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Early season snowfall means good news for resorts and winter recreation enthusiasts, but it’s not all sunshine and powder days. October storms in Colorado mean increased avalanche risk throughout the state. KDNKs Lucas Turner spoke to the Director of Forest Service National Avalanche center Karl Birkeland to find out more.

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At the regular council meeting last week Carbondale’s Trustees approved a Major Site Plan Review and Conditional use permit for a lot just north of the roundabout on Highway 133, between Main Street and Colorado Avenue. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more…

 

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More than half of a standing-room-only crowd at Tuesday’s state Air Quality Control Commission hearing in Rifle commented on proposed methane emissions restrictions for oil and gas operations in Colorado. Forty-six out of 60 comments favored the restrictions. Here’s more on what residents from across the Western Slope had to say.

Carbondale Trustees voted Tuesday night to adopt the Town’s 2020 budget. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Town Manager Jay Harrington and Finance Manager Renae Gustine to get more information.

Students from Aspen to New Castle gathered at Third Street Center for the Third Annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. KDNKs Amy Hadden Marsh and Lucas Turner were at the event, and have the details.

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Every Friday from 9 am till noon, Eagle County staffers visit the Roaring Fork Valley to meet with residents at the El Jebel Community Center. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Eagle County Manager Jeff Shroll and Communications Director Justin Patrick to learn more about “Roaring Fork Fridays.”

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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.  

Today was the third annual Healthy Rivers Youth Water Summit. Students from six local schools met at Third Street Center in Carbondale to share presentations on topics like Health of the Roaring Fork River, Impacts of Snowmaking, Hydro Power, Grey-Water Use and more. Sarah Johnson is the director of the Youth Water Leadership Program, the group that organizes the event. She spoke about what makes this year’s summit stand out.

Colorado Department of Agriculture

The Colorado Department of Agriculture annually publishes the Colorado Food and Agriculture Gift Guide, an online directory about products made in the state. KDNKs Lucas Turner spoke with Colorado Agriculture marketing specialist Wendy White to find out more.

For the last 4 years, a group called Carbondale Homeless Assistance has been making efforts to help the homeless population in the area. Lynn Kirchner started the group and took some time to tell KDNK about their approach.

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  As part of our series on opioid addiction and treatment, Jarid Rollins, director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition sat down with Janelle Duhon of Recovery Resources to talk about detox, family support, and treatment for those struggling with addiction.

 

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.

Americas Chamber of Commerce

The Roaring Fork and Colorado River Valleys have a new chamber of commerce seeking to integrate and empower Spanish-speaking residents. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh met Americas Chamber of Commerce President and Founder Paulina Navas, Executive Director John Lopez and Vicepresident Susana Salamun.

Quarry Expansion Fight Goes Public

Nov 22, 2019
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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.

Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners voted Monday to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21, joining other counties and municipalities in the state.

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.

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  This week US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner, and 37 other Senators asked the House and Senate Appropriations Committee for increased election security funding ahead of the 2020 election. This action comes after the Colorado County Clerks Association, which represents all 64 counties in the state, sent a letter urging the Senate to increase funding to address ‘critical vulnerabilities’ in election systems.

 

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.

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Next year in addition to elections, there will be political conventions. You can be a delegate to those conventions. KDNK’s Tactile Traveler reporter Nick Isenberg explains how.

KDNK Board Candidate John Henderson

Nov 11, 2019
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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
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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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