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The Healthy Community Fund

August 23, 2016
KDNK’s Amy Barr featured Mitzi Ledingham, deputy director of Pitkin County Human Services, on her latest Get Connected program. They discussed the Healthy Community Fund. Get Connected airs the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK. Archives here.
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Amy Hadden Marsh Takes EcoFlight

Amy Hadden Marsh Takes EcoFlight August 22, 2016
KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently joined Wilderness Workshop and Trout Unlimited on an EcoFlight over the Thompson Divide. This summer, the Bureau of Land Management released an environmental impact statement that protects most of the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas leasing. But, the decision leaves more than 46 square miles of roadless areas in the southern and western portions of the White River National Forest open to energy extraction. Learn more at EcoFlight.org.
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The Last Rodeo (for 2016)

The Last Rodeo (for 2016) August 18, 2016
August 18th was the final Carbondale Wild West Rodeo of the season at Gus Darien Arena. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has been producing rodeo moments weekly since CWWR opened in June. She produced this extended segment to wrap up the year.
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Cattle Creek Study Results Mixed Bag

August 12, 2016
Results from a 2015 Cattle Creek study by the Roaring Fork Conservancy are a mixed bag. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Chad Rudow, who is actively involved in the work. Click here to listen to more about how the results will be used and how the study is heading into its second year.  Click here to read the report summary.
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A Kiva for Carbondale

A Kiva for Carbondale August 10, 2016
True Nature plans to construct Carbondale’s first kiva, a structure used by traditional Pueblo and Hopi peoples for spiritual ceremonies, on property adjacent to their existing yoga and meditation facilities. Eaden Shantay explained their goals for the new structure, which will feature earthen walls, geo-thermal heating, spa services and space for 30 yogis to practice. They hope to break ground in September and open by 2018.
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New Program Focuses on Expanding Energy Efficiency & Renewables

August 10, 2016
Partners in Energy is a new program focused on energy efficiency and renewables, led by Xcel Energy and the Garfield Clean Energy collaborative. Alice Laird, executive director of CLEER, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, explains.
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Crystal River Wild & Scenic Designation

August 8, 2016
Local residents Dorothea Farris, Bill Jochem, and Chuck Ogilby have formed a Citizens Committee to pursue a Federal Wild and Scenic designation for a portion of the Crystal River. In this segment, Farris and Jochem define 'Wild and Scenic' and what that could mean for the Crystal. If you didn't attend the meeting Tuesday night in Marble and want to send a comment, email leach@townofmarble.com. Amy Hadden Marsh’s full interview with Farris and Jochem on Valley Voices is here.
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Cancelling 25 TD Leases Not Enough?

August 4, 2016

Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management released the final analysis of 65 controversial oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The BLM is one step closer to a decision, based on a retroactive review of the leases that environmental groups believe were issued illegally years ago. The BLM proposes to cancel 25 leases on the Thompson Divide but Carbondale's Wilderness Workshop says the agency could do more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.


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Wildfire During Mountain Fair

Wildfire During Mountain Fair August 1, 2016
An exploding electrical transformer ushered in the 45th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair but this time, it started a wildfire that evacuated the BRB/KOA campground along Highway 133, closed the highway, and worried fire officials. Fire crews from as far away as Montana raced to put it out. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
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Compost Trashed at 2015 Mountain Fair

Compost Trashed at 2015 Mountain Fair July 28, 2016
Compostable waste from last year's Carbondale Mountain Fair did not end up where it was supposed to. This year, Green Team volunteers, Mountain Waste and Recycling, and Pitkin County are working together to make sure it doesn't happen again. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
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