Garfield County Commissioners are looking at options for expanding access to high speed Internet. KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl has this update from the Garfield BOCC work session on May 3rd.
January Jones talks to new KDNK news director Gavin Dahl about high-speed Internet in Garfield County.
KDNK Community Access Radio has hired Gavin Dahl for the position of News Director after a national candidate search. Dahl continues the grassroots approach to news at KDNK, he says "I really believe news reporting is a 'do-ocracy' these days. Don't like the media? Make your own." He leaves a position in Denver with the Open Media Foundation to join the Roaring Fork Valley community on May 4, 2016.
Gavin is taking over for January Jones, who joined KDNK in 2014. She will keep working with the KDNK news team on special projects and developing new content. KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner started the news program in 2006. Skinner said he's "excited to bring Gavin on. His skills with new media and passion for broadcasting will help us move forward with excellence." KDNK Local News airs during NPR weekdays between 5 am and 8 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm. Archived daily newscasts and stories are available at kdnk.org.
350Colorado, a group working to end climate change, also wants to see some major adjustments made to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state's oil and gas regularoy agency. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Lauren Swain about why the group wants to shut down the COGCC and what would replace it.
Carbondale is hosting the Colorado Creative Industries Summit this Wed through Friday. CCAH's Amy Kimberly spoke with KDNK's January Jones about how locals can get involved.
Saturday, April 30, is Carbondale's annual Spring Cleanup and Waste Diversion Day - 8 AM to 4 PM across from Town Hall. KDNK spoke with Julia Farwell, chair of the town Environmental Board. Here, she begins with what kinds of waste will be collected. More information at carbondalegov.org.
Garfield County Commissioners and other Colorado lawmakers support the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas liquefaction plant in Coos Bay, Oregon, and a pipeline that would connect Piceance Basin natural gas to Asian markets. The plan has been in various stages of approval for 12 years and has kicked up controversy from the coast to Colorado. Silt blogger Peggy Tibbetts, author of From the Styx, has been following the issue and for this week's News Brief, she talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh.
Click here for more information about the Jordan Cove Project.
Three new Carbondale Town Trustees were sworn into office last week. That means three are stepping down. KDNK presents conversations with two of the out-going trio about their time in office. Click here for John Hoffman. Click here for Allyn Harvey.
A fire that torched a house up County Road 117, south of Glenwood Springs, on Monday may have been caused by smoking. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Amy Goodman spoke to a full house Saturday at the Carbondale Library. Here she talks about the beginnings of independent media. Click here to listen to Goodman's talk in its entirety.