Results from a 2015 Cattle Creek study by the Roaring Fork Conservancy are a mixed bag. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Chad Rudow, who is actively involved in the work. Click here to listen to more about how the results will be used and how the study is heading into its second year. Click here to read the report summary.
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl talks with Colorado Independent reporter Corey Hutchins about the statewide Board of Regents race. Election results this November could shift the power at the top of the Colorado's higher education system for the first time in 30 years. Click here for Corey Hutchins article in the Colorado Independent and find out all you need to know about the Board of Regents.
True Nature plans to construct Carbondale’s first kiva, a structure used by traditional Pueblo and Hopi peoples for spiritual ceremonies, on property adjacent to their existing yoga and meditation facilities. Eaden Shantay explained their goals for the new structure, which will feature earthen walls, geo-thermal heating, spa services and space for 30 yogis to practice. They hope to break ground in September and open by 2018.
Partners in Energy is a new program focused on energy efficiency and renewables, led by Xcel Energy and the Garfield Clean Energy collaborative. Alice Laird, executive director of CLEER, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, explains.
Thirsty Denver residents could get more of Grand County’s water because of a deal signed with Denver Water in 2014. The Moffat Collection System would divert more water from the Fraser River through the Moffat Tunnel to Boulder County. The state approved a key permit in June, followed by a nod from Gov. Hickenlooper. But, in the current issue of High Country News, Sarah Tory writes about how the deal could be headed for a lawsuit. On Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh learns about the deal and the controversies. Tory begins with what Grand County agreed to.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, August 15, 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 and here or call 963-0139.
Local residents Dorothea Farris, Bill Jochem, and Chuck Ogilby have formed a Citizens Committee to pursue a Federal Wild and Scenic designation for a portion of the Crystal River. In this segment, Farris and Jochem define 'Wild and Scenic' and what that could mean for the Crystal. If you didn't attend the meeting Tuesday night in Marble and want to send a comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Hadden Marsh’s full interview with Farris and Jochem on Valley Voices is here.
For this week’s news brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Brent Gardner-Smith from Aspen Journalism. His article from a recent Sunday edition of Aspen Daily News is called “Don’t Take More Than You Need: Wrangling Wasted Water on the Western Slope.”
Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management released the final analysis of 65 controversial oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The BLM is one step closer to a decision, based on a retroactive review of the leases that environmental groups believe were issued illegally years ago. The BLM proposes to cancel 25 leases on the Thompson Divide but Carbondale's Wilderness Workshop says the agency could do more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
For our latest installment of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Colorado State University natural resource communication professor Joshua Zaffos. His latest article, “The Path of Lease Resistance” about the BLM taking auctions online-only to avoid climate protests, is out in the current issue of High Country News.