KDNK's membership drive is August 10-21. Donate NOW and support your community treasure. KDNK's Blues and BBQ is smack dab in the middle of this year's drive and you don't want to miss it. For full details on all membership drive events click here.
The West Nile virus struck a Boulder County horse on July 25 and a Mesa County man earlier this month. West Nile is carried by only one kind of mosquito and July is usually when the disease shows up. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has begun the rulemaking process for two recommendations that came out of last year's state task force meetings. Number 17 calls for collaboration on urban planning and the location of oil and gas development. Number 20 includes future oil and gas drilling in local comprehensive plans. Local citizen groups Western Colorado Congress and Grand Valley Citizens Alliance have their first-ever meeting with the COGCC Wednesday, July 29 in Rifle. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with Leslie Robinson, GVCA director, about what the group expects from the meeting.
For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke with reporter Sarah Tory about a battle over bandit mountain bike trails near Sedona, Arizona, and how the sport is beginning to come of age.You can read Sarah Tory’s story on Sedona’s bandit mountain bike trails at HCN.org
Be sure to tune in to KDNK all weekend - starting Friday afternoon at 4 - for live Mountain Fair coverage. New this year: Link to "the Camy Cam." We will announce when the camera goes live and you can follow the fair on our live video feed. Hear all the music and enjoy the pageantry and spectacle of the strange and wonderful people that make up the best fair anywhere. Come by the KDNK broadcast booth and say hello to Amy Hadden Marsh and the gang. See you at the fair! Click here for more.
Economic certainty was on the minds of NW Colorado officials, who were on hand to talk to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Glenwood Springs on Friday, July 17. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The US Forest Service approved a portion of Deep Creek, on the southeast corner of the Flat Tops, as suitable for Wild & Scenic status in July. The next step is Congressional designation. But, the process started three decades ago, when members of the local Sierra Club and other environmentalists, including Beverly Compton, noticed that Deep Creek needed some kind of protection. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with Compton about what makes Deep Creek worth it.
The Glenwood Springs Post Independent reported on Carbondale resident Bren Simon's large land holdings in Carbondale this week. Editor Randy Essex explains to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh the importance of the story.
Tularemia, or Rabbit Fever, is on the rise in Colorado. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports. Click here for more information about the disease and prevention tips.
The Carbondale and Rural Fire District is writing a new master plan to prioritize services and set a financial path for the next few years. KDNK's January Jones has more about results of a public survey on how the District is doing.