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The Naturalist Nights speaker series continues this week with retired biologist Van Graham talking about the latest research on sandhill cranes. The birds were listed as a Colorado endangered species in 1973. Graham began working with the cranes while in Steamboat Springs, which is where the core population of Colorado’s nesting and staging cranes is located. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Graham about what Naturalist Nights attendees can expect to learn at his presentation.

Mark Duggan

Another major bridge rebuild is underway in Glenwood Springs. Work on the 27th Street Bridge, also known as the "Sunlight Bridge," began January 2. Traffic delays around the project are expected to last most of the year. The bridge, which carries more than 14,000 vehicles a day, is one of the lowest-rated in the state. But that doesn't make it unsafe, according to Jessica Bowser, an Assistant City Engineer with Glenwood Springs and Project Manager for the bridge replacement. KDNK's Mark Duggan spoke to Bowser about expected delays and why the bridge gets a poor rating.

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Reporter Luke Runyon covers the Colorado River - from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park, to its path past the towering walls of Glenwood Canyon, to the Grand Canyon, and to the Colorado River Delta in Mexico. Last year, he covered a lot of water policy meetings, read a lot of data, and even met a "water sheriff." KDNK's Mark Duggan spoke with Runyon recently about some of the more memorable stories he covered in 2018 and what's on his radar for 2019. Among the first issues he'll explore is renewed attempts at cloud seeding to create more reliable rain and snow.

Your News, Your Community was a special live broadcast on Saturday, October 13th, featuring (back row) Will Grandbois of The Sopris Sun, Mark Duggan of KBUT, Caroline Fry of Colorado Common Cause, Paul Larmer of High Country News, Samuel Bernal of Radio La Tricolor, Gavin Dahl of KDNK, and (front row) Raleigh Burleigh of KDNK, John Stroud of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK, and Niki Turner of The Rio Blanco Herald Times. Thanks to Steve Skinner for sound engineering the live broadcast and taking this picture.