Gunnison County

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Summertime in Marble means more traffic on the Lead King Loop. The White River National Forest is starting a safety assessment of the area this summer. Hear more from Aspen-Sopris District Ranger, Kevin Warner.

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At Marble’s Town Meeting April 1, the years-long conversation about ATV overuse continued. The Lead King Loop working group gave an update from its members, which represent every level of government involved in the Marble area. Still, not all attendees left the meeting satisfied.

Jon Kovash

The town of Marble has been getting...louder. And off-highway vehicles, better known as ATVs, are to blame. Marble town administrator Ron Leach spoke with KDNK about the issue.

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KVNF's Gavin Dahl speaks with two reporters at Paonia-based nonprofit magazine High Country News about their latest stories focused on specific Colorado communities: in Gunnison County and the Wet Mountain Valley.

Bureau of Land Management

 

On June 28, the Bureau of Land Management released their final draft Resource Management Plan for the Uncompahgre Field Office. The document represents years of work and would guide land-use planning decisions on public lands in southwest Colorado for decades to come. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more on why environmental groups and local governments are raising concerns. This report includes comments from Jayson Barangan, the lead public affairs specialist for the BLM Colorado State Office, and Pete Kolbenschalg, founder of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance.

Mark Robbins

Tourism is one of the strongest economic drivers in the state of Colorado and of many communities on the Western Slope. But the influx of visitors to some areas isn’t always seen as a good thing. For Western Slope Resources Reporting, KBUT's Laura Anderson reports on how one community is taking action.

Economic Impact of Natural Gas Development on Delta County

The North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan proposes to drill 38 wells upstream from Paonia, CO. According to one report, this project would result in an economic loss for Delta County. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Citizens for a Healthy Community Attorney and Associate Program Director Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson.

Citizens for a Healthy Community

 

Solar Energy International in Paonia hosted the Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo over the weekend. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report a representative of Citizens for a Healthy Community speaks about fracking operations upriver from Paonia in Gunnison County.