In a surprise move, Carbondale Trustee John Foulkrod recused himself from the Village at Crystal River development. That's the proposed 24 acre development on the intersection of Main Street and Highway 133 in Carbondale. But the developer asked another trustee to also remove themselves from future meetings. KDNK's Conrad Wilson was at the meeting and has this report.
Wildfires are becoming increasingly common throughout the Western US. One near Boulder last year was the worst in Colorado's history; causing over $200 million in damages. And now insurance companies are stepping up efforts to prevent losses. As KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports companies are setting new, stricter standards for what they'll insure.
A federal program meant to more closely link immigration enforcement officials and local police has come under scrutiny after a judge released thousands of internal documents that detail intentionally confusing and misleading language used by Immigration and Customs enforcement. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
Colorado is approaching the mid point of its legislative session, and Republicans in control of the house are flexing their newfound majority and moving forward a few controversial bills through that chamber. This comes after weeks of signature bills being quietly killed by their own sponsors. KDNK's Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at what's in store as part of our weekly capitol conversation series.
The children of new immigrants are often the first ones in their family to have the opportunity to go to college. That comes with a lot of pressure - especially since many immigrants need to find scholarships to pay for tuition. At a panel at Roaring Fork High School students earlier this month hosted by longtime teacher Aaron Garland, a number of local high school students tackled the issue, and explained their experiences growing up as the children of immigrants. That piece was produced by KDNK's Mathew Katz.
On top of a unique curriculum focusing on high academic standards and outdoor activities, Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale boasts a 100 percent college acceptance rate. KDNK's Mathew Katz visited the private school to see how they get so many kids into college.
In a last minute plot twist, a bill that would've required Colorado movie goers to pay an extra fee got a major rewrite. The Republican sponsor of the bill decided to switch course, and make the film incentive fee voluntary. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports.
Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop took the national stage Tuesday night when Aron Ralston played on a televised game show with the precedes benefiting the nonprofit. Ralston is known most recently for the Oscar nominated film 127 Hours. KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Wilderness Workshop Executive Director Sloan Shoemaker about what they won.
Later this year researchers will have the opportunity to continue exploring one of the most significant fossil finds in recent history. KDNK's Conrad Wilson has the details.
As natural gas reserves across the country break open under new drilling practices, pushback by neighbors against industry moving into rural areas is also becoming institutionalized and national. This week New York lawyers journeyed to Glenwood Springs to meet with residents from Silt Mesa, Peach Valley and other parts of Garfield county facing drilling operations. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason was there and brings this report.