In the March 16th edition of High Country News, Jonathan Thompson writes about Farmington, New Mexico- an extreme example of a town that has locked fortunes with the oil and gas boom and bust cycles, for the last hundred years. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Thompson in this edition of Sounds of the High Country. You can read Jonathan Thompson’s High Country News article at hcn.org.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released long-awaited fracking rules. These new standards are supposed to improve safety and help protect groundwater on public and tribal lands. But, Earth Justice Denver attorney Mike Freeman said it’s a mixed bag. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
After losing a lease at 918 Grand Ave in Glenwood Springs two years ago, the Salvation Army's Roaring Fork Valley office has been camped out in cramped quarters in the basement of the Masonic Temple. But, on Thursday, the "Sally" opened a brand new - and permanent - home on 14th Street in Glenwood. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count data for Garfield County reflects the econmic hit families took during 2009- and the recovery is slow going. The number of people and children in poverity went up and the median income when down in the years between 2008 and 2012. KDNK's January Jones has this summary.
The Garfield County Library’s countywide Shop Locally, Support Libraries campaign is in full swing. Carbondale residents are encouraged to bring sales receipts from local shopping trips to the Carbondale library for a chance to win prizes. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why the program is also a winner for the library.
Basalt Middle School is blazing educational trails. At least that's what the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education says. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why.
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter John Stroud about the candidates and issues on Glenwood's municipal election ballot this year. Eye on Crime looks at the Basalt Police Department. Click here to find John Stroud's candidate profiles.
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, director of the ACLU of Colorado, will speak at the Thunder River Theatre on Friday March 20 at 7 PM. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the ACLU isn't the first time he's been involved in social justice issues.
Garfield County Public Health recently received a state wellness grant to take a look at cardiovascular disease, cancer, and pulmonary disease - the top three causes of death in Garfield County. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Colorado lawmakers are considering a new law that clarifies traction requirements for passenger vehicles on I-70 during the winter. KDNK’s January Jones has more.