Rocky Mountain Community Radio

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The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act would protect 400,000 acres of public lands across the state, including the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. It was introduced in Congress in 2019 but has yet to become law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with locals  who have worked on these issues for over a decade.

What Else is Shut In When Wells Aren't Producing?

Jan 6, 2021
Ray Bloxham/Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

With changing commodity prices and speculation, oil and gas wells on public lands aren’t always pumping. KZMU’s Justin Higginbottom investigates the lost zones in Utah, where wells are holding land from wilderness management, if not polluting. This story is part of a collaboration of Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network stations, reporting on fossil fuels.

Less Oil and Gas Revenue Means Fewer Funds for Utah Communities

Dec 16, 2020
Bill Rau

Revenue from oil and gas activities in Utah has not recovered. That means government grants and loans that rely on energy royalties have less to give … just when communities need it most. As part of a new Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration, reporting on the impacts of fossil fuels, KZMU's Justin Higginbottom looks at what Utah is funding and what it isn’t.

This past June, the West Elk Mine punched a mile of road and two drilling pads for methane venting into lands that conservation groups say should be roadless, according to federal policy. Mine operators, however, say their leases for a planned and approved expansion sit underneath the surface of the roadless lands and are not subject to the state's roadless rule. Chad Reich reports on the struggle taking place in the Gunnison National Forest. 


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Residents of Pavillion, WY found themselves participants of a fracking experiment. As the first in a series on the impacts of fossil fuels, coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition, KHOL’s Robyn Vincent spoke with a scientist whose research in Pavillion connects the dots between fracking and its impacts.

Raleigh Burleigh

Capitol Coverage is a project created by the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition (made up of 19 stations in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Wyoming) and managed by KUNC in Greeley. Reporter Scott Franz joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to talk about his second year covering the State Capitol on behalf of the stations who carry his coverage around Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop, promote and support the role of community radio stations through communication with and collaboration of member stations. We support our member stations by: 

●     Producing and distributing regional programming

●     Providing opportunities for the exchange of needs, ideas, and training

●     Sharing of resources to maximize the impact of community radio

●     Advancing the use of new technologies

The Environmental Protection Agency released an action plan Thursday regarding potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals have been detected in drinking water in Security, Widefield, and Fountain, among other locations across the country.

 


A Colorado Springs man has been living at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church for the past week to avoid deportation back to his home country of El Salvador.

Raleigh Burleigh

Rocky Mountain Community Radio has a new capitol reporter. News Director Raleigh Burleigh gave Scott Franz the opportunity to introduce himself to KDNK listeners at this week's conference.

Jeff Pope

One of the longtime leaders of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition's effort to produce Capitol Coverage just retired as the manager of KSJD Cortez. Jeff Pope has been a role model in our movement for the past decade. KDNK's Gavin Dahl called him up on his last day and started by asking him what he'll miss most. On behalf of all the listeners across the Rocky Mountains, we thank Jeff Pope for his dedication to public broadcasting, community access, and collaboration.