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Curbing Gun Violence: Aspen Ideas Fest

Curbing Gun Violence: Aspen Ideas Fest June 30, 2016
Click here to listen to the full hour of "How Can We Move Forward to Curb Gun Violence?" from the Aspen Ideas Festival 2016. Hear the hope and struggle around gun violence in America with moderator CBS News Correspondent Michelle Miller as she speaks with with Nicole Hockley from Sandy Hook Promise, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Everytown for Gun Safety President John Feinblatt.

Local News

Pitkin County's 'Watershed Approach' to Broadband Infrastructure

June 29, 2016
Gavin Dahl speaks to Pitkin County management analyst Kara Silbernagel about their plan to invest $5 million in high speed Internet infrastructure, both fiber and fixed wireless, to serve rural parts of the county including Castle Creek, Maroon Creek, Redstone and Marble. Industry partners are needed as the county does not intend to become a public ISP.
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2016 Election

Gail Schwartz Takes on Tipton for CD3

June 29, 2016
Democrat Gail Schwartz, a two-term Colorado state senator, is running against Republican incumbent Scott Tipton in November for a seat in Congress, representing Colorado's 3rd district, which includes pretty much all of the West Slope. Schwartz has lived in western Colorado for 40 years, including in Aspen, where she developed some of the Roaring Fork Valley's first affordable housing. She was in Carbondale in June and stopped by KDNK to talk local issues with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh, Here, she discusses her "all-of-the-above" approach to energy development.  Click here to listen to the entire interview.
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Local News

Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Gun Violence

June 28, 2016
Aspen Ideas Fest is happening this week, bringing together 350 presenters in 200 sessions with nearly 3,000 attendees discussing topics from Brexit to healthcare to gun violence. KDNK's January Jones reports on a panel called "How Can We Move Forward Together to Reduce Gun Violence" featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, Nicole Hockley and John Feinblatt.
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Taxpayers for Common Sense on Coal

June 28, 2016
Jill Lancelot from Taxpayers for Common Sense attended a public hearing in Grand Junction last week about the federal coal program, led by the Bureau of Land Management. As Gavin Dahl reports, this is the first time BLM has reviewed the program in decades.
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Sounds of the High Country

Fantasy Over Facts on Climate Change

June 27, 2016
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series.
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The Weekly News Brief

Congressman Tipton's Opponents

June 24, 2016

For this week’s KDNK News Brief, Gavin Dahl speaks with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the 2016 Congressional race to represent Carbondale and the rest of the 3rd district in Washington DC. Primary ballots must be returned by Tuesday June 28th.


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Local News

Rep. Rankin Updates GWS Council

June 23, 2016
State legislators are making the rounds locally to update voters on what happened in the Colorado General Assembly this year. KDNK’s January Jones has this report.
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Vote for KDNK!

Vote for KDNK! June 23, 2016
We're excited to announce that our organization has been named a finalist in First Western Trust's #WealthIsAbout Grants Contest. This contest gives us a chance to win $7,000 for our organization. $7,000 would go a long way in helping us to continue the wonderful work we do for the community. Please, pass this along to friends, and support your community radio station. We need your help!

You can vote for us once each day until July 6th. To participate, vote for us here! Or follow First Western Trust on Facebook to get updates on the contest. As always, we appreciate your support of our organization and the work we do in the community.

2016 Election

Perspective: No on Amendment 69

June 22, 2016
Today KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks with Katherine Mulready, Vice President of Legislative Policy for the Colorado Hospital Association, about their opposition to ColoradoCare. Ballot initiative Amendment 69 seeks a new system of universal health coverage in Colorado.
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