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The Weekly News Brief

Large-scale construction coming to Carbondale

May 23, 2014
On this week's news brief, KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about the safety improvement construction starting on Highway 133 on May 27th. More information about the construction project is available at www.carbondale133.com
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Environment

Brewers lobby for changes to Clean Water Act

Brewers lobby for changes to Clean Water Act May 20, 2014
A coalition of brewers is pushing for a new rule that would fix an alleged loophole in the Clean Water Act—including Colorado's New Belgium Brewery, based in Fort Collins. KDNK News talked to New Belgium spokesman Brian Simpson about the campaign.
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Breaking news

Silt Woman Missing

Silt Woman Missing May 19, 2014
Forty-three year old Claudia Ruiz of Silt, CO has been missing since Saturday May 17. Family members report that she has a history of mental health issues and left home without telling anyone. Ruiz is 5 ft, 2" tall, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair/blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a blue windbreaker, white skirt, and white flip-flops, heading upvalley on a RFTA bus. Glenwood Springs Police Department told KDNK that no foul play is suspected but Ruiz may be confused and disoriented. She may also be using her maiden name "Perez".

If you have any information of her whereabouts or have seen Claudia Ruiz, please contact your local police department or call her daughter Jennehii Ruiz at 970.618.4454 or her son Eliel Ruiz at 970.989.3907.

Environment

NCAR Releases New Ozone Study

May 15, 2014
The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO says that ozone pollution across the U.S. will worsen as the climate warms. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with NCAR scientist and author of the study, Gabrielle Pfister.

Health

Colorado Division of Insurance working to lower area insurance premiums

May 6, 2014
On Friday, the Colorado Division of Insurance or D.O.I. announced proposals that could reduce health insurance premiums for residents of Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Summit counties who purchase individual or small-group insurance plans. KDNK's Ed Williams has more.
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Energy development in Western Colorado

New BLM policy could prevent negative impacts to public land, but not everyone is on board

May 5, 2014
In April, the Bureau of Land Management's Colorado office announced new policy for oil and gas lease nominations proposed for public lands that could have other values. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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The Weekly News Brief

High-profile Denver pot raids and arrests involve alleged Colombian ties

May 2, 2014
The Drug Enforcement Agency recently raided several Denver marijuana sites, and indicted 4 men for allegedly laundering and funneling Colombian money into Colorado in order to purchase a Denver warehouse for marijuana cultivation. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Denver Post reporter Eric Gorski, who's been covering the story of VIP Cannabis and operators Gerardo and Luis Uribe since last fall.
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Health

Jonathan Foley proposes steps to solve the world's food dilemma

Jonathan Foley proposes steps to solve the world's food dilemma May 2, 2014
This month National Geographic Magazine kicks off a series on the Future of Food. KDNK's Ed Williams talked with Jonathan Foley, Director of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment and author of this month's National Geographic cover story, titled How to Feed 9 Billion.
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The Weekly News Brief

Local fire board elections competitive for first time in years

April 25, 2014
Fire board elections are in full swing in the Valley, with a wide spread of new candidates challenging incumbents in Carbondale, Basalt, and Aspen. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Andrew Travers of the Aspen Daily News about this year's unusually competitive race.
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Wildlife

Robins wintering locally in recent years

April 21, 2014
The American robin usually doesn't spend the winter in Colorado. But, over the past 40 years, the bird has been moving north. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with ecologist Delia Malone to find out why.
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