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Local hummingbirds thrown off by changing climate
Springtime in the Rockies means the return of broad-tailed hummingbirds. But, warming planetary temperatures are creating a confusing environment for these tiny birds, which could permanently alter the population.
Capitol Conversation: Big issues before the legislative session ends
Lawmakers at the state capitol have some big-ticket items to iron out before the session wraps up in May. Bente Birkeland talks to statehouse reporters about some of those measures, as part of our capitol conversation series.
Weekly News Brief: Follow-up visits and KDNK News update
On this episode of the weekly news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac and Ed Williams talk about follow-up visits after oil and gas chemical spills, and an update on a KDNK story from last month.
Follow-up visits to spill sites a rare occurrence; Student success act passes
Energy companies in Garfield County filed nearly 100 spill reports to state regulators in 2013, after releasing oil or drilling-related chemicals into the soil or water. Authorities say they try to follow up on spill sites to verify things were properly cleaned up--but as KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, state records show inspectors rarely visited spill sites last year.
Lawmakers have scaled back several provisions in a major education bill after hearing the concerns from school districts across the state. The Student Success Act initially passed the House on Wednesday with the new changes.
Outgoing trustee Elizabeth Murphy reflects on an exciting four years
Tuesday night, new Carbondale trustees Katrina Byars and AJ Hobbs were sworn in… along with returning trustee Frosty Merriott and Mayor Stacey Bernot who were re-elected. The board also said goodbye to long-serving trustee John Foulkrod and Elizabeth Murphy, who was elected to the board in 2010. KDNK’s Eric Skalac spoke to Murphy after the meeting to find out which issues from the last four years really stood out for her.