The Bureau of Land Management's main method of managing the nation's wild horses and burros has been to round them up off the range, adopt them out, and, since the mid-1980s, place them in long-term holding facilities. The agency uses round-ups - or what it prefers to call "gathers" - mainly to cull the herds. But, in mid-September, the BLM began to round up the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado for a different reason. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was on the scene and has this report.
The Roaring Fork School District wants voter approval for a $122M bond to fix up its buildings in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The measure includes an affordable rental housing component that would provide $5M to each of the three communities for employee housing. KDNK's January Jones spoke with District Superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko after a community meeting in Carbondale last week about the affordable housing component.
Neonicotinoid insecticides have devastating impacts on bees and other pollinators. But, now, a new report exposes the full scope of their threat to our waters - with toxic effects that can harm entire food chains and ecosystems. Frani Halperin and Jamie Sudler of H20 Radio, a non-profit media organization in Denver, CO that covers local and global water issues, have this story.
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois about his recent piece on the increase in crime in Glenwood Springs and Garfield County. Read the whole story at postindependent.com.
The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission is looking for new members. KDNK’s January Jones has the details.
This week's News Brief features a conversation between KDNK's January Jones and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent's editor Randy Essex about the paper's series and documentary about the community impacts of the high costs of living in the Roaring Fork Valley.
More than 70 people sat through a 6-hour meeting in GWS Wednesday night as the Garfield County Planning Commission considered a special use permit application from Ursa Resources to drill for natural gas within the Battlement Mesa PUD. The meeting resulted in a continuation until October 28, but not before Battlement Mesa residents and others spoke up about the project. KDNK's January Jones talks with reporter Amy Hadden Marsh about the meeting and introduces some of the voices of concerned citizens and industry representatives. Click here to listen to all public comments.
On Tuesday night, Carbondale Town Trustees voted 4 - 1 in favor of their first pay raise in 15 years. Trustees elected after spring 2016 will receive a $300/month pay hike and the Mayor will get $500/month more. Trustee Pam Zentmeyer had the only dissenting vote. But, before the vote, the public was invited to speak. KDNK's January Jones was there and captured both praise and pan for the board.
The Roaring Fork School District is asking voters for $122M this fall for critical repairs and upgrades to local schools. KDNK's January Jones talks with school board member Matt Hamilton. Click here for details and costs of some of the school projects.
This week for the News Brief, January Jones speaks with Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about issues in Carbondale.