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Weekly News Brief: Developments in the Thompson Divide

February 17, 2014
The conflict over gas drilling in the Thompson Divide heated up this week when the Thompson Divide Coalition released a new economic and geologic analysis of the area. On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Ed Williams and Eric Skalac talk about the new developments.

Related: Local governments appeal gas lease extensions in the Thompson Divide
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Energy development in Western Colorado

New report disputes value of gas in the Thompson Divide

February 13, 2014
The Thompson Divide Coalition released a geologic and economic analysis Wdnesday calling the Thompson Divide region "extremely unattractive to drill and operate wells". KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
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Environment

GCI Radio Roadshow on KDNK

GCI Radio Roadshow on KDNK February 11, 2014
KDNK News presents the Glen Canyon Institute's Radio Roadshow on Monday, February 24 from 6-7pm.

Glen Canyon Institute Executive Director Christi Wedig will discuss the current state of the Colorado River and the controversial "Fill Mead First" proposal. The Radio Roadshow will be presented live at the new KDNK Broadcast Learning Center at 76 S. Second Street in Carbondale. Listeners are invited to be part of the live studio audience or tune in to the live broadcast. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. If you plan to attend, please arrive at 5:45 as the broadcast will begin promptly at 6 pm. This is a KDNK News Membership Drive event.

You can listen to the archived program and view the visual element of Wedig's presentation by clicking through to our news archives.

Local News

GarCo preparing lawsuit over high insurance rates under Affordable Care Act

February 11, 2014
Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Summit counties have the highest insurance rates in the nation. On Monday, Garfield County Commissioners said the state division of insurance isn't doing enough to bring costs down and are taking action. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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The Weekly News Brief

The state of Carbondale in 2014

February 7, 2014
In the tradition of the president's State of the Union address, Will Grandbois of the Sopris Sun gathered Carbondale town officials to talk about the big issues on the horizon in 2014. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talked to Grandbois about the construction, political and economic stories headed our way.
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Connecting the Drops

Connecting the Drops: Water and Power

February 5, 2014
It takes water to produce electricity. But how much water varies a lot depending on the fuel source and the power generating technology. As part of "Connecting the Drops"—our year-long series on Colorado water—Sam Fuqua reports on the critical role of water in keeping the electric grid humming along here in the arid West.
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Station News

KDNK Membership Drive is Here!

February 4, 2014
KDNK has been owner operated since 1983. That's the theme of our membership drive, which runs from February 17-28. Join or renew by clicking the "Donate" button. We've scheduled some fun activites so click through for all the information.

Water in the West

Recent snowstorms brings snowpack above average in Roaring Fork Watershed

February 4, 2014
Even though Western Colorado is still classified as "abnormally dry"... the heavy snowfall over the last week has been enough to push snowpack levels in the Colorado River Headwaters area up to around 120% of normal. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Sarah Johnson of the Roaring Fork Conservancy to find out how the Roaring Fork Watershed is doing.

You can find up to date watershed and snowpack information on the Roaring Fork Conservancy's homepage
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The Weekly News Brief

Communities mourning after helicopter crash

January 31, 2014
Three people died in a tragic helicopter crash south of Silt earlier this week. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about his coverage of the crash over the last several days.
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