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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved Ursa Resources’ re-application for a permit to construct the “A” Pad with more than 20 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from Battlement Mesa homes. But, the company needs a variance to move forward. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dave Devanney , chairman of watchdog group Battlement Concerned Citizens, about what that means for Ursa and for residents.

Colorado lawmakers recently headed back to the state capitol for the annual legislative session. It’s the final session for term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper. Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland talked to Brian Eason of The Denver Post and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal to get their outlook on the coming months.

USDA

KDNK invites listeners to this Monday's Mindful Moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

The curator of the Salon series Alya Howe is joined by trumpeter Tim Fox, dancer Io, and USA Tango Champion Sean Ericson to describe the year's first Salon at the Launchpad.

Darcy Minter, Communications Director for the Western Folklife Center, talks about the 34th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada at the end of January. 

As Gov. John Hickenlooper delivered his final State of the State address, he received a warm reception from members in both parties. He highlighted some of his successes over his past seven years in office and outlined a broad agenda of what he’d like to see lawmakers accomplish in his last year before he leaves office because of term limits.

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Scott Tipton, Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District this week. Part 2 of their conversation features money for opioid abuse treatment, the status of Children's Health Plan Plus, federal enforcement of marijuana laws, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Dr. John Hausdoerffer is the dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. He co-edited a book with Gavin Van Horn titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place and opened this year’s Naturalist Nights series on January 3rd at the Third Street Center. Today’s show features a portion of his talk and readings from the book about wildness and renewal.

KDNK is proud to announce the arrival of a new weekly program: Everything Under The Sun featuring staff and guests of The Sopris Sun, Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper. In today's show editor Will Grandbois and reported Megan Tackett join KDNK news director Raleigh Burleigh to talk about the Carbondale Board of TrusteesFire Chief Ron Leach, and the Benjamin Weeks trial. The show will return every Thursday at 4pm.

Colorado lawmakers returned to the Capitol to begin work on a number of issues such as how to improve the state’s roadways. But amid the usual pomp and circumstance and speeches that usher in the four-month 2018 session, the cloud of sexual harassment allegations loomed large.

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KDNK Founder Lee Swidler on Valley Voices

Lee Swidler (aka Manny Goldberg), with the help of other Carbondalians and KOTO in Telluride , brought KDNK to the airwaves in April, 1983. Manny...er...Lee now lives in Costa Rica but was in the areathis week for a "Carbondale fix". Here, he talks about the origins of KDNK, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, and more. Thanks, Lee!

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