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Wildlife

Local hummingbirds thrown off by changing climate

Local hummingbirds thrown off by changing climate April 15, 2014
Springtime in the Rockies means the return of broad-tailed hummingbirds. But, warming planetary temperatures are creating a confusing environment for these tiny birds, which could permanently alter the population. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Station News

KDNK Celebrates 31 Years

April 13, 2014
KDNK has rescheduled our birthday party here at the station to Tuesday, April 15 at 5 p.m. We have burgers and brats from Sustainable Settings Ranch, birthday cake and beer and wine and pop ... free for all current KDNK members! Feel free to bring a side dish or something for the grill.

The Weekly News Brief

Follow-up visits and a KDNK News update

April 11, 2014
On this episode of the weekly news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac and Ed Williams talk about follow-up visits after oil and gas chemical spills, and an update on a KDNK story from last month.
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Local News

Outgoing trustee Elizabeth Murphy reflects on an exciting four years

April 9, 2014
Tuesday night, new Carbondale trustees Katrina Byars and AJ Hobbs were sworn in... along with returning trustee Frosty Merriott and Mayor Stacey Bernot who were re-elected. The board also said goodbye to long-serving trustee John Foulkrod and Elizabeth Murphy, who was elected to the board in 2010. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Murphy after the meeting to find out which issues from the last four years really stood out for her.
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Energy development in Western Colorado

Garfield County residents riled up over water consumption in energy development

April 7, 2014
Water's necessity in energy development is a hot-button topic, and this month's Energy Advisory Board meeting addressed the issue... the results were predictably volatile. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason was there, and brings this report.
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The Weekly News Brief

Wealth gap growing in Aspen

April 4, 2014
According to local officials, the wealth gap in Aspen is growing, and at a recent meeting with local leaders, Pitkin County commissioners discussed the challenges faced by the area's working class and super wealthy. On this news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Journalism Editor Brent Gardner Smith who attended the meeting.
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Elections

Unofficial final results for area municipal elections

Unofficial final results for area municipal elections April 1, 2014
According to unofficial final election results, Carbondale's new trustees will be Katrina Byars and Alexander Hobbs. Trustee Frosty Merriott was re-elected to his seat. Carbondale Mayor Stacey Patch Bernot ran unopposed for re-election.

In Silt, mayoral candidate Rick Aluise won over Mark Anderson. Silt voters also elected D Aron Diaz, Dylan Lewis and Bryan Fleming to the Board of Trustees. They also voted on whether the Town Administrator should have the power to designate the town clerk, police chief and treasurer, voting against the question 318 votes to 212.


In Basalt, Mark Kittle, Bernie Grauer and Gary Tennenbaum were elected to Town Council. Basalt voters also approved a ballot question establishing a 2 consecutive term limit for the offices of mayor and town councilor.

The Weekly News Brief

Adjuncts upset over new CMC policy

March 28, 2014
On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about his coverage of Colorado Mountain College, the Affordable Care Act and how some adjuncts are angry about a change in policy.
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2013 Flooding on the Front Range

State releases report on oil and gas in 2013 floods

State releases report on oil and gas in 2013 floods March 28, 2014

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission released a comprehensive report on the lessons learned from the catastrophic Front Range floods last September. KDNK’s Ed Williams spoke with COGCC flood response expert Alan Gilbert about the report.

Click here for a link to the report.
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Sounds of the High Country

Exporting the West's renewable energy commodity

Exporting the West's renewable energy commodity March 26, 2014
California's 38 million residents need energy, and since they don't want it from coal plants, communities in the West are trying to seize an opportunity to export their renewable energy California's way. In this episode of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Judith Lewis Mernit who wrote about California's energy needs and the west's renewable energy network in the most recent High Country News. As Mernit writes, the situation might mean economic development for small towns with big renewable energy resources.
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