Ursa Resources wants to drill 53 natural gas wells from two pads and lay pipeline within the Battlement Mesa PUD, close to neighborhoods, parks, and the Colorado River. And, many residents are angry. They attended two meetings this week. Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman also attended the meetings and for this week's News Brief, he talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about why people are upset.
SG Interests, a Houston-based energy company, officially staked out a 250 X 300 foot natural gas well pad site Tuesday morning in the Thompson Divide. Monday night, close to 40 citizens camped out nearby so they could greet SG reps and BLM and US Forest Service staff and officials early Tuesday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Veteran’s are taking a lead role in protecting wilderness areas through an organization called the Vet’s Voice Foundation. KDNK’s January Jones has this interview with Garett Reppenhagen.
On today’s feature, KDNK’s Public Affairs show Living Permaculture explains graywater. Colorado laws are changing and host Stephanie Syson interviewed Avery Ellis. Ellis is a certified graywater installer. He was in town teaching at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in July.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and John Stroud of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent talk about the valuation process and what this year's increase means for Garfield County.
In 1970, Journalist Hunter S. Thompson ran for Pitkin County Sheriff. The “Freak” movement he spurred through the hippies who organized around his platform eventually changed policing in Aspen and Pitkin County. “Freak Power” is a new book documenting the campaign by Author DJ Watkins. KDNK's January Jones sat down with former Sheriff Bob Braudis and DJ Watkins to learn about Freak Power and how it applies 45 years later.
The Carbondale and Rural Fire District is considering asking the public for a tax levy, They are meeting Wednesday night at 5:30 to discuss it. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Carbondale and Rural Fire District Board Member Carl Smith about the district and the prospects for a tax levy.
The two men pictured above are wanted for questioning in RFTA bus station damage on the night of 8/8/2015. If you have any information please contact: Pitkin County Sheriffs Office Deputy Adam Crider at 970-920-5300
The greater sage grouse and its habitat are in jeopardy. And, people from all over the West are working hard to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List. In the current edition of the High Country News, reporter Jodi Peterson takes readers on an in-depth journey to find out more about the bird and what she calls the biggest conservation experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Peterson for this week's Sounds of the High Country.
The Gold King Mine that spilled toxic waste into the Animas River, is only the most recent but very visible manifestation of pollution around Durango. For this week’s news brief, January Jones called up reporter Jonathan Thompson, Senior editor at High Country News and Durango local. Find his article "When Our River Turned Orange" at hcn.org