News Brief



News Brief: Luke Runyon on Western Water Shortages

Jul 20, 2021

Lake Powell is at its lowest level ever. The Federal government could declare a water shortage throughout the Colorado River Basin as soon as August.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with KUNC water reporter Luke Runyon to find out what this means.

News Brief: 8th St and C'dale Building Boom

Apr 16, 2021
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Carbondale Town Trustees have approved Plan A for 8th Street. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Raleigh Burleigh, editor of The Sopris Sun, about the plan... and the current construction boom in town.

News Brief: Writing About Michael Francisco's Arrest

Mar 5, 2021
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Reporter James Steindler recently wrote about the arrest of Carbondale resident Michael Francisco for the Sopris Sun. He joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief.

News Brief: Flatfoots Flummoxed by Aspen Gas Outage Case

Jan 28, 2021
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Law enforcement has been slow to identify a suspect or suspects who may have caused the Aspen natural gas outage in December. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jason Auslander who has been covering the story for the Aspen Times.

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Rocky Mountain Resources wants to keep core samples from hydrology tests at the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Post Independent reporter Thomas Phippen discuss the Pandora’s Box of issues that this presents.

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Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson was part of a group of county officials who attended meetings in Washington DC in March with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and a lobbyist for the Jordan Cove Project. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Parrish, whose story on the meeting and possible ethics violations was published in the Guardian US Edition last week.

News Brief: Man Shot by Police in Rifle

Aug 7, 2019
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A Rifle man died Monday after being shot by Rifle police. The Garfield County Coroner said Wednesday that two gunshot wounds to the chest caused the death. The two police officers are on administrative leave. For this week’s News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with KDNK News Director and Rifle resident Lucas Turner about what happened on Monday before the investigation began.

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Rocky Mountain Resources has filed two lawsuits against Garfield County, contesting the county’s notice of permit violations at the limestone quarry north of Glenwood Springs. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Thomas Phippen for an update.

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The Glenwood Springs City Council last week voted to hire private security for summer downtown events as a way of handling the homeless. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Matthew Bennett about his coverage of the council’s decision.

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For this week’s News Brief news director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Megan Tackett, the new staff writer at The Sopris Sun, Carbondale’s independent newspaper.

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Colorado gubernatorial candidates - Jared Polis, Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, and Noel Ginsburg - got together for the first time last week in Breckenridge. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Corey Hutchins, reporter for The Colorado Independent, about the meet and the elephant in the room.

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For this week’s News Brief, News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews environmental journalist Bob Berwyn on climate research. Berwyn’s photo essay, Mountains are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World, is available via Pacific Standard. His article about the Fraser River diversion is available at projectearth.us.

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Carbondale native Raleigh Burleigh is KDNK’s News Director. He joins reporter Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief to talk about local issues, the challenges he’s facing being new to the job, and future focuses.

De Beque, Colorado

A natural gas leak has been discovered near a home in De Beque, west of Parachute, and no one knows exactly where it’s coming from. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb has been covering the story and joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief. Dennis Webb’s articles are at available at GJSentinel.com.