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At least 19 people have died in tribal jails overseen by the federal government since 2016, according to an investigation by NPR and the Mountain West News Bureau. As part of our ongoing coverage of mistreatment of inmates on reservations, the bureau is highlighting some of the victims and the circumstances around their deaths, which reflect decades of mismanagement, neglect and poor training.

Water projects in the mountain west could soon be awash in cash, should congress act on President Biden’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package. KDNK’s Morgan Neely has more.

Voces Unidas Gives 500+ Shots at Vaccine Equity Clinic

Apr 19, 2021
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A local Latino advocacy group vaccinated hundreds of mostly-Latino people at its COVID-19 clinic in Glenwood Springs earlier this month. KDNK reports on the group’s outreach strategies and why they work.

Marble Navigates ATV Over-Use

Apr 7, 2021
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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.

Marble Braces for ATV Season

Mar 31, 2021
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.

Fighting Noxious Weeds Needs a Multi-Pronged Approach

Mar 26, 2021
Steve Anthony

April and May is the time to get on top of your weed management plan. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports on local efforts to reduce weeds without using chemicals.

Stay Free Colorado Stands Up for Individual Sovereignty

Feb 10, 2021
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KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with two members of Stay Free Colorado who’ve been with the group since its beginnings. SFC organized a rally in Glenwood Springs on January 30 that drew elected officials, phyicians, and over 100 people.

Three known members of anti-government group the Oath Keepers were the first to be charged with conspiring to commit violence after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. 

But this group didn't start in Washington, D.C. or somewhere else on the East Coast. Rather, Elmer Stewart Rhodes created the Oath Keepers in Montana in 2009. 


Kathleen Shannon

The sport of Nordic skiing is having its heyday this winter. Its rise in popularity coupled with the burning down of a Fischer Sports factory means local retailers are struggling to keep up with increased demand for gear.


Wolf Reintroduction Passes by Narrow Margin

Nov 11, 2020
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Coloradans passed Proposition 114 on November 3, but by only a narrow margin. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon talks to someone on each side of the campaigning efforts about the results and their plans going forward.

Virtual Reality Comes to Carbondale Arts

Oct 26, 2020
Kathleen Shannon

In a series of demonstrations from Aspen to Basalt last week, local artists tried out a new medium: sculpting and painting in virtual reality. 

150 March in Carbondale for Women's Rights and More

Oct 21, 2020
Elise Jones

Carbondale marchers jonied thousands nationwide last weekend to protest the US Supreme Court nominee, promote favorite candidates, and more. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this story.

Garfield County Keeps Mail-In Ballots Secure

Oct 20, 2020

A study from the Pew Research Center shows that one-third of U.S. voters are not confident about how mail-in ballots are tallied. But, at a recent election judge training, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico said the County has checks and balances in place to ensure an accurate count.

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After defeating 5-term incumbent Scott Tipton in the Republican primary election earlier this year, Rifle resident and restaurant owner Lauren Boebert is now contending in the general election against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. Lauren recently spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about some of her priorities if elected to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Renee Ramgee

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.

New Rules at Carbondale Rec Center and Pool

Jun 26, 2020
Kathleen Shannon

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.


Goats Step In To Manage BLM's Sutey Ranch

May 28, 2020
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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.


"Safer at Home" at Fiore Salon

May 26, 2020
Kathleen Shannon

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.

Colorado Department of Agriculture

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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