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Lawmakers in Washington have just two weeks to avoid some $600 billion in tax hikes and federal budget cuts. And as the stalemate between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner drags on, residents here are bracing for the fiscal cliff fallout that could start to reach us in January. KDNK's Ed Williams reports on what federal budget cuts could mean for local schools.
Lawmakers in Washington are fast approaching their end-of-the-year deadline for avoiding the massive federal budget cuts known as the fiscal cliff. KDNK's Ed Williams talked to state representative Roger Wilson about what those budget cuts would mean for us here in Colorado.
University of Denver economists say neither tax increases nor budget cuts alone are likely to stop the downward spiral of Colorado's long-term budget situation. KDNK's Daniel Costello has more.
Last night Carbondale Trustees got an update on how local business are doing. Some big topics were how to best market the town, the on-going comprehensive plan, and First Friday. Following her presentation, KDNK's Conrad Wilson spoke with Sherri Harrison, who heads up the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.
The local economy is still soft. One place that's most evident is the the local real estate and tourism sectors. On Friday at a forum, the CEO of the Aspen Skiing Co. said he would like a more welcoming attitude toward development. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism reports.
The Aspen Skiing Company announced Monday their new Vice President of Marketing. The company says new ideas should help them compete in what's still a relatively weak economy. KDNK’s Riley Skinner reports.
Locally, the economy is slowly coming back. For the town of Carbondale, economic development is a priority. The town's Chamber of Commerce presented before trustees last night, showing strides on the town's tourism web site Carbondale.com. KDNK's Conrad Wilson had a chance to speak with Sheri Harrison, executive director of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.
Data out of Washington seems to suggest that the economy is slowly improving. Businesses in the Roaring Fork Valley have spent the last several years adjusting to a new economic reality that might take years to get back to what it once was. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson spoke to local business owners about how their fairing in the new economic climate.
A new site launched Monday is aimed at disclosing the chemicals used by the oil and natural gas industry during the hydraulic fracturing process. The site is called FracFocus. And as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, is the first site of it's kind to bring the chemicals to a national audience.
With gas prices rising, there’s a renewed push to get more natural gas-powered vehicles on the road. But those vehicles need somewhere to fuel up. Denise McCourt is a spokesperson for Natural Gas Vehicles for America, and she spoke with KDNK’s Mathew Katz about a corridor of natural gas fueling stations that may soon be popping up along I-70.