E-waste is expensive to recycle but Carbondale residents get one day a year to responsibly rid themselves of old computers, TVs, batteries and more. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Jason White, of the town’s Environmental Board, talk about Waste Diversion and Spring Clean-Up Day, starting with how the day is funded. You can find out more about what's accepted and what's not accepted by clicking here. New this year: recycling mattresses.
The Roaring Fork School Board just hired a new principal for Roaring Fork High School. For this week's News Brief, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the hiring process and where the controversy stands. Read the whole story by clicking here.
Garfield County Republicans gathered Friday night at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs for a dinner to raise funds for local candidates. On the guest list was Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner, who has yet to hold a public town hall meeting in the county. Over 100 people protested peacefully outside the hotel. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
Students at Grand Valley Middle School in Battlement Mesa were evacuated last Wednesday due to the presence of a potentially poisonous gas in the building. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Grand Valley Fire District Deputy Chief Rob Ferguson for an update.
Garfield County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to approve a rezoning request by Ursa Resources to allow the company to apply for an injection well inside the Battlement Mesa PUD boundaries. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s controversial Predator Control Study is set to begin in May. The agency wants to kill a certain amount of mountain lion and bear in the Piceance Basin and in the Upper Arkansas area to see if this helps increase the mule deer population. Wild Earth Guardians, a New Mexico-based environmental group, filed suit in January and March to stop the so-called study. And, last week, the group filed aseparate lawsuit against Wildlife Services, the Federal agency that often exterminates predators and other species across the country in the name of resolving wildlife damage to livestock and protecting human health and safety. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Bethany Cotton, Wildlife Program Director for Wild Earth Guardians, to find out why.
The Glenwood Springs Post Independent recently published High Country, High Costs, a 6-part series on health care costs in Colorado’s resort counties. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Randy Essex, the paper’s editor and publisher, about some of the issues behind the costs. The series is available here.
Sue Drinker and Gayle Embrey are Amy's guests today, talking about their new film Battlement Mesa, which took 3 years to film and presents the struggle to keep natural gas drilling out of the community. You can watch the film for free here.
Mumps on the rise in Garco, a noxious gas causes Grand Valley Middle School evacuation, HB 1256 dies in a state Senate committee, Aspen Skico and KSL buy S California ski areas, and Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District is talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about climate change and more on today's local newscast. Click on the headlines to listen.
KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports on how Garfield County zoning has been adjusted to allow for the installation of Tiny Homes. Bente Birkeland talks to state house reporters about the 2018 race to succeed Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Colorado gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston talks climate change and oil and gas drilling at a whistle stop in Carbondale last week. Click here for the entire talk plus Q & A.
National Library Week begins today. Garfield County Library District director Jesse Henning was a guest on KDNK's Get Connected last week. In this clip, he talks about why libraries remain relevant in the age of Google and Amazon, and one upset from this year’s 30% budget cut. Click here to listen to the entire Get Connected show.
ACLU Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke to an SRO crowd at the Carbondale Library on Saturday. In this clip, he talks about the history of the organization and the importance of Colorado in defending civil rights nationally. Click here to hear the entire presentation.
The Aspen Ute Foundation hosts a pow wow exhibition Saturday afternoon at 4 at Aspen's Wagner Park, featuring Native American dancing and drumming. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Anuk Bald Eagle, a Lakota from the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota, who is organizing the dancers. The pow wow exhibition will be at the Aspen High School commons in case of bad weather.
Andrew Romanoff, former Colorado state representative, is now president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to him about why mental health and substance abuse continue to top the list of public health issues locally and across the state. Romanoff comes to Aspen on Monday at 8 AM at CMC to talk about mental health. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required here.
Mike Johnston, two-term state senator representing northeast Denver, wants Governor John Hickenlooper's job and is beginning his campaign almost 2 years in advance of the 2018 election. He stopped by Carbondale's Third Street Center Tuesday. He spoke to a crowd of about 100 people about issues facing the state and took questions about climate change, health insurance, and more during the 90-minute event. KDNK recorded the event and you can listen to it in its entirety. The audio has been edited for clarity.
Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In this interview, Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Rick Davis about development in town, traffic flow, and more. Ballots must be returned to the Glenwood Springs city clerk by 7 PM on April 4th.
Don Gillespie is one of three Glenwood Springs City Council candidates who want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues in South Glenwood and about creating a better council.
The White River National Forest released a draft environmental analysis this week for a proposed plan to manage overnight visitors to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Forest Service hopes to reduce resource damage to certain popular sites that District Ranger Karen Schroyer says comes from a lack of backcountry education and guidance. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. The Forest Service will hold a public meeting about the plan on Wednesday, April 5th in Basalt at the Rocky Mountain Institute Conference Room from 5 – 7 PM. You can find a link to the EA and other plan documents right here.
Democratic state representative Mike Foote's bill to set oil and gas drilling rigs farther away from schools is one step closer to becoming law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Western Colorado Congress organizer Emily Hornback about the bill, it’s status, and what it could mean for one school in Garfield County.
Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Three want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street, including Jonathan Godes. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues facing the city.
Today's local newscast features KOTO's Cara Pallone in a conversation with Jack Regenbogen, attorney for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, about a bipartisan proposal that would help renters in Colorado. Plus Bente Birkeland reports on a new bill that would move oil and gas drilling operations further away from schools and how voters feel about a proposed sales tax to fund transportation improvements.
Last month, just before the Sutey/Two Shoes land exchange was scheduled to close, the Interior Board of Land Appeals granted a “stay,” based on an appeal filed by a local watchdog group. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why the opponents want to stop the swap.
Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the fourth KDNK candidate interview, Jonathan Gorst talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about important issues facing the city and his idea for a performing arts center. Ballots must be returned to the Glenwood Springs city clerk by 7 PM April 4.
KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service Above Self. Click on the headline for events such as the benefit for Standing Rock legal fees tonight at Loyal Brothers Lounge in Glenwood Springs.
Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the third KDNK candidate interview, Charlie Willman talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the important issues facing the city and what he calls a paradigm shift in city management.
KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service Above Self. Click on the headline to find events like Poetry Brothel at Justice Snow's tonight at 6.
Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Three want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street - currently Leo McKinney’s constituency. In the second of KDNK’s candidate interviews, Amber Wissing, who was born and raised in Glenwood, talks with Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues facing the city, including affordable housing.