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Sounds of the High Country

Sounds of the High Country: Motorhead's Dilemma

Sounds of the High Country: Motorhead's Dilemma July 29, 2014

For most people, going out for a hike first requires some amount of driving, which can feel like a Catch-22 for the conservation-minded. In the current issue of environmental magazine High Country News, Craig Childs explores the conflict in his story “Motorheads Gone Wild”. On this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with the magazine, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talked to Childs about the dilemma of the ecological off-roader. You can read Craig Childs’ “Motorheads Gone Wild” at hcn.org. Also find past editions of this podcast at KDNK.org or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.

Photo courtesy of Ace Kvale.


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The Weekly News Brief

Update on El Jebel Shooting

July 28, 2014

On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon about the El Jebel homicide.


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Crime & Cops

Nighttime Seatbelt Enforcement Week

July 24, 2014
This week motorists may see more Colorado State Patrol troopers on the roadways at night. On Monday, the annual nighttime Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement week began and runs through Sunday, July 27th.
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Connecting the Drops

Connecting the Drops: Colorado's Water Plan

Connecting the Drops: Colorado's Water Plan July 21, 2014
It's been over a year since Gov. Hickenlooper issued an executive order calling for the creation of a state water plan. It won't be a legal document, but the plan is expected to make recommendations that will guide future water planning and funding decisions. The process is well underway with a deadline to deliver a draft plan by this December. As part of our radio series "Connecting the Drops" in partnership with Rocky Mountain Community Radio, Sam Fuqua brings us this update on the Colorado Water Plan.
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The Weekly News Brief

Oil and Gas Ballot Measures with KUNC reporter Grace Hood

July 18, 2014
On today’s news brief, KDNK’s January Jones speaks with reporter Grace Hood of KUNC for an inside look at the oil and gas related ballot initiatives voters may see in November.
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Crime & Cops

El Jebel Double Homicide Suspect in Custody

July 14, 2014
Two El Jebel residents were shot and killed late Saturday night, resulting in a brief manhunt in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Eric Skalac has more.
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The Weekly News Brief

Carbondale Town Trustees Approve CMED for MMJ

July 11, 2014
In this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to our new News Director January Jones about local dispensary CMED’s public hearing at the town trustees meeting.
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Town Trustees Debate Local Ownership Rules for Marijuana Businesses

July 11, 2014
Last week retail marijuana sales began in Washington, making it the second state to have both medical and retail marijuana sales. Here in Colorado, many communities like Carbondale are still grappling with managing and regulating these business. These very issues filled the agenda of the Town Trustees meeting on July 8th. KDNK’s January Jones reports.
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Connecting the Drops

Post-flood planning in Boulder County

Post-flood planning in Boulder County July 9, 2014
The historic September 2013 flood reshaped waterways across Colorado’s northern Front Range, making major changes to both the manmade and natural environments.  Over the past ten months, homeowners, planners and policy makers have grappled with difficult decisions over where and how to rebuild…and when to let Mother Nature take her new course.  As part of Connecting The Drops—our series on Colorado water issues—Sam Fuqua reports on the rebuilding process in one of the hardest hit counties.
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Wildfires

Storm King memorial well attended

Storm King memorial well attended July 8, 2014
The Storm King 14 Memorial attracted quite a crowd on Sunday with speakers from the Southern Ute Nation, Federal agencies, the City of Glenwood Springs and more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was there and has this report.
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