The Basalt Town Council meets tonight at 6:00 pm. KDNK's January Jones reports that the main topic of discussion will be adjusting their affordable housing requirements for new developments.
Election day is coming up on November 3rd. On this week's News Brief we hear from Curtis Wackerle, Editor of the Aspen Daily News. He spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about the ballot questions that Aspenites are voting on, including the Base 2 project.
The Roaring Fork School District is out for fall break and local emergency responders are taking the opportunity to conduct a crisis drill at Glenwood Springs High School at 8 am 10/23/15. KDNK News Director January Jones spoke with Travis Rohe of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Assistant Superintendent Shannon Pelland from the Roaring Fork School District about the mass casuality drill.
Carbondale filmmaker Hamilton Pevec is this week's guest on Valley Voices, talking about his new film, Before the Last Drop - about fracking and water in Garfield County. Click here to hear the show. And, click here to watch the film for free.
Voters in the KDNK listening area, will see an item on their ballots from Colorado Mountain College. If voters approve Ballot Initiative 4D, Colorado Mountain College could eventually provide broadband infrastructure and increase access to high-speed internet. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CMC's Debbie Crawford to find out more.
This has been a weird year for weather in Colorado. With a winter so warm and dry that trees bloomed in January, hay farmers started having flashbacks to the drought of 2012. The rains did come to Colorado, and the wet weather has been good news. But, not for everybody. As part of a special iSeeChange collaboration, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and KVNF’s Jake Ryan have this report.
iSeeChange is a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite and sensor monitoring of environmental conditions. The iSeeChange Almanac allows audiences to document environmental shifts happening right in their backyards. Got a question or an observation? Go to iseechange.org.
Conservationists and government officials alike are relieved that the Greater sage grouse stayed off the Endangered Species List this year. But, a government scientist claims that Colorado Parks and Wildlife research used by the BLM to determine the bird’s population and habitat in the state is flawed. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
For the News Brief this week, hear about Leadville's struggle to keep their hospital.
Five ballot questions face Leadville and Lake County voters this November. Two have to do with telecom issues, one is a marijuana tax, and this week's News Brief takes a look at two more that would increase property taxes to fund an ambulance and a hospital in Leadville. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Leadville Herald-Democrat editor Marcia Martinek to find out more.
Click here to listen the KDNK and Sopris Sun Community Election Forum, broadcast live on October 15, 2015. Tonight we have invited representatives of the Roaring Fork School District and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District to the airwaves for a public forum. Both entities are asking for funding increases in the election that is officially on now. This is a mail-in election and ballots went out this week, so keep an eye on the mailbox.
Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Board Director Bob Emerson, Fire Chief Ron Leach and Secretary/Treasurer Louis Eller www.carbondalefire.org
Roaring Fork School District Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Shannon Pelland and Board of Education Member Matt Hamilton www.rfvbondtogether.org