The Garfield County Commissioners formalized their support for the concept of a lease swap that would spare Thompson Divide from drilling. At their meeting on Monday, they approved a letter for US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton. KDNK's January Jones has more.
KDNK's Earth Day All Things Considered newscast, January Jones hosts local environmental group Wilderness Workshop and speaks to Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan about a new bill that she says takes the state down a pathway of seizing federal public lands.
At Carbondale's recent Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, Ken Burns, owner of Colorado Resale and Recycling in Grand Junction, collected over 22,000 pounds of televisions, computers, monitors, printers and all kinds of electronic waste. Burns has been in the recycling business for over a decade. Here he tells KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh where all the e-waste ends up.
If you missed Carbondale's Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, you can still get rid of e-waste. The Town of Basalt will collect it from 10 - 2 on Saturday, April 25 at Lions Park. And, Glenwood Springs Subaru in W GWS is taking e-waste for free during normal business hours through April 30.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with Ryan Hoffman, new editor of the Rifle Citizen Telegram about his visions for the paper and local issues.
Leadville Mayor Jamie Stuever says Leadville's had a great winter for tourism. Now, headed into the spring the town is about to adopt a comprehensive plan and new businesses are opening. But they also have seen some lay-offs and service reductions at St. Vincent Hospital. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Mayor Stuever in his Leadville office for the latest town news.
Houston-based energy company SG Interests plans to drill for natural gas across 20,000 acres of mostly private land between McClure Pass and Paonia Reservoir. Members of the Crystal River Caucus met in Redstone Thursday, April 9 to talk about the possible impacts of the project on the Crystal River Valley. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. The BLM's public comment period on the BLM's Bull Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement is open through Thursday April 16. Find the BLM EIS here. Find the Citizens for a Healthy Community PDF fact sheet here.
Hundreds of people across Colorado have been working for over a year to develop a plan for statewide water use, as mandated by Governor John Hickenlooper almost two years ago. The first draft of the plan was submitted to the Governor in December, 2014. And, the public has been invited to comment on it until May 1st. (Find the plan here) KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh took to the streets of Carbondale to find out how many people are aware of the plan.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 963-0139.
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.