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
The Glenwood Springs City Council is making changes to their process for approving marijuana related business. At last weeks meeting, they looked at three different options intended to more tightly control where businesses can be located, especially in the downtown. January Jones spoke with council member Kathryn Trauger about what they have settled on to reform their rules.
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On August 12, 2015 KDNK presented local non-profits during a live broadcast with the “Valley-Wide Elevator Ride." In just one hour, nine passionate non-profit leaders gave their “elevator speech” to listeners. This is one of the first events of the KDNK Summer Membership Drive. In our regular programming and during membership drive, KDNK seeks to fulfill our commitment to public access by inviting the broader service community onto our airwaves. Participating organizations include: Valley Settlement Project- Jon Fox-Rubin; valleysettlementproject.org United Way Battlement to the Bells- Amy Barr; unitedwaybb.org Rotary District 5470- Bob Delevan; rotary5470.org CARE- Tracey E. Yajko; coloradoanimalrescue.org Challenge Aspen- Houston Cowan; challengeaspen.org River Bridge- Blythe Chapman; riverbridgerc.org English in Action- Lara Beaulieu; englishinaction.org Youthzone- Lori Mueller; youthzone.com Glenwood Center for the Arts- Christina Brusig; glenwoodarts.org
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold a meeting on Friday, August 14 at the office of Steadfast Communications, 509 W. 12th Street in Glenwood Springs. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 963-0139. Click here for the agenda.
A wildland fire near Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County on Sunday was quickly extinguished by Federal and local firefighters over the weekend. But, officials are still investigating its origins. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The White River National Forest now requires bear-proof food containers for campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area - hoping to reduce backcountry bear problems. But just last week, Crater Lake campground near the Bells was closed due to more bear activity. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Ranger Karen Schroyer of the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District about human/bear conflicts.
Why are local cottonwood trees, particularly in Aspen, already losing their leaves? Because a fungus called Septoria is on the loose. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Aspen City Forester Ben Carlsen about Septoria and how much it's influenced by the weather.