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The former Gordon Cooper library building is once again open for new uses now that the team behind the James Surls museum has announced plans to look elsewhere in Carbondale for the site of their new building. The process won't kick off for a few weeks, but this time around, things may be a little different. After last night's town trustee meeting, KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke with Carbondale Mayor Stacey Bernot to find out more.
One person is dead and two others are wounded following the crash of a private jet at the Aspen Airport Sunday afternoon. Crews successfully removed the plane's wreckage from the tarmac Monday night, and flights in and out of Aspen resumed Tuesday morning. KDNK's Ed Williams reports federal agents from the National Transportation Safety Board are in the preliminary stages of what could be an 18-month investigation into the causes of the crash.
Phase One of the Garfield County Energy Master Plan is complete. Fred Jarman, county community development director, and members of the Lakewood, Colorado-based TRC Solutions consulting team gave an overview of the project to County Commissioners on Monday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
One of the most prominent parts of the highway 133 improvement project is the addition of a roundabout at the intersection of 133 and main street. At last night's Carbondale trustee meeting, representatives from DHM Design presented the final conceptual plan for landscaping at that intersection, and along the highway the intersection with highway 82.
KDNK's Eric Skalac caught up with Charlie Kees of DHM after the meeting to find out more about what kind of flora Carbondale residents could see, and how cattle drives fit into the equation.
Local gardeners are putting up the last of the summer harvest and some are giving it away to those in need. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about Plant a Row for Hunger.
Basalt officials have long cited the potential for flooding at the Pan and Fork Mobile Home Park as a driving factor behind the town's plan to relocate the residents living there. After the residents are moved out, the town plans to do environmental restoration and flood mitigation work at the site of the former mobile home park. But as KDNK's Ed Williams reports, some residents of the Pan and Fork are moving to other flood-prone mobile home parks in the Valley.
(Click here for a link to this story in the Aspen Daily News).
At a recent meeting, Carbondale trustees rezoned the land beneath the former Gordon Cooper library. The group planning the future James Surls museum and education center needed that zoning change in order to complete the project. Trustees took public comment on the zone change, and many who spoke were concerned about potential impacts to the surrounding neighborhood.
KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Carbondale mayor Stacey Bernot to find out more about why the rezoning was necessary and what comes next for the former library building.
One of ranching's biggest concerns is that not enough people are coming into the industry. Land, equipment, and feed costs can be prohibitive for newcomers unless they inherit a family ranch. But, a partnership between Colorado State University and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association aims to help beginning ranchers learn more about their chosen profession. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Source Gas will build its natural gas compressor station in the hills outside Glenwood Springs after all. Garfield County Commissioners voted unanimously Monday to approve a new site just south of County Road 115 on property owned by the Nieslanik family. And, compromise is what made it work. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Tuesday night the Basalt Town Council met for their regular work session. The meeting room was packed full as council members were set to vote on five items related to the relocation of residents of the Pan and Fork trailer park and the redevelopment of the land after residents are moved out. KDNK's Ed Williams was there and filed this report.