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Pitkin County's 'Watershed Approach' to Broadband Infrastructure

June 29, 2016
Gavin Dahl speaks to Pitkin County management analyst Kara Silbernagel about their plan to invest $5 million in high speed Internet infrastructure, both fiber and fixed wireless, to serve rural parts of the county including Castle Creek, Maroon Creek, Redstone and Marble. Industry partners are needed as the county does not intend to become a public ISP.
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Gov. Hickenlooper Talks Gun Violence

June 28, 2016
Aspen Ideas Fest is happening this week, bringing together 350 presenters in 200 sessions with nearly 3,000 attendees discussing topics from Brexit to healthcare to gun violence. KDNK's January Jones reports on a panel called "How Can We Move Forward Together to Reduce Gun Violence" featuring Gov. John Hickenlooper, Nicole Hockley and John Feinblatt.
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Taxpayers for Common Sense on Coal

June 28, 2016
Jill Lancelot from Taxpayers for Common Sense attended a public hearing in Grand Junction last week about the federal coal program, led by the Bureau of Land Management. As Gavin Dahl reports, this is the first time BLM has reviewed the program in decades.
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Rep. Rankin Updates GWS Council

June 23, 2016
State legislators are making the rounds locally to update voters on what happened in the Colorado General Assembly this year. KDNK’s January Jones has this report.
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Rabies, Plague Hit West Slope

Rabies, Plague Hit West Slope June 15, 2016
Late spring and early summer are prime time for viruses, like Hanta and West Nile, to rear their ugly heads. In the past month, rabies and plague have been reported on the West Slope and one person has died of Hantavirus in Colorado this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
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Rifle Water Woes

June 13, 2016
A leak in the water intake pipe and pump problems have plagued the City of Rifle's water delivery system since June 1. City Manager Matt Sturgeon told KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh on Friday, June 10, that crews have been working overtime to fix the problem, and the city water plant is now stable...but not optimal.  Click here for updates on Rifle water use restrictions.
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Officials Talk Cottonwood Pass Upgrade

Officials Talk Cottonwood Pass Upgrade June 10, 2016
Municipal, county, and state officials met Wednesday in Glenwood Springs to discuss an alternate traffic route over Cottonwood Pass. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
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Telehealth to Help Mtn Communities

June 8, 2016
Randy Reznik is the network program manager for Colorado Telehealth Network. KDNK's Gavin Dahl caught up with him at the Mountain Connect Broadband Conference in Keystone this week.
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Reporting from Mountain Connect

June 7, 2016
KDNK's Gavin Dahl reports from the 2016 Mountain Connect Broadband Conference. Hear from Glenwood Springs information services director Bob Farmer, Benton Foundation policy director Amina Fazlullah, City of Montrose innovation and community engagement director Virgil Turner, Rio Blanco County IT director Blake Mobley and Institute for Local Self-Reliance director of community broadband networks Christopher Mitchell.
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'Broadband is an Essential Service'

June 6, 2016
Hundreds of government officials and industry leaders are in Keystone this week for the annual Mountain Connect Broadband Conference. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to Colorado's foremost public sector telecom attorney Ken Fellman about why the gathering keeps growing.
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