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The Town of Carbondale is looking for public input on their newly drafted water efficiency plan. Carbondale Utilities Director Mark O’Meara spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about water demands from population that’s expected to keep growing. Public comments on the plan will be accepted until March 17th. Click here for a link.
Maria Alvarado-Gomez of Carbondale entered a plea deal on Monday. She was arrested in June of 2104 and charged with attempted murder of her daughters after she fed them rat poison. The children were not injured from the poisoning. She plead to one count of child abuse. She’ll face at least 4 years in prison if convicted. Another hearing is scheduled in April. She’s been held in the Garfiled County Jail since June on a three-hundred thousand dollar bond.
Aspen Strong is a new organization aimed at increasing awareness and dialog about mental health. Executive Director Christina King spoke with KDNK’s January Jones about their monthly panel discussion, happening tonight at the Carbondale Library.
KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports from last week's Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in Rifle about COGCC's response to the Governor's Oil and Gas Task Force recommendations.
About 50 people attended a joint meeting with Garfield County Commissioners and officials from Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and New Castle Wednesday night at the Glenwood Springs Community Center to talk about the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's draft Access Control Plan. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
After six months of statewide meetings, Governor Hickenlooper's Oil and Gas Task Force came up with 56 draft recommendations. Only nine recommendations made it to the governor's desk. Jim Ramey is the Director of Citizens for a Healthy Community. He says the task force failed to achieve its mission. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Ramey about his disappointment and what he thinks would have worked better.
The Aspen City Council held work sessions on Monday and Tuesday night to hear development proposals for what is known as “the Old Powerhouse”- the former location of the Aspen Art Museum. Assistant City Manager Barry Crook outlines the next steps with KDNK's January Jones.
The Garfield County Public Health office runs many programs that go unnoticed but are a safety net for people in need of services. They give vaccinations, secure fresh food, get kids dental care and administer many other preventative and environmental health programs. Last week, Public Health Director Yvonne Long detailed the work in a year-end report to the county commissioners.
The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program hosts a monthly public affairs show where youths explore issues meaningful to them. Last week, Adele Craft brought moms and kids who are homeschooled into the studio. In this excerpt, she talks with her own mom, Stacy Craft, who moderates the Roaring Fork Valley Homeschooling Network.
The Town of Silt cancelled a controlled burn Wednesday of a wetlands area within city limits. The burn was cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions but officials hope to reschedule it later this spring. Local activist Peggy Tibbits says the burn is dangerous and the town has avoided public input. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.