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The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count data for Garfield County reflects the econmic hit families took during 2009- and the recovery is slow going. The number of people and children in poverity went up and the median income when down in the years between 2008 and 2012. KDNK's January Jones has this summary.
The Garfield County Library’s countywide Shop Locally, Support Libraries campaign is in full swing. Carbondale residents are encouraged to bring sales receipts from local shopping trips to the Carbondale library for a chance to win prizes. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why the program is also a winner for the library.
Basalt Middle School is blazing educational trails. At least that's what the Colorado Association of Middle Level Education says. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh tells why.
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, director of the ACLU of Colorado, will speak at the Thunder River Theatre on Friday March 20 at 7 PM. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports, the ACLU isn't the first time he's been involved in social justice issues.
Garfield County Public Health recently received a state wellness grant to take a look at cardiovascular disease, cancer, and pulmonary disease - the top three causes of death in Garfield County. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
The Carbondale Public Arts Commission’s Art Around Town Program is in its 13th year with a $28,000 budget, most of which comes from town coffers. But, is the town’s outlay for the project worth it? KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Over 50 Battlement Mesa residents attended another meeting hosted by Ursa Resources Tuesday night at the Grand Valley Firehouse. Ursa is currently drilling for natural gas just outside the Battlement Mesa PUD boundaries and some residents are upset. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Wilderness Workshop filed an objection to the White River National Forest draft oil and gas leasing plan that protects most Forest lands on the Thompson Divide from future leasing. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks with WW's Peter Hart.
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.