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'Broadband is an Essential Service'

June 6, 2016
Hundreds of government officials and industry leaders are in Keystone this week for the annual Mountain Connect Broadband Conference. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to Colorado's foremost public sector telecom attorney Ken Fellman about why the gathering keeps growing.
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Xcel Changes Could Eclipse CO Solar

June 6, 2016
Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest utility, wants the state Public Utilities Commission to approve rate changes. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Lucy Kessler of CORE about how those changes could put a damper on solar energy in the state. PUC hearings about the Xcel proposals are Thursday in Denver and next week in Grand Junction. Click for more info.
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Rankin on Social Programs

June 3, 2016
Republican Bob Rankin represents Carbondale and Garfield County at the State Capitol, where he is a member of the powerful Joint Budget Committee. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to him about a new law that seeks to improve the administration of food stamps and other programs at the county level.
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GarCo Wants Your Input on Broadband

June 2, 2016
Garfield County is seeking input on high speed internet, with the first of four community meetings scheduled for Friday June 3rd at the Glenwood Springs library branch. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to Garfield County manager Kevin Batchelder about the process. You can learn more and participate in the survey at Garfield-County.com.
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Basalt Affordable Housing Changes

May 27, 2016
The Town of Basalt controls 61 housing units for sale or rent in the town's affordable housing program. The new town council has decided to look over how the program is run and consider changes. KDNK's January Jones has this report.
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The Ethics of Physician-Assisted Death

May 25, 2016
Dr. Matt Wynia, director of the University of Colorado’s Center for Bioethics and Humanities, told KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh that a failed law to legalize physician-assisted death in Colorado reflects poorly on current end of life medical care.
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Mountain Connect to Explore Rural Technology Innovations

May 24, 2016
The Mountain Connect Broadband Development Conference is set for June 5-7 in Keystone. Gavin Dahl spoke to co-chair Jeff Gavlinski about educating government officials, smart farming and why 60 juridictions have opted out of a state law restricting broadband development.
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Regulating Short-Term Rentals

May 23, 2016
Reporter Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Carbondale town manager Jay Harrington about potential new regulations on short-term rentals.
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Teaming Up to End Hunger

May 19, 2016

News director Gavin Dahl reports from a Tri-County Food Insecurity meeting earlier this week. 1 in 5 children in the area don't know where their next meal will come from. Nan Sundeen, director of Pitkin County Health and Human Services, explains how dozens of area social service groups are teaming up to fight hunger.


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Superintendent Sirko Reflects on Four Decades in Public Education

May 19, 2016

Dr. Diana Sirko is nearing the end of her time as superintendent of Roaring Fork School District. She stopped by KDNK and Gavin Dahl asked her about her career and future plans, as well as teacher housing, solar power, and the district's next boss, Dr. Rob Stein.

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