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Fiscal Cliff Fallout Could Reach Public Schools

December 17, 2012
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.
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Colorado State Representative Roger Wilson on the Fiscal Cliff

December 13, 2012
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.
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Report says Colorado budget in long-term trouble

September 1, 2011
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.
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Carbondale trustees get update on local business climate

Carbondale trustees get update on local business climate August 10, 2011
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.
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Aspen Ski Co CEO says local government needs to support development more

Aspen Ski Co CEO says local government needs to support development more August 8, 2011
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.
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New Aspen Ski Co VP aims to keep business strong in soft economy

July 26, 2011

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.

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Chamber of Commerce working to be ready for recovery

May 25, 2011
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.
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Businesses shuffle under uncertain economic times

May 11, 2011

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.

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New site aims to bring info on fracing fluids to public

April 13, 2011
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.
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Interview: Natural gas stations could fill in along I-70

March 17, 2011
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.
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