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Famous sculptor James Surls recently unveiled the design for his sculpture to be installed in Carbondale's coming roundabout. And since then, some Carbondale residents have expressed dissatisfaction with the process for choosing what would be in that prominent spot. At Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting, Carbondale trustee Allyn Harvey brought up what he called a "poisonous atmosphere" out on Main Street regarding the sculpture. After the meeting, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Harvey about what he was hearing from the public.
Tuesday night, new Carbondale trustees Katrina Byars and AJ Hobbs were sworn in... along with returning trustee Frosty Merriott and Mayor Stacey Bernot who were re-elected. The board also said goodbye to long-serving trustee John Foulkrod and Elizabeth Murphy, who was elected to the board in 2010. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Murphy after the meeting to find out which issues from the last four years really stood out for her.
The consumption of alcohol out at Carbondale's Wild West Rodeo on county road 100 is a tricky situation for Carbondale's board of trustees. The town owns the land, but it's in Garfield County's jurisdiction outside Carbondale town limits. And while open consumption of a beer at a town park on Main Street is forbidden, it's a practice that happens often and without any significant incidents out at the arena... thanks to security guards and careful attention by the rodeo's organizers.
While the trustees didn't arrive at a solution at their weekly meeting, trustees Allyn Harvey and Pam Zentmyer did suggest the idea of allowing open containers in Carbondale and on town owned properties, like the rodeo arena.
KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Harvey after the meeting to find out more about what motivated he and Zentmyer to direct town staff to look into allowing open containers.
Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Summit counties have the highest insurance rates in the nation. On Monday, Garfield County Commissioners said the state division of insurance isn't doing enough to bring costs down and are taking action. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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According to the Garfield County officials, a fatal helicopter crash occurred late Monday morning. KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
The former Gordon Cooper library building is once again open for new uses now that the team behind the James Surls museum has announced plans to look elsewhere in Carbondale for the site of their new building. The process won't kick off for a few weeks, but this time around, things may be a little different. After last night's town trustee meeting, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot to find out more.
One person is dead and two others are wounded following the crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport Sunday afternoon. Crews successfully removed the plane's wreckage from the tarmac Monday night, and flights in and out of Aspen resumed Tuesday morning. KDNK's Ed Williams reports federal agents from the National Transportation Safety Board are in the preliminary stages of what could be an 18-month investigation into the causes of the crash.
Phase One of the Garfield County Energy Master Plan is complete. Fred Jarman, county community development director, and members of the Lakewood, Colorado-based TRC Solutions consulting team gave an overview of the project to County Commissioners on Monday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
One of the most prominent parts of the highway 133 improvement project is the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of 133 and main street. At last night's Carbondale trustee meeting, representatives from DHM Design presented the final conceptual plan for landscaping at that intersection, and along the highway the intersection with highway 82.
KDNK's Eric Skalac caught up with Charlie Kees of DHM after the meeting to find out more about what kind of flora Carbondale residents could see, and how cattle drives fit into the equation.