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Methane Leaks Foil Nat Gas Benefits

Methane Leaks Foil Nat Gas Benefits September 3, 2015
Natural gas is often touted as a "bridge fuel" that will help us transition from coal and oil to renewable energy sources. But, leaky infrastructure could make natural gas as bad or worse for the climate than the fuels it's replacing. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey talks to HCN Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson to find out more.  Read Thompson's story here.
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Fuel Prices High Despite Cheap Crude

September 3, 2015
For most of August, US crude oil prices remained below $50 a barrel, more than half what it was this time last year. Motorists throughout the South and Midwest, and all along the Atlantic coast, have been pumping gas at $2 or less a gallon. But, not so the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Will Speer, Senior Petroleum Analyst at gasbuddy.com, to find out why.
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Vet's Voice Works for Public Lands

August 27, 2015
Veteran’s are taking a lead role in protecting wilderness areas through an organization called the Vet’s Voice Foundation. KDNK’s January Jones has this interview with Garett Reppenhagen.
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Graywater in Colorado

August 26, 2015

On today’s feature, KDNK’s Public Affairs show Living Permaculture explains graywater. Colorado laws are changing and host Stephanie Syson interviewed Avery Ellis. Ellis is a certified graywater installer. He was in town teaching at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in July.


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GarCo Property Values Rebounding

August 24, 2015
For this week's News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and John Stroud of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent talk about the valuation process and what this year's increase means for Garfield County.

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Liberty Salon: Freak Power

Liberty Salon: Freak Power August 19, 2015

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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.

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Fall Tax Levy for CDALE Fire Board?

August 18, 2015
The Carbondale and Rural Fire District is considering asking the public for a tax levy, They are meeting Wednesday night at 5:30 to discuss it. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Carbondale and Rural Fire District Board Member Carl Smith about the district and the prospects for a tax levy.
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RFTA Looking to ID Vandals

RFTA Looking to ID Vandals August 17, 2015
The two men pictured above are wanted for questioning in RFTA bus station damage on the night of 8/8/2015. If you have any information please contact: Pitkin County Sheriffs Office Deputy Adam Crider at 970-920-5300

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Little Big Bird

Little Big Bird August 17, 2015

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.


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Animas River Runs Orange: Legacy of Toxins

August 14, 2015
The Gold King Mine that spilled toxic waste into the Animas River, is only the most recent but very visible manifestation of pollution around Durango. For this week’s news brief, January Jones called up reporter Jonathan Thompson, Senior editor at High Country News and Durango local. Find his article "When Our River Turned Orange" at hcn.org
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