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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. 

English In Action

English In Action hosts “Immigrant Voices,” a live storytelling event, at Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale Saturday. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Sarah Kelly, program director of English In Action, and Alya Howe the event’s curator to find out more.

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Debra Figeruoa, City Manager for Glenwood Springs, shared details on the city’s proposed 2020 budget last Wednesday. KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has the details.

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Heather McGregor from Glenwood Springs Citizens Alliance gave an update Wednesday on the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion south of Glenwood. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

 

 

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The Garfield County Library District is asking voters to decide on Proposition 6A next week. The initiative would raise property taxes within the District to provide permanent baseline funding for six libraries from Carbondale to Parachute. In the final story of our series, here’s more about the needs of the Silt and New Castle libraries.

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages hosts a fair trade craft fair next week at the Good Sheperd Lutheran Church in Glenwood. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with event coordinator Rachel Carcaterra to learn about the meaning of fair trade, and what products you might find at the four-day event.

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In part two of our series on the Garfield County Library District KDNK's Lucas Turner speaks with Amy Shipley and Kim Benson of Rifle and Parachute libraries. The story covers maintenance and technology needs at both library branches, district priorities, and opinions from residents in Rifle and Parachute.

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.

The Stuttering Foundation

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), stuttering is a speech disorder that affects roughly 3 million Americans. It happens most often in children aged 2 to 6 as they develop language skills. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with the President of The Stuttering Foundation Jane Fraser to learn more about this condition.

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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Last Tuesday Carbondale Trustees voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. The vote came after Carbondale residents John Hoffman and Rita Marsh presented a case for the proclamation. KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has more..

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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.

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Colorado legislators including Governor Jared Polis and Senator Cory Gardner have been using Leadership PACs to raise money outside of their campaign committees. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Sandra Fish, whose story on how Leadership PACs work and what they pay for was published in the Colorado Sun last week.

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Basalt Town Council and Carbondale trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion in Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Lucas Turner attended the Carbondale meeting.

Glenwood Springs mayor Pro-tem Shelley Kaup, Councilor Paula Stepp, and City Manager Debra Figueroa presented to Carbondale trustees prior to the vote.

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KDNK is partnering with the Community Opioid Treatment Strategy Coalition to produce a series of interviews that bring awareness to opioid use and addiction. This week Coalition Director Jarid Rollins speaks with Mary Mike Haley, clinical director of Aspire Recovery for Women in Carbondale. Jarid and Mary Mike discuss outpatient programs, how somatic experiences are used to treat underlying trauma, and the stigma many women face in seeking help for addiction.

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.

National Wildlife Federation Rocky Mountain Regional Center

Advocates of the 54 year-old Land and Water Conservation Fund are pushing Congress to pass a bill that would guarantee a permanent budget allocation. Lucas Turner spoke with Brian Kurzel from National Wildlife Federation's Rocky Mountain Regional Center about the fund and what a full budget allocation could mean for public lands.

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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