Will Roush Weighs In on Ryan Zinke + Congressman Tipton Talks Opioids + Sandhill Cranes Return

Mar 2, 2017

Today's newscast features Wilderness Workshop Conservation Director Will Roush on Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Congressman Scott Tipton on opioid abuse and the fate of Colorado pot laws under the Trump Administration.

  • Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke stepped into the role of Secretary of the Interior Wednesday. Zinke has had mixed reviews from conservationists across the West, including Wilderness Workshop’s conservation director Will Roush.
  • Last year, Congressman Scott Tipton, of Colorado's 3rd District, helped push two, bipartisan bills into law  - the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, and the 21st Century Cures Act. Both address opioid abuse and addiction. For KDNK’s monthly conversation with the congressman, Amy Hadden Marsh talked to him about the opioid addiction problem and more.
  • Sandhill Cranes are arriving in the Yampa Valley as part of their annual Spring migration. These cranes winter in west-central Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition says cranes are the oldest living species of bird, with fossil evidence dating back 10 million years.

    Basalt Town Council voted Tuesday 6 – 1 to approve new digs for the Roaring Fork Conservancy. The River Center project is a $3.3 million, 4,200 square-foot building near Rocky Mountain Institute's Innovation Center on Two Rivers Road. Ground-breaking is expected this spring or summer.