A wildfire continues to burn on federal land near Old Snowmass after being ignited by lightning Saturday. The blaze has grown five times its size since it started, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, officials say that's not a bad thing.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Conrad Wilson and Lynn Burton, editor of the Sopris Sun, have some analysis on the Listeria outbreak that began here in Colorado and is now spread across the nation.
It's October, and that means bears are getting ready for the winter. KDNK's Ed Williams has more on what this means for the Valley's human and bear residents.
Click here to go to Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Bear Aware page.
In western states like Colorado, there are growing concerns that pollution from oil and gas drilling is posting risks to public health. To that end, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new rules to help curb the problem. The agency held a day long hearing in Denver on Wednesday to get input on the changes. As KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, environmental groups praised the proposal, while industry representatives say they're too broad.
Denver is the latest stop on President Barack Obama's Western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and to promote his jobs plan. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, Obama spoke to thousands at a largely Hispanic high school in Denver Tuesday.
For years, Colorado officials have been urging homeowners to curb their water use outdoors in order to save some of the precious resource. But now a proposal being considered by state lawmakers could start scaling back the amount of water used indoors... starting in the bathroom. As part of KDNK's continuing collaborative environmental coverage with Aspen Public Radio, Luke Runyon reports.
World renowned Colorado resident and Alternative Radio founder David Barsamian is back in Boulder after returning from a trip to India. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, Barsamian's trip abroad didn't work out the way he had planned.
A group of Glenwood Springs residents is filing a federal suit against local and federal law enforcement officers. The lawsuit claims that the officers violated the civil rights of six Latino residents during last June’s Strawberry Days festival. KDNK’s Ed Williams has more.
This fall, the Roaring Fork School district is trying a new program that could help make student learning more efficient in their classrooms. KDNK’s Eric Skalac reports that though the program has already been in use in Carbondale Middle School, it’s new to the district as a whole.
It's time for the Weekly News Brief. Today KDNK's Conrad Wilson speaks with Lynn Burton, editor of the Sopris Sun, about a case involving a Carbondale police officer and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.