Core Act

Bill Kight

This month on For Land's Sake, host Bill Kight updates listeners on the State of the Rockies, an annual report from Colorado College. He also talks about the CORE Act, increased ATV usage, and takes calls from listeners.

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The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act would protect 400,000 acres of public lands across the state, including the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. It was introduced in Congress in 2019 but has yet to become law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with locals  who have worked on these issues for over a decade.

Bennet Talks CORE Act and Rural Digital Divide

Oct 22, 2020
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Colorado Senator Michael Bennet visited southwest Colorado on Indigenous People’s Day. He spoke with locals about the impact of COVID-19 and a possible coronavirus relief package from Congress. When KSUT's Sarah Flower reached him by phone, he talked about the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy or CORE Act and the digital divide in rural parts of the state.

Former Routt County Commissioner and Representative for Colorado's 26th House District Diane Mitsch Bush is running for Colorado's 3rd Congressional District. She spoke to KDNK's Lucas Turner about legislative priorities including protecting public lands, lowering healthcare costs, creating new jobs and more.

Bennet and Hickenlooper Stump for CORE Act in Carbondale

Sep 10, 2020
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Democratic US Senator Michael Bennet and former Colorado Governor and Democratic Senate candidate John Hickenlooper were in Carbondale recently and made a windy whistle stop at Bill Fales’ ranch along Highway 133. In this clip, they respond to press questions about the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act.

CORE Act Added to National Defense Authorization Bill

Jul 24, 2020
AH Marsh photo

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy - or CORE - Act recently passed the U.S. House as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization bill. Wilderness Workshop Executive Director Will Roush and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talk about what this means for the bill that would protect the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas leasing.

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Wilderness Workshop’s Summer Hiking Series takes on a new look this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Hike Series Coordinator Brandon Jones to find out more.

Craft Brewers to Urge Gardner to Advance CORE Act

Mar 11, 2020
Lucas Turner

DENVER -- Leaders from Colorado's multi-billion-dollar craft beverage industry delivered a letter this week urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy - or CORE - Act, designed in part to protect watersheds.

Erica Sparhawk: Grand Hogback Could Be Added to CORE Act

May 9, 2019
Jane Pargiter, Ecoflight

Garfield County Commissioners want old coal mines, burning in the Grand Hogback, to be added to a CORE Act methane capture study. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh discusses details with Erica Sparhawk, Carbondale Town Trustee and deputy director of Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER).

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A recent meeting with Garfield County Commissioners and John Whitney of Sen. Michael Bennett's office opened the door to more talks about supporting the Colorado Recreation Economy Act, or CORE Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

photo courtesy Wilderness Workshop

Commissioners now oppose withdrawing the popular area southwest of Carbondale from oil and gas leasing.