This week’s news brief looks at Snowmass Village development with reporter Madeline Osberger and the Glenwood Springs Police Department.
Snowpack across the state is at 65% of normal and is almost 20% lower than this time last year. Brian Domonkos, snow hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says snowpack could have peaked a month ago. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Steve Davis was the winner in Tuesday’s Glenwood Springs City Council race in Ward 1. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh yesterday about his vision for the city and more.
The Glenwood Springs City Council election wrapped up with a 34% voter participation rate - sixteen-hundred votes were mailed in. The winner in the 3-way race for the at-large seat is Kathryn Trauger, with just over one thousand votes. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Trauger about what’s needs to get done at the council this year.
Carbondale's Spring Cleanup and Waste Diversion Day is coming up on Saturday, April 11th. The town has big plans for waste disposal and recycling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Carbondale government relies on many volunteer led commissions to make progress on town goals. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Darryl Fuller from Carbondale’s Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission about how they improve connectivity for residents. CLICK here for the full interview.
Senate Bill 255 passed the Colorado State Senate last week and is on its way to the House. The bill would take $20M off the top of the state oil and gas severance tax fund and transter it to the general fund to fulfill the TABOR refund requirement. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with State Representative Bob Rankin, whose district includes Garfield County, about why he opposes the bill and what he plans to do to protect severance taxes in the future.
Both NASA and NOAA agree that 2014 was the warmest year on record. And, so far, 2015 is setting heat records in California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Some in the Roaring Fork Valley have enjoyed the warm temperatures for the past month or so. But, others aren't so sure. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to locals about what they've noticed this winter and has this report.
Have you noticed anything unusual for this time of year? You too can be a part of the climate change conversation by participating in "I See Change", a local, crowd-sourced information project, hosted by Community radio station KVNF in Paonia, CO. The website is an almanac for people's personal observations about the weather and other natural events. You can log what you're seeing and read what other locals have found by visiting thealmanac.org.
In February, a woman was found dead in a Carbondale apartment at 30 Cooper Place. Details of her death emerged this week from arrest records made public in part by efforts from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois about what it's like to cover the case and why the paper helped make arrests records public. Click here for more of Will Grandbois' coverage of this case.
Ballots were mailed to Glenwood Springs voters in mid-March for next week’s municipal election. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has some procedural details from Glenwood Springs City Clerk Catherine Mythen.