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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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Carbondale in Brief with the Sopris Sun

September 18, 2015
This week for the News Brief, January Jones speaks with Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about issues in Carbondale.
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Snowmass News Wrap-up

September 11, 2015
Aspen Daily News Reporter Madeline Osberger brings us up to speed on important news from Snowmass - the town council recall election, the debate over fluoride in the water, the Base Village Discovery center proposal, and a recent uptick in crime.
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B'ment Mesa Residents: No Rigs Inside PUD

September 3, 2015
Ursa Resources wants to drill 53 natural gas wells from two pads and lay pipeline within the Battlement Mesa PUD, close to neighborhoods, parks, and the Colorado River. And, many residents are angry. They attended two meetings this week. Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman also attended the meetings and for this week's News Brief, he talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about why people are upset.
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