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Carbondale trustee candidates talk grocery stores, highway construction at forum

March 14, 2014
The deadline to submit your ballot for April's municipal election is fast approaching. Four candidates are competing for three open trustee seats. Those candidates are incumbent Frosty Merriott, Katrina Byars, Wayne Horak and AJ Hobbs. Carbondale mayor Stacey Bernot is running unopposed for reelection. The candidates spoke out on the town's pressing issues at a Candidate Forum earlier this week.

And on this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to the Sopris Sun's Lynn Burton about grocery stores, highway construction, and other subjects discussed at the forum.

You can listen to the Candidate Forum in our news archives.
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Suspects arrested in Aspen homicide case

March 7, 2014
The murder of well-known Aspen native Nancy Pfister has shaken up the Roaring Fork Valley. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Times Editor Rick Carroll about recent developments in the homicide investigation
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Aspen businesses to pay almost 1 million dollars in back wages

March 3, 2014
On this week's news brief, a U.S Department of Labor investigation shakes up Aspen's hospitality industry. KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Chad Abraham of the Aspen Daily News about his coverage of the story this week.
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New developments in Pan and Fork mobile home park

February 21, 2014
For this week's news brief, KDNK's Ed Williams talks to Nelson Harvey of the Aspen Daily News about the recent developments on the evictions of residents from Basalt's Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park.
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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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