Weekly News Brief

News Brief: Humans Training Bears for Trouble

Oct 19, 2019
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People are effectively training bears to get into trouble, and Colorado wildlife officials are sick of it. That’s the title of a story published in the Colorado Sun Thursday. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with co-author Erin McIntyre about new efforts to solve the problem.

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Good news for Garfield County came down earlier this month when a Federal Judge recommended halting one of two lawsuits filed by Rocky Mountain Resources, owner of the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry near Glenwood Springs. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh gets an update from Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Thomas Phippen.

News Brief: Study Shows Contrails Add to Global Warming

Jul 12, 2019
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Contrails from jets are a growing contributor to global warming. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with freelance environmental reporter Bob Berwyn about his recent piece for Inside Climate News, featuring a new study on contrails.

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A raft of so-called “message bills” are being introduced in Congress by the Frack Pack. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Jeremy Dillon, energy reporter for E & E News in Washington DC.

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Rifle resident Cody Christopher was found guilty of two counts of vehicular manslaughter Monday. Thomas Phippen, reporter for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, covered the trial and joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief.

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The Federal Communications Commission has finally ruled on whether or not Colorado’s orphan counties can watch Denver TV news. For this week's News Brief, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to Corey Hutchins, an instructor at Colorado College, who writes about the media for Columbia Journalism Review, to learn more.

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It's no surprise that Pitkin County has the highest rate of working people in the state who do not earn enough income to pay their bills. And, according to Colorado Department of Labor data, Garfield and Eagle counties are among those that come in second. These figures were presented to Pitkin County commissioners Tuesday. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh to find out more about something called the Self-Sufficiency Standard.

News Brief: Quarry Owner Has Never Operated a Mine

Apr 24, 2019
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Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry owner Rocky Mountain Resources has significant political ties as well as financial problems. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Colorado Sun reporter Jason Blevins about the company and implications for the future of the proposed quarry expansion.

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Jose Solis-Coyado was charged with sexual assault in Garfield County last fall. But, before he could be tried in the 9th Judicial District, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported him to Guatemala. Thomas Phippen has been covering the case for the Post Independent and joins KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh for this week's News Brief.

Weekly News Brief: Reimagining Gender in the West

Jan 11, 2019
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Liz Forster is a reporter for the Colorado Springs Gazette and for this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about her recent multi-media piece on women at Colorado’s San Juan Ranch. Here, Forster talks about her approach to the story.

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The Crystal Trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte plan was narrowly approved by Pitkin County Commissioners on Wednesday, Deceomber 19. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Scott Condon of The Aspen Times about what’s next. The approved plan is available for review here.

For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with M. John Fayhee, editor of the Roaring Fork Valley’s newest newspaper: The Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. The full interview with John is available here.

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The Glenwood Springs City Council is considering an Urban Renewal Authority to work with the Glenwood Springs Mall in West Glenwood. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Post Independent reporter Matthew Bennett for more. You can read Bennett's article and more by clicking here.

News Brief: Aspen Deaf Camp Suspends Operations

Nov 30, 2018


A 50-year old non-profit institution is closing its doors. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with Erica Robbie of the Aspen Times and Snowmass Sun about her story on the Aspen Deaf Camp for this week’s News Brief.

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Glenwood Springs is one step closer to building three whitewater recreation parks on the Colorado River. The City began working on the project in 2013. Challenges include new water rights and appeasing the opposition. Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism has been following the story and joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief.

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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.

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Thomas Phippen is the newest reporter for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. Here, he joins KDNK to introduce himself and talk briefly about some of the stories that he has published so far.

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Enrique Garcia Hernandez was arrested on Monday, October 15 by immigration officers at the Pitkin County Courthouse. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Jason Auslander of The Aspen Times.

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When Sandra Lopez entered sanctuary in October of 2017, local photojournalist Laurel Smith committed to document her story. For this week’s News Brief, she shares with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh about the experience. More information about the People’s Resolution is available here.

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Democrat Jovan Melton is being asked by his party to resign from his role as representative of Colorado’s 41st District. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by CPR’s Bente Birkeland.

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For the past few months, The Post Independent has explored the trend towards an older population in Garfield County. The Longevity Project concludes on Monday with a panel discussion at Morgridge Commons. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Post Independent editor John Stroud.

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Water officials statewide are worried about what is now an 18-year drought wreaking havoc on water supply and water use along the Colorado River.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about “demand management” and more from the August water meetings in Vail.

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The Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 acres in the North Fork Valley from the December oil and gas lease sale. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Dennis Webb, reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

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Freelance environmental journalist Bob Berwyn writes about the effects of and responses to climate change from Europe. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Bob about new research that suggests parts of Colorado are at increasing risk for intense rain-on-snow flooding events.

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A new report ranks economic inequality higher in the Roaring Fork Valley than anywhere else in the state. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article for the Aspen Daily News.

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Jerry Raehal, has resigned as CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Colorado Press Network, to become publisher for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Rifle Citizen Telegram. For this week’s newsbrief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Jerry about the position.

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Radio advertisements in Colorado Springs are encouraging voters to avoid signing ballot measure petitions. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with freelance data journalist Sandra Fish about her recent article for the Colorado Independent. Sandra's website is collecting political messages received by voters, compiling information about those messages and creating a database.

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Local media has been hard at work to keep the community informed about the Lake Christine Fire. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Carolyn Sackariason, reporter for the Aspen Times, about the three homes lost in the early hours of July 5.

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Today, June 18, is the recommended last day to mail primary ballots, although voters have until June 26th to vote in person or drop their ballots off at a 24-hour drop-off box.  KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Matthew Bennett, one of the newest reporters to join the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, about his recent coverage of the Third Congressional District race.

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Voters in November will decide whether Colorado should drastically change the way it draws political lines. This was the headline for a recent article from the Colorado Independent, a non-profit newsroom based out of Denver. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Corey Hutchins to learn more.

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