Local Newscast for September 12th

Sep 12, 2016

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Carbondale’s Bike, Pedestrian & Trails Commission meets today at 6 at town hall. The agenda includes a conversation about lighting on pedestrian walkways. Women in Carbondale have been saying the town needs to do more to ensure safety at night, after two assaults on women that’ve gone unsolved. Pitkin County announced Friday that Longmont middle school teacher Matthew Barz, whose body was found near McClure Pass on Labor Day, died of head trauma from an accidental thirty foot fall. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now has alerted her followers that an arrest warrant has been issued, accusing her of trespassing while reporting on the attack dogs sicked on water protectors in North Dakota. If you missed our own Amy Hadden Marsh’s reporting, check it out on our website.


Grace Lunsford and her husband Corbett are in Carbondale today at the Rec Center from 11AM - 4PM on a nationwide Proof is Possible Tour, traveling in a high performance tiny house on wheels they call #TinyLab. They are a High Performance Power Couple, educating the public on home performance and energy efficiency. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl spoke with Grace Lunsford about why they do what they do. 


Over the weekend Colorado’s candidates for the U.S. Senate discussed social security, free trade and foreign policy during their first debate. Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet faced off against Republican Darryl Glenn, and Libertarian Lily Tang Williams. Bente Birkeland reports.