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Carbondale was the scene of two reported assaults on women this summer. Some residents are angry that Town Trustees have yet to discuss or implement new precautions. Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
As grades 1 through 12 head back to school Wednesday in the Roaring Fork School District, the board of education meets in Carbondale at Bridges High School. The meeting will include a presentation on the new Eastbank school in Glenwood Springs, a resolution on installation of a solar array at Glenwood Springs Elementary and an update on the school district’s strategic plan and key initiatives this school year from new superintendent Rob Stein. Also on the agenda is Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley's proposed development at Basalt High School. Gavin Dahl talks with Habitat president Scott Gilbert about the project.
KDNK’s Amy Barr featured Mitzi Ledingham, deputy director of Pitkin County Human Services, on her latest Get Connected program. They discussed the Healthy Community Fund. Get Connected airs the first Thursday of each month at 4:30 on KDNK. Archives here.
This summer, the Bureau of Land Management released an environmental impact statement that protects most of the Thompson Divide from future oil and gas leasing. But, the decision leaves about 46 square miles of roadless areas in the southern and western portions of the White River National Forest open to energy extraction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently joined Wilderness Workshop and Trout Unlimited on an EcoFlight over these areas to find out why these lands are just as important as the Thompson Divide. Learn more at EcoFlight.org.
August 18th was the final Carbondale Wild West Rodeo of the season at Gus Darien Arena. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has been producing rodeo moments weekly since CWWR opened in June. She produced this extended segment to wrap up the year.
Results from a 2015 Cattle Creek study by the Roaring Fork Conservancy are a mixed bag. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Chad Rudow, who is actively involved in the work. Click here to listen to more about how the results will be used and how the study is heading into its second year. Click here to read the report summary.
True Nature plans to construct Carbondale’s first kiva, a structure used by traditional Pueblo and Hopi peoples for spiritual ceremonies, on property adjacent to their existing yoga and meditation facilities. Eaden Shantay explained their goals for the new structure, which will feature earthen walls, geo-thermal heating, spa services and space for 30 yogis to practice. They hope to break ground in September and open by 2018.
Partners in Energy is a new program focused on energy efficiency and renewables, led by Xcel Energy and the Garfield Clean Energy collaborative. Alice Laird, executive director of CLEER, Clean Energy Economy for the Region, explains.
Local residents Dorothea Farris, Bill Jochem, and Chuck Ogilby have formed a Citizens Committee to pursue a Federal Wild and Scenic designation for a portion of the Crystal River. In this segment, Farris and Jochem define 'Wild and Scenic' and what that could mean for the Crystal. If you didn't attend the meeting Tuesday night in Marble and want to send a comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Amy Hadden Marsh’s full interview with Farris and Jochem on Valley Voices is here.
Last Friday, the Bureau of Land Management released the final analysis of 65 controversial oil and gas leases in the White River National Forest. The BLM is one step closer to a decision, based on a retroactive review of the leases that environmental groups believe were issued illegally years ago. The BLM proposes to cancel 25 leases on the Thompson Divide but Carbondale's Wilderness Workshop says the agency could do more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.