadline to wrap up negotiations and sign a final agreement.

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Election results this November could shift the power at the top of the Colorado's higher education system for the first time in nearly 30 years. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl talks with Colorado Independent reporter Corey Hutchins about each of the candidates in the statewide Board of Regents race.

Click here for Corey Hutchins article in the Colorado Independent and find out all you need to know about the race.  

Thirsty Denver residents could get more of Grand County’s water because of a deal signed with Denver Water back in 2014. The Moffat Collection System would divert more water from the Fraser River through the Moffat Tunnel to Boulder County. The state approved a key permit in June, followed by a nod from Gov. Hickenlooper. But, in the current issue of High Country News, Sarah Tory writes about how the deal could be headed for a lawsuit. On Sounds of the High Country, Amy Hadden Marsh learns about the deal and the controversies. Tory begins with what Grand County agreed to.

Wrangling Wasted Water

Aug 5, 2016

For this week’s news brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism about enforcement of water diversions. 

Brent's article is called “Don’t Take More Than You Need: Wrangling Wasted Water on the Western Slope.”

For our latest installment of Sounds of the High Country, Gavin Dahl speaks to Colorado State University natural resource communication professor Joshua Zaffos about the BLM taking auctions online-only to avoid climate protests.

His latest article, “The Path of Lease Resistance” is out in the current issue of High Country News.

This week Gavin Dahl speaks with journalist Daniel Glick, co-founder of The Story Group, who is following the money spent on TV ads, mailers and billboards to persuade residents not to support initiatives. Concerned moms say the industry is targeting them for gathering signatures. 

Glick's Colorado Independent article with Kelsey Ray is “Who’s Behind Decline to Sign.”  

A Rifle teen is making her own dreams come true by riding bulls at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and competing with the big boys this year. Amy Hadden Marsh was on hand for Tianna Davis' debut ride on June 21st and has this story.

On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. 

His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series. 

Trial By Fire

Jun 3, 2016

For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with journalist Krista Langlois about abuse, sexism, and sexual assault that women wildland firefighters face on the job. Click here to read "Trial by Fire."

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Dana Wood

Desde clases de salud mental hasta parques comunitarios, todo lo que hacen Dana Wood en el condado.

Dana Wood, de Salud Pública del Condado de Garfield nos cuenta sobre todo lo que está haciendo en la comunidad, desde clases de salud mental hasta becas comunitarias.

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CAPITOL COVERAGE

Sex Education Bill Advances After Marathon Hearing At State Capitol

Seven Colorado Democrats advanced a comprehensive sexual education bill at the State Capitol on Wednesday, after a contentious hearing that ended just before midnight. The hearing included testimony from dozens of opponents and a flurry of attempted Republican amendments to the bill. The legislation aims to expand sexual education curriculum at public schools to include such topics as consent, birth control and STD prevention.

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AZYEP Youth News

Carbondale Middle School and VOICES Present Poems Inspired by Community Storytellers

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program DJs Mali and Myker present a writing project produced by 5th grade students at Carbondale Middle School and local arts organization VOICES . Students collected details about 5 inspiring storytellers and created metaphor poems to share with the community.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

Pearl & Wood Live @ KDNK

Pearl & Wood chat with Cody Lee about their upcoming EP release @ Steve's Guitars and play a few songs.

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