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CLEER, CORE Host Climate Summit Wednesday in Carbondale

Oct 22, 2019

Local clean energy groups CLEER and CORE host the Beyond the Strike Climate Forum Wednesday at 5 PM at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Stefan Johnson of CLEER to find out more.

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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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission recently released draft rules on oil and gas flowlines, mandated by SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report on changes the Garfield County Commissioners would like included in the final rules. 

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Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes, City Council member Rick Voorhees, and City Manager Deb Figuora asked the New Castle Town Council Tuesday to stand with other local municipalities opposing the expansion of the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry and to support Garfield County’s right to regulate the mine. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more from Tuesday night’s meeting.

Conservation Colorado Comes to Carbondale

Oct 14, 2019
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Conservation Colorado, a statewide environmental group, recently opened an office in Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with community organizer Erin Riccio, about why the group made the move.

Towns and businesses in the upper Roaring Fork Valley have made progress eliminating carbon emissions, but there’s more to do. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Mona Newton, director of the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, about CORE’s recent report.

Six-Point Bull Elk Poached in Moffat County

Oct 9, 2019
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Poachers who killed a bull elk in Game Management Unit 2 in Moffat County last month are still at-large. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has details from Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras.

Jordan Cove Project Decision Delayed

Oct 7, 2019
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 A key decision on the Jordan Cove Liquefied Natural Gas and Pipeline Project in Oregon has been pushed back. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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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.

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Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop and four other conservation groups recently won a lawsuit that will force the Bureau of Land Management back to the drawing board on local oil and gas drilling plans. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife begins testing deer for Chronic Wasting Disease in portions of the state during rifle season this year. It’s a part of the agency’s Chronic Wasting Disease Response Plan. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CPW's Travis Duncan to find out more.

Ross Montessori Students Reflect on Climate Change

Sep 24, 2019
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Over 100 people gathered in Sopris Park Friday for the Climate Strike, organized by 350 Roaring Fork. The event coordinated with other strikes around the world. Speakers included Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Arn Menconi, and local youth. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with students from Ross Montessori after the event.

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It’s back to square one for American National Bank in Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more from Thursday’s Glenwood Springs City Council meeting.

Prescribed Burns Planned for 4 Counties

Sep 19, 2019
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Prescribed burns are planned for this fall. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has the details.

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The state Air Quality Control Commission meets in Denver this week to begin the formal review process of new rules for limiting methane and ozone pollution from oil and gas operations in Colorado. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more, featuring Christine Berg, former mayor of Lafayette, CO and consultant for Moms Clean Air Force, Gwen Lachelt, La Plata County Commissioner and head of the Western Leaders Network, and Matt Garrington of the Environmental Defense Fund.

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Over 600 people filled the stands at the Rio Blanco Fairground on September 6 for the inaugural Meeker Mustang Makeover horse show and auction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more in this final installment of the series.

Equine Virus Peaks Statewide, New Cases in Garco

Sep 14, 2019
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Vesicular Stomatitis, a virus that causes blisters on the mouth, hooves, and other are horses and livestock, has reached its summer peak in Colorado. But, new cases have recently popped up, including in Garfield County. KDNKs Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with state veterinarian Dr. Keith Roehr to find out more.

Ghosts to Haunt Glenwood's Linwood Cemetery Next Month

Sep 13, 2019
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The Ghost Walk returns this year to the Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs after a year's hiatus. KDNKs Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Bill Kight, director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society, and Clara Miller, this year's organizer, to talk about the event and what revived it. Tickets go on sale October 1.

Climate Change Sparks Shift in Colorado River Management

Sep 9, 2019
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Water officials across the West are talking about a Grand Bargain that would change the 1922 Colorado River Compact. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Andy Mueller, director of the Colorado River Water Conservation District, to find out more about the deal. In this clip, he explains the Bargain’s background. 

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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.

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Garfield County Commissioners are joining and creating local government coalitions in response to SB-181. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on why the county is involved in more than one group and how some activists say the county does not represent all of the Western Slope.

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Planned Parenthood, with over 600 locations nationwide, withdrew from the Title Ten program Monday. Title X has provided federal funding for health care services for five decades. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Adrienne Mansanares, CXO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, to find out more about what the decision means. The conversation begins with a definition of Title X. 

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Andrew Romanoff, democratic candidate for US Senate in 2020, joined a group of citizens wednesday evening at Bonfire Coffee to talk policy priorities and politics. Primary topics included climate change, gun reform, and mental health. KDNK's Lucas Turner joined the crowd to learn more about this candidate.

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A local coalition is forming around how to address opioid addiction and substance abuse in our communities. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jarid Rollins of Midvalley Family Practice about this initiative. The first public meeting is on Wednesday, August 28 at Carbondale Library at 6pm.

Oil & gas-dependent economies could take a hit in the future as investors grow tired of losing money on fracking operations. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner interviews Justin Mikulka, a writer for DesmogBlog about overspending, investor woes, and a shortage of tier-one acreage.



The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association, founded in 1972, sports the legacy of stopping a ski resort from being developed in Marble and more recently ending the West Divide Project, two dams holding conditional water rights that would have flooded Redstone and other parts of the valley. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with John Armstrong, the organization’s president, about current issues of interest and upcoming opportunities for involvement. CVEPA's annual meeting, open to the public, is on August 24th at Propaganda Pies in Redstone at 5pm.

Downvalley Road Work Continues Through September

Aug 20, 2019
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The best thing to do with all the road work going on in Glenwood Springs and on Highway 82 is be patient and don’t run over the flaggers. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.


The Department of Homeland Security Wednesday issued the final Regulation on Public Charge that changes eligibility for legal immigration based on financial status, age, health issues, and other factors. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner spoke with Allison Neswood, a health care attorney with the Colorado Center for Law and Policy, to understand potential impacts of the new rule.

Mill Levy Increase on 2019 Ballot for Garco Libraries

Aug 15, 2019
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The Garfield County Library District is asking for a mill levy increase on the ballot this fall to keep funding local. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Executive Director Brett Lear to find out more.

BLM: Quarry Expansion Proposal "Complete"

Aug 14, 2019
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Rocky Mountain Resources came one step closer Monday to expanding the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry, north of Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.