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Trustees debate development's sustainability

June 8, 2011
Last night Carbondale Trustees took up the Village at Crystal River Development -- again. This time, they spoke about the sustainability of the project. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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Carbondale mayor details requirements for new town manager

June 8, 2011
At last night's town trustee meeting, Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernott sat down with KDNK's Conrad Wilson to discuss the hiring process for the new town manager.
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Mountainfilm in Telluride

Woman's film helped ban plastic bags in Telluride

June 8, 2011
Towns across Colorado are considering following Telluride's example and banning or charging for plastic bags, like those found in supermarkets.

Susan Beraza lives in Telluride and made a film that helped propel the ban there. She participated in the Mountainfilm festival recently in Telluride and told KDNK's Marilyn Gleason what inspired her to make Bag It.
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Environment

With Hick's pen, Parks and Wildlife agencies merge

June 7, 2011
The governor is now touring the state to sign many of those bills. KVNF's Ariana Brocious reports that one of the first bills on the list—combining the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks agencies—was dreamed up by the Governor himself.
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Capitol Coverage

Governor on tour to finalize bills

June 7, 2011
Governor John Hickenlooper is taking a road trip across Colorado to sign several bills into law this week, before a mandated Friday deadline. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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Environment

Couple turns beach trash into art

Couple turns beach trash into art June 7, 2011
It's estimated that 46,000 recognizable pieces of plastic are floating in every square mile of ocean on the planet. Richard Lang and his wife Judith Selby Lang make art from trash that washes up on California's beaches. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke with the duo.
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Immigration

Fort Morgan raid could have implications for businesses statewide

Fort Morgan raid could have implications for businesses statewide June 6, 2011
Last week, immigration agents and local law enforcement in Fort Morgan raided a dairy farm and found that nearly ninety percent of its workers were in the country illegally. Eleven men are now being held in the county jail on charges of identity theft. The raid is one of the biggest in the state over the past year, and brings to light the high number of undocumented workers in Colorado's farming industry. To find out more about the implications of the raid, KDNK's Mathew Katz spoke with Hans Meyer with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.
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Public meets aspiring town managers

June 6, 2011
The town of Carbondale is getting closer to hiring a new town manger. Over the weekend trustees, the public and town staff met with finalists for the job.
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Energy development in Western Colorado

Homeowners driven away, made sick by industry development

June 3, 2011
Demand for domestic energy has supported the natural gas industry in Western Colorado. At times that’s meant jobs and surging real estate prices. But some who live near energy development have suffered. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson discovered a number of those that live near natural gas production have been driven from their homes.
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Politics

Governor issues first veto

June 3, 2011
This week, Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed his first bill. The measure would've required monthly premiums for certain families enrolled in a healthcare program for low income children. But Republicans are criticizing the Governor for failing to reign in the entitlement program. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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