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Energy in the West

How Clean Should We Go, Asks Former Interior Department Official

August 11, 2014
When it comes to Hydraulic Fracturing, the web of federal and state environmental regulations have things pretty well covered. That was the message of one former Department of Interior official to the Garfield County Energy Advisory board. KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
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The Weekly News Brief

"Active Shooter" Lawsuit Against Carbondale Police

August 8, 2014
Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun speaks with January Jones about a lawsuit filed against Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling and officer Michael Zimmerman by a former employee at Heritage Park Care Center.
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Local News

LiveWell Garfield County Open Grant Cycle

August 7, 2014
Dana Wood of LiveWell Garfield County speaks with KDNK's January Jones about $20,000 that is available in community grants for promoting healthy eating and active living.
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The Weekly News Brief

EPA Carbon Hearings Wrap-Up with reporter Bente Birkeland.

August 5, 2014
In this week’s News Brief, Bente Birkeland summarizes the Denver EPA hearings and Eric Skalac has Cop Shop.
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Sounds of the High Country

Sounds of the High Country: Motorhead's Dilemma

July 29, 2014

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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The Weekly News Brief

Update on El Jebel Shooting

July 28, 2014

On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon about the El Jebel homicide.


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Crime & Cops

Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement Week

July 24, 2014
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.
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Connecting the Drops

Connecting the Drops: Colorado's Water Plan

Connecting the Drops: Colorado's Water Plan July 21, 2014
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.
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The Weekly News Brief

Oil and Gas Ballot Measures with KUNC reporter Grace Hood

July 18, 2014
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.
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Crime & Cops

El Jebel Double Homicide Suspect in Custody

July 14, 2014
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.
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