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The Clean Water Act requires all states to make a list of waters that are impaired beyond water quality standards. The Upper Colorado River Basin has 65 streams on the list, including a portion of Cattle Creek in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Conservancy has launched a study to find out why the creek starts off healthy and winds up in trouble as it flows into the Roaring Fork River. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Garfield County Commissioners will hold another public meeting this afternoon about the county right-of-way that runs through the Colorado Rocky Mountain School campus. Many local residents joined commissioners at the school last week for a walk along the route. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with some of them to find out what they think of what has become a contentious issue between the school and local residents.
About 50 people joined Garfield County Commissioners Thursday to walk the county right-of-way through the CRMS campus. A public meeting about the right-of-way along County Road 106 will be held Monday May 18th at 1 PM during the regular Garfield County Commissioners meeting in Glenwood Springs.
Melissa Lineberger became the director of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting in Rifle Wednesday, during the center's grand opening ceremony attended by Governor John Hickenlooper and other officials. Here she talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about her experience with wildfires and her vision for the program.
The popularity of solar energy is taking off in the Roaring Fork Valley. The technology is gaining efficiency and the teens of today will no doubt be innovating solar in the years to come. To that end, comes the Solar Rollers. KDNK’s January Jones has more.
Environmental group WildEarth Guardians has sued the U.S. Forest Service over a 20-square mile logging project near Leadville. The group questions agency logic behind approval of the project and claims it will destory valuable lynx habitat. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Carbondale is doing a major overhaul of it’s planning and zoning rules. The combination of rules ends up in the Unifed Development Code or UDC. The UDC is currently being written and is open for public review and comment. The second of three parts was presented last week at a public hearing of the Planning and Zoning Commission. KDNK’s January Jones reports from last week's meeting.
Garfield County recently ordered Colorado Rocky Mountain School near Carbondale to stop work on a new entryway. Neighbors claim it blocks the south end of County road 106 - an historic right-of-way through school property. And, after Monday's County Commissioners meeting, that order hasn't changed. A public meeting is scheduled for 9 AM Thursday, May 14, at CRMS. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
The town is the first in the state to put buildling exception issues to a public vote. KDNK's January Jones and Aspen Public Radio's Carolyn Sackariason break down election results.
On Saturday May 2 Carbondale is planting it's first edible landscape at the Nature Park around the solar array. Carbondale Arborist David Coon said volunteers are needed. He explained to KDNK's January Jones how the project helps meet Carbondale's sustainability goals.