Aspen is making some big decisions about where to house city offices. KDNK’s January Jones has more.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Wednesday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The strategic planning meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 963-0139.
Antibiotics, the miracle drugs of the late 20th century, have fallen from grace in recent years, largely due to misuse - in the field of human health and in the livestock industry. That has given rise to what the Center for Disease Control claims is one of the most serious health threats in the country. On Friday, March 27th, representatives from the CDC, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Health and Human Services unveiled a National Action Plan to do something about it. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The USDA warns that a new type of avian flu has been found in multiple bird species in 8 states. Nothing has been reported in Colorado but all bird owners should call the Colorado Avian Health Call Line at 970.297.4008 to report sick birds or unusual bird deaths. The virus travels in wild birds but the birds don't appear sick. It spreads when domestic birds have contact through habitat or people.
In the March 16th edition of High Country News, Jonathan Thompson writes about Farmington, New Mexico- an extreme example of a town that has locked fortunes with the oil and gas boom and bust cycles, for the last hundred years. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Thompson in this edition of Sounds of the High Country. You can read Jonathan Thompson’s High Country News article at hcn.org.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released long-awaited fracking rules. These new standards are supposed to improve safety and help protect groundwater on public and tribal lands. But, Earth Justice Denver attorney Mike Freeman said it’s a mixed bag. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
After losing a lease at 918 Grand Ave in Glenwood Springs two years ago, the Salvation Army's Roaring Fork Valley office has been camped out in cramped quarters in the basement of the Masonic Temple. But, on Thursday, the "Sally" opened a brand new - and permanent - home on 14th Street in Glenwood. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count data for Garfield County reflects the econmic hit families took during 2009- and the recovery is slow going. The number of people and children in poverity went up and the median income when down in the years between 2008 and 2012. KDNK's January Jones has this summary.
The Garfield County Library’s countywide Shop Locally, Support Libraries campaign is in full swing. Carbondale residents are encouraged to bring sales receipts from local shopping trips to the Carbondale library for a chance to win prizes. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why the program is also a winner for the library.
Basalt Middle School is blazing educational trails. At least that's what the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education says. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why.