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Aspen Decides: People or Process Knows Best?

May 1, 2015
Tuesday May 5th is the final day to vote in the Aspen City Elections. This is the first time the city has done an mail-in ballot system.  Outside of voting for the mayor and city council candidates, Aspenites will also consider a significant referendum vote on development. The question is: Should the public - instead of city council- be the ones to decide about exceptions to development rules? The Aspen Daily News has come out in favor of Referendum 1. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Managing Editor Curtis Wackerle about the two campaigns to sway votes for the referendum.
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KDNK Wins Murrow and CBA Awards

KDNK Wins Murrow and CBA Awards April 27, 2015
The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that KDNK won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. This is the second year in a row that KDNK has won a Murrow award. On this week's News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks about the winning story, "Tianna Davis: Girls Just Want to Ride Bulls". Then, have a listen to the story.
KDNK also won two Certificates of Merit this year from the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) for medium market radio stations. Volunteer Walter Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories took best “News Feature, Report of Series” for his profile of Alex Gonzalez entitled “Search for the Dream”. KDNK’s Valley Voices won a CBA Certificate of Merit for “Best Public Affairs Show.” Again, Amy Hadden Marsh produced an award-winning piece with author Kevin Fedarko about his book, The Emerald Mile.

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Rifle's Paper Gets New Editor

April 20, 2015
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with Ryan Hoffman, new editor of the Rifle Citizen Telegram about his visions for the paper and local issues.
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Base Village Progress and GWS PD

April 10, 2015

This week’s news brief looks at Snowmass Village development with reporter Madeline Osberger and the Glenwood Springs Police Department.


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Behind the Headlines: CDALE Homicide

April 3, 2015
In February, a woman was found dead in a Carbondale apartment at 30 Cooper Place. Details of her death emerged this week from arrest records made public in part by efforts from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois about what it's like to cover the case and why the paper helped make arrests records public.  Click here for more of Will Grandbois' coverage of this case.
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GWS Election with John Stroud

March 20, 2015
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter John Stroud about the candidates and issues on Glenwood's municipal election ballot this year. Eye on Crime looks at the Basalt Police Department. Click here to find John Stroud's candidate profiles.
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RFTA Plan: Too Pricey for C'dale?

March 13, 2015
This week's News Brief features Sopris Sun reporter John Colson on RFTA's Access Control Plan and its potential impact on Carbondale.  KDNK's Eye on Crime takes a look at New Castle.
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Upper Frying Pan Water Fight at Colorado Supreme Court

Upper Frying Pan Water Fight at Colorado Supreme Court March 6, 2015
On the Weekly News Brief, Brent Gardner Smith of Aspen Journalism explains a water rights case that will be heard at the Colorado Supreme Court, that pits front range interests against the west slope and a look at Glenwood Spring Police activity in 2014.
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Valley Reporters, Local Issues Part 2

Valley Reporters, Local Issues Part 2 February 27, 2015
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh presents a special edition of the weekly News Brief with highlights from this week's interviews with local journalists.
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Valley Reporters Dish on Local Issues

February 20, 2015
KDNK's January Jones presents a special edition of the weekly News Brief with highlights from this week's interviews with local journalists.
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