The upper Roaring Fork Valley lost landline, cell, internet, and 911 services for 16 hours between Tuesday, May 26, at close to 5 PM and Wednesday, May 27, around 9:15 AM. KDNK's round-the-clock coverage may well have been the only way many locals knew about what was going on. Here are some highlights of that coverage, including interview with Carbondale Fire Chief Ron Leach, Carbondale Police Lieutenant Chris Wurtsmith, and Technology Systems Consultant's Barry Cryer.
The News Brief features Ryan Hoffman, editor for the Rifle Citizen Telegram, with an update on walkability upgrades happening in Rifle.
The Clean Water Act requires all states to make a list of waters that are impaired beyond water quality standards. The Upper Colorado River Basin has 65 streams on the list, including a portion of Cattle Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Conservancy has launched a study to find out why the creek starts off healthy and winds up in trouble as it flows into the Roaring Fork River. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Garfield County Commissioners will hold another public meeting this afternoon about the county right-of-way that runs through the Colorado Rocky Mountain School campus. Many local residents joined commissioners at the school last week for a walk along the route. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with some of them to find out what they think of what has become a contentious issue between the school and local residents.
On this week's News Brief, KDNK's January Jones speaks with Randy Essex of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent about his first year on the job.
About 50 people joined Garfield County Commissioners Thursday to walk the county right-of-way through the CRMS campus. A public meeting about the right-of-way along County Road 106 will be held Monday May 18th at 1 PM during the regular Garfield County Commissioners meeting in Glenwood Springs.
KDNK's January Jones has an audio profile of SAW- The Studio for Arts and Works in Carbondale.
Melissa Lineberger became the director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting in Rifle Wednesday, during the center's grand opening ceremony attended by Governor John Hickenlooper and other officials. Here she talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about her experience with wildfires and her vision for the program.
The popularity of solar energy is taking off in the Roaring Fork Valley. The technology is gaining efficiency and the teens of today will no doubt be innovating solar in the years to come. To that end, comes the Solar Rollers. KDNK’s January Jones has more.
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