This week the Federal Government is starting a six week pilot project in immigration courts in Colorado and Maryland. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, the project could determine national policy on immigration enforcement.
Carbondale's 2012 budget process continues, and as KDNK's Eric Skalac reports, the money going to community requests is going to take a cut.
At this weeks Commissioners meeting, Garfield County officials asked three local medical marijuana growing operations to prove when they'd started business. In order to not be considered in violation of the county's medical marijuana moratorium, they had to prove that they'd opened before the moratorium went into effect back in 2010. As KDNK's Eric Skalac reports, the county’s confusing rules and absent regulations for this new industry are making compliance difficult.
A long awaited and hotly contested rule is up for review by Colorado's oil and gas conservation commission today. It would require all oil and gas companies to post online the makeup of the fluids they pump underground to release natural gas... the practice more commonly known as fracking. Certain politicians are lauding it as a way to make the industry transparent. But environmentalists say it's riddled with loopholes and weak language. As part of an ongoing, Rocky Mountain Community Radio series examining hydraulic fracturing, Aspen Public Radio's Luke Runyon and Ariana Brocious of KVNF in Paonia sat down to get to the bottom of the new rule.
Carbondale's 2012 budget looks like it will support the Carbondale Public Arts Commission's "Art Around Town" program, but funding for the town's energy plan is less certain. As far as how we fund renewable energy and what we do oil and gas money, Mayor Stacey Patch Bernot believes further discussion is warranted.
According to Carrie Marsh of the Aspen Hope Center, one of the major contributors to the Roaring Fork Valley's elevated suicide rate is isolation. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Marsh about that and other contributing factors that make the valley's suicide rate three times the national average.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac and Ed Williams give an update on the proposed residential development on Highway 82. The Cop Shop features a bomb threat in Aspen.
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On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks about the election transparency and the Marilyn Marks saga with Aspen Public Radio's Roger Adams, and KDNK's Ed Williams gives an update on a high speed police chase in Glenwood Springs.