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Locals Weigh in on Cdale Noise Levels

Locals Weigh in on Cdale Noise Levels January 28, 2015
The Carbondale Town Trustees got an earful about noise levels at this week's meeting. On the agenda was approval of the 2015 town events and many people had something to say. KDNK's January Jones was there and has this report.
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The Weekly News Brief

Driving Under the Influence in Aspen

January 30, 2015
This week’s News Brief features Amy Hadden Marsh and Chad Abraham, reporter for the Aspen Daily News speaking about a case of a repeat DUI offender in Aspen. KDNK’s Eye on Crime looks at new Colorado State Patrol data on marijuana related DUI's.
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Sounds of the High Country

Pricing Nature

January 28, 2015
Environmentalists have their work cut out for them these days, struggling to confront threats like global warming, mass species extinction, and the growing human population. In the current issue of High Country News, Ben Goldfarb writes about a tool that could make environmental protection more attractive, even to businesses already responsible for environmental damage. Nelson Harvey spoke with Goldfarb for the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the magazine. Click here to find Goldfarb's story.
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Connecting the Drops

Grey Water & Rain Water in Colorado

January 26, 2015
On Sunday January 25, KDNK News and KGNU in Boulder hosted a statewide call-in show about the Colorado Water Plan. Guests included James Eklund, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, who oversees the plan. A caller asked him how the plan deals with residential conservation methods, such as rain barrels and grey water, which is waste water from kitchen and bathroom sinks, showers, and washing machines. Eklund responds in this excerpt from the show.
Tune in this week for a special re-broadcast of the entire show on Tuesday and Thursday, January 27 and 29, at 4:30 pm.

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The Weekly News Brief

Carbondale 2014 Review

January 23, 2015
KDNK's January Jones and Sopris Sun editor Lynn Burton look back at Carbondale 2014. Eye on Crime focuses on Aspen PD.
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Immigration

Out of the Shadows: Young Immigrants and DACA

January 21, 2015

With all the arguments in the media about immigration reform, voices of real people get lost. In this feature produced by Laurel Henderson and January Jones, we hear perspectives from two local young women in their own words.


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Crime & Cops

GarCo Sheriff Talks Pot Laws

January 20, 2015
Use and possession of an ounce or less of marijuana has been legal in Colorado for two years; retail sales of the substance for one year. But, it's still illegal to possess, grow, and use marijuana under Federal law. That puts local law enforcement officers in a quandary, says Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Martin Luther King, Jr Day

Vern L. Howard on MLK Jr Day

January 19, 2015
KDNK's January Jones talks with Vern L. Howard, chair of the Colorado MLK Commission, about the importance of celebrating the day set aside to honor the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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The Weekly News Brief

CMC CEO on Obama's Free Tuition Plan

January 16, 2015
For this week's News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Dr. Carrie Hauser, president and CEO of Colorado Mountain College, about President Obama's tuition-free, community college initiative. KDNK's Eye on Crime takes a look at Glenwood Springs.
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Gov. Hickenlooper: State of the State

Gov. Hickenlooper: State of the State January 15, 2015
Gov. John Hickenlooper today delivered his third State of the State address. The governor’s remarks focused on the economy, education, transportation and budget challenges.
Click here to listen to the entire speech.