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2014 Garfield County Public Health Report

February 26, 2015

The Garfield County Public Health office runs many programs that go unnoticed but are a safety net for people in need of services. They give vaccinations, secure fresh food, get kids dental care and administer many other preventative and environmental health programs. Last week, Public Health Director Yvonne Long detailed the work in a year-end report to the county commissioners.


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Homeschooling in the Roaring Fork Valley

February 26, 2015
The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program hosts a monthly public affairs show where youths explore issues meaningful to them. Last week, Adele Craft brought moms and kids who are homeschooled into the studio. In this excerpt, she talks with her own mom, Stacy Craft, who moderates the Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling Network.
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Silt Cancels Wetlands Burn

February 26, 2015

The Town of Silt cancelled a controlled burn Wednesday of a wetlands area within city limits. The burn was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions but officials hope to reschedule it later this spring. Local activist Peggy Tibbits says the burn is dangerous and the town has avoided public input. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


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Snow to Flow

February 23, 2015
On Saturday, February 28th, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosts a field day to teach people about snowpack. Education Outreach Coordinator Sarah Johnson says it not just for weather nerds. To register visit roaringfork.org
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High School Culinary Students Cooking at Allegria

February 18, 2015
Youth Entity’s ProStart Culinary program is taking over Allegria in Carbondale on Sunday for a fundraiser.
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Suspected Homicide in Carbondale

February 17, 2015
A 2-vehicle accident on Monday, 2/16/2015, sent one man to the hospital who is a suspect in a possible Carbondale homicide. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
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Why Do You Live Here? Conservation in the West Survey

February 13, 2015

Colorado College has released the results of its 5th annual Conservation in the West survey. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Click here to find complete survey results.


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Coal Ridge HS Edibles Bust

February 12, 2015
Coal Ridge High School students in New Castle found with marijuana edibles.
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Basalt and Eagle County Joint Meeting

February 12, 2015

Eagle County Commissioners joined Basalt Town Council Tuesday night in what Basalt Mayor Jacque Whitsitt hopes will be the first of many joint meetings. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


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School Takes Steps to Stop Teen Pot Use

February 11, 2015
Drug incidents at Roaring Fork High School were down during the 2013/2014 school year. But, almost half the students said they've used marijuana at least once. School officials say pot legalization has increased youth access to the drug. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at what the school is doing to change the stats. This story is part of a reporting project with Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network and Rocky Mountain PBS I-News.
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