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GarCo Wants Your Input on Broadband

June 2, 2016
Garfield County is seeking input on high speed internet, with the first of four community meetings scheduled for Friday June 3rd at the Glenwood Springs library branch. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to Garfield County manager Kevin Batchelder about the process. You can learn more and participate in the survey at Garfield-County.com.
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Local History

Group Honors Dutch Creek Miners

Group Honors Dutch Creek Miners May 30, 2016
On April 15, 1981, an explosion at the Dutch Creek Coal Mine #1, near Redstone, killed 15 men. Thirty-five years later, a small group hiked up to the mine to honor the dead. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this story.
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The Weekly News Brief

A Year on the Rampage

May 27, 2016
For this week's News Brief, graduating Roaring Fork High School seniors and editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Fiona Laird and Grace Brown, talk to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about their time at the helm of the school's newspaper.
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Energy in the West

Alberta Blaze to Blame for Gas Prices?

Alberta Blaze to Blame for Gas Prices? May 27, 2016
Crude oil prices are at $49 dollars a barrel and retail gasoline prices are going up. Wildfires in Alberta that shut down oil sands operations this month could be playing a part. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Local News

Basalt Affordable Housing Changes

May 27, 2016
The Town of Basalt controls 61 housing units for sale or rent in the town's affordable housing program. The new town council has decided to look over how the program is run and consider changes. KDNK's January Jones has this report.
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The Ethics of Physician-Assisted Death

May 25, 2016
Dr. Matt Wynia, director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, told KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh that a failed law to legalize physician-assisted death in Colorado reflects poorly on current end of life medical care.
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Mountain Connect to Explore Rural Technology Innovations

May 24, 2016
The Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference is set for June 5-7 in Keystone. Gavin Dahl spoke to co-chair Jeff Gavlinski about educating government officials, smart farming and why 60 juridictions have opted out of a state law restricting broadband development.
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Regulating Short-Term Rentals

May 23, 2016
Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Carbondale town manager Jay Harrington about potential new regulations on short-term rentals.
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The Weekly News Brief

Colorado Independent reporter Kelsey Ray on The Invisible Plume

May 20, 2016

On KDNK’s weekly news brief, Gavin Dahl talks with reporter Kelsey Ray about The Invisible Plume, her investigation into coal methane, for The Colorado Independent. Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine outside Paonia is Colorado’s single biggest methane polluter. It spews more of the greenhouse gas each year than any other site.


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Teaming Up to End Hunger

May 19, 2016

News director Gavin Dahl reports from a Tri-County Food Insecurity meeting earlier this week. 1 in 5 children in the area don't know where their next meal will come from. Nan Sundeen, director of Pitkin County Health and Human Services, explains how dozens of area social service groups are teaming up to fight hunger.


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