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  The proposed mid-continent limestone quarry expansion near Glenwood Springs has inspired citizen groups, multi-million dollar marketing campaigns, and dozens of articles from news outlets from around the state. So, to get a unique perspective on the issue, KDNK’s Lucas Turner took a special trip on an Ecoflight.

The town of Carbondale is soliciting proposals for traffic improvements, a pump back system for nettle creek, and an on-call electrician. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

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On Thanksgiving Day, the Carbondale Recreation Center and Aloha Mountain Cyclery host the Huffin' 4 Stuffin' Turkey Trot & Cyclo-Cross Race at North Face Park. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Margaret Donnelly, Carbondale Recreation Center’s Health & Wellness Coordinator about the event details, family traditions, appreciating one another, and hand-knitted Turkey hats.

Dig Deep and Us Water Alliance

A report released today from human rights non-profit Dig Deep and the US Water Alliance says more than two million Americans live without running water and basic indoor plumbing. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke to DigDeep CEO George McGraw about the report, titled ‘Closing the Water Access Gap In The United States

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A review of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s most recent oil and gas leasing data shows that since 2017, more than 60 percent of oil and gas leases were offered in water-stressed areas. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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Immigration activists met in Glenwood Tuesday night to rally in support of DACA recipients. KDNK's Lucas Turner was there and has more.

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About 60 people packed the Glenwood Springs Library Community Room Wednesday to hear about the “State of Glenwood.” KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has the details.

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In September, Facebook exempted politician's content from community standards. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with LaShawn Warren from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to find out more..

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  As part of KDNK's partnership with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition, coalition Director Jarid Rollins sat down with Cath Adams of Aperture of Hope, a photography program in the Roaring Fork Valley meant to help kids and families struggling with substance use.

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Snow has already dusted the mountains all around Colorado, and more could be in the forecast later this week. With the cold and snowy weather comes winter weather warnings, but what do those warnings really mean? KDNKs Lucas Turner spoke with Norv Larson, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Grand Junction, to find out. 

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On Thursday October 10th Pitkin County officially elevated the status of 911 Dispatchers to the title of First Reponder.  KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more on what that means.

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A new facility for drone testing and training held its grand opening Tuesday October 8th at the Rifle Garfield County Airport. KDNK's Lucas Turner was there and has the details.

 

 


  Most think of the fancy smart phone in their pocket as a convenient tool for checking the weather, taking pictures, or connecting with friends, not to mention making actual phone calls. But this convenience comes with a cost: security and privacy...KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks with digital security expert Alain Ghiai about ways to reduce the risk of being hacked.

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In the November election, Colorado voters will consider Proposition DD, a ballot initiative to legalize sports betting that would impose a 10 percent tax on all gambling activities. Sports betting itself might be the least controversial aspect of this legislation, it's where the tax revenues go that gets complicated.

 

In this story KDNK News Director Lucas Turner speaks to Tony Massaro, the Outreach Coordinator at Business for Water Stewardship, Andy Mueller, General Manager at Colorado River District, and Gary Wockner, founder of Coloradans for Climate Justice to learn more.

City of Rifle

Rifle City's Election is over and the unofficial results are in. If the results hold, Councilors Joe Elliot and Ed Green will retain their Seats. Councilor Clint Hostettler will lose his seat to Brian Condie. Official results will be made available by Wednesday September 18th once all Uniformed and Oversees Citizens Absentee Ballots have come in, and any signature discrepancies have been resolved.

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Senate Bill 181 Rulemaking hearings are taking place across the state over the next year, and garfield county wants the public to be informed on how to participate in the process. In the most recent Energy Advisory Board meeting, county oil & gas Liaison Kirby Wynn shared details on the rulemaking process.

National Jewish Health

With kids back in school and more allergens in the air this month, asthma flares are more likely. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Dr. Christine Cho, Pediatric Allergist and Immunologist at National Jewish Health, to learn more about asthma awareness during this time of year.

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Colorado Health Institute released a study detailing barriers to mental health care for veterans in Colorado, the report points to "stigma" as the primary reason why many colorado veterans do not seek mental health resources. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Karam Ahmad, Policy Analyst at Colorado Health Institute and lead author of the report to learn more about this issue.

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Recent updates to the public charge rule will affect open immigration cases. Experts are advising anyone affected by the rule changes to seek accurate information and community resources. In this story KDNK news Lucas Turner speaks with Roni Morales of Mountain Family Health Centers to get more specific details on the rule. Roni Also shares a list of national and community resources.

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Seven candidates seek council positions in Rifle's Municipal elections. On Tuesday August 20th, six of the seven candidates spoke in front of a crowd at Rifle City Hall on issues relating to the local economy, strategic plan, recreational marijuana, and more. KDNK's Lucas Turner shares some of their responses in this story. You can view the full forum by clicking here.

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Ransomware attacks have become more common over the years. Last week a coordinated attack affected 23 towns in Texas. These attacks lock down computer systems, requiring owners to pay a "ransom" to regain control. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington about the town's efforts to mitigate these attacks as well as the planned response to such an event.

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Reporter Luke Runyon covers the Colorado River - from its headwaters in Rocky Mountain National Park, to its path past the towering walls of Glenwood Canyon, to the Grand Canyon, and to the Colorado River Delta in Mexico. Last year, he covered a lot of water policy meetings, read a lot of data, and even met a "water sheriff." KDNK's Mark Duggan spoke with Runyon recently about some of the more memorable stories he covered in 2018 and what's on his radar for 2019. Among the first issues he'll explore is renewed attempts at cloud seeding to create more reliable rain and snow.

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