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Industry Target: Signature Gatherers

July 29, 2016
This week Gavin Dahl speaks with journalist Daniel Glick, co-founder of The Story Group, who is following the money spent on TV ads, mailers and billboards to persuade residents not to support iniatitives. Concerned moms say the industry is targeting them for gathering signatures. Glick's Colorado Independent article with Kelsey Ray is “Who’s Behind Decline to Sign.”
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Fracking Site 700 Feet from High School

July 8, 2016
Ursa Resources’ latest plans for natural gas extraction include a well pad 700 feet from Parachute’s Grand Valley High School, which will test a state rule for the first time. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman take a look at this plan and the delay of a state hearing on drilling within the Battlement Mesa PUD. The COGCC's hearing will be held in August in Denver. Ursa will hold a community meeting about their drilling plans on Tuesday, July 12 at 6pm at the Grand Valley Fire Department in Parachute.
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Congressman Tipton's Opponents

June 24, 2016

For this week’s KDNK News Brief, Gavin Dahl speaks with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the 2016 Congressional race to represent Carbondale and the rest of the 3rd district in Washington DC. Primary ballots must be returned by Tuesday June 28th.


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State Debate on Hospital Provider Fee

June 17, 2016
On this week’s News Brief, Gavin Dahl speaks with Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Charles Ashby about whether Governor Hickenlooper will call members of the General Assembly back to Denver for a special session.
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Navarette-Portillo Murder Trial

June 10, 2016
For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent reporter Ryan Summerlin about the Navarette-Portillo murder trial in Glenwood Springs.
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State Records Not Transparent

June 3, 2016
Colorado recently received an "F" for transparency from the Center for Public Integrity. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl asks Jeff Roberts, veteran journalist and director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, about attempted progress on open records.
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A Year on the Rampage

May 27, 2016
For this week's News Brief, graduating Roaring Fork High School seniors and editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Fiona Laird and Grace Brown, talk to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about their time at the helm of the school's newspaper.
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Colorado Independent reporter Kelsey Ray on The Invisible Plume

May 20, 2016

On KDNK’s weekly news brief, Gavin Dahl talks with reporter Kelsey Ray about The Invisible Plume, her investigation into coal methane, for The Colorado Independent. Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine outside Paonia is Colorado’s single biggest methane polluter. It spews more of the greenhouse gas each year than any other site.


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Award-Winning Journalist Joel Dyer on Fracking

May 13, 2016
On this week's News Brief, KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to investigative journalist and Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer about his Society of Professional Journalists award-winning feature Behind the Curtain. Dyer provides context for the recent State Supreme Court decision repealing Longmont's fracking ban and the 5-year moratorium in Fort Collins. The entire extended interview is available here.
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The Future of High-Speed Internet in GarCo

May 6, 2016
January Jones talks to new KDNK news director Gavin Dahl about high-speed Internet in Garfield County.
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