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New GarCo Sex Assault Nurse Program

July 27, 2016

A new Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program is in the works for Garfield County. Right now, victims of sexual assault have to travel to Grand Junction or Summit County for an essential exam, which makes it difficult for them to follow through. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, SANE exams are not just for collecting evidence to help bring these cases to justice.

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Tough to Hire Cops in C'Dale

July 26, 2016
Carbondale and other communities in the KDNK listening area face challenges retaining police officers. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling recently about what factors affect his department. We’re now hearing that Carbondale PD has made a conditional job offer to a candidate in the police academy at Spring Valley.
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C'Dale Mayor on Affordable Housing

July 25, 2016
After last week’s nearly 3-hour study session with planning experts, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl sat down with Carbondale Mayor Pro Tem Dan Richardson to learn about the current approach to affordable housing. Trustee meetings are moving back to Tuesdays at 6pm. Garfield County officials will be in attendance July 26th to discuss the pursuit of affordable housing and affordable high-speed Internet in our valley.
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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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