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Navarette-Portillo Murder Case Update

February 12, 2016
Almost one year ago, Maria Carminda Portillo-Amaya was found dead in her Carbondale apartment. Her husband, Arturo Navarrete-Portillo, is the suspected killer, having allegedly confessed to the crime while receiving medical care after a car accident immediately following the purported time of his wife's death. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's January Jones talks to Post Independent reporter Ryan Summerlin about recent developments in the case.
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Rampage Editors from RFHS

Rampage Editors from RFHS January 22, 2016
This week’s News Brief features the editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Roaring Fork High School’s student newspaper.
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GWS City Council Emails Scrutinized

December 18, 2015
On the weekly News Brief, January Jones speaks with John Stroud of the Post Independent about the Glenwood Springs City Council.
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New O/G Health Info Program

December 11, 2015
For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman about his article on the state’s brand new Oil and Gas Health Information and Response Program- which he says could be redundant here in Garfield County.

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KRCC's Andrea Chalfin: Colorado Springs PP Shooting

December 7, 2015
Last Friday, a gunman killed three people and wounded others who were in and around a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. After a standoff inside the clinic, Robert Dear of Hartsel, Colorado surrendered to police. KRCC is a partner station with KDNK in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network. For this week’s News Brief, January Jones speaks with KRCC News Director Andrea Chalfin about how the community is dealing with the aftermath.
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Mid-Valley Housing Boom Possible

December 1, 2015
KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Scott Condon of the Aspen Times about proposed development from Basalt to Glenwood Springs.
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News Brief: GWS City Council Update

November 20, 2015
This week's News Brief features Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter John Stroud and an update on the GWS City Council with KDNK's January Jones.
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CO Water Plan Heads to Hickenlooper

November 13, 2015
This week's News Brief features a conversation with Aspen Journalism's Brent Gardner-Smith about the state water plan as it heads to the Governor's desk.

 

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KDNK NB: GWS PP Fallout

November 6, 2015
The Garfield County Commissioners decision to defund the  Planned Parenthood Glenwood Springs Health Center Monday prompted public outcry and a godfundme campaign, which surpassed its goal of $15,000 Friday. KDNK has been following the story and for this week's News Brief, January Jones and Amy Hadden Marsh talk details.

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Meth, Heroin Use Up in Garco

October 30, 2015
According to a recent series in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, in 2010, TRIDENT made 65 narcotics arrests and seized 81 grams of meth. In 2014, arrests totaled 77 and police seized over 4,500 grams of the drug. Heroin busts were unheard of in 2012. But, so far this year, police have seized 61 grams of it. Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois and Rifle Citizen Telegram editor Ryan Hoffman wrote the series and join KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh for this week's News Brief. Here, they talk about obstacles facing Garco's efforts to control the problem and help those who are addicted to the drugs. Find the stories here and here.
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