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Biologists fear CO bats could fall victim to nation-wide disease

Biologists fear CO bats could fall victim to nation-wide disease April 13, 2011

White nose syndrome has killed more than one million bats in the Eastern US over the past four years and is now heading West. Biologists know the benefits of bats, but they don't know how to stop what appears to be the rapid spread of this mysterious disease. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with US Forest Service Biologist Phil Nyland, to find out about the bat threat and efforts to protect Colorado Caves. Cave closures are in effect through July. You can learn more here.

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Changes to Thompson Park development frustrate Carbondale trustees

April 13, 2011
Trustees nearly denied the Thompson Park development in Carbondale Tuesday night. But instead will give the development what looks to be its final hearing on May 10th. The development is complicated because, among other things, it involves Carbondale's historic Thompson House. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with developer Frieda Wallison following the meeting.
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Rifle cop cleared in shooting

April 12, 2011
An outside investigation has cleared a Rifle police officer of criminal wrongdoing for the shooting of a local man late last year. KDNK’s Mathew Katz has more.

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Politics

Healthcare politics draws lawmaker's ire

April 12, 2011
Colorado's house majority leader is being criticized from all sides for her support of a bi-partisan healthcare exchange bill. In an attempt to appease concerns from the right, Republican state representative Amy Stephens is now alienating her other allies. KDNK's Bente Birkeland has the story.
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Capitol Coverage

Capitol Conversation: Behind the scenes on the budget

April 11, 2011
Legislative leaders from both parties and Governor John Hickenlooper have reached what's been called an historic agreement on how to balance the state's budget. All sides say they had to make some sacrifices. KDNK's Bente Birkeland takes a look behind the scenes as part of our Capitol Conversation series.
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Environment

Pit liner law to remian in place - for now

Pit liner law to remian in place - for now April 11, 2011
Last week the Colorado Petroleum Agency backed off their push that would've allowed oil and natural gas companies to dispose of pit liners on site. The liners are important to protecting the environment. Laws that require companies to clean them up went into effect two years ago. And as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, repealing the rules could've had serious consequences.
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Carbondale residents weight in on comp plan ideas

April 8, 2011
On Wednesday, Carbondale residents met at town hall for their second discussion about the future of the town. The goal was to confirm the vision many had come up with for Carbondale's comprehensive plan. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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Voting bill moves forward

April 8, 2011
The state house of representatives initially passed a bill on Thursday that aims to track down non-citizens who vote and remove them from the voter rolls. Republicans call it a common sense measure, while Democrats argue it will have a chilling effect on voting. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
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Carbondale police chief says he knew officer was under investigation

April 7, 2011
On Wednesday, Carbondale Police responded to news broken by KDNK that the police officer who committed suicide last month was facing criminal charges. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
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Proposed recycling center stirs up controversy

April 7, 2011
A local waste company wants to turn the old Mid-Continent coal processing plant on Catherine Store Road into a recycling center for Garfield County. But some locals have started a campaign against the idea. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
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