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The Pitkin County Commissioners are concerned that more water will be diverted out of the Roaring Fork River watershed. And according to utility officials on the Front Range, that's a distinct possibility. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has more.
Town officials have released a 2010 study of three watersheds that provide Carbondale with drinking water. The report is favorable but there are still a few threats. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
For over a week now, the Roaring Fork Valley has been experiencing intense thunderstorms. The lightning, thunder, and rain may not let up for a few days, but even after this round is done, we may not be out of the woods yet. Jim Daniels is the meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. He spoke with KDNK's Mathew Katz about monsoon season come early.
The Bureau of Land Management and the Garfield County Sheriff's office are seeking information about more than three tons of medical marijuana equipment and waste that was dumped on public land near Rifle. KDNK's Mathew Katz has more.
Colorado's regulations of fracking, the controversial oil and gas extraction technique, are being examined by a third-party group in Denver today. As KDNK's Daniel Costello reports, this is the first outside review since Colorado revised its drilling rules three years ago.
Energy company SG Interests recently asked the Bureau of Land Management to allow a merger of the leases they hold on the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. If approved, it would make it much easier for them to drill for natural gas in the area. To find out more about concerns about this drilling, William Evans, host of KDNK's Shifting Gears, spoke with Jock Jacober, the head of the Thompson Divide Coalition.
For the first time in years, the drought stricken West may actually have plenty of water. With record snowfall in the mountain West, rivers are flowing at record levels. And as KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports, that means water shortages might not be as severe this summer.
Garfield County unveiled their new community solar array yesterday. The idea behind the project is that all Holy Cross customers can now get solar power without installing solar panels on their home.
The governor is now touring the state to sign many of those bills. KVNF's Ariana Brocious reports that one of the first bills on the list—combining the Division of Wildlife and Colorado State Parks agencies—was dreamed up by the Governor himself.
It's estimated that 46,000 recognizable pieces of plastic are floating in every square mile of ocean on the planet. Richard Lang and his wife Judith Selby Lang make art from trash that washes up on California's beaches. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason spoke with the duo.