Mark Duggan

The two defendants, Richard Miller, 24, and Allison Marcus, 23, will plead guilty to one count of Setting Fire to Woods or Prairie. In exchange, the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s office dropped three felony charges and reduced the remaining charge to a misdemeanor.

Helping Men Seek and Get Mental Health Care

May 22, 2019
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Mental health for men is the focus of this year's Let's Talk Colorado Campaign. It's a coalition of more than 20 health organizations with this year's emphasis on the unique challenges men face with mental health. Mark Duggan takes a closer look.

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Highway crews continue to remove large boulders and fix road damage. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, travelers should expect periodic short closures of the interstate through the weekend.

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One of the oldest captive Golden Eagles in the world, well-known to Aspen Center for Environmental Studies visitors, passed away recently. KDNK spoke with Naturalist Director Jim Kravitz, who was the bird's handler for many years, about working with her.

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The road to Maroon Lake is slowly being cleared of snow after a record number of avalanches last winter. Forest service officials say the area around the popular recreation area will look a little different than last year, when snowfall was at historically-low levels. Mark Duggan reports.

The Dark Skies of Dinosaur National Monument

May 10, 2019
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Miles from any metropolitan areas, the region around the monument is one of the darkest places in the lower 48 states. Now it’s been officially recognized for its lack of light pollution by the International Dark Sky Association. Mark Duggan spoke with Sonya Popelka, who oversees the night sky viewing programs at Dinosaur, about the designation.

What to Watch for as Bee Season Arrives

Apr 30, 2019
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Bee season is here. Newly awake, they're browsing for pollen and starting to swarm. We talk to a local beekeeper about how to ensure that local populations of bees - and other pollinators - stay healthy.

Mark Duggan

A controlled fire near 749 Hooks Spur Road west of Willits went out of control briefly Thursday and burned about a half-acre of open space. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, and there were no injuries or damage to structures.

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Colorado lawmakers are giving the nod to a bill that requires all drivers to carry chains or snow tires - or have all-wheel or four-wheel drive - if they're traveling the interstate between Dotsero and Morrison from September to June.

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Here's the latest election results as of 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2:

Red Flag Bill Close to a Vote

Mar 27, 2019
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A controversial measure that would temporarily seize weapons from people deemed a risk could get its final vote in the state Senate any day, putting it on the path to for Governor Jared Polis to sign it. Mark Duggan reports.

Colorado Introduces New State Logo

Mar 27, 2019
Scott Franz

The new logo, complete with mountains, an evergreen tree and the letter C centering the state flag, replaces one that was introduced in 2013.

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The Colorado River Water Conservation District is facing some funding problems but hopes a recent successful effort by Colorado Mountain College to free up tax money will also benefit them. To dive deeper into a slightly murky issue, Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism joins Mark Duggan for this week's KDNK News Brief.

The area around Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Silt was once 'Teddy Roosevelt country.' A century after his death, he's still remembered as a larger-than-life figure - in both American history and that of Western Colorado.

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Recently, a group of about 30 parents and educators met in the lunchroom at Sopris Elementary School in Glenwood Springs to plot out the future of the school. The "Future of SES" initiative, as it's known, is meant to build on the school's existing merits. Mark Duggan reports.

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Updated at 10:00 PM Tuesday - The Colorado Department of Transportation
has reopened Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon in both directions. Two eastbound lanes are open, and one westbound lane. 

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The Naturalist Nights speaker series continues this week with retired biologist Van Graham talking about the latest research on sandhill cranes. The birds were listed as a Colorado endangered species in 1973. Graham began working with the cranes while in Steamboat Springs, which is where the core population of Colorado’s nesting and staging cranes is located. KDNK's Mark Duggan talked to Graham about what Naturalist Nights attendees can expect to learn at his presentation.

Mark Duggan

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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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.

Your News, Your Community was a special live broadcast on Saturday, October 13th, featuring (back row) Will Grandbois of The Sopris Sun, Mark Duggan of KBUT, Caroline Fry of Colorado Common Cause, Paul Larmer of High Country News, Samuel Bernal of Radio La Tricolor, Gavin Dahl of KDNK, and (front row) Raleigh Burleigh of KDNK, John Stroud of The Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Amy Hadden Marsh of KDNK, and Niki Turner of The Rio Blanco Herald Times. Thanks to Steve Skinner for sound engineering the live broadcast and taking this picture.