News

The Weekly News Brief

KDNK Weekly News Brief: Thompson Divide Update

October 28, 2011
On this week's News Brief, KDNK's Ed Williams speaks with the Sopris Sun's Lynn Burton about the most recent developments in the ongoing Thompson Divide story.

Click through for audio from a Garfield County commissioners meeting discussing support of a unitization request in the Thompson Divide area.
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Budget Woes and the Ballot

Fire Protection at Risk?

Fire Protection at Risk? October 27, 2011
The Carbondale Fire Protection District is having some serious budget problems, but should it pass, a mill levy override on the November 1 ballot could help.

KDNK's Ed Williams met with Fire Chief Ron Leach to find out what's at stake and how we got here.
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Local News

Carbondale Trustees Enact Bag Ban

Carbondale Trustees Enact Bag Ban October 26, 2011

Last night, town trustees voted on a bag ordinance for Carbondale grocery stores, and as KDNK’s Eric Skalac reports, the public was divided right up until the end.

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Station News

Donate to the Labor of Love Auction

October 21, 2011
KDNK is seeking auction donations for the 2011 Labor of Love
auction which runs Monday, November 28 - Saturday, December 3,
2011.

Station News

KDNK is hiring for Underwriting Sales Position

October 21, 2011
The right candidate for this part-time position will be motivated, organized, enthusiastic and knowledgeable in  marketing and media sales.

Immigration: The Consequences of Enforcement

Immigrant rights advocates hold public forum on ICE in schools

Immigrant rights advocates hold public forum on ICE in schools October 21, 2011
Thursday night, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition and the Association of Youth United in Action held a public forum on ICE in public schools. KDNK’s Ed Williams was at the forum and filed this report.

Audio from the forum is below:

Audio from public forum 10/21/2011 by user4872293
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Local News

Low-Flying Training Flights Incoming?

Low-Flying Training Flights Incoming? October 20, 2011
Low-altitude, military training flights could be on the horizon for Pitkin County. Last summer, the U.S. Air Force ditched its plan for flights over Colorado's eastern plains. Now, operations are moving West. The training flights are for the 27th Special Operations Wing that supports Special Ops troops in Afghanistan. Critics have called it military expansion but it's still in the planning stages. And, Pitkin County officials have concerns.

Click here for a link to the Air Force's draft environmental assessment, map, and public comment form.
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Immigration: The Consequences of Enforcement

School Cop Sues Immigrant Rights Group

October 20, 2011

A lawyer representing a Carbondale police officer has filed a lawsuit against a local immigrant rights group for statements made in a press release last month. KDNK’s Ed Williams reports.

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Education

ACLU weighs in on school police issue

October 19, 2011

The longstanding controversy over school resource officers' collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement continues, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, students and immigrant rights advocates have some new supporters in Denver.

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Politics

A Preview of Colorado's Legislative Session

October 18, 2011
KDNK's Conrad Wilson speaks with Rocky Mountain Community Radio's Bente Birkeland about the state's upcoming legislative session
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