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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.

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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.

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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.

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A statewide network of parents advocating for Colorado’s outdoor quality of life will testify tomorrow at the Air Quality Control Commission meeting in support of the proposed Zero Emission Vehicle program. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Colorado Moms Know Best “Head Mom” Jen Clanahan to learn more.

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Shake-ups in the US Interior Department and the Bureau of Land Management could have far-reaching effects on public lands in Colorado and the West. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Chris Saeger, director of the Western Values Project, a public lands watchdog group based in Montana, to talk about some of the issues.

In Part Two of a conversation with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the 2020 Census, Phillip Supino, long-range planner for the City of Aspen, talks about "address canvassing" and gives an update on the controversial citizenship question.

Lake Christine Road Closed to Vehicles in Wake of Flood

Aug 8, 2019
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Recent flooding and debris flow from the Lake Christine burn scar caused evacuations in Basalt. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is involved in clean-up. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Matt Yamashita, CPW Area Wildlife Manager, to find out more.

News Brief: Man Shot by Police in Rifle

Aug 7, 2019
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A Rifle man died Monday after being shot by Rifle police. The Garfield County Coroner said Wednesday that two gunshot wounds to the chest caused the death. The two police officers are on administrative leave. For this week’s News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with KDNK News Director and Rifle resident Lucas Turner about what happened on Monday before the investigation began.

Census 2020: Colorado Could Pick Up a Congressional Seat

Aug 7, 2019

The 2020 Census is coming up and counties across the state are already preparing. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Phillip Supino, long-range planner for the City of Aspen, who is working in the Roaring Fork Valley for the Complete Count Committee. Here he talks about how the census could add a new Congressional seat in Colorado.

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Garfield County Commissioners recently agreed to join county governments within the Piceance Basin to write up Basin-wide rules for state oil and gas regulations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Small Fire South of Rifle Benefits Ecosystem

Jul 31, 2019
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US Forest Service officials are monitoring a lightning-caused wildfire near the headwaters of Middle Mamm Creek. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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Rocky Mountain Resources has filed two lawsuits against Garfield County, contesting the county’s notice of permit violations at the limestone quarry north of Glenwood Springs. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Thomas Phippen for an update.

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The Glenwood Springs Planning and Zoning Commission made a decision Tuesday night to deny ANB Bank’s application to build a branch in the 900 block of Grand Avenue. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

 


For 27 years, Fred “Lightning Heart” Haberlein began every Mountain Fair with a blessing. Though he found a true place in front of that microphone every year, it was not a bully pulpit. It was a place for him to serve our community by gently reminding us of quiet and eternal truths. His words were clear and his intent was positive, just as the Mountain Fair itself is. Sadly, Fred passed away in the spring of 2018. Please enjoy these Lightning Heart blessings from four different Mountain Fairs past.

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The Glenwood Springs City Council last week voted to hire private security for summer downtown events as a way of handling the homeless. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Matthew Bennett about his coverage of the council’s decision.

Internet service in Redstone and Old Snowmass went live on July 1st. It’s Phase 1 of Pitkin County’s effort to provide broadband to underserved areas throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kara Silbernagel, County Policy and Projects Manager, to find out more.

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Assistant Interior Secretary Joe Balash announced Tuesday in a conference call that the Bureau of Land Management HQ is moving to Grand Junction. But, critics say details about the move are unclear. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Vigilers in Glenwood Springs joined hundreds of events around the US and in Canada Friday night to protest immigration detention centers and President Trump’s call for Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry Expansion: Round Three

Jul 13, 2019
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Rocky Mountain Resources’s limestone quarry expansion proposal headed to the Bureau of Land Management Friday for a third round. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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.

Glenwood Group Target of Smear Campaign

Jul 11, 2019

The Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance won’t back down after members received a mysterious mailer this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about what some are calling a smear campaign against the group that’s fighting the proposed limestone quarry near Glenwood.

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Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag was awarded attorney fees by the Colorado Court of Appeals after being sued by oil and gas company SG Interests for his comment on a Post Independent article. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Pete about his victory and anti-SLAPP legislation that went into effect on July 1st.

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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.

Garco Commissioners Support Jordan Cove

Jul 3, 2019
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Garfield County Commissioners have not backed down on their support for the proposed Jordan Cove Liquified Natural Gas Plant in Coos Bay, Oregon. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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