News

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program

December 19, 2014
Maija Pettersen interviews two graduates from the Momentum Program that is offered in the Roaring Fork School District and Suzanne Fitzgerald, the Program Director for Mpower. Click here to listen.

Sounds of the High Country

SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West

SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West December 18, 2014

In a recent issue of the environmental magazine High Country News, senior editor Jonathan Thompson explores whether light rail systems can transform the sprawling, car-centric cities of the Western U.S. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey took a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his newly adopted city for the better.


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Energy in the West

Thompson Divide Community Meeting

December 19, 2014

Local environmental groups are celebrating the recent U.S. Forest Service protections of thousands of acres in the Thompson Divide from future energy leasing. The fight is far from over but as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, a decrease of oil and gas production on Federal lands could spur further protections.


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The Weekly News Brief

GarCo Air Quality Efforts

December 19, 2014
John Stroud of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent speaks with KDNK's January Jones about his recent article detailing Garfield County's efforts at air quality monitoring.
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Local News

C'Dale Planner Janet Buck Explains UDC

December 17, 2014
In Part 3 of our planning series, Carbondale Town Planner Janet Buck explains the town's Unified Development Code, or UDC, and its update to KDNK's January Jones.
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Energy development in Western Colorado

Public Speaks to O/G Task Force in Rifle

December 16, 2014

During the first day of last week's Oil and Gas Task Force meeting in Rifle, nearly 400 people from all over Colorado attended panel discussions and a public comment period, with ideas ranging from more regulations to no regulations to national security and public health. KDNK was there and brings you some of those voices.

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Energy in the West

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears Mixed Bag

December 15, 2014
The Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force met in Rifle this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh was at Wednesday's meeting and has this report.
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The Weekly News Brief

Media and Immigration

December 12, 2014
President Obama's executive orders on immigration reform could dramatically change the daily lives of millions of people nationwide and thousands right here in the Roaring Fork Valley.The dialog in the media has a huge impact on people's perceptions and it can be dehumanizing.  Local immigration attorney Jennifer Smith speaks about how to make that conversation productive.
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The Ag Report: KDNK's Newest Public Affairs Show

The Ag Report: KDNK's Newest Public Affairs Show December 11, 2014
The Roaring Fork Valley has a rich agricultural heritage. Join KDNK every first Tuesday of the month to explore that heritage and the current practice with the Ag Report. The Ag Report is a new public affairs show hosted by Jock Jacober. Jock will explore seasonal agriculture issues and give listeners an inside view of our local food system. Click here to listen.

Local News

Carbondale Roundabout Ribbon Cutting

December 9, 2014
Over nine million dollars and 16 years later, the changes at State Highway 133 and Main Street in Carbondale are nearly complete. After the official ribbon cutting Friday afternoon, KDNK News Director January Jones spoke with Mayor Stacey Bernot about what it means for the town.
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