On Tuesday night, Carbondale Town Trustees voted 4 - 1 in favor of their first pay raise in 15 years. Trustees elected after spring 2016 will receive a $300/month pay hike and the Mayor will get $500/month more. Trustee Pam Zentmeyer had the only dissenting vote. But, before the vote, the public was invited to speak. KDNK's January Jones was there and captured both praise and pan for the board.
The Roaring Fork School District is asking voters for $122M this fall for critical repairs and upgrades to local schools. KDNK's January Jones talks with school board member Matt Hamilton. Click here for details and costs of some of the school projects.
This week for the News Brief, January Jones speaks with Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about issues in Carbondale.
KDNK celebrates the grassroots landscaping project and the dedication of the KDNK Community Raven Totem Pole. Click here to listen.
The Bureau of Land Management will proceed with a helicopter-driven, wild horse roundup today of the West Douglas herd, about 5 miles south of Rangely. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
At last week’s meeting, Carbondale Town Trustees discussed a possible cat ordinance to deter domestic felines from killing songbirds. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh was there and caught some of the public comments. Trustees have formed a committee to discuss components of a town cat ordinance. It includes two trustees, Police Chief Gene Schilling, a member of the town staff, a representative of the Audubon Society and a member of the Street Cats Coalition.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, September 21, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. Click here for the agenda or call 963-0139.
The Glenwood Springs Police Department is seeking any information from the public in regards to the identity of the suspect of a stabbing near Grand Avenue Bridge. Just after midnight on 09/13/2015, an unknown suspect stabbed two people near the intersection of 6th St and Grand Ave. The surveillance image is of the suspect, who is possibly from El Salvador. If you have any information, please call the GSPD at 970-384-6500, submit a tip via http://glenwoodpolice.com/crime-tips/
Longtime Roaring Fork Valley ranchers John Nieslanik, son Marty, and Bill Fayles were part of a crowd that greeted the U.S. Forest Service, the BLM, and SG Interests up on the Thompson Divide on the morning of September 1st. SG has staked out a well pad in the middle of a meadow in the middle of a grazing allotment heavily used by local cattlemen. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to the ranchers about their concerns.
Aspen Daily News Reporter Madeline Osberger brings us up to speed on important news from Snowmass - the town council recall election, the debate over fluoride in the water, the Base Village Discovery center proposal, and a recent uptick in crime.