We have an updated this morning, on the fire in Basalt that engulfed a home last week. No one was hurt. But following an investigation police are now saying the cause is arson. Curtis Wackerle has been following the story for The Aspen Daily News. He spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper appeared to hit a home run on his first state of the state speech, receiving praise from lawmakers on opposite ends of the political spectrum. As part of our capitol conversation series that runs each week through the legislative session, KDNK's Bente Birkeland analyzes the speech with her colleagues, and explains how the political mood may be working in his favor.
You may know the Tenth Mountain Division from Colorado license plates, or from a system of Huts across the state. But you may not know that they're largely responsible for starting the ski industry after the Second World War.
Today we start our series on the history and culture of skiing in Colorado with a look at how the state's love of skiing began -- with a wild idea on the part of the U.S. army. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
The dramatic downturn in the housing industry has had rippling effects throughout the economy. There are of course the collapsing financial institutions and mounting foreclosures. But much closer to the heart of the matter are saw mills, places that create the very material used to build homes. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
Governor John Hickenlooper got a bi-partisan round of applause - and one standing ovation on Thursday when he delivered his first state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. KDNK's Bente Birkeland was at the speech and says both Republicans and Democrats praised the new Governor for outlining the challenges ahead and setting a positive tone.
A huge fire destroyed a house in Basalt last night. It’s the fourth residential fire in the past month. KDNK’s Mathew Katz was on the scene.
There are signs of economic recovery happening throughout the state. But you've really got to look for them. That's according to a report out today by the Colorado Municipal League. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has more.
Thirty one new state lawmakers took the oath of office on Wednesday. Much of the attention was focused on the House of Representatives which switched to Republican control for the first time in six years. Democrats remain in control of the state Senate. And as KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, while lawmakers stressed the importance of bi-partisanship, for some Democrats the session started off on a sour note.
Governor- elect John Hickenlooper often refers to himself as an unlikely politician. And while the successful geologist turned brew pub owner may not have predicted a career in politics, many who've known him over the years say it's a path that seems to fit. They paint a picture of a great story teller, with a funny exterior, who is also driven and ambitious; a man who is not afraid to think big and do things his own way. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has this look at the state's new governor.
Author and activist Terry Tempest Williams is known for her writings and work throughout the West and the world. She's out with a new article in Orion Magazine about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Williams spoke with KDNK's Conrad Wilson.
You can read the article, The Gulf Between Us here.