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ProPublica has discovered a tax loophole that allows ranchers in parts of the Colorado River Basin to get bigger tax write-offs the more water they use. Gavin Dahl speaks to Abrahm Lustgarten, senior reporter for ProPublica, about his article, “Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West.”
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl talks with Colorado Independent reporter Corey Hutchins about the statewide Board of Regents race. Election results this November could shift the power at the top of the Colorado's higher education system for the first time in 30 years. Click here for Corey Hutchins article in the Colorado Independent and find out all you need to know about the Board of Regents.
For this week’s news brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism. His article from a recent Sunday edition of Aspen Daily News is called “Don’t Take More Than You Need: Wrangling Wasted Water on the Western Slope.”
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.”
Aspen Daily News staff writer Collin Szewczyk wrote two important articles about a hearing held by Republicans in Congress last week on Thompson Divide oil and gas leases that Pitkin County commissioners say were slanted. On this week's news brief, Gavin Dahl asks him to explain what happened. His must-read articles are here and here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.