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Basalt officials have long cited the potential for flooding at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park as a driving factor behind the town's plan to relocate the residents living there. After the residents are moved out, the town plans to do environmental restoration and flood mitigation work at the site of the former mobile home park. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, some residents of the Pan and Fork are moving to other flood-prone mobile home parks in the Valley.
(Click here for a link to this story in the Aspen Daily News).
At a recent meeting, Carbondale trustees rezoned the land beneath the former Gordon Cooper library. The group planning the future James Surls museum and education center needed that zoning change in order to complete the project. Trustees took public comment on the zone change, and many who spoke were concerned about potential impacts to the surrounding neighborhood.
KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Carbondale mayor Stacey Bernot to find out more about why the rezoning was necessary and what comes next for the former library building.
One of ranching's biggest concerns is that not enough people are coming into the industry. Land, equipment, and feed costs can be prohibitive for newcomers unless they inherit a family ranch. But, a partnership between Colorado State University and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association aims to help beginning ranchers learn more about their chosen profession. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Source Gas will build its natural gas compressor station in the hills outside Glenwood Springs after all. Garfield County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve a new site just south of County Road 115 on property owned by the Nieslanik family. And, compromise is what made it work. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Tuesday night the Basalt Town Council met for their regular work session. The meeting room was packed full as council members were set to vote on five items related to the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park and the redevelopment of the land after residents are moved out. KDNK's Ed Williams was there and filed this report.
Carbondale voters will see a new tax question on the ballot later this year. Carbondale trustees finalized a ballot question last night for a 5 percent sales tax on recreational marijuana and a 5 percent excise tax on wholesale marijuana. Trustees also said that if approved, they may end up lowering the tax if they feel it's not necessary.
In the audience was James Leonard, co-owner of the Doctor's Garden dispensary on Main Street. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Leonard after the meeting to find out how these taxes and other recent marijuana policy decisions could impact his business.
Tuesday night the Basalt Planning and Zoning Commission met for their regular work session. Part of their discussion focused on the ongoing issue of the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork mobile home park. KDNK's Ed Williams was there and filed this report.
The Red Canyon fire is in its 5th day and has burned about 390 acres south of Lookout Mountain near Glenwood Springs. Over 200 firefighters and air support from all over the West have helped battle the blaze. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh checked out the fire earlier this week and spoke with operations manager Win Robertson, public information officer Bill Kight, helicopter pilot Matt Richter, and air operations manager Hugh Carson.
As of Thursday evening, the Red Canyon Fire had burned an estimated 390 acres and was 75 percent contained. There had been no fire growth Thursday, nor any injuries or structures lost. Evacuees from Lookout Mountain Road were allowed to return to their homes at 9 a.m. Friday, though the road will be open to residents only. Pre-evacuation orders were also be lifted Friday morning.
Residents with Holy Cross as their electric provider should expect to not have electricity until later Friday afternoon.
On Wednesday, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh provided a live update on the fire with News Director Eric Skalac.
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Colorado State Senator Randy Baumgardner and Colorado State Representative Bob Rankin, both Republicans, showed up at the Garfield County Commissioners meeting Monday, urging the Board to support a lawsuit brought by sheriffs from around the state against two new state gun laws. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.