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The federal government says they plan to reduce the number of wild horses and burrows roaming on public lands. Under a new program announced Wednesday the Department of the Interior says they want to better manage a population they believe is growing out of control. KDNK's Conrad Wilson explains.
Both seasonal influenza and swine flu vaccines are being distributed throughout Colorado. State health officials say there will be plenty of vaccines. But hundreds of clinics that were scheduled to administer the seasonal flu vaccine this fall are closing because they don't have it. KDNK's Conrad Wilson explains.
KDNK's Western News Panel examined the changing face of the West. From land use to the environment to politics; we discussed how the West and Western Colorado are shifting fast.
The panelists included some of the best journalists in the business.
Jeff Brady - National Public Radio's Denver-based reporter
Sarah Gilman - Assistant Editor at High Country News
Paul Andersen - columnist for The Aspen Times
Bente Birkeland - Capitol reporter for Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network
The conversation was broadcast on KDNK and moderated by KDNK News Director Conrad Wilson.
Several energy rich counties in Western Colorado say the state is under valuing oil and gas equipment and that's costing counties millions of dollars in lost tax revenues. To reclaim those taxes counties are conducting audits, and they're finding un-reported pipelines and other machines. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.
A controversial proposal to swap forest service land in Southwestern Colorado shows no signs of letting up. The U.S. Forest Service briefed La Plata county officials this week on the latest developments with the project. The public will get a chance to comment on the proposal at a hearing in early September and a large crowd is expected. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports from Durango.
The Army said all four on board the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed into a mountain near Leadville Wednesday afternoon were killed. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports.
Large wildfires have blackened more than 7000 acres of pine forest in the San Juan mountain range near Cortez. One fire is largely under control, while the other is just 25 percent contained. KDNK's Marilyn Gleason reports.
Support for medical marijuana is growing throughout the state, as well as the numbers of users and dispensaries. But there's little direction as this industry continues to grow. Is marijuana a prescription? Should it be taxed? To what extent is someone a caregiver if they have hundreds of patients? The answers to all these questions are far more complex than simple. And the big question remains: Will marijuana someday be legalized, either in Colorado or nation-wide? Amid all these questions, one of the newest dispensaries in the state opened this month in Carbondale. KDNK's Conrad Wilson examines the issue of medical marijuana and the complexities that surround its medicinal use.
The US House has passed legislation that would restore protections for wild horses and burros throughout Colorado and the American West. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Healthcare providers for uninsured Coloradans say they're under pressure to serve the increasing number of people out of work with no other place to turn for health care. Money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is helping to prop up some of these community health centers, but they say the federal dollars are only a short term fix. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.