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December 19, 2014
Local environmental groups are celebrating the recent U.S. Forest Service protections of thousands of acres in the Thompson Divide from future energy leasing. The fight is far from over but as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, a decrease of oil and gas production on Federal lands could spur further protections.
December 18, 2014
The Roan Plateau rises 3,000 feet above the Colorado River Valley and boasts prime wildlife habitat, wilderness characteristics, and rare plant species. It also sits on an estimated 8.9 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas.
Last month, after more than a decade of public controversy and litigation, a compromise was struck that could lay the groundwork for a management plan that allows energy extraction and protects the Roan’s unique environment. But, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the deal isn’t quite done and drilling is still a long way off.
December 17, 2014
KDNK's January Jones talks with Carbondale Planning Director Janet Buck about the town's Unified Development Code update.
December 16, 2014
On Day 1 of last week’s Oil and Gas Task Force meeting in Rifle close to 400 people from all over the state attended panel discussions. KDNK was there and brings you some of the voices.
December 15, 2014
In a recent issue of the environmental magazine High Country News, senior editor Jonathan Thompson explores whether light rail systems can transform the sprawling, car-centric cities of the Western U.S. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey took a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his newly adopted city for the better. You can read Jonathan Thompson’s story on light rail in western cities at HCN.org.