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Leadville Hospital Seeks Support to Stave Off Closure

December 25, 2014

A failure of the heating system at St. Vincent’s hospital in Leadville has snowballed into a full closure of the hospital. So far multiple services have already shut down. St. Vincent’s CEO Joyce Beck spoke to KDNK’s January Jones about the latest developments.


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Deal Protects Most of Roan Plateau ...With a Catch

Deal Protects Most of Roan Plateau ...With a Catch December 23, 2014
The Roan Plateau rises more than 3,000 feet above the Colorado River Valley, north of Rifle, and boasts prime wildlife habitat, wilderness characteristics, and rare plant species. It also sits atop an estimated 8.9 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas. In November, after more than a decade of public controversy and litigation, a compromise was struck that could lay the groundwork for a management plan that allows energy extraction and protects the Roan's unique environmental qualities. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the deal isn't quite done.
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Sounds of the High Country

Sagebrush Country: A Grouse Divided

Sagebrush Country: A Grouse Divided December 23, 2014

For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with the High Country News, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with contributing editor Josh Zaffos about how profit may be winning over protection of two species of sage grouse that some believe are on their way to extinction. Find Zaffos' story, A Grouse Divided, at hcn.org.


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Energy in the West

Thompson Divide Community Meeting

December 19, 2014

Local environmental groups are celebrating the recent U.S. Forest Service protections of thousands of acres in the Thompson Divide from future energy leasing. The fight is far from over but as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, a decrease of oil and gas production on Federal lands could spur further protections.


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The Weekly News Brief

GarCo Air Quality Efforts

December 19, 2014
John Stroud of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent speaks with KDNK's January Jones about his recent article detailing Garfield County's efforts at air quality monitoring.
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Sounds of the High Country

SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West

SOTHC: Light Rail in the new West December 18, 2014

In a recent issue of the environmental magazine High Country News, senior editor Jonathan Thompson explores whether light rail systems can transform the sprawling, car-centric cities of the Western U.S. For the latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey took a ride on Denver’s light rail to see whether it’s changed his newly adopted city for the better.


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C'Dale Planner Janet Buck Explains UDC

December 17, 2014
In Part 3 of our planning series, Carbondale Town Planner Janet Buck explains the town's Unified Development Code, or UDC, and its update to KDNK's January Jones.
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Energy development in Western Colorado

Public Speaks to O/G Task Force in Rifle

December 16, 2014

During the first day of last week's Oil and Gas Task Force meeting in Rifle, nearly 400 people from all over Colorado attended panel discussions and a public comment period, with ideas ranging from more regulations to no regulations to national security and public health. KDNK was there and brings you some of those voices.

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Energy in the West

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears Mixed Bag

December 15, 2014
The Governor’s Oil and Gas Task Force met in Rifle this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh was at Wednesday's meeting and has this report.
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The Weekly News Brief

Media and Immigration

December 12, 2014
President Obama's executive orders on immigration reform could dramatically change the daily lives of millions of people nationwide and thousands right here in the Roaring Fork Valley.The dialog in the media has a huge impact on people's perceptions and it can be dehumanizing.  Local immigration attorney Jennifer Smith speaks about how to make that conversation productive.
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