The Colorado Department of Transportation plans to take over the parking lot at the west end of the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool and close off part of North River Street in January to use as a staging area for the Grand Avenue Bridge Project. But, according to the Glenwood Springs City Council, they didn’t find out about it until they were told by hot springs staff. Last week, the council wrote a letter to CDOT with concerns about the bridge construction schedule. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Jerome Osentowski is the guest on this week's Living Permaculture, talking about his recent European travels and his new book, The Forest Garden Greenhouse: How to Design and Manage an Indoor Permaculture Oasis. Listen to the show here. Find the book here.
According to a recent series in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, in 2010, TRIDENT made 65 narcotics arrests and seized 81 grams of meth. In 2014, arrests totaled 77 and police seized over 4,500 grams of the drug. Heroin busts were unheard of in 2012. But, so far this year, police have seized 61 grams of it. Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois and Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman wrote the series and join KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh for this week's News Brief. Here, they talk about obstacles facing Garco's efforts to control the problem and help those who are addicted to the drugs. Find the stories here and here.
Carbondale is updating its planning and zoning regulations into a unified development code, or UDC. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Gavin Brook, chair of the Charbondale Planning and Zoning Commission, about what the new code means for the town. There’s a public meeting presenting the UDC at town hall Thursday night at 6 pm.
The Basalt Town Council meets tonight at 6:00 pm. KDNK's January Jones reports that the main topic of discussion will be adjusting their affordable housing requirements for new developments.
Election day is coming up on November 3rd. On this week's News Brief we hear from Curtis Wackerle, Editor of the Aspen Daily News. He spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about the ballot questions that Aspenites are voting on, including the Base 2 project.
The Roaring Fork School District is out for fall break and local emergency responders are taking the opportunity to conduct a crisis drill at Glenwood Springs High School at 8 am 10/23/15. KDNK News Director January Jones spoke with Travis Rohe of the Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Assistant Superintendent Shannon Pelland from the Roaring Fork School District about the mass casuality drill.
Carbondale filmmaker Hamilton Pevec is this week's guest on Valley Voices, talking about his new film, Before the Last Drop - about fracking and water in Garfield County. Click here to hear the show. And, click here to watch the film for free.
Voters in the KDNK listening area, will see an item on their ballots from Colorado Mountain College. If voters approve Ballot Initiative 4D, Colorado Mountain College could eventually provide broadband infrastructure and increase access to high-speed internet. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with CMC's Debbie Crawford to find out more.
This has been a weird year for weather in Colorado. With a winter so warm and dry that trees bloomed in January, hay farmers started having flashbacks to the drought of 2012. The rains did come to Colorado, and the wet weather has been good news. But, not for everybody. As part of a special iSeeChange collaboration, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and KVNF’s Jake Ryan have this report.
iSeeChange is a groundbreaking environmental reporting project that combines citizen science, participatory public media, and cutting-edge satellite and sensor monitoring of environmental conditions. The iSeeChange Almanac allows audiences to document environmental shifts happening right in their backyards. Got a question or an observation? Go to iseechange.org.