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C-2020 is a coaltion of the Carbondale Board of Trustees, Carbondale Environmental Board, CLEER and CORE. They are seeking community input at a meeting tonight on a proposed carbon fee that would be added to natural gas and electric bills in Carbondale, for a five-year period.
Tonight, the Carbondale Trustees are set to approve the 2016 budget for next year. Carbondale Mayor Stacy Bernot spoke to KDNK’s January Jones about how much money it takes to run the town.
A Carbondale marijuana shop was robbed at gunpoint Monday. According to Carbondale PD, suspects made off with $1,000 and some marijuana and marijuana concentrate. The suspects were charged with two Class 2 felonies of aggravated robbery of a controlled substance and conspiracy as well as a misdemeanor charge of false imprisonment. Two suspects in their 20s are from Glenwood Springs. A 19-year old suspect is from Silt. They are being held at the Garfield County Jail on $100,000 bonds. A 17-year old juvenile suspect was released to his parents. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The US Forest Service released its final decision Thursday on future oil and gas drilling on the White River National Forest. The plan identifies Forest Service lands available for oil and gas leasing, and protects resources on the surface. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports objections to the decision came from conservationists and industry representatives alike.
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.