Water

GSMS Students Talk River Pollution

Jan 19, 2017

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

GSMS Students Discuss River Pollution

Jan 19, 2017

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers. 

GSMS Students Says Take Care of Our Rivers

Jan 18, 2017

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

GSMS Students Discuss How We Use Our Water

Jan 18, 2017

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

GSMS Students Say No to Water Pollution

Jan 18, 2017

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging listeners to protect the rivers.

Bente Birkeland

On today's local newscast, KBUT's Chad Reich reports that NASA and the USFS are teaming up on a new project called Snow-Ex to provide snowpack data to water managers to help prepare for flood and drought. Then,  Bente Birkeland on Gov. Hickenlooper's State of the State address yesterday. Plus,  Amy Hadden Marsh reports from the Garfield County BOCC meeting this week that some local residents are still unhappy about the County Road 106 right-of-way through Colorado Rocky Mountain School.  

Maeve Conran

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Brent Gardner-Smith

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Heather Dalton

Scientist Sarah Hawkins released a report for US Geological Survey in June that found the Mancos Shale formation of the Piceance Basin could contain 40 times more natural gas than previously estimated. Hawkins, based in Denver, made two presentations yesterday in Rifle, at the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in the morning and the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting, last night. Garfield County resident Doug Salg spoke during public comment at the EAB meeting, telling the industry to pack up and leave. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Gavin Dahl report.

Aspen High School Students Talk Water

Oct 18, 2016
Beth Wysong

Students from Aspen High School talk about their experiential education adventures Following the Fork and learning about water issues and applications.

Protect the Flows is a coalition of businesses committed to sustainable water practices and healthy rivers. On October 13th, they hosted the 2016 Business of Water gathering at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. News director Gavin Dahl spoke to Protect the Flows co-director Craig Mackey.  

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy is one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado. The 501c3 nonprofit was founded in 1996 so this year is their 20th anniversary. News director Gavin Dahl visited with Watershed Action Director Heather Lewin at their office in Basalt to learn about their 2016 Voters Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed, now available around the region.

Ryan Summerlin

On this week’s news brief our guest is Ryan Summerlin, reporter for the Post Independent. His recent article "Colorado River Faces Flood of Challenges" was a reportback on the Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction hosted by the Colorado River District. This year's keynote speaker was Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica, who KDNK interviewed last month about his series Killing the Colorado.

Members of the Acoma tribe are restoring wildlife habitat along the Rio Grande watershed this week. Eric Galatas reports.

Cdale Improves Raw Water Efficiency

Sep 22, 2016
Steve Skinner

Rivers and streams are not just for municipal and agricultural use; recreational and ecological values are now in the mix, like how much water is needed to maintain fisheries and to keep the river ecosystem intact? Parts of the Crystal River almost run dry in late summer due to diversions for agricultural use and to keep Carbondale's ditches running. So, the town is working on ways to become more efficient with its raw water use. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Connecting the Drops: Pricing Water

Sep 20, 2016
Maeve Conran

As part of our statewide series Connecting the Drops, KGNU's Maeve Conran takes a look at how water is priced and whether we’re paying enough.

 

Between August 26th and September 8th, Carbondale Police responded to 562 calls for service. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this week's Eye on Crime.

Colorado has one of the highest rates of opioid abuse in the country. State and federal officials are asking Congress for more money to expand public awareness and hire more healthcare workers. Bente Birkeland reports.

 

Roaring Fork Conservancy

On Friday morning's Nonprofit Spotlight, KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke with Christina Medved, Watershed Education director at the Roaring Fork Conservancy. The Conservancy is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and has an exciting list of events throughout September.  Christina says, "we consider partnering with KDNK an integral part of what we do. It's great to be involved with such a community-based organization."

Amy Hadden Marsh

Significant sacred sites were destroyed this past weekend on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation by construction workers on the Dakota Access pipeline. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh takes a look at the significance of the sites.


Thousands of people have gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp on the northeastern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, North Dakota to stop a pipeline that would carry crude oil underneath the Missouri River, east to Indiana. Over the weekend, a confrontation between protesters and private security guards from the pipeline company turned violent. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about his latest article. The "bathtub ring" in Lake Powell shows declines in water levels. Another drought could shut down hydropower production at Glen Canyon Dam, with widespread impacts.

ProPublica has discovered a tax loophole that allows ranchers in parts of the Colorado River Basin to get bigger tax write-offs the more water they use. On this week's news brief, Gavin Dahl speaks to Abrahm Lustgarten, senior reporter for ProPublica, about his article, “Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West.”

Thirsty Denver residents could get more of Grand County’s water because of a deal signed with Denver Water back in 2014. The Moffat Collection System would divert more water from the Fraser River through the Moffat Tunnel to Boulder County. The state approved a key permit in June, followed by a nod from Gov. Hickenlooper. But, in the current issue of High Country News, Sarah Tory writes about how the deal could be headed for a lawsuit. On Sounds of the High Country, Amy Hadden Marsh learns about the deal and the controversies. Tory begins with what Grand County agreed to.

Wrangling Wasted Water

Aug 5, 2016

For this week’s news brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism about enforcement of water diversions. 

Brent's article is called “Don’t Take More Than You Need: Wrangling Wasted Water on the Western Slope.”

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