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The Garfield County Commissioners formalized their support for the concept of a lease swap that would spare Thompson Divide from drilling. At their meeting on Monday, they approved a letter for US Senators Michael Bennet, Cory Gardner and Congressman Scott Tipton. KDNK's January Jones has more.
KDNK's Earth Day All Things Considered newscast, January Jones hosts local environmental group Wilderness Workshop and speaks to Colorado State Senator Kerry Donovan about a new bill that she says takes the state down a pathway of seizing federal public lands.
At Carbondale's recent Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, Ken Burns, owner of Colorado Resale and Recycling in Grand Junction, collected over 22,000 pounds of televisions, computers, monitors, printers and all kinds of electronic waste. Burns has been in the recycling business for over a decade. Here he tells KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh where all the e-waste ends up.
If you missed Carbondale's Recycling and Waste Diversion Day, you can still get rid of e-waste. The Town of Basalt will collect it from 10 - 2 on Saturday, April 25 at Lions Park. And, Glenwood Springs Subaru in W GWS is taking e-waste for free during normal business hours through April 30.
Leadville Mayor Jamie Stuever says Leadville's had a great winter for tourism. Now, headed into the spring the town is about to adopt a comprehensive plan and new businesses are opening. But they also have seen some lay-offs and service reductions at St. Vincent Hospital. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Mayor Stuever in his Leadville office for the latest town news.
Houston-based energy company SG Interests plans to drill for natural gas across 20,000 acres of mostly private land between McClure Pass and Paonia Reservoir. Members of the Crystal River Caucus met in Redstone Thursday, April 9 to talk about the possible impacts of the project on the Crystal River Valley. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. The BLM's public comment period on the BLM's Bull Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement is open through Thursday April 16. Find the BLM EIS here. Find the Citizens for a Healthy Community PDF fact sheet here.
Snowpack across the state is at 65% of normal and is almost 20% lower than this time last year. Brian Domonkos, snow hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, says snowpack could have peaked a month ago. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Steve Davis was the winner in Tuesday’s Glenwood Springs City Council race in Ward 1. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh yesterday about his vision for the city and more.
The Glenwood Springs City Council election wrapped up with a 34% voter participation rate - sixteen-hundred votes were mailed in. The winner in the 3-way race for the at-large seat is Kathryn Trauger, with just over one thousand votes. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Trauger about what’s needs to get done at the council this year.
Carbondale's Spring Cleanup and Waste Diversion Day is coming up on Saturday, April 11th. The town has big plans for waste disposal and recycling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Senate Bill 255 passed the Colorado State Senate last week and is on its way to the House. The bill would take $20M off the top of the state oil and gas severance tax fund and transter it to the general fund to fulfill the TABOR refund requirement. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with State Representative Bob Rankin, whose district includes Garfield County, about why he opposes the bill and what he plans to do to protect severance taxes in the future.