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Cool or Cruel? Tortoises at the Aspen Art Museum

August 15, 2014
KDNK’s January Jones talks with visitors at the Aspen Art Museum opening night about what they think about artist Cai Guo-Qiang's project, “Moving Ghost Town” which uses three tortoises mounted with iPads in an on-going exhibition.
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Carbondale To Host Western Slope's First Recreational MJ Testing Lab

August 14, 2014
The Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting this week was mostly filled with marijuana related business--including a new testing lab coming to town. KDNK's Mike Lemmer has this report.
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Aspen Art Museum and Humanitarian Architecture

August 13, 2014
Aspen Art Museum Director Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson tells KDNK’s January Jones about the connection between the museum's architect and humanitarian architecture.
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LiveWell Garfield County Open Grant Cycle

August 7, 2014
Dana Wood of LiveWell Garfield County speaks with KDNK's January Jones about $20,000 that is available in community grants for promoting healthy eating and active living.
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Congratulations! August 5, 2014
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Trustees hearing some pushback on James Surls roundabout sculpture

June 11, 2014
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.
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Outgoing trustee Elizabeth Murphy reflects on an exciting four years

April 9, 2014
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.
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Carbondale initiates the discussion about allowing open containers in town

March 19, 2014
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.
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GarCo preparing lawsuit over high insurance rates under Affordable Care Act

February 11, 2014
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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