The process of creating the Carbondale Creative District took another step forward Monday night when close to 60 people turned out for a meeting. Amy Kimberly, director of Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities and spokesperson for the project, presented project history and updates, and asked the crowd to weigh in on a few logo ideas. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and asked attendees about their impressions of the new Creative District.
On this week’s News Brief, we take a look at crime in Carbondale for the month of August.
The plan to replace the Glenwood Springs bridge is over budget and needs local funding. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer has this report.
What if a government agency awarded nearly $300 million worth of work to an unqualified company simply to enrich former colleagues and anger political enemies? In her cover story- Lost in the Woods-for High Country News, investigative reporter Claudine LoMonaco shows that the U.S. Forest Service may have done just that in 2012 with the contract for the Four Forest Restoration Project—also called the Four Fry Project—in Arizona. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to LoMonaco about the troubling implications of what she found.
Residents of the Carbondale area had a chance to provide their input on a major solar power project spearheaded by Roaring Fork High School students. KDNK’s Mike Lemmer reports.
Alternative Radio Founder David Barsamian was in Carbondale last month during the KDNK fund drive. He gave KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh his take on the Islamic State of Syria, in this special News Brief.
Conservationists and white water recreationists are emerging as allies in the state-wide discussion on water, as both groups seek to keep water in Colorado’s rivers. KGNU's Maeve Conran brings us the story in the next installment of Connecting the Drops, our yearlong water series.
Fire districts near oil and gas operations get a lot of funding from energy exploration, but they also have to deal with fires and other incidents when they happen. Colorado River Fire Rescue, a hybrid department using both volunteer and career firefighters, is one such district. They collaborate with energy companies like WPX Energy for training and support on the scene of a fire. KDNK’s Eric Skalac reports.
On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones speaks with Will Grandbois of the Post Independent about what’s happening in the local schools.
Human caused climate change can seem like an abstract global problem, but when it begins to affect our food supply things get real, real quick. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with the magazine High Country News, Nelson Harvey spoke to author Elizabeth Grossman about how native Alaskan tribes are seeing their wild food sources undermined by a changing climate. He filed this report.