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A Year on the Rampage

May 27, 2016
For this week's News Brief, graduating Roaring Fork High School seniors and editors-in-chief of the Rampage, Fiona Laird and Grace Brown, talk to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about their time at the helm of the school's newspaper.
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Colorado Independent reporter Kelsey Ray on The Invisible Plume

May 20, 2016

On KDNK’s weekly news brief, Gavin Dahl talks with reporter Kelsey Ray about The Invisible Plume, her investigation into coal methane, for The Colorado Independent. Arch Coal’s West Elk Mine outside Paonia is Colorado’s single biggest methane polluter. It spews more of the greenhouse gas each year than any other site.


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Award-Winning Journalist Joel Dyer on Fracking

May 13, 2016
On this week's News Brief, KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to investigative journalist and Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer about his Society of Professional Journalists award-winning feature Behind the Curtain. Dyer provides context for the recent State Supreme Court decision repealing Longmont's fracking ban and the 5-year moratorium in Fort Collins. The entire extended interview is available here.
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The Future of High-Speed Internet in GarCo

May 6, 2016
January Jones talks to new KDNK news director Gavin Dahl about high-speed Internet in Garfield County.
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Piceance Nat Gas Headed for Japan?

April 29, 2016
Garfield County Commissioners and other Colorado lawmakers support the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas liquefaction plant in Coos Bay, Oregon, and a pipeline that would connect Piceance Basin natural gas to Asian markets. The plan has been in various stages of approval for 12 years and has kicked up controversy from the coast to Colorado. Silt blogger Peggy Tibbetts, author of From the Styx, has been following the issue and for this week's News Brief, she talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh.
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Garfield County Air Improving

April 22, 2016
For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Ryan Hoffman, editor of the Rifle Citizen Telegram, for an update on local air quality studies.
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Pat Noel on Dutch Creek Mine, 1981

April 17, 2016
On April 15, 1981, Mid-Continent's Dutch Creek Mine #1 blew up, killing 15 miners. Pat Noel was then-editor or the Valley Journal, Carbondale's weekly newspaper. for a special News Brief, Noel talks with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about what happend 35 years ago today.
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Parachute Politics and Pot

April 8, 2016
On this week’s News Brief, Ryan Hoffman, Editor of the Rifle Citizen Telegram, catches listeners up on what's happening in Parachute politics.
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GWS P&Z Votes Down Housing Project

April 1, 2016
This week's News Brief features John Stroud from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.
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Affordable Housing in GWS

April 1, 2016
KDNK's January Jones talks to Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter John Stroud for this week's News Brief.
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