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Old Snowmass Wildfire Not Threatening Public

Old Snowmass Wildfire Not Threatening Public October 5, 2011
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.
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The Weekly News Brief

The Weekly News Brief for September 30th

September 30, 2011
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.
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Local News

Bears Fattening Up for the Winter

September 30, 2011
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.
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Environment

New EPA Rules Look to Limit Fracking Emissions

New EPA Rules Look to Limit Fracking Emissions September 29, 2011
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.
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Politics

Obama pushes jobs in Denver

Obama pushes jobs in Denver September 28, 2011
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.
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Environment

Lawmakers push to limit water use in toilets

September 27, 2011
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.
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Regional News

Barsamian kicked out of India after trying to report on Kashmir

September 27, 2011

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.

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Crime & Cops

Lawsuit filed against agents in Strawberry Days raid

September 26, 2011

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.

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Education

School district rolls out new education model

School district rolls out new education model September 26, 2011

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.

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The Weekly News Brief

The Weekly News Brief

September 23, 2011
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.
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