Between 2011 and 2013, Garfield County saw a drop in sheriff deputy calls, investigated casesand the amount of tickets issued by deputies. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and Walt Stowe of the Garfield County Sheriff's Department talk about crime in the county.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made a return visit to Carbondale's Thunder River Theatre December 29th. And, despite the snowstorm, was welcomed by a standing-room-only crowd. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Dr. Albright with questions about Cuba, U.S. strategy in the Middle East and other issues. Listen to the complete interview.
Colorado Department of Transportation closed Highway 24 into Leadville due to the second rockslide this year in the same place. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports that even though CDOT is patching the road, Leadville locals would like to see a more permanent fix.
On this week's News Brief, Aspen Journalism's Brent Gardner-Smith gives his take on the state water plan.
A failure of the heating system at St. Vincent’s hospital in Leadville has snowballed into a full closure of the hospital. So far multiple services have already shut down. St. Vincent’s CEO Joyce Beck spoke to KDNK’s January Jones about the latest developments.
The Roan Plateau rises more than 3,000 feet above the Colorado River Valley, north of Rifle, and boasts prime wildlife habitat, wilderness characteristics, and rare plant species. It also sits atop an estimated 8.9 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. In November, after more than a decade of public controversy and litigation, a compromise was struck that could lay the groundwork for a management plan that allows energy extraction and protects the Roan's unique environmental qualities. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the deal isn't quite done.
For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with contributing editor Josh Zaffos about how profit may be winning over protection of two species of sage grouse that some believe are on their way to extinction. Find Zaffos' story, A Grouse Divided, at hcn.org.
Local environmental groups are celebrating the recent U.S. Forest Service protections of thousands of acres in the Thompson Divide from future energy leasing. The fight is far from over but as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, a decrease of oil and gas production on Federal lands could spur further protections.
John Stroud of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent speaks with KDNK's January Jones about his recent article detailing Garfield County's efforts at air quality monitoring.
In a recent issue of the environmental magazine High Country News, senior editor Jonathan Thompson explores whether light rail systems can transform the sprawling, car-centric cities of the Western U.S. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey took a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his newly adopted city for the better.