Hundreds of people across Colorado have been working for over a year to develop a plan for statewide water use, as mandated by Governor John Hickenlooper almost two years ago. The first draft of the plan was submitted to the Governor in December, 2014. And, the public has been invited to comment on it until May 1st. (Find the plan here) KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh took to the streets of Carbondale to find out how many people are aware of the plan.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 963-0139.
This week’s news brief looks at Snowmass Village development with reporter Madeline Osberger and the Glenwood Springs Police Department.
Snowpack across the state is at 65% of normal and is almost 20% lower than this time last year. Brian Domonkos, snow hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says snowpack could have peaked a month ago. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Steve Davis was the winner in Tuesday’s Glenwood Springs City Council race in Ward 1. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh yesterday about his vision for the city and more.
The Glenwood Springs City Council election wrapped up with a 34% voter participation rate - sixteen-hundred votes were mailed in. The winner in the 3-way race for the at-large seat is Kathryn Trauger, with just over one thousand votes. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Trauger about what’s needs to get done at the council this year.
Carbondale's Spring Cleanup and Waste Diversion Day is coming up on Saturday, April 11th. The town has big plans for waste disposal and recycling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Carbondale government relies on many volunteer led commissions to make progress on town goals. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Darryl Fuller from Carbondale’s Bike, Pedestrian and Trails Commission about how they improve connectivity for residents. CLICK here for the full interview.
Senate Bill 255 passed the Colorado State Senate last week and is on its way to the House. The bill would take $20M off the top of the state oil and gas severance tax fund and transter it to the general fund to fulfill the TABOR refund requirement. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with State Representative Bob Rankin, whose district includes Garfield County, about why he opposes the bill and what he plans to do to protect severance taxes in the future.
Both NASA and NOAA agree that 2014 was the warmest year on record. And, so far, 2015 is setting heat records in California, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado. Some in the Roaring Fork Valley have enjoyed the warm temperatures for the past month or so. But, others aren't so sure. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to locals about what they've noticed this winter and has this report.
Have you noticed anything unusual for this time of year? You too can be a part of the climate change conversation by participating in "I See Change", a local, crowd-sourced information project, hosted by Community radio station KVNF in Paonia, CO. The website is an almanac for people's personal observations about the weather and other natural events. You can log what you're seeing and read what other locals have found by visiting thealmanac.org.