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Bill May Slow Land Transfer Movement

Bill May Slow Land Transfer Movement March 2, 2015
A recent survey of voters in six western states (click here for survey results), showed that 68% believe that Federal lands belong to all Americans. But, lawmakers in some of those states are hard at work to transfer public lands to state ownership. For this edition of Sound of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with HCN editorial intern Kindra McQuillan about the Land Transfer Movement and a Utah bill that could set a legal precedent across the West. Read McQuillan's story here.
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Local Enviro Reaction to Oil and Gas Task Force

March 4, 2015
After six months of statewide meetings, Governor Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Task Force came up with 56 draft recommendations. Only nine recommendations made it to the governor's desk. Jim Ramey is the Director of Citizens for a Healthy Community. He says the task force failed to achieve its mission. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Ramey about his disappointment and what he thinks would have worked better.
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Aspen Power House Redevelopment

March 4, 2015
The Aspen City Council held work sessions on Monday and Tuesday night to hear development proposals for what is known as “the Old Powerhouse”- the former location of the Aspen Art Museum. Assistant City Manager Barry Crook outlines the next steps with KDNK's January Jones.
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Valley Reporters, Local Issues Part 2

February 27, 2015
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh presents a special edition of the weekly News Brief with highlights from this week's interviews with local journalists.
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2014 Garfield County Public Health Report

February 26, 2015

The Garfield County Public Health office runs many programs that go unnoticed but are a safety net for people in need of services. They give vaccinations, secure fresh food, get kids dental care and administer many other preventative and environmental health programs. Last week, Public Health Director Yvonne Long detailed the work in a year-end report to the county commissioners.


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Homeschooling in the Roaring Fork Valley

February 26, 2015
The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program hosts a monthly public affairs show where youths explore issues meaningful to them. Last week, Adele Craft brought moms and kids who are homeschooled into the studio. In this excerpt, she talks with her own mom, Stacy Craft, who moderates the Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling Network.
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Silt Cancels Wetlands Burn

February 26, 2015

The Town of Silt cancelled a controlled burn Wednesday of a wetlands area within city limits. The burn was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions but officials hope to reschedule it later this spring. Local activist Peggy Tibbits says the burn is dangerous and the town has avoided public input. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


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Fire District Seeks Steering Committee

February 23, 2015
The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District Board of Directors wants up to 7 citizens for a Master Plan Study steering committee. No predetermined qualifications, research, or background work are necessary. But, candidates should be interested in the future of the Fire District, familiar with their neighborhoods, geographic areas, and community interests, and be ready to attend up to 5 meetings from March through July.  The committee will help guide the Fire District's Master Plan process and examine all issues related to future safety, firefighting, and emergency medical services. Candidates should submit a letter of interest by March 4th to Fire Chief Ron Leach at leach@carbondalefire.org or by mail to Ron Leach, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, 300 Meadowood Drive, Carbondale, 81623.  Call 963.2491 or click here for more information.

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Snow to Flow

February 23, 2015
On Saturday, February 28th, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosts a field day to teach people about snowpack. Education Outreach Coordinator Sarah Johnson says it not just for weather nerds. To register visit roaringfork.org
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Valley Reporters Dish on Local Issues

February 20, 2015
KDNK's January Jones presents a special edition of the weekly News Brief with highlights from this week's interviews with local journalists.
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