Wilderness Workshop filed an objection to the White River National Forest draft oil and gas leasing plan that protects most Forest lands on the Thompson Divide from future leasing. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with WW's Peter Hart.
The Town of Carbondale is looking for public input on their newly drafted water efficiency plan. Carbondale Utilities Director Mark O’Meara spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about water demands from population that’s expected to keep growing. Public comments on the plan will be accepted until March 17th. Click here for a link.
Maria Alvarado-Gomez of Carbondale entered a plea deal on Monday. She was arrested in June of 2104 and charged with attempted murder of her daughters after she fed them rat poison. The children were not injured from the poisoning. She plead to one count of child abuse. She’ll face at least 4 years in prison if convicted. Another hearing is scheduled in April. She’s been held in the Garfiled County Jail since June on a three-hundred thousand dollar bond.
Aspen Strong is a new organization aimed at increasing awareness and dialog about mental health. Executive Director Christina King spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about their monthly panel discussion, happening tonight at the Carbondale Library.
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports from last week's Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in Rifle about COGCC's response to the Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force recommendations.
On the Weekly News Brief, Brent Gardner Smith of Aspen Journalism explains a water rights case that will be heard at the Colorado Supreme Court, that pits front range interests against the west slope and a look at Glenwood Spring Police activity in 2014.
About 50 people attended a joint meeting with Garfield County Commissioners and officials from Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and New Castle Wednesday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to talk about the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's draft Access Control Plan. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
After six months of statewide meetings, Governor Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Task Force came up with 56 draft recommendations. Only nine recommendations made it to the governor's desk. Jim Ramey is the Director of Citizens for a Healthy Community. He says the task force failed to achieve its mission. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Ramey about his disappointment and what he thinks would have worked better.
The Aspen City Council held work sessions on Monday and Tuesday night to hear development proposals for what is known as “the Old Powerhouse”- the former location of the Aspen Art Museum. Assistant City Manager Barry Crook outlines the next steps with KDNK's January Jones.
A recent survey of voters in six western states (click here for survey results), showed that 68% believe that Federal lands belong to all Americans. But, lawmakers in some of those states are hard at work to transfer public lands to state ownership. For this edition of Sound of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with HCN editorial intern Kindra McQuillan about the Land Transfer Movement and a Utah bill that could set a legal precedent across the West. Read McQuillan's story here.