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Friday marks the start of the 49th annual Mountain Fair in Carbondale. While most other events have been cancelled, the fair continues on with a number of special adaptations. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke to Carbondale Art’s Executive Director Amy Kimberly to find out more.

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When the Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1966, it was a major development for water management in the arid west. It would also transform Glen Canyon, sometimes described as America's "lost national park," into the second largest man-made reservoir in the country.

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The Carbondale Pool and Rec Center have both reopened this month, though there’s been some rearranging due to COVID-19. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon visited both facilities to learn more. Here's Community Center and Recreation Programs Manager Jessi Rochel.


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The BLM is trying a different land management method on its recently-acquired Sutey Ranch in Carbondale. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more on the story.


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Hair salons are now back in business under Colorado’s “Safer at Home” phase. Fiore Salon in Carbondale was closed for six weeks before reopening on May 4th and resuming operations at 50% capacity. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with co-owner Lauren Duncan about recent business.


A new report documents how the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's tilt toward extraction on public lands threatens wildlife and western sporting traditions.

Colorado House Speaker KC Becker took to Twitter on Monday to vent about the grim task she and other state lawmakers will face next month when they return to the Capitol to try and write a budget during the coronavirus pandemic.

Roaring Fork School district is now offering free, nutritious meals to children under 18. They can receive one breakfast and one lunch per day, regardless of or where they attend school or, household income status. Parents and legal guardians can pick up meals without children present. More information, including a schedule and a list of pickup locations, roaringforkschools.com

 

Gov. Jared Polis is defending his decision to issue a stay-at-home order during the coronavirus pandemic.

During a news conference Friday, he said state health officials told him that if he didn't take aggressive action to keep residents isolated from one another, COVID-19 could kill as many as 33,000 Coloradans by June 1.

The state of Colorado has launched a new relief fund and volunteer website to help residents who are being affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Residents can contribute and sign up to volunteer at www.helpcoloradonow.org.

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Congressman Scott Tipton has a new primary challenger from Rifle Colorado. Lauren Boebert is the owner of Shooter's Grill, where wait-staff openly carry guns during their shifts. She announced her campaign last week, saying that Congressman Tipton has failed to lead on conservative issues. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports.

Today was the third annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. Students from six local schools met at Third Street Center in Carbondale to share presentations on topics like Health of the Roaring Fork River, Impacts of Snowmaking, Hydro Power, Grey-Water Use and more. Sarah Johnson is the director of the Youth Water Leadership Program, the group that organizes the event. She spoke about what makes this year’s summit stand out.

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The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Food and Agriculture Gift Guide, an online directory about products made in the state. KDNKs Lucas Turner spoke with Colorado Agriculture marketing specialist Wendy White to find out more.

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  As part of our series on opioid addiction and treatment, Jarid Rollins, director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition sat down with Janelle Duhon of Recovery Resources to talk about detox, family support, and treatment for those struggling with addiction.

 

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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.

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  This week US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner, and 37 other Senators asked the House and Senate Appropriations Committee for increased election security funding ahead of the 2020 election. This action comes after the Colorado County Clerks Association, which represents all 64 counties in the state, sent a letter urging the Senate to increase funding to address ‘critical vulnerabilities’ in election systems.

 

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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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Next year in addition to elections, there will be political conventions. You can be a delegate to those conventions. KDNK’s Tactile Traveler reporter Nick Isenberg explains how.

English In Action

English In Action hosts “Immigrant Voices,” a live storytelling event, at Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale Saturday. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Sarah Kelly, program director of English In Action, and Alya Howe the event’s curator to find out more.

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Debra Figeruoa, City Manager for Glenwood Springs, shared details on the city’s proposed 2020 budget last Wednesday. KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has the details.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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. 

Pitkin County

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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