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'Slanted' Hearing on Thompson Divide

July 22, 2016
Aspen Daily News staff writer Collin Szewczyk wrote two important articles about a hearing held by Republicans in Congress last week on Thompson Divide oil and gas leases that Pitkin County commissioners say were slanted. On this week's news brief, Gavin Dahl asks him to explain what happened. His must-read articles are here and here.
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Can Leadville Save Tabor Opera House?

July 21, 2016
Leadville has launched a campaign to save the Tabor Opera House. January Jones reports. Learn more about the effort here.
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New Plaque Honors Ro Mead

New Plaque Honors Ro Mead July 21, 2016
Carbondale community members honored the life of Ro Mead, who passed away last fall, with a new plaque at the memorial wall maintained by Carbondale Rotary Clubs at the Evergreen Cemetery. Brenda Buchanan, Amy Kimberly, Leslie Johnson, Lynn Kirchner and Noreen Steiner shared their memories of her with KDNK’s Gavin Dahl. An artist, teacher, community organizer and friend, Mead is credited with leading the charge to start First Fridays in downtown Carbondale.
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RFTA Grows WE-Cycle Partnership

July 20, 2016
RFTA is growing it’s partnership with We-Cycle, a new bike sharing program already deployed in Aspen and Basalt. RFTA CEO Dan Blankenship told KDNK it’s a natural complement to their bus services. Glenwood Springs City Council will vote on a commitment to engage WE-Cycle as the city’s bikeshare partner Thursday night at 6 PM.
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Powerless to Stop Drilling Near Homes

July 20, 2016
Tuesday’s COGCC hearing in Glenwood Springs attracted industry workers and Battlement Mesa residents, presenting opposite sides when it comes to drilling within the Battlement Mesa development. As KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, many citizens feel let down by their leaders and powerless to stop drilling near their homes.
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Wilderness Workshop Wants Aspen to Drop Maroon Creek Water Right

July 19, 2016
On a nature hike along Maroon Creek Saturday, Brandon Jones explained why Wilderness Workshop would like to see the City of Aspen abandon, instead of renewing, its water right that could one day lead to a new dam that would impact the wilderness area.
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Citizens Group Changes Strategy

July 18, 2016
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved part of Ursa Resources' plan to drill inside the Battlement Mesa Planned Unit Development. Leslie Robinson, chair of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, tells KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh they're changing their tack.
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Methane Study Author Speaks to KDNK

July 14, 2016
Garfield County is at the epicenter of natural gas development and fracking. A new Colorado State University study looks at air toxins from early phases of well development. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Professor Jeff Collett about his results.
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RFTA Ridership Down

July 13, 2016
RFTA is one of the few transit agencies in the country to offer Bus Rapid Transit in a rural community. CEO Dan Blankenship talks to KDNK's January Jones about ridership numbers.
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No Health Insurance Competition

July 12, 2016
Roaring Fork Valley residents will soon face dramatic changes to individual health insurance plans. Anthem will be the only provider left in 2017, and their rates are expected to go up by at least 25%. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to investment and insurance adviser Mark Devlin to learn more.
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