Local Newscast: West Slope Water Advocates Win in Court

Dec 9, 2016

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault has asked that water protectors at the North Dakota camps return home. The Indigenous Environmental Network supports this as well as those who are staying put. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with I.E.N.’s Jade Begay for an update.


The Colorado Supreme Court this week issued a long-awaited ruling in a case involving the City of Aurora’s municipal use, and storage, of water diverted from the headwaters of the Fryingpan River through a tunnel to the Front Range. News director Gavin Dahl spoke to Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism about his story "West Slope Water Advocates Prevail at Supreme Court" for this week’s news brief.


While some people defend racist comments as “just joking”, a new survey says school has become more difficult for children... in Colorado and across the nation. Eric Galatas has more.

 Great Outdoors Colorado awarded more than 13 million dollars in grants to communities across the state to encourage young people to get outside. As Bente Birkeland reports it’s part of a new initiative.

Ivanhoe Reservoir
Credit Brent Gardner-Smith