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Aspen Decides: People or Process Knows Best?

May 1, 2015
Tuesday May 5th is the final day to vote in the Aspen City Elections. This is the first time the city has done an mail-in ballot system.  Outside of voting for the mayor and city council candidates, Aspenites will also consider a significant referendum vote on development. The question is: Should the public - instead of city council- be the ones to decide about exceptions to development rules? The Aspen Daily News has come out in favor of Referendum 1. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Managing Editor Curtis Wackerle about the two campaigns to sway votes for the referendum.
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Local Voices: Public Lands & State Control

April 27, 2015
As the Colorado Senate gets ready to debate Senate Bill 232, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to 5 Point Film Fest guests about what they think of transferring federal public lands to state control.
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KDNK Wins Murrow and CBA Awards

KDNK Wins Murrow and CBA Awards April 27, 2015
The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that KDNK won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. This is the second year in a row that KDNK has won a Murrow award. On this week's News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks about the winning story, "Tianna Davis: Girls Just Want to Ride Bulls". Then, have a listen to the story.
KDNK also won two Certificates of Merit this year from the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) for medium market radio stations. Volunteer Walter Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories took best “News Feature, Report of Series” for his profile of Alex Gonzalez entitled “Search for the Dream”. KDNK’s Valley Voices won a CBA Certificate of Merit for “Best Public Affairs Show.” Again, Amy Hadden Marsh produced an award-winning piece with author Kevin Fedarko about his book, The Emerald Mile.

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KDNK Wins Radio Awards for 2014 News and Public Affairs Coverage

April 24, 2015

The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that KDNK has won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh’s piece on 15-year-old bull rider Tianna Davis took first place. This is the second year in a row that KDNK has won a Murrow award. KDNK has also won two Certificates of Merit from the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA)  for medium market radio stations. Volunteer Walter Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories took best “News Feature, Report of Series” for his profile of Alex Gonzalez entitled “Search for the Dream”. KDNK’s Valley Voices won a CBA Certificate of Merit for “Best Public Affairs Show.” Again, Amy Hadden Marsh produced an award-winning piece with author Kevin Fedarko about his book, The Emerald Mile.

Sounds of the High Country

Sounds of the High Country: Craig Childs

Sounds of the High Country: Craig Childs April 24, 2015
Author and High Country News contributing editor, Craig Childs, talks with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his essay "Children in Alaska's Barbaric Country. Read the story here.  Sounds of the High Country is KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News.
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Thompson Divide Lease Swap Gets Support from GarCo Commissioners

April 23, 2015
The Garfield County Commissioners formalized their support for the concept of a lease swap that would spare Thompson Divide from drilling. At their meeting on Monday, they approved a letter for US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton. KDNK's January Jones has more.
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Earth Day Special with Wilderness Workshop and Sen. Kerry Donovan

April 23, 2015

KDNK's Earth Day All Things Considered newscast, January Jones hosts local environmental group Wilderness Workshop and speaks to Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan about a new bill that she says takes the state down a pathway of seizing federal public lands.


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Where Does All The E-Waste Go?

Where Does All The E-Waste Go? April 22, 2015
At Carbondale's recent Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, Ken Burns, owner of Colorado Resale and Recycling in Grand Junction, collected over 22,000 pounds of televisions, computers, monitors, printers and all kinds of electronic waste. Burns has been in the recycling business for over a decade. Here he tells KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh where all the e-waste ends up.

If you missed Carbondale's Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, you can still get rid of e-waste. The Town of Basalt will collect it from 10 - 2 on Saturday, April 25 at Lions Park. And, Glenwood Springs Subaru in W GWS is taking e-waste for free during normal business hours through April 30.
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Rifle's Paper Gets New Editor

April 20, 2015
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with Ryan Hoffman, new editor of the Rifle Citizen Telegram about his visions for the paper and local issues.
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Leadville Mayor

April 17, 2015
Leadville Mayor Jamie Stuever says Leadville's had a great winter for tourism. Now, headed into the spring the town is about to adopt a comprehensive plan and new businesses are opening. But they also have seen some lay-offs and service reductions at St. Vincent Hospital. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Mayor Stuever in his Leadville office for the latest town news.
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