Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest utility, wants the state Public Utilities Commission to approve rate changes. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Lucy Kessler of CORE about how those changes could put a damper on solar energy in the state. PUC hearings about the Xcel proposals are Thursday in Denver and next week in Grand Junction. Click for more info.
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with journalist Krista Langlois about abuse, sexism, and sexual assault that women wildland firefighters face on the job. Click here to read "Trial by Fire."
Colorado recently received an "F" for transparency from the Center for Public Integrity. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Gavin Dahl asks Jeff Roberts, veteran journalist and director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, about attempted progress on open records.
Republican Bob Rankin represents Carbondale and Garfield County at the State Capitol, where he is a member of the powerful Joint Budget Committee. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to him about a new law that seeks to improve the administration of food stamps and other programs at the county level.
The state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, ProgressNow Colorado, announced Ian Silverii is its new executive director. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to him about leaving the capitol, where he spent the past two years as chief of staff to House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, for this new role.
Garfield County is seeking input on high speed internet, with the first of four community meetings scheduled for Friday June 3rd at the Glenwood Springs library branch. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to Garfield County manager Kevin Batchelder about the process. You can learn more and participate in the survey at Garfield-County.com.
On April 15, 1981, an explosion at the Dutch Creek Coal Mine #1, near Redstone, killed 15 men. Thirty-five years later, a small group hiked up to the mine to honor the dead. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this story.
For this week's News Brief, graduating Roaring Fork High School seniors and editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Fiona Laird and Grace Brown, talk to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about their time at the helm of the school's newspaper.
Crude oil prices are at $49 dollars a barrel and retail gasoline prices are going up. Wildfires in Alberta that shut down oil sands operations this month could be playing a part. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
The Town of Basalt controls 61 housing units for sale or rent in the town's affordable housing program. The new town council has decided to look over how the program is run and consider changes. KDNK's January Jones has this report.