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SG Interests, a Houston-based energy company, officially staked out a 250 X 300 foot natural gas well pad site Tuesday morning in the Thompson Divide. Monday night, close to 40 citizens camped out nearby so they could greet SG reps and BLM and US Forest Service staff and officials early Tuesday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Veteran’s are taking a lead role in protecting wilderness areas through an organization called the Vet’s Voice Foundation. KDNK’s January Jones has this interview with Garett Reppenhagen.
On today’s feature, KDNK’s Public Affairs show Living Permaculture explains graywater. Colorado laws are changing and host Stephanie Syson interviewed Avery Ellis. Ellis is a certified graywater installer. He was in town teaching at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in July.
The Carbondale and Rural Fire District is considering asking the public for a tax levy, They are meeting Wednesday night at 5:30 to discuss it. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Carbondale and Rural Fire District Board Member Carl Smith about the district and the prospects for a tax levy.
The Glenwood Springs City Council is making changes to their process for approving marijuana related business. At last weeks meeting, they looked at three different options intended to more tightly control where businesses can be located, especially in the downtown. January Jones spoke with council member Kathryn Trauger about what they have settled on to reform their rules.
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On August 12, 2015 KDNK presented local non-profits during a live broadcast with the “Valley-Wide Elevator Ride." In just one hour, nine passionate non-profit leaders gave their “elevator speech” to listeners. This is one of the first events of the KDNK Summer Membership Drive. In our regular programming and during membership drive, KDNK seeks to fulfill our commitment to public access by inviting the broader service community onto our airwaves. Participating organizations include: Valley Settlement Project- Jon Fox-Rubin; valleysettlementproject.org United Way Battlement to the Bells- Amy Barr; unitedwaybb.org Rotary District 5470- Bob Delevan; rotary5470.org CARE- Tracey E. Yajko; coloradoanimalrescue.org Challenge Aspen- Houston Cowan; challengeaspen.org River Bridge- Blythe Chapman; riverbridgerc.org English in Action- Lara Beaulieu; englishinaction.org Youthzone- Lori Mueller; youthzone.com Glenwood Center for the Arts- Christina Brusig; glenwoodarts.org
A wildland fire near Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County on Sunday was quickly extinguished by Federal and local firefighters over the weekend. But, officials are still investigating its origins. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The White River National Forest now requires bear-proof food containers for campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area - hoping to reduce backcountry bear problems. But just last week, Crater Lake campground near the Bells was closed due to more bear activity. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Ranger Karen Schroyer of the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District about human/bear conflicts.
Why are local cottonwood trees, particularly in Aspen, already losing their leaves? Because a fungus called Septoria is on the loose. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Aspen City Forester Ben Carlsen about Septoria and how much it's influenced by the weather.
America Renewable Energy Summit is a multi-day event that brings together people focused on climate change and finding solutions for a renewable energy future. Founder Chip Comins spoke with January Jones about the summit this year.