The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved part of Ursa Resources' plan to drill inside the Battlement Mesa Planned Unit Development. Leslie Robinson, chair of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, tells KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh they're changing their tack.
Garfield County is at the epicenter of natural gas development and fracking. A new Colorado State University study looks at air toxins from early phases of well development. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Professor Jeff Collett about his results.
RFTA is one of the few transit agencies in the country to offer Bus Rapid Transit in a rural community. CEO Dan Blankenship talks to KDNK's January Jones about ridership numbers.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, July 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK, 76 South Second Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here or call 963-0139.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. Sanders handily won the Democratic caucus in Colorado and KDNK's Gavin Dahl asked local Bernie organizers about their experience with the campaign and what's next for them. Michael Gibson was field organizer for the 22 westernmost counties in the state. Alex Damaso was involved in outreach to Hispanic voters in Glenwood Springs.
Roaring Fork Valley residents will soon face dramatic changes to individual health insurance plans. Anthem will be the only provider left in 2017, and their rates are expected to go up by at least 25%. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to investment and insurance adviser Mark Devlin to learn more.
It might not be long before "No Smoking" signs appear on the sidewalks and in outdoor public spaces in Glenwood Springs. Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Carbondale has been named a Creative District by the state of Colorado. KDNK news director Gavin Dahl sat down with Amy Kimberly, executive director for Carbondale Arts, to learn more about the new distinction.
Ursa Resources’ latest plans for natural gas extraction include a well pad 700 feet from Parachute’s Grand Valley High School, which will test a state rule for the first time. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman take a look at this plan and the delay of a state hearing on drilling within the Battlement Mesa PUD. The COGCC's hearing will be held in August in Denver. Ursa will hold a community meeting about their drilling plans on Tuesday, July 12 at 6pm at the Grand Valley Fire Department in Parachute.
The Aspen Community Foundation has a new scholarship fund for local seniors attending in-state colleges. Deputy Director Valerie Carlin gave the details to KDNK’s January Jones. Applications are open until August 15th.