The newly minted director of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission came to Garfield County last week. The former environmental lawyer talked about the current agenda and priorities at the state's regulating commission for gas and oil. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason brings a report.
The Meeker Sheepdog Classic is underway about 75 miles northwest of Carbondale. Like the Rocky Mountains, the terrain and the sheep are rough and rugged at the Meeker Classic, and that has earned it notoriety. KDNK’s Marilyn Gleason watched preliminaries this week and learned about a new expression on the lips of sheepdog enthusiasts.
Eagle Springs Organics and Bedrock Resources near Rifle will have to learn to live together. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report from Tuesday's Garfield County Commissioner's Meeting.
A controversial resolution about public lands allocated for oil shale exploration in Garfield County was at the heart of yesterday's Garfield County commissioners meeting. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and has this report.
State lawmakers have finalized the language for the November ballot. Most of the discussion centered on amendment 64, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana for people over the age of 21. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
On this episode of NRG with MG, we dig into the archives with Carbondale energy expert Randy Udall. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason asked Randy Udall to explore some unconventional ideas for greening energy, and to reflect on how, for once, competing interests found common ground.
Democrats are convening in Charlotte North Carolina this week for their party's convention. Governor John Hickenlooper will be among a half dozen Coloradans speaking. Durango Herald Reporter Joe Hanel is there and also covered the Republican National Convention last week. Bente Birkeland caught up with him to get his take on both conventions.
Republican Secretary of State Scott Gessler is spearheading what he says is the largest voter registration effort in state history, ahead of the October 9th deadline to register to vote. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.
At a meeting in Basalt last week, citizens from the Roaring Fork Valley and Sal Pace, Democratic candidate for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, all talked about the impacts of natural gas drilling south of Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. Area ranchers, environmental groups, and others discussed the possible impacts to wildlife habitat, local water sources, cattle grazing, and the tourist economy of local towns. They told Pace they're not against natural gas drilling; they just don't want it on the Thompson Divide.
But, what makes the fight to keep energy companies out of Thompson Divide different from those who simply don't want gas drilling in their backyards?
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was at the Basalt meeting and brings this report.
On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac and Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun talk about a week of increased civic engagement in Carbondale.