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The Garfield County Library District is asking voters to decide on Proposition 6A next week. The initiative would raise property taxes within the District to provide permanent baseline funding for six libraries from Carbondale to Parachute. In the final story of our series, here’s more about the needs of the Silt and New Castle libraries.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages hosts a fair trade craft fair next week at the Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Glenwood. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with event coordinator Rachel Carcaterra to learn about the meaning of fair trade, and what products you might find at the four-day event.

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In part two of our series on the Garfield County Library District KDNK's Lucas Turner speaks with Amy Shipley and Kim Benson of Rifle and Parachute libraries. The story covers maintenance and technology needs at both library branches, district priorities, and opinions from residents in Rifle and Parachute.

The Stuttering Foundation

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), stuttering is a speech disorder that affects roughly 3 million Americans. It happens most often in children aged 2 to 6 as they develop language skills. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with the President of The Stuttering Foundation Jane Fraser to learn more about this condition.

Six-Point Bull Elk Poached in Moffat County

Oct 9, 2019
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Poachers who killed a bull elk in Game Management Unit 2 in Moffat County last month are still at-large. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has details from Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras.

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Last Tuesday Carbondale Trustees voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. The vote came after Carbondale residents John Hoffman and Rita Marsh presented a case for the proclamation. KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has more..

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Colorado legislators including Governor Jared Polis and Senator Cory Gardner have been using Leadership PACs to raise money outside of their campaign committees. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Sandra Fish, whose story on how Leadership PACs work and what they pay for was published in the Colorado Sun last week.

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Basalt Town Council and Carbondale trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion in Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Lucas Turner attended the Carbondale meeting.

Glenwood Springs mayor Pro-tem Shelley Kaup, Councilor Paula Stepp, and City Manager Debra Figueroa presented to Carbondale trustees prior to the vote.

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KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. This week Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Mary Mike Haley, clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women in Carbondale. Jarid and Mary Mike discuss outpatient programs, how somatic experiences are used to treat underlying trauma, and the stigma many women face in seeking help for addiction.

National Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center

Advocates of the 54 year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund are pushing Congress to pass a bill that would guarantee a permanent budget allocation. Lucas Turner spoke with Brian Kurzel from National Wildlife Federation's Rocky Mountain Regional Center about the fund and what a full budget allocation could mean for public lands.

A strike for Climate Action at Sopris Park tomorrow will feature speeches from students, local government officials, climate activists and more. The event is one of more than 800 actions across the country, ahead of next week’s UN Climate Summit in New York. Fred Malo, a volunteer for 350 Roaring Fork, is the primary organizer of the event.

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KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. In this interview, Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Griffin Jarzombek, Program Supervisor for the Outpatient Program at Jaywalker Lodge. Jarid and Griffin discuss myths about opioid abuse, Jaywalker's treatment approach, and life after recovery.

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The proposed road realignment project at the base of Red Hill road in Carbondale has been postponed until next spring. Carbondale's Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman gave us details on what the project will entail, why it was postponed, and where stakeholders can go for more information.

City of Rifle

Last Tuesday Rifle City council voted to support Glenwood Springs City Council by opposing the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion on BLM land outside of Glenwood. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner has this report.

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Electric school buses could become a reality in Colorado thanks to new funding sources, but local school districts say they need more information before moving forward. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

Sandy Wood

 

After 28 years as the voice of StarDate, Sandy Wood's 10,166th and final episode will air on Tuesday, July 16.

The drive behind a massive water development project in southwestern Utah, the Lake Powell Pipeline, shows no signs of slowing even after the Colorado River Basin states signed a new agreement this spring that could potentially force more conservation or cutbacks.

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Early next week, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission meets to begin implementing changes in accordance with SB 181, signed into law in April. COGCC Assistant Director Julie Murphy described the changes to come at a recent Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality / Quantity Committee meeting.

The Colorado River is short on water. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at a slate of proposed water projects in the river’s Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

The river and its tributaries provide water for 40 million people in the Southwest. For about the last 20 years, demand for water has outstripped the supply, causing its largest reservoirs to decline.

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KDNK seeks an experienced journalist, open to risk-taking and innovation, who will lead editorial decision making and digital content strategy. Are you ready to get to work amplifying local voices and evoking a strong sense of place? As News Director, you will produce daily broadcast news on deadline and lead investigative coverage to make meaningful impact.

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At the Colorado Creative Industries summit in Salida last week, Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District was honored with the Governor's Creative Leadership Award. After an extended ovation, she called Carbondale her muse and humbly shared the spotlight with staff members Laura Stover, Brian Colley, Staci Dickerson, Kat Rich, and Rachael Manning. She ended the speech by raising her fist and declaring, "Together, we are a force!"

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After a notable decline in the species' local presence, citizens of Carbondale seek to make the American Dipper its official town bird. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports...

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The former Steamboat Springs-based newspaper reporter is settling into his first year covering the Colorado Legislature. His reports are heard on KDNK and other member stations of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Franz about how he keeps up with the many bills that have been introduced this year. They also discussed the continued importance of local journalism and holding elected officials accountable.

The Andy Zanca Youth News Team interviews KDNK News Director Mark Duggan about his experience in radio and journalism and what he enjoys about community radio.

Democrats applauded as Gov. Jared Polis outlined his administration's priorities in his first State of the State Thursday. He touched on topics from full-day kindergarten funding to paid family leave and oil and gas development.

But the governor's address was criticized by Republicans for its lack of specifics on where all the money for his agenda will come from.

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Another major bridge rebuild is underway in Glenwood Springs. Work on the 27th Street Bridge, also known as the "Sunlight Bridge," began January 2. Traffic delays around the project are expected to last most of the year. The bridge, which carries more than 14,000 vehicles a day, is one of the lowest-rated in the state. But that doesn't make it unsafe, according to Jessica Bowser, an Assistant City Engineer with Glenwood Springs and Project Manager for the bridge replacement. KDNK's Mark Duggan spoke to Bowser about expected delays and why the bridge gets a poor rating.

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