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This week’s Eye on Crime takes a look at Carbondale Police calls and arrests from October 31 - November 12.
Monday, 24 year old Carbondale resident Daniel Rodden turned himself in to police for an arrest warrant issued on Friday for charges of sexual exploitation of a child. Part of the case involves the suspect and victim exchanging photos and videos by cell phone. KDNK’s January Jones spoke to Lee Damuth, investigator for the 9th Judicial District DA's office, about what parents can do to protect children online.
Services for veterans, especially in Colorado's mountain communities, are often difficult to access. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh found out, veterans service officers are available in Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties. Here, Pat Hammon, VSO for Eagle County, talks about her work, challenges facing vets in Colorado's resort counties, and how the Western Slope Veterans Coalition wants to help.
Pat Hammon, Eagle County VSO, 970.390.4686
Joe Carpenter, Garfield County VSO, 625.9484
Scott Ring, Pitkin County VSO, 920.5235
Conservation groups who want to keep natural gas extraction out of the Thompson Divide are looking to Congress to help broker a compromise with energy companies. Garfield County Commissioners are in the forefront of bi-partisan efforts. KDNK's January Jones has this report.
Last week, the Garfield County Planning Commission voted 6 - 1 to recommend approval of a plan to drill for natural gas in Battlement Mesa. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why the commission voted in favor of the plan.
Colorado voters passed local and statewide ballot initiatives yesterday. KDNK's January Jones has this wrap-up of the 2015 election.
The Planned Parenthood Glenwood Springs Health Center lost funding from a Garfield County grant program on Monday. KDNK's January Jones has more.
The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to take over the parking lot at the west end of the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool and close off part of North River Street in January to use as a staging area for the Grand Avenue Bridge Project. But, according to the Glenwood Springs City Council, they didn’t find out about it until they were told by hot springs staff. Last week, the council wrote a letter to CDOT with concerns about the bridge construction schedule. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The Roaring Fork School District is out for fall break and local emergency responders are taking the opportunity to conduct a crisis drill at Glenwood Springs High School at 8 am 10/23/15. KDNK News Director January Jones spoke with Travis Rohe of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Assistant Superintendent Shannon Pelland from the Roaring Fork School District about the mass casuality drill.
Voters in the KDNK listening area, will see an item on their ballots from Colorado Mountain College. If voters approve Ballot Initiative 4D, Colorado Mountain College could eventually provide broadband infrastructure and increase access to high-speed internet. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CMC's Debbie Crawford to find out more.