AARP Colorado's Kelli Fritts speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about their biggest battles of the 2016 legislative session, including an attempt by phone and cable companies to deregulate essential 911 services. AARP Colorado represents more than 650,000 residents over the age of 50.
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On this week's News Brief, KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to investigative journalist and Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer about his Society of Professional Journalists award-winning feature Behind the Curtain. Dyer provides context for the recent State Supreme Court decision repealing Longmont's fracking ban and the 5-year moratorium in Fort Collins. The entire extended interview is available here.
Carbondale Mayor Stacey Patch-Bernot is resigning after 12 years in service to the town. She sat down with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about her time in office, the issues, and challenges. In Part One of our series, Mayor Bernot begins with why she's resigning. Click here for the complete conversation.
UPDATE: Last Monday, Jordan Gausman was fatally stabbed at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Leadville. The suspect in the murder, Matthey James Haley, turned himself in to authorities just south of Alamosa, near the the New Mexico stateline on Saturday night. Lake County issued a warrant for his arrest on May 3rd. The outstanding warrant has 'no bond' and Haley will be transferred to Lake County to face charges of first degree murder.
Garfield County Commissioners are looking at options for expanding access to high speed Internet. KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl has this update from the Garfield BOCC work session on May 3rd.
January Jones talks to new KDNK news director Gavin Dahl about high-speed Internet in Garfield County.
KDNK Community Access Radio has hired Gavin Dahl for the position of News Director after a national candidate search. Dahl continues the grassroots approach to news at KDNK, he says "I really believe news reporting is a 'do-ocracy' these days. Don't like the media? Make your own." He leaves a position in Denver with the Open Media Foundation to join the Roaring Fork Valley community on May 4, 2016.
Gavin is taking over for January Jones, who joined KDNK in 2014. She will keep working with the KDNK news team on special projects and developing new content. KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner started the news program in 2006. Skinner said he's "excited to bring Gavin on. His skills with new media and passion for broadcasting will help us move forward with excellence." KDNK Local News airs during NPR weekdays between 5 am and 8 am and from 5 pm to 6 pm. Archived daily newscasts and stories are available at kdnk.org.
350Colorado, a group working to end climate change, also wants to see some major adjustments made to the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the state's oil and gas regularoy agency. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Lauren Swain about why the group wants to shut down the COGCC and what would replace it.
Carbondale is hosting the Colorado Creative Industries Summit this Wed through Friday. CCAH's Amy Kimberly spoke with KDNK's January Jones about how locals can get involved.