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2015 Election Wrap-Up

November 4, 2015
Colorado voters passed local and statewide ballot initiatives yesterday. KDNK's January Jones has this wrap-up of the 2015 election.
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Locals Buoy GWS Planned Parenthood

November 4, 2015
The Planned Parenthood Glenwood Springs Health Center lost funding from a Garfield County grant program on Monday. KDNK's January Jones has more.
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GWS Out of the Loop on CDOT Plans

GWS Out of the Loop on CDOT Plans November 2, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to take over the parking lot at the west end of the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool and close off part of North River Street in January to use as a staging area for the Grand Avenue Bridge Project. But, according to the Glenwood Springs City Council, they didn’t find out about it until they were told by hot springs staff. Last week, the council wrote a letter to CDOT with concerns about the bridge construction schedule. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
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Mass Casuality Safety Drill at GWS High School

October 23, 2015
The Roaring Fork School District is out for fall break and local emergency responders are taking the opportunity to conduct a crisis drill at Glenwood Springs High School at 8 am 10/23/15. KDNK News Director January Jones spoke with Travis Rohe of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Assistant Superintendent Shannon Pelland from the Roaring Fork School District about the mass casuality drill.
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Breaking Broadband Barriers: Ballot Question 4D

October 21, 2015
Voters in the KDNK listening area, will see an item on their ballots from Colorado Mountain College.  If voters approve Ballot Initiative 4D, Colorado Mountain College could eventually provide broadband infrastructure and increase access to high-speed internet. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CMC's Debbie Crawford to find out more.
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iSeeChange: Hay Harvest

iSeeChange: Hay Harvest October 20, 2015
This has been a weird year for weather in Colorado. With a winter so warm and dry that trees bloomed in January, hay farmers started having flashbacks to the drought of 2012. The rains did come to Colorado, and the wet weather has been good news.  But, not for everybody.  As part of a special iSeeChange collaboration, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and KVNF’s Jake Ryan have this report.
iSeeChange is a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite and sensor monitoring of environmental conditions. The iSeeChange Almanac allows audiences to document environmental shifts happening right in their backyards. Got a question or an observation? Go to iseechange.org.

 

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Sage Grouse Science Refuted

Sage Grouse Science Refuted October 19, 2015
Conservationists and government officials alike are relieved that the Greater sage grouse stayed off the Endangered Species List this year. But, a government scientist claims that Colorado Parks and Wildlife research used by the BLM to determine the bird’s population and habitat in the state is flawed. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Leadville Vote will Decide Hospital's Fate

October 16, 2015
For the News Brief this week, hear about Leadville's struggle to keep their hospital.
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KDNK and Sopris Sun Community Election Forum

October 15, 2015
Click here to listen the KDNK and Sopris Sun Community Election Forum, broadcast live on October 15, 2015. Tonight we have invited representatives of the Roaring Fork School District and the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District to the airwaves for a public forum. Both entities are asking for funding increases in the election that is officially on now. This is a mail-in election and ballots went out this week, so keep an eye on the mailbox.

Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District Board Director Bob Emerson, Fire Chief Ron Leach and Secretary/Treasurer Louis Eller www.carbondalefire.org

Roaring Fork School District Assistant Superintendent and Chief Financial Officer Shannon Pelland and Board of Education Member Matt Hamilton www.rfvbondtogether.org

Goode Wins Snowmass Council Recall Election

October 14, 2015
Tom Goode won Chris Jacobson's Snowmass Town Council seat in a landslide recall election Tuesday night. KDNK's January Jones talks to Aspen Daily News reporter Madeleine Osberger about the race and other Snowmass issues.

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