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A wildland fire near Cottonwood Pass in Eagle County on Sunday was quickly extinguished by Federal and local firefighters over the weekend. But, officials are still investigating its origins. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The White River National Forest now requires bear-proof food containers for campers in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area - hoping to reduce backcountry bear problems. But just last week, Crater Lake campground near the Bells was closed due to more bear activity. KDNK’s January Jones spoke with Ranger Karen Schroyer of the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District about human/bear conflicts.
Why are local cottonwood trees, particularly in Aspen, already losing their leaves? Because a fungus called Septoria is on the loose. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Aspen City Forester Ben Carlsen about Septoria and how much it's influenced by the weather.
America Renewable Energy Summit is a multi-day event that brings together people focused on climate change and finding solutions for a renewable energy future. Founder Chip Comins spoke with January Jones about the summit this year.
Houston-based energy company SG Interests filed a Notice of Staking last week with the Bureau of Land Management for a natural gas well within the Thompson Divide area on the White River National Forest. But, as KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh found out, there might not be a way to get there.
The Thompson Divide Coalition and other conservation partners have made progress on protecting areas of the divide in Gunnison County. Zane Kessler says Gunnison Energy has agreed to adjust some of their holdings. Kessler told KDNK's January Jones, it’s the first time they have had support from a leaseholder in the Thompson Divide.
Carbondale Town Trustees Tuesday granted 2 event liquor licenses, approved an expansion at White House Pizza and an extension of a license for a marijuana testing lab, and appointed a noxious weed task force. Here, Trustee Allyn Harvey talks with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about trustee/mayor pay raises, domestic cat regulations, and other meeting highlights.
The West Nile virus struck a Boulder County horse on July 25 and a Mesa County man earlier this month. West Nile is carried by only one kind of mosquito and July is usually when the disease shows up. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.
Economic certainty was on the minds of NW Colorado officials, who were on hand to talk to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell in Glenwood Springs on Friday, July 17. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The US Forest Service approved a portion of Deep Creek, on the southeast corner of the Flat Tops, as suitable for Wild & Scenic status in July. The next step is Congressional designation. But, the process started three decades ago, when members of the local Sierra Club and other environmentalists, including Beverly Compton, noticed that Deep Creek needed some kind of protection. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with Compton about what makes Deep Creek worth it.