Scientist Sarah Hawkins released a report for US Geological Survey in June that found the Mancos Shale formation of the Piceance Basin could contain 40 times more natural gas than previously estimated. Hawkins, based in Denver, made two presentations yesterday in Rifle, at the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in the morning and the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting, last night. Garfield County resident Doug Salg spoke during public comment at the EAB meeting, telling the industry to pack up and leave. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Gavin Dahl report.
The Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota is heading into its ninth month. At least 7,000 people have passed through the camps set up near the Standing Rock Reservation. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh traveled to North Dakota in September and has covered various aspects of the protest ever since, including a local protest in front of Wells Fargo bank and conversations with locals who have been to camp. Here are highlights from those reports.
Host Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Carbondale resident Barbara Dills about her connections to the Lakota Nation and her time on the Rosebud reservation and how the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation is relevant to the current protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released its final Record of Decision on disputed oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest, which canceled 25 leases on the Thompson Divide. But, not all of the Thompson Divide is closed to drilling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.
Wells Fargo Banks across the country were the targets of protests Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign to get the bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to protesters at the Carbondale branch and has this report.
Today is America Recycles Day and the Pitkin County Landfill has a brand new program. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh got the details from Cathy Hall, Pitkin County Solid Waste Manager. You can find out more about Pitkin County’s textile recycling program by clicking here.
The Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District has helped local students succeed by providing access to support for basic needs. KDNK's Get Connected host Amy Barr recently spoke with director Jenny Lindsay about youth homelessness. You can listen to the entire Get Connected interview by clicking here. More info about the Family Resource Center is at the United Way BB website. at unitedwaybb dot org.
Reverend Shawna Foster, minister of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation served in the Army National Guard shortly after 9/11. She sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about her reflections on Veteran’s Day, her own experiences with the military, how her attitude has changed over time, and the Veteran’s Camp for water protectors in North Dakota.
Carbondale residents Dave Taylor and Tim Brogdan along with Rev. Shawna Foster, minister of Carbondale's Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation,join Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh to share their experiences at the Sacred Stone camp in North Dakota and upcoming events to support the water protectors.
Model Mugging returns to Carbondale this weekend at the Third Street Center to help women learn to defend themselves against assaults. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with facilitators Johnnie Modene and Robert Mintz as well as course graduate Rena Grulė to talk about the course, its impacts, and what people can expect. To register, call 970.274.1222. Click here for more information.
Human rights organization Amnesty International USA has had a presence at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tarah Demant, Senior Director of Amnesty’s Identity and Discrimination Unit, to get the group’s take on what’s happening on the ground.
The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.
The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle with all proceeds going to dental care for local kids in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.
Ninth Judicial District Chief Judge James Boyd has effectively stalled progress on the Garfield County Democratic Party’s case against Republican County Commissioner John Martin. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.
Scary monsters flashed around town Saturday for the annual Thrill the World event. Click here for KDNK's interview with organizers Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica and returning zombie Debbie Bruell. And, enjoy the slideshow. Watch out! They gonna gitcha!
Almost 40 million people are dependent on the Colorado River. Traditionally, the economic value of the river was based on what the water could be used for, such as agriculture or mining. But, as Maeve Conran reports for Connecting the Drops, more people are pointing to the economic value of keeping water in the river.
This year’s proposed Amendment 71 - or “Raise the Bar” - asks voters to decide whether making amendments to the state constitution should be more difficult. But, a wide array of groups oppose it, as Kelsey Ray reports for the Colorado Independent, arguing that only those with millions of dollars will have access to the ballot if 71 passes. For this week’s News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Kelsey Ray about the amendment, why so many different groups oppose it, while the oil and gas industry supports it, and why it may be raising the bar a little too high. Ray has two articles out about 71, "Diverse coalition unites against Raise the Bar" and "Raise the Bar explained," co-authored by Corey Hutchins.
If you're headed to Paonia from the Roaring Fork Valley, you'll have to take the long way around. Highway 133 is closed in both directions between the McClure Pass summit and Paonia Reservoir, near MM 29.5, due to a rockslide. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that the closure is indefinite but crews are on-site. The alternate routes are I-70 and US 50.