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.
A new Pitkin County whitewater park is coming to the Roaring Fork River near the Elk Run subdivision in Basalt. Gavin Dahl checks in with Aspen Journalism’s Brent Gardner Smith about the proposed location.
Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about a new effort by a growing list of Colorado jurisdictions to lead on climate policy. Colorado Communities for Climate Action members include Aspen, Pitkin County, Vail, Eagle County and 7 others so far. Plus, Eagle County is adding to its solar portfolio with a new array at the Garfield County airport.
KDNK news director Gavin Dahl gets an update from Denise Maes of ACLU Colorado on their 2016 legislative scorecard, covering 6 new civil liberties laws. HB 1328 makes it illegal for the Department of Youth Corrections to keep kids in solitary confinement, except in emergencies.
A Rifle teen is making her own dreams come true by riding bulls at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and competing with the big boys this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was on hand for Tianna Davis' debut ride on June 21 and has this story.
On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones discusses river deaths with Denver Post reporter Jennifer Brown. Read her Sunday cover story "Death on the River" here.
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.
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.