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A Wild and Scenic Crystal River

November 20, 2012
The future of the Crystal River was the subject of a forum in Carbondale last week hosted by the nonprofits American Rivers and the Roaring Fork Conservancy. The discussion centered on whether the Crystal deserves federal designation as a "Wild and Scenic River," which would prevent the construction of dams on the river and ban impacts that harmed the Crystal's conservation values. KDNK's Nelson Harvey reports.
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Conservancy Gets Grant for Restoration Work

October 16, 2012
The Roaring Fork Conservancy announced yesterday that they'd received $316,000 in grant money for restoration of Coal Basin. KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to the Conservancy's Heather Tattersall to find out more.
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Rick Roles: A Gas Lease Gone Wrong

Rick Roles: A Gas Lease Gone Wrong August 9, 2012
Garfield County resident Rick Roles has been a thorn in the side of gas companies and regulators alike, ever since gas development began on his property almost two decades ago. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, Roles says industry activity near his home has compromised his health and his livelihood.

(CLICK ON THE STORY FOR PICTURES OF GAS DEVELOPMENT ON THE ROLES PROPERTY)
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CDale Adjusts to Bag Ban

May 10, 2012
The ban on plastic grocery bags at Carbondale's City Market has entered its second week but some shoppers are still adjusting. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Water Management Masks Climate Change Effects

April 19, 2012
In March alone, more than 15,000 temperature records have been broken nationwide on the heels of the fourth warmest winter on record. Scientists say that should be having a negative impact on stream flows, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, that isn't always the case.
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New EPA Rule to Address Air Pollution Near Fracking Ops

April 19, 2012
The US Environmental Protection Agency released a new set of air pollution standards for oil and gas production yesterday. The measure is aimed at curbing emissions of airborne toxins and greenhouse gases from natural gas well pads, but as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, there won't be any changes coming in the near future.
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GarCo Commissioners Postpone Disputed Compressor

April 5, 2012
Earlier this week, Garfield County Commissioners postponed a public hearing about a proposed natural gas compressor station on land owned by Colorado Mountain College. But, CMC students and neighbors still had a lot to say. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
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Forest Service Issues Decision on Avalanche Creek Mine

March 7, 2012
On Tuesday the Forest Service issued its decision on a proposal to re-open an alabaster mine in a sensitive area of the White River National Forest. KDNK's Ed Williams has this update.

Click through to view the White Bank mine decision notice.
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Small herd, big decision

Small herd, big decision November 10, 2011
The needs of a declining herd of bighorn sheep are running up against the needs of a mining company. As KDNK’s Ed Williams reports, neighbors and conservationists are awaiting an important decision on the issue by the Forest Service.
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Adjusting the Flow from the Ruedi Reservior

Adjusting the Flow from the Ruedi Reservior October 13, 2011
Over the course of a year, there could be less water traveling down the Frying Pan River, which could have implications for anglers and others who use it. KDNK’s Eric Skalac looked at how the Bureau of Reclamation is asking the public for their opinions on a new plan for the Ruedi Reservoir
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