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Weekly News Brief: Developments in the Thompson Divide

February 17, 2014
The conflict over gas drilling in the Thompson Divide heated up this week when the Thompson Divide Coalition released a new economic and geologic analysis of the area. On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Ed Williams and Eric Skalac talk about the new developments.

Related: Local governments appeal gas lease extensions in the Thompson Divide
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The state of Carbondale in 2014

February 7, 2014
In the tradition of the president's State of the Union address, Will Grandbois of the Sopris Sun gathered Carbondale town officials to talk about the big issues on the horizon in 2014. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talked to Grandbois about the construction, political and economic stories headed our way.
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Communities mourning after helicopter crash

January 31, 2014
Three people died in a tragic helicopter crash south of Silt earlier this week. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about his coverage of the crash over the last several days.
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Surls museum looking elsewhere for site

January 24, 2014
The James Surls museum will no longer be housed in the former Gordon Cooper Library Building, meaning the town is now looking for new tenants for the space. On this episode of the weekly news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about why the Surls team moved on, and about what's next for the building.
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News Brief: wind eyed as factor behind plane crash

January 10, 2014
The National Transportation Safety Board's official report on the recent crash of a private jet at the Aspen airport is 12 to 18 months from being released, but pilots and flight experts say heavy winds were in play at the time of the plane's landing. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Ed Williams and Brent Gardner Smith of Aspen Journalism talk about the initial stages of the investigation.

To see Aspen Journalism's photos and coverage of the crash, click here.

Early Obamacare numbers for the Roaring Fork Valley

December 27, 2013
Obamacare's first major deadline passed recently, and for this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks with Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about the Roaring Fork Valley's insurance enrollment numbers as of late December.
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Controversial changes coming to RFTA bus service in CDale

December 13, 2013
There are some changes coming to the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's bus service in CDale. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about discussion of those changes at this week's Carbondale trustee meeting.
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West Slope water officials tell Front Range to look somewhere else for water

December 6, 2013
Increasing water demands on the Front Range have long been filled by water originating on the Western Slope, but recent comments from officials in charge of the Colorado River basin show a growing dissatisfaction with that arrangement. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism about his recent story on Colorado's water conflicts.
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Trustees considering a possible energy tax in Carbondale

November 29, 2013
Carbondale trustees are talking about asking voters for a tax increase to fund renewable energy projects in town. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun about the initiative.
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Latest on the Ouray mine accident

Latest on the Ouray mine accident November 22, 2013
A deadly accident at the Revenue-Virginius mine near Ouray left two miners dead and 20 injured. For this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Samantha Wright of the Watch Newspapers in southwest Colorado to get the latest on the accident investigation.
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