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Flight Highlights WRNF Roadless Areas

Flight Highlights WRNF Roadless Areas August 22, 2016
This summer, the Bureau of Land Management released an environmental impact statement that protects most of the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas leasing. But, the decision leaves about 46 square miles of roadless areas in the southern and western portions of the White River National Forest open to energy extraction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently joined Wilderness Workshop and Trout Unlimited on an EcoFlight over these areas to find out why these lands are just as important as the Thompson Divide. Learn more at EcoFlight.org.
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Sex Assault Survivor Speaks Out

August 25, 2016
Carbondale was the scene of two reported assaults on women this summer. Some residents are angry that Town Trustees have yet to discuss or implement new precautions. Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
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The Weekly News Brief

School Start Times Matter

August 25, 2016
School is back in session across the state, so KDNK news director Gavin Dahl got up early and called education reporter Ann Schimke to talk about her latest article in Chalkbeat Colorado on school start times for this week’s news brief.
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Habitat for Humanity Considers Basalt

August 24, 2016
As grades 1 through 12 head back to school Wednesday in the Roaring Fork School District, the board of education meets in Carbondale at Bridges High School. The meeting will include a presentation on the new Eastbank school in Glenwood Springs, a resolution on installation of a solar array at Glenwood Springs Elementary and an update on the school district’s strategic plan and key initiatives this school year from new superintendent Rob Stein. Also on the agenda is Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley's proposed development at Basalt High School. Gavin Dahl talks with Habitat president Scott Gilbert about the project.
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The Healthy Community Fund

August 23, 2016
KDNK’s Amy Barr featured Mitzi Ledingham, deputy director of Pitkin County Human Services, on her latest Get Connected program. They discussed the Healthy Community Fund. Get Connected airs the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK. Archives here.
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Tax Loophole is Bad Water Policy

August 19, 2016
ProPublica has discovered a tax loophole that allows ranchers in parts of the Colorado River Basin to get bigger tax write-offs the more water they use. Gavin Dahl speaks to Abrahm Lustgarten, senior reporter for ProPublica, about his article, “Gimme a Break! IRS Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-stricken West.”
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The Last Rodeo (for 2016)

The Last Rodeo (for 2016) August 18, 2016
August 18th was the final Carbondale Wild West Rodeo of the season at Gus Darien Arena. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has been producing rodeo moments weekly since CWWR opened in June. She produced this extended segment to wrap up the year.
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WW: Predator Control Makes No Sense

August 18, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to study the effect of mountain lions and black bear on mule deer in the Piceance Basin. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh found out, the agency might be contradicting itself.
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CPW Talks Predator Control at Rifle Mtg

August 18, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding public meetings around the state about its proposed Predator Control Study. The agency wants to hire USDA Wildlife Services to kill 5  -10 mountain lion and 10 - 15 black bear annually for the next 3 years on a portion of the Roan Plateau, north of Rifle. CPW says not enough mule deer fawns are surviving through the winter and wants to see if predation is a factor. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh attended a Rifle meeting on Tuesday, August 16, and talked to people in the audience about what they think of the proposal.
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KDNK Blues & BBQ

KDNK Blues & BBQ August 13, 2016
August 13 4-9:30 p.m.