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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
Bob Berwyn

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
Julie Albrecht

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.

It's late May in Wyoming. It snowed last night, and more snow is predicted. That's why it's good that Big Piney Rancher Chad Espenscheid is behind the wheel of the truck. The roads are sloppy and Middle Piney Creek is running high.

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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.

CORE Act Closer to Congressional Approval

Jun 27, 2019
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The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy Act (CORE) was one of two public lands bills approved by the House Natural Resources Committee in Washington DC yesterday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, director of Carbondale's Wilderness Workshop, who was part of a Colorado contingent that traveled to the nation's capital last week to lobby for the bill.

Big KDNK Program Changes

Jun 27, 2019
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Mark your KDNK calendar for July 1. That's when big changes are coming to what you'll hear and when you'll hear it. KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl and Program Director Raleigh Burleigh have an in-depth explanation.

Hikers Experience What's at Stake if Quarry Grows

Jun 21, 2019
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Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance and Wilderness Workshop recently hosted a hike up to the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry, north of Glenwood Springs, to show what’s at stake if the quarry is expanded. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this report.

Corey Hutchins

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.

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission held the first rulemaking hearings this week since Senate Bill 181 became law earlier this year. The outcome was disappointing for conservation groups. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

EverGreen ZeroWaste: Recycler of the Year

Jun 17, 2019
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The Roaring Fork Valley’s popular composting company EverGreen ZeroWaste was just named Recycler of the Year. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to the owners to learn more.

Musician Josh Rogan Returns to C'dale Rodeo Tonight

Jun 13, 2019
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Josh Rogan lives in Virginia now but he's back in the Roaring Fork Valley for a few gigs this week, including the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tonight. Here, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about playing the National Anthem in front of the rodeo crowd.  Tune in to KDNK's Express Yourself Friday, 6/14, for more from Josh Rogan.

Environmental group Wild Earth Guardians has approached Governor Polis and the First Gentleman about putting a stop to Colorado Parks and Wildlife Predator Management Plan. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why some think the Predator Plan is not a good idea. 

Meeker Mustang Makeover: Six Trainers, 100 Days

Jun 7, 2019
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A new event in Meeker hopes to bring attention to local wild horses and increase adoption rates for mustangs in Bureau of Land Management holding facilities.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about Day 1 of the Meeker Mustang Makeover.

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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.

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The Governor signed seven clean energy bills into law last week. One measure could help people who can't install solar panels, either because they rent or can't afford it, by allowing them to invest in community solar gardens. KDNK spoke with David Amster-Olszewski, CEO of Sunshare, about leveling the solar panel playing field.

Reviving Ophelia Still Relevant After 25 Years

Jun 4, 2019

The book Reviving Ophelia, first published in 1994, changed the national conversation about how American culture damages adolescent girls. Now, 25 years later, author Mary Pipher, PhD and her daughter Sara Pipher Gilliam have rewritten the book to reflect 21st century cultural impacts. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with the authors. In this clip, they talk about why the title of the book and its relevance 25 years later.

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Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser, in the Roaring Fork Valley Friday to participate in a panel discussion, stopped by the KDNK studios to talk about the Mueller Report, the state's defense of the Affordable Care Act, and what he learned while clerking for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

ANB Bank Elbows Out Seven Glenwood Springs Businesses

May 29, 2019
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ANB Bank recently informed business owners in the 900 block of Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs that they have until the end of the year to move out. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about what the City can do about it and what some residents have already done.

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Travelers will continue to experience significant delays on Highway 145 in southwest Colorado for at least a couple of weeks due to a rockfall that’s been dubbed a “once in a lifetime occurrence.” KOTO'S Cara Pallone has more.

Colorado River District Faces Fiscal Drought: Part 2

May 28, 2019
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The Colorado River District is in a fiscal drought. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with director Andy Mueller  about how money for the District – and water for three western states - is connected to Lake Powell levels.

Colorado River District Faces Fiscal Drought: Part 1

May 24, 2019
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The Colorado River Water Conservation District is a public agency that plans and creates water policy for the Colorado River Basin. Director Andy Mueller talked to KDNK recently about the district's work and why funding is drying up.

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At the Colorado Creative Industries summit in Salida last week, Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts and the Carbondale Creative District was honored with the Governor's Creative Leadership Award. After an extended ovation, she called Carbondale her muse and humbly shared the spotlight with staff members Laura Stover, Brian Colley, Staci Dickerson, Kat Rich, and Rachael Manning. She ended the speech by raising her fist and declaring, "Together, we are a force!"

The two defendants, Richard Miller, 24, and Allison Marcus, 23, will plead guilty to one count of Setting Fire to Woods or Prairie. In exchange, the 5th Judicial District Attorney’s office dropped three felony charges and reduced the remaining charge to a misdemeanor.


They recently formed a non-profit that aims to reduce light pollution and acquire designation as an International Dark Sky Community. Raleigh Burleigh interviewed organizer Aaron Watson among the sounds of Paonia's North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo. You will hear the North Fork Community Band performing in the background as well as the coal train.