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Connecting the Drops is a radio series about Colorado water issues with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education and Rocky Mountain Community Radio stations. Hosted by Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism from the KDNK studios in Carbondale with guest April Long, Clean River Program Manager for the City of Aspen, and by Maeve Conran at KGNU in Boulder, with guest Peter Mayer, a water conservation engineer, this is the 5th episode on water. Mayer recently co-authored a new study called “Residential End Uses of Water, Version 2” from the Water Research Foundation. Hear about rain barrels, graywater and water planning.
Gavin Dahl speaks to Pitkin County management analyst Kara Silbernagel about their plan to invest $5 million in high speed Internet infrastructure, both fiber and fixed wireless, to serve rural parts of the county including Castle Creek, Maroon Creek, Redstone and Marble. Industry partners are needed as the county does not intend to become a public ISP.
Democrat Gail Schwartz, a two-term Colorado state senator, is running against Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in November for a seat in Congress, representing Colorado's 3rd district, which includes pretty much all of the West Slope. Schwartz has lived in western Colorado for 40 years, including in Aspen, where she developed some of the Roaring Fork Valley's first affordable housing. She was in Carbondale in June and stopped by KDNK to talk local issues with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh, Here, she discusses her "all-of-the-above" approach to energy development. Click here to listen to the entire interview.
Aspen Ideas Fest is happening this week, bringing together 350 presenters in 200 sessions with nearly 3,000 attendees discussing topics from Brexit to healthcare to gun violence. KDNK's January Jones reports on a panel called "How Can We Move Forward Together to Reduce Gun Violence" featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, Nicole Hockley and John Feinblatt.
Jill Lancelot from Taxpayers for Common Sense attended a public hearing in Grand Junction last week about the federal coal program, led by the Bureau of Land Management. As Gavin Dahl reports, this is the first time BLM has reviewed the program in decades.
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series.
For this week’s KDNK News Brief, Gavin Dahl speaks with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the 2016 Congressional race to represent Carbondale and the rest of the 3rd district in Washington DC. Primary ballots must be returned by Tuesday June 28th.
State legislators are making the rounds locally to update voters on what happened in the Colorado General Assembly this year. KDNK’s January Jones has this report.
Today KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks with Katherine Mulready, Vice President of Legislative Policy for the Colorado Hospital Association, about their opposition to ColoradoCare. Ballot initiative Amendment 69 seeks a new system of universal health coverage in Colorado.