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Whitewater Park Coming to Basalt

July 7, 2016
A new Pitkin County whitewater park is coming to the Roaring Fork River near the Elk Run subdivision in Basalt. Gavin Dahl checks in with Aspen Journalism’s Brent Gardner Smith about the proposed location.
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New Coalition Will Lead on Climate

July 7, 2016
Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about a new effort by a growing list of Colorado jurisdictions to lead on climate policy. Colorado Communities for Climate Action members include Aspen, Pitkin County, Vail, Eagle County and 7 others so far. Plus, Eagle County is adding to its solar portfolio with a new array at the Garfield County airport.
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Law Bans Solitary Confinement of Kids

July 4, 2016
KDNK news director Gavin Dahl gets an update from Denise Maes of ACLU Colorado on their 2016 legislative scorecard, covering 6 new civil liberties laws. HB 1328 makes it illegal for the Department of Youth Corrections to keep kids in solitary confinement, except in emergencies.
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Bull Riding Not Just for Boys

Bull Riding Not Just for Boys July 1, 2016

A Rifle teen is making her own dreams come true by riding bulls at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and competing with the big boys this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was on hand for Tianna Davis' debut ride on June 21 and has this story.

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Reporting on River Deaths

July 1, 2016
On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones discusses river deaths with Denver Post reporter Jennifer Brown. Read her Sunday cover story "Death on the River" here.
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Pitkin County's 'Watershed Approach' to Broadband Infrastructure

June 29, 2016
Gavin Dahl speaks to Pitkin County management analyst Kara Silbernagel about their plan to invest $5 million in high speed Internet infrastructure, both fiber and fixed wireless, to serve rural parts of the county including Castle Creek, Maroon Creek, Redstone and Marble. Industry partners are needed as the county does not intend to become a public ISP.
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Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Gun Violence

June 28, 2016
Aspen Ideas Fest is happening this week, bringing together 350 presenters in 200 sessions with nearly 3,000 attendees discussing topics from Brexit to healthcare to gun violence. KDNK's January Jones reports on a panel called "How Can We Move Forward Together to Reduce Gun Violence" featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, Nicole Hockley and John Feinblatt.
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Taxpayers for Common Sense on Coal

June 28, 2016
Jill Lancelot from Taxpayers for Common Sense attended a public hearing in Grand Junction last week about the federal coal program, led by the Bureau of Land Management. As Gavin Dahl reports, this is the first time BLM has reviewed the program in decades.
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Rep. Rankin Updates GWS Council

June 23, 2016
State legislators are making the rounds locally to update voters on what happened in the Colorado General Assembly this year. KDNK’s January Jones has this report.
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Rabies, Plague Hit West Slope

Rabies, Plague Hit West Slope June 15, 2016
Late spring and early summer are prime time for viruses, like Hanta and West Nile, to rear their ugly heads. In the past month, rabies and plague have been reported on the West Slope and one person has died of Hantavirus in Colorado this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
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