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KRCC's Andrea Chalfin: Colorado Springs PP Shooting

December 7, 2015
Last Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded others who were in and around a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. After a standoff inside the clinic, Robert Dear of Hartsel, Colorado surrendered to police. KRCC is a partner station with KDNK in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network. For this week’s News Brief, January Jones speaks with KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin about how the community is dealing with the aftermath.
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Mid-Valley Housing Boom Possible

December 1, 2015
KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Scott Condon of the Aspen Times about proposed development from Basalt to Glenwood Springs.
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News Brief: GWS City Council Update

November 20, 2015
This week's News Brief features Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter John Stroud and an update on the GWS City Council with KDNK's January Jones.
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CO Water Plan Heads to Hickenlooper

November 13, 2015
This week's News Brief features a conversation with Aspen Journalism's Brent Gardner-Smith about the state water plan as it heads to the Governor's desk.

 

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KDNK NB: GWS PP Fallout

November 6, 2015
The Garfield County Commissioners decision to defund the  Planned Parenthood Glenwood Springs Health Center Monday prompted public outcry and a godfundme campaign, which surpassed its goal of $15,000 Friday. KDNK has been following the story and for this week's News Brief, January Jones and Amy Hadden Marsh talk details.

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Meth, Heroin Use Up in Garco

October 30, 2015
According to a recent series in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, in 2010, TRIDENT made 65 narcotics arrests and seized 81 grams of meth. In 2014, arrests totaled 77 and police seized over 4,500 grams of the drug. Heroin busts were unheard of in 2012. But, so far this year, police have seized 61 grams of it. Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois and Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman wrote the series and join KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh for this week's News Brief. Here, they talk about obstacles facing Garco's efforts to control the problem and help those who are addicted to the drugs. Find the stories here and here.
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Base 2 Vote in Aspen

October 26, 2015
Election day is coming up on November 3rd. On this week's News Brief we hear from Curtis Wackerle, Editor of the Aspen Daily News. He spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about the ballot questions that Aspenites are voting on, including the Base 2 project.

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Leadville Hospital on November Ballot

October 16, 2015
Five ballot questions face Leadville and Lake County voters this November. Two have to do with telecom issues, one is a marijuana tax, and this week's News Brief takes a look at two more that would increase property taxes to fund an ambulance and a hospital in Leadville. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Leadville Herald-Democrat editor Marcia Martinek to find out more.
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Crime Wave Hits GWS, Garco

October 2, 2015
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois about his recent piece on the increase in crime in Glenwood Springs and Garfield County. Read the whole story at postindependent.com.
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The Price of Paradise with Randy Essex

September 25, 2015
This week's News Brief features a conversation between KDNK's January Jones and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent's editor Randy Essex about the paper's series and documentary about the community impacts of the high costs of living in the Roaring Fork Valley.
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