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A new study shows that the proposed Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion threatens wildlife, plants, and bird species. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Kathleen Shannon

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS

CH2M Hill

Things aren’t going so well for the Jordan Cove LNG and pipeline project in Oregon. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.



  Colorado State University and Garfield County are partnering to create a new 12,000 square-foot 'education center' in Rifle. The two-story building will feature a shooting range, and spaces for the community and 4H members to explore woodworking, metal fabrication, cooking, gardening, quilting, sewing, robotics, and more.


Tony Eitzel

State lawmakers resume a debate this week on a bill to end the death penalty. As KDNK’s Scott Franz reports, talks in the House will likely be more heated than they were in the Senate..

Debbie Wilde is the executive director of Valley Life for All, and a community organizer who has been leading efforts to tackle homelessness, and establish a detox center in Glenwood Springs. She came into KDNK to speak with Jarid Rollins, director of the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition.

Aspen Fire Department

Fire officials in Aspen believe an explosion and subsequent fire Sunday morning was caused by a natural gas meter damaged by falling ice and snow. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

Deadly Conditions in Colorado Back-Country

Feb 18, 2020

Back-country recreation near Vail and Aspen took a toll over the weekend. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

The Bureau of Land Management is considering changes to agency land-use planning, which could eliminate National Environmental Policy Act requirements from long-term planning regulations. There has been no formal announcement of a new rulemaking, but KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop attorney Peter Hart about what these kinds of changes would mean for public lands protection.

The Sopris Sun

Carbondale’s weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun celebrates it’s 11th birthday today. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more.

The Town of Carbondale will be seeking public input on three major projects in the next few months. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more...

The Wait is Over: 27th Street Bridge Opens in Glenwood

Feb 13, 2020
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The 27th Street traffic and pedestrian bridges in Glenwood Springs are officially open. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report from Wednesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Wilderness Workshop Weighs In on Proposed NEPA Changes

Feb 12, 2020
Tim Wolf

Peter Hart is staff attorney for Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop, a public lands watchdog group whose work largely depends on the National Environmental Policy Act. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him about this week’s Denver NEPA hearings and what’s at stake if the proposed revisions to the Act are approved.

Counting every person in the United States is no small task, which is why the Census Bureau is hiring nearly half a million people. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Daniel Barr, area census office manager for Northern Colorado to learn more about census-related job openings in Garfield County.

Erik Hersman

Presidential Primary ballots for Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin County residents go out in the mail today. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more details.

What is an Accident Alert?

Feb 8, 2020

Colorado State Patrol’s Accident Alert system allows state and local law enforcement to respond to priority situations at peak times. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh explains.


  In a letter sent to Colorado Oil and Gas Commission director Jeff Robins Thursday, activist group Colorado Rising for Communities and sister group Colorado Rising asked for clarification on the agency’s recent statement to the press. In the statement, the COGCC said it would not enforce penalties against oil and gas operators who failed to file over 50,000 required monthly well reports from 2016 through 2018.

Locals Protest US Senate Acquittal of President Trump

Feb 6, 2020
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More than 200 anti-Trump or “Reject the Cover Up" protests were organized around the nation Wednesday afternoon after President Trump’s impeachment trial ended with acquittal. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with a handful of protesters at the intersection of Highways 82 and 133 outside Carbondale.

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand access to telemedicine through Colorado's community health centers, which provide care for 27% of the state's Medicaid clients

Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner delivered remarks on Impeachment Wednesday. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

St. George Community Kitchen

In 1992, Leadville residents started a community kitchen at the Saint George Episcopal Church. 30 years later, they want to expand their mission by renovating the kitchen. On Thursday, they’ll host a concert featuring folk duo Story Hill to raise money for the project. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Amy Frykholm a community meal supervisor, about the fundraiser, and what the proposed renovation could mean for food access in Lake County.

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Carbondale Arts unveiled its strategic plan Monday after a year of work. It includes a revised mission statement, marketing and financial strategies, and clarification on the role of the Carbondale Creative District within Carbondale Arts. Executive Director Amy Kimberly says the new plan provides clarity and direction.

Jordan Cove LNG Project Still Not Approval-Ready

Feb 4, 2020
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The Jordan Cove Energy Project has undergone permit approvals and denials lately. The project plans to export western US natural gas to Asian markets but has not yet been approved by the state of Oregon or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag for an update.

Utah Plans Water Pipeline from Lake Powell

Feb 3, 2020
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The Trump administration has fast-tracked one of the largest new water projects on the Colorado River. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

On Tuesday, Carbondale Trustees reviewed an update on the rollout of the town's new trash & recycling service. Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman and Mountain Waste & Recycling District Manager Mike Hinkley presented the report. So far complaints are low, and the landfill diversion rate is up, but Trustees could still make changes. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

Colorado Realtor's Association

The average cost of a single-family home in Carbondale rose more than 15 percent from 2018 to 2019, topping one-million dollars. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more on housing statistics, and how Carbondale Trustees, staff, and citizen volunteers are responding to the shortage of affordable options.

Doomsday Clock Closest to Midnight in 75 Years

Jan 28, 2020

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the hands on the Doomsday Clock closer to midnight. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

City of Glenwood Springs

To continue our series on citizen engagement, KDNK’s Lucas Turner speaks with Mayor of Glenwood Springs Jonathan Godes about how to effectively communicate with elected officials, good and bad effects of social media, and the crucial role citizens play in opposing the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion.

Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Colorado over the next 10 years.