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Officials Talk Cottonwood Pass Upgrade

Officials Talk Cottonwood Pass Upgrade June 10, 2016
Municipal, county, and state officials met Wednesday in Glenwood Springs to discuss an alternate traffic route over Cottonwood Pass. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
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Telehealth to Help Mtn Communities

June 8, 2016
Randy Reznik is the network program manager for Colorado Telehealth Network. KDNK's Gavin Dahl caught up with him at the Mountain Connect Broadband Conference in Keystone this week.
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Reporting from Mountain Connect

June 7, 2016
KDNK's Gavin Dahl reports from the 2016 Mountain Connect Broadband Conference. Hear from Glenwood Springs information services director Bob Farmer, Benton Foundation policy director Amina Fazlullah, City of Montrose innovation and community engagement director Virgil Turner, Rio Blanco County IT director Blake Mobley and Institute for Local Self-Reliance director of community broadband networks Christopher Mitchell.
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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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