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While the full impact of the government shutdown won't be determined for some time, right here in the Roaring Fork Valley the public is experiencing one immediate effect in the closure of many popular Forest Service recreation sites... most notably the immensely popular Maroon Bells area.
KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor for the White River National Forest to find out more about what the shutdown means for the Valley.
Last week the US House of Representatives nixed an amendment to a Hurricane Sandy relief bill that would have provided aid to victims of the 2012 wildfires in Colorado. KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with Senator Michael Bennett, who co-sponsored the amendment.
Money is starting to roll in for local races in this year's election. As part of KDNK's election coverage, Amy Hadden Marsh has this first report about the campaign finances of Garfield County's commissioner candidates.
State representative and congressional contender Sal Pace stopped by the KDNK studio recently to talk about some of the important issues affecting the Roaring Fork Valley.
To listen to excerpts from the interview, click here.
Carbondale trustee candidates answered questions at a forum on Monday, March 13 at the Third Street Center. KDNK and the Sopris Sun hosted the event with help from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.
The audio was broadcast live on KDNK and will be broadcast on Comcast channel 10 throughout the month.
Click through to hear a full recording of the forum.
KDNK's Conrad Wilson speaks with Rocky Mountain Community Radio's Bente Birkeland about the state's upcoming legislative session
Denver is the latest stop on President Barack Obama's Western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and to promote his jobs plan. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, Obama spoke to thousands at a largely Hispanic high school in Denver Tuesday.
There was a chance that up to 16 counties in Colorado may need to print ballots in both English and Spanish for the upcoming election. But as KDNK’s Conrad Wilson explains, now it seems that won’t be happening.
The jury’s still out over whether several Colorado counties need to print ballots in Spanish for the November election. And to make matters worse, they aren’t going to know before it's too late. KDNK's Conrad Wilson called up Dwight Shellman, election manager for Pitkin County so see what the plan is going forward.
Senator Michael Bennet held a town hall meeting in Carbondale Monday. Traditionally lawmakers make an effort to meet with constituents during Congress’s August recess. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson says Bennet responded to issues as wide-ranging as the audience.