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Helicopter crashes south of Silt

January 28, 2014
According to the Garfield County officials, a fatal helicopter crash occurred late Monday morning. KDNK's Eric Skalac has more.
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CDale to kick off new process for filling former library building

January 22, 2014
The former Gordon Cooper library building is once again open for new uses now that the team behind the James Surls museum has announced plans to look elsewhere in Carbondale for the site of their new building. The process won't kick off for a few weeks, but this time around, things may be a little different. After last night's town trustee meeting, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot to find out more.
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Plane crash in Aspen leaves one dead, two wounded

Plane crash in Aspen leaves one dead, two wounded January 5, 2014

One person is dead and two others are wounded following the crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport Sunday afternoon. Crews successfully removed the plane's wreckage from the tarmac Monday night, and flights in and out of Aspen resumed Tuesday morning. KDNK's Ed Williams reports federal agents from the National Transportation Safety Board are in the preliminary stages of what could be an 18-month investigation into the causes of the crash.


For Aspen Journalism's photos and coverage of the crash, click here.

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GarCo commissioners review county's energy master plan

GarCo commissioners review county's energy master plan December 17, 2013
Phase One of the Garfield County Energy Master Plan is complete. Fred Jarman, county community development director, and members of the Lakewood, Colorado-based TRC Solutions consulting team gave an overview of the project to County Commissioners on Monday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Cdale trustees review plant plan for HWY 133 improvements

November 27, 2013
One of the most prominent parts of the highway 133 improvement project is the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of 133 and main street. At last night's Carbondale trustee meeting, representatives from DHM Design presented the final conceptual plan for landscaping at that intersection, and along the highway the intersection with highway 82.

KDNK's Eric Skalac caught up with Charlie Kees of DHM after the meeting to find out more about what kind of flora Carbondale residents could see, and how cattle drives fit into the equation.
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Program to give fresh produce to those in need gaining momentum

Program to give fresh produce to those in need gaining momentum October 29, 2013
Local gardeners are putting up the last of the summer harvest and some are giving it away to those in need. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about Plant a Row for Hunger.
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Pan and Fork residents moving from one flood-risk area to another

Pan and Fork residents moving from one flood-risk area to another October 28, 2013
Basalt officials have long cited the potential for flooding at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park as a driving factor behind the town's plan to relocate the residents living there. After the residents are moved out, the town plans to do environmental restoration and flood mitigation work at the site of the former mobile home park. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, some residents of the Pan and Fork are moving to other flood-prone mobile home parks in the Valley. 

(Click here for a link to this story in the Aspen Daily News).
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Former Gordon Cooper Library parcel rezoned with conditions

October 14, 2013
At a recent meeting, Carbondale trustees rezoned the land beneath the former Gordon Cooper library. The group planning the future James Surls museum and education center needed that zoning change in order to complete the project. Trustees took public comment on the zone change, and many who spoke were concerned about potential impacts to the surrounding neighborhood.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Carbondale mayor Stacey Bernot  to find out more about why the rezoning was necessary and what comes next for the former library building.

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Newcomers have a hard time breaking into the ranching business

October 10, 2013
One of ranching's biggest concerns is that not enough people are coming into the industry. Land, equipment, and feed costs can be prohibitive for newcomers unless they inherit a family ranch. But, a partnership between Colorado State University and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association aims to help beginning ranchers learn more about their chosen profession. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Source Gas compressor station finds a home

September 18, 2013
Source Gas will build its natural gas compressor station in the hills outside Glenwood Springs after all. Garfield County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve a new site just south of County Road 115 on property owned by the Nieslanik family. And, compromise is what made it work. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
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