For most people, going out for a hike first requires some amount of driving, which can feel like a Catch-22 for the conservation-minded. In the current issue of environmental magazine High Country News, Craig Childs explores the conflict in his story “Motorheads Gone Wild”. On this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with the magazine, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talked to Childs about the dilemma of the ecological off-roader. You can read Craig Childs’ “Motorheads Gone Wild” at hcn.org. Also find past editions of this podcast at KDNK.org or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
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On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon about the El Jebel homicide.
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.
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.
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.