On April 15, 1981, an explosion at the Dutch Creek Coal Mine #1, near Redstone, killed 15 men. Thirty-five years later, a small group hiked up to the mine to honor the dead. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this story.
For this week's News Brief, graduating Roaring Fork High School seniors and editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Fiona Laird and Grace Brown, talk to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about their time at the helm of the school's newspaper.
Crude oil prices are at $49 dollars a barrel and retail gasoline prices are going up. Wildfires in Alberta that shut down oil sands operations this month could be playing a part. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
The Town of Basalt controls 61 housing units for sale or rent in the town's affordable housing program. The new town council has decided to look over how the program is run and consider changes. KDNK's January Jones has this report.
Dr. Matt Wynia, director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, told KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh that a failed law to legalize physician-assisted death in Colorado reflects poorly on current end of life medical care.
The Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference is set for June 5-7 in Keystone. Gavin Dahl spoke to co-chair Jeff Gavlinski about educating government officials, smart farming and why 60 juridictions have opted out of a state law restricting broadband development.
Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Carbondale town manager Jay Harrington about potential new regulations on short-term rentals.
On KDNK’s weekly news brief, Gavin Dahl talks with reporter Kelsey Ray about The Invisible Plume, her investigation into coal methane, for The Colorado Independent. Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine outside Paonia is Colorado’s single biggest methane polluter. It spews more of the greenhouse gas each year than any other site.
News director Gavin Dahl reports from a Tri-County Food Insecurity meeting earlier this week. 1 in 5 children in the area don't know where their next meal will come from. Nan Sundeen, director of Pitkin County Health and Human Services, explains how dozens of area social service groups are teaming up to fight hunger.
Dr. Diana Sirko is nearing the end of her time as superintendent of Roaring Fork School District. She stopped by KDNK and Gavin Dahl asked her about her career and future plans, as well as teacher housing, solar power, and the district's next boss, Dr. Rob Stein.