Local Newscast for September 22nd

Sep 22, 2016

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

Colorado voters will get their say in how the next election is handled thanks to two questions that will appear on the November ballot. One would open local primaries to unaffiliated voters, the other would switch the state to a presidential primary instead of a caucus. Bente Birkeland reports.

Colorado rivers and streams are not just for municipal and agricultural use. How much water is needed to maintain fisheries or to keep the river ecosystem intact? Parts of the Crystal River almost run dry in late summer due to diversions for agriculture and Carbondale's ditches. So, the town is working on raw water efficiency. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.


Childhood poverty has decreased significantly in Colorado since its peak in 2011. Eric Galatas reports.

 Tonight Colorado Wild Public Lands, the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Wilderness Workshop invite you to attend a candidate forum about public lands in Carbondale at the Third Street Center. The event starts with a reception at 5:45. 13 total candidates are expected to speak between 6:30 and 8. Confirmed speakers include Gail Schwartz, running for the US Congress; Emily Tracy, Bob Rankin, Diane Mitsch Bush and Millie Hamner, running for the Colorado General Assembly; plus Garfield, Pitkin, and Eagle County commissioner candidates. Congressman Scott Tipton and State Senator Randy Baumgardner have declined to participate in the Public Lands conversation.