Local Newscast for September 1st

Sep 1, 2016

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

HEADLINES: Glenwood Springs City Council meets today with an executive session at 9:30 and work sessions on bridges, the annual budget, and commercial truck restrictions in downtown to follow. The regular council meeting this evening starts at 6. In Rifle, an event this evening called After the Boom, the economic aftermath of falling natural gas prices, will explore how the downturn has impacted the economy and finances of Garfield County. Ann Driggers, Garco finance director will make the presentation at the Rifle Branch Library tonight at 6.

FEATURE: For candidates trying to woo Latino voters this election season, there’s nothing more important than immigration, right? Wrong. Poll after poll shows Latinos are more concerned about the effects of climate change than voters overall - that reducing smog and protecting water scored higher than immigration reform. As H20 Radio’s Franni Halperin reports, Latinos are ready to support candidates who commit to protecting the environment.

PLUS: George Killian is an organizer with CoPIRG Foundation, in town for a voter registration drive at Colorado Mountain College. She stopped by KDNK to speak to news director Gavin Dahl.