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Thirsty Denver residents could get more of Grand County’s water because of a deal signed with Denver Water in 2014. The Moffat Collection System would divert more water from the Fraser River through the Moffat Tunnel to Boulder County. The state approved a key permit in June, followed by a nod from Gov. Hickenlooper. But, in the current issue of High Country News, Sarah Tory writes about how the deal could be headed for a lawsuit. On Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh learns about the deal and the controversies. Tory begins with what Grand County agreed to.
For our latest installment of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Gavin Dahl speaks to Colorado State University natural resource communication professor Joshua Zaffos. His latest article, “The Path of Lease Resistance” about the BLM taking auctions online-only to avoid climate protests, is out in the current issue of High Country News.
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Aspen Ski Co's Auden Schendler. His editorial column "Some State Legislators Prefer Fantasy to Fact" was syndicated through their Writers on the Range series.
For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with journalist Krista Langlois about abuse, sexism, and sexual assault that women wildland firefighters face on the job. Click here to read "Trial by Fire."
Montana writer Hal Herring calls himself a "nature-obsessed, gun-soaked malcontent" in his cover story for the current issue of High Country News. He traveled to Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, looking for conversations with kindred spirits. But, that's not exactly what he found. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Herring about what happened for this week's Sounds of the High Country. Find Herring's story here. Listen to the full Valley Voices interview here.
The stand-off at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is over. Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his sons are in jail. But, High Country News reporter Tay Wiles says the so-called patriot groups that supported the Bundys and others out West are insurgents. For this week’s Sounds of the High Country, Wiles spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Click here to read Tay Wiles’ story “Showdown at Sugar Pine".
On a new edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to reporter Ben Goldfarb about the controversial predator management agency, Wildlife Services.
For this week's Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, January Jones talks with journalist Elizabeth Shogren about Shogren's article "The Campaign Against Coal."
Natural gas is often touted as a "bridge fuel" that will help us transition from coal and oil to renewable energy sources. But, leaky infrastructure could make natural gas as bad or worse for the climate than the fuels it's replacing. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's collaboration with High Country News, Nelson Harvey talks to HCN Senior Editor Jonathan Thompson to find out more. Read Thompson's story here.
The greater sage grouse and its habitat are in jeopardy. And, people from all over the West are working hard to keep the bird off the Endangered Species List. In the current edition of the High Country News, reporter Jodi Peterson takes readers on an in-depth journey to find out more about the bird and what she calls the biggest conservation experiment in the history of the Endangered Species Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Peterson for this week's Sounds of the High Country.