Garfield County

Garfield County Approves $278k to Boost New Parachute-Rifle Bus Service

Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved $278,360 for the Town of Parachute Monday to boost the development of a new bus service that would connect the town with Battlement Mesa and Rifle. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

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Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Colorado over the next 10 years.

Colorado's legislative session is just over two weeks old, and lawmakers have already introduced more than 270 bills and counting. With hundreds more bills expected to land in the coming weeks, here are some of the ones we are starting to watch at the state Capitol.

Friday Community Calendar

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X Games 2020

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, January 24th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Rae Sremmurd performing at Buttermilk, click on the headline …

Richard Rhinehart

In this special edition of Valley Voices. Lucas Turner talks to Richard Rhinehart with the Colorado Cave Survey about the discovery of "Witches' Pantry" and how the cave could play a role in the fight to oppose Rocky Mountain Resources' proposed Quarry Expansion. Click the headline for more images of the cave.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

Thursday marks the 19th consecutive year of Winter X Games in Aspen. That means increased traffic and crowded public transportation.  KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on how the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority prepares to handle the crowds and keep services running smoothly.

When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

"Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.

Floodgate Operators Perform Live on KDNK

Jan 18, 2020

DJ Mammoth hosted Crested Butte's Floodgate Operators on Life, The Universe & Everything ahead of their performace at Silver City Aspen on Saturday, January 18.

Colorado River Fire Rescue

Every time thick, dark rain clouds move over the deserts that surround Las Vegas, there's an anticipatory buzz. Flora and fauna alike begin preparing for the rare event, lying in wait for the first few drops.

Todd Esque is usually waiting for them too from his office in Henderson, Nevada. He knows how much desert life depends on their arrival. So when they do come, he's smiling.

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US Bedrock Environmental Protection Law Under Threat by Trump Administration

The National Environmental Protection Act is 50 years old this year and under attack by the Trump Administration. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of Western Values Project , a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about NEP, the proposed changes, and what that might look like for future federal lands projects. Click the headline for more information about upcoming hearings and a public comment period.

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Nancy Bo Flood Shares Power of Storytelling

Nancy Bo Flood is a child therapist and celebrated author of 20 books, many of them for children. Tune in as Nancy reflects on her life, her work in the Navajo Nation and the power of storytelling.

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Thunder River Theatre Company

Local Legend Bob Moore Shows His Other Side

Bob Moore is well known as a talented actor in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. On Monday, January 20 he lets his inner folksinger shine with a solo cabaret at Thunder River Theatre.

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