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Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about a new effort by a growing list of Colorado jurisdictions to lead on climate policy. Colorado Communities for Climate Action members include Aspen, Pitkin County, Vail, Eagle County and 7 others so far. Plus, Eagle County is adding to its solar portfolio with a new array at the Garfield County airport.
KDNK news director Gavin Dahl gets an update from Denise Maes of ACLU Colorado on their 2016 legislative scorecard, covering 6 new civil liberties laws. HB 1328 makes it illegal for the Department of Youth Corrections to keep kids in solitary confinement, except in emergencies.
A Rifle teen is making her own dreams come true by riding bulls at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo and competing with the big boys this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh was on hand for Tianna Davis' debut ride on June 21 and has this story.
On this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s January Jones discusses river deaths with Denver Post reporter Jennifer Brown. Read her Sunday cover story "Death on the River" here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.