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GWS Pageant Nixes Young Moms

GWS Pageant  Nixes Young Moms July 3, 2015
The annual Miss Strawberry Days contest in Glenwood Springs is over 100 years old, and claims to have evolved from a beauty pageant to a scholarship competition. It awards four young women with $8,000 in college assistance. But, in a recent column, Glenwood Springs Post Independent Arts and Entertainment reporter Jessica Cabe suggested that the contest's evolution still has a long way to go. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Cabe to find out why.
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It's Legal: Thoughts on Same Sex Marriage

July 1, 2015
The US Supreme Court on Friday declared same-sex marriage as legal across the country. And, over the following three days, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to men and women in the street about their thoughts on the decision.
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Rare Earth Bust

Rare Earth Bust June 29, 2015
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's audio parternship with the High Country News, January Jones speaks with Tim Heffernan about his story on the rare earth mineral boom that busted before it began.
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CPW: Ruedi Bear Must Be Euthanized

June 26, 2015
A campsite with exposed food resulted in a bear bite at Reudi Reservoir Wednesday. Colorado Parks and Wildlife says now the bear has to be euthanized. Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Pitkin County Court Cases Catch-Up

June 26, 2015
KDNK’s January Jones speaks with Chad Abraham from the Aspen Daily News.
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Carter on Racism

June 24, 2015

Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre and the Roaring Fork Cultural Council hosted former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter last night. Fielding questions from RFCC founder Jim Calaway and the audience, they covered topics ranging from violence against women, the Islamic State, and Palestine to mental health, migrants in Europe, and more. In this segment, the President talks about racism in the U.S. and what the recent South Carolina murders mean for the nation.


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Lake Mead Nearing Trigger

June 24, 2015
Heavy weather in May boosted streamflows in the Upper Colorado Basin. But, what about downstream states? KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report on Lake Mead.
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President Jimmy Carter in Carbondale

President Jimmy Carter in Carbondale June 24, 2015
Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre and the Roaring Fork Cultural Council hosted former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter on June 23rd. Fielding questions from RFCC founder Jim Calaway and the audience, the Carters covered topics, ranging from violence against women, the Islamic State, and Palestine to mental health, migrants in Europe, and more.
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COGCC Okays APD in Thompson Divide

June 22, 2015
Natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide are still tied up in a Federal review. And, some are part of a proposed Congressional lease swap. But, the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission - or COGCC - recently approved two applications to drill wells near 4 Mile Park - on leases owned by Houston-based energy company, SG Interests. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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John Colson on Cdale Fire District

June 19, 2015
KDNK's January Jones and Sopris Sun reporter John Colson discuss the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District's Master Plan and financial prospects.
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