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Glenwood Springs City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to financially support the Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance's efforts to fight the proposed quarry expansion. And, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, some of the money came from personal funds.

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 Kevin Warner started his new job as head of the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest on Monday. He began his career in 2001 as a summer intern on the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness Area. He’s worked on national forests in Alaska and Arizona, and for the past four years, in the Glenwood Springs headquarters of the White River National Forest. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with him about his work.  

Norovirus Update from Garco Public Health

Nov 28, 2019

Schools in Grand Junction closed last week due to a suspected, highly contagious norovirus. Garfield County Public Health officials are monitoring the situation. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carrie Godes, county public health specialist, for an update.

Quarry Expansion Fight Goes Public

Nov 22, 2019
Jonathan Godes

A local campaign is underway to stop the proposed expansion of the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry, north of Glenwood Springs. But, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the issue is fraught with complications.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Event on Saturday

Nov 21, 2019

The Suicide Prevention Coalition of Garfield County, SpeakUp ReachOut, and the Colorado chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention host a special event on Saturday for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Mason Hotstadt, chair of the county’s Suicide Prevention Coalition, about how grieving suicide is unique. Click on the headline for more info and hotline numbers.

Glenwood Springs "At War" Against Quarry Expansion

Nov 18, 2019
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The City of Glenwood Springs officially took a stand Friday against the proposed expansion of the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

KDNK Board Candidate Adele Craft

Nov 14, 2019
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Adele Craft is one of five candidates for the KDNK Board of Directors. Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with her to find out why she’s in the race. You can find the interviews at KDNK dot org. Ballots must be returned to the station by end-of-day November 25.

Garco Commissioners Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

Nov 14, 2019
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A ballot initiative is in the works to restore grey wolves to Colorado. But, Garfield County Commissioners recently joined other West Slope counties in opposition to the proposal. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

KDNK Board Candidate Aly Sanguilly

Nov 14, 2019
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Aly Sanguilly is one of five candidates for the KDNK Board of Directors. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with her to find out why she’s in the race. You can find the interviews at KDNK dot org. Ballots must be returned to the station by end-of-day November 25.

KDNK Board Candidate Mac Scott

Nov 12, 2019
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KDNK members will elect new board members this month. (Ballots must be returned to KDNK by end-of-day November 25.) Three seats are open. Five candidates are running. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Mac Scott to find out why he’s in the race.

KDNK Board Candidate John Henderson

Nov 11, 2019
Gavin Dahl

KDNK Board elections are coming up at the annual meeting on November 18. Three seats are open. Five candidates are running. For our series of candidate interviews, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with John Henderson to find out why he’s in the race.

KDNK Board Candidate Jonathan Stokely

Nov 9, 2019
Erin Galbreath

KDNK Board of Director elections are coming up at the annual membership meeting on November 18.  Three seats are open. Five candidates are running. For the first in our series of candidate interviews, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Jonathan Stokely to find out why he’s in the race.

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Climate change can elicit strong emotions like anger, fear, and grief. And, Aspen therapist Emily Supino wants to help. She’s offering free group sessions open to anyone, beginning next week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Supino to get the details. 

Garco Library District Asks Voters for Secure Funding

Oct 29, 2019
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The Garfield County Library District is asking voters to decide on Proposition 6A in November. The initiative would raise property taxes within the District to provide permanent baseline funding for six libraries from Carbondale to Parachute. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about the needs of the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs branches.

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.

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