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Municipal Hero Award

October 13, 2015
Communities in the KDNK listening area are changing all the time. Many listeners attend public meetings and keep an ear on for news about what the local council is doing. Those who take the next step, often start from a passionate place and end up on a town advisory board. Then things really start to happen and they are hooked- they’ve become a public servant in the truest sense. One of those very people have just been recognized here in the Roaring Fork Valley- meet Basalt's Julie Kolar.
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Dr. Vince Savage: Aspen Homelessness

October 8, 2015
Dr. Vince Savage is the director of the Aspen Homeless Shelter and was in the audience at this week's community forum on homelessness in Glenwood Springs. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh caught up with him after the forum to get his thoughts about homelessness in one of the world's most affluent towns and solution ideas.
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Sirko Talks School Bond Issue

October 6, 2015
The Roaring Fork School District wants voter approval for a $122M bond to fix up its buildings in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The measure includes an affordable rental housing component that would provide $5M to each of the three communities for employee housing. KDNK's January Jones spoke with District Superintendent Dr. Diana Sirko after a community meeting in Carbondale last week about the affordable housing component.
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Whither the West Douglas Mustangs

Whither the West Douglas Mustangs September 30, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management's main method of managing the nation's wild horses and burros has been to round them up off the range, adopt them out, and, since the mid-1980s, place them in long-term holding facilities. The agency uses round-ups - or what it prefers to call "gathers" - mainly to cull the herds. But, in mid-September, the BLM began to round up the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado for a different reason. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was on the scene and has this report.
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Cdale P & Z Wants New Members

September 29, 2015
The Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission is looking for new members. KDNK’s January Jones has the details.
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Planners Hear Nat Gas Plan for 6 Hours

Planners Hear Nat Gas Plan for 6 Hours September 25, 2015
More than 70 people sat through a 6-hour meeting in GWS Wednesday night as the Garfield County Planning Commission considered a special use permit application from Ursa Resources to drill for natural gas within the Battlement Mesa PUD. The meeting resulted in a continuation until October 28, but not before Battlement Mesa residents and others spoke up about the project. KDNK's January Jones talks with reporter Amy Hadden Marsh about the meeting and introduces some of the voices of concerned citizens and industry representatives. Click here to listen to all public comments.

 

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CTT Gets Pay Raise in 2016

September 24, 2015
On Tuesday night, Carbondale Town Trustees voted 4 - 1 in favor of their first pay raise in 15 years. Trustees elected after spring 2016 will receive a $300/month pay hike and the Mayor will get $500/month more. Trustee Pam Zentmeyer had the only dissenting vote. But, before the vote, the public was invited to speak. KDNK's January Jones was there and captured both praise and pan for the board.
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RFSD Wants $122M from Voters

September 22, 2015
The Roaring Fork School District is asking voters for $122M this fall for critical repairs and upgrades to local schools. KDNK's January Jones talks with school board member Matt Hamilton.  Click here for details and costs of some of the school projects.
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BLM: Mustang Roundup Will Proceed

September 16, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management will proceed with a helicopter-driven, wild horse roundup today of the West Douglas herd, about 5 miles south of Rangely. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Cat Control in Carbondale?

September 16, 2015
At last week’s meeting, Carbondale Town Trustees discussed a possible cat ordinance to deter domestic felines from killing songbirds. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh was there and caught some of the public comments. Trustees have formed a committee to discuss components of a town cat ordinance. It includes two trustees, Police Chief Gene Schilling, a member of the town staff, a representative  of the Audubon Society and a member of the Street Cats Coalition.
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