It's been over a year since Gov. Hickenlooper issued an executive order calling for the creation of a state water plan. It won't be a legal document, but the plan is expected to make recommendations that will guide future water planning and funding decisions. The process is well underway with a deadline to deliver a draft plan by this December. As part of our radio series "Connecting the Drops" in partnership with Rocky Mountain Community Radio, Sam Fuqua brings us this update on the Colorado Water Plan.
This week motorists may see more Colorado State Patrol troopers on the roadways at night. On Monday, the annual nighttime Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement week began and runs through Sunday, July 27th.
On today’s news brief, KDNK’s January Jones speaks with reporter Grace Hood of KUNC for an inside look at the oil and gas related ballot initiatives voters may see in November.
Two El Jebel residents were shot and killed late Saturday night, resulting in a brief manhunt in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Eric Skalac has more.
In this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to our new News Director January Jones about local dispensary CMED’s public hearing at the town trustees meeting.
Last week retail marijuana sales began in Washington, making it the second state to have both medical and retail marijuana sales. Here in Colorado, many communities like Carbondale are still grappling with managing and regulating these business. These very issues filled the agenda of the Town Trustees meeting on July 8th. KDNK’s January Jones reports.
The historic September 2013 flood reshaped waterways across Colorado’s northern Front Range, making major changes to both the manmade and natural environments. Over the past ten months, homeowners, planners and policy makers have grappled with difficult decisions over where and how to rebuild…and when to let Mother Nature take her new course. As part of Connecting The Drops—our series on Colorado water issues—Sam Fuqua reports on the rebuilding process in one of the hardest hit counties.
The Storm King 14 Memorial attracted quite a crowd on Sunday with speakers from the Southern Ute Nation, Federal agencies, the City of Glenwood Springs and more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and has this report.
It may not come as a surprise that many Native Americans living on mostly poor, remote reservations in the American West have come to rely heavily on payday loan companies offering cash at high interest rates when money is tight. Yet as Jonathan Thompson reveals in the current issue of High Country News, some tribes have also started getting into the payday lending business themselves, often by partnering with private companies and shielding them from state financial rules.
For this episode of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the magazine, Nelson Harvey asked Thompson whether these tribes could be mortgaging their futures in exchange for quick cash.
This weekend, Glenwood Springs hosts a memorial for the firefighters who died in the South Canyon Fire of 1994. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Heather McGregor, administrative manager and technical writer for CLEER, about her experience reporting on the fire for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel 20 years ago.