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Basalt town manager proposes new solution to Pan and Fork grievances; The lowdown on roadkillLast week, nine families soon to be evicted from Basalt’s Pan and Fork mobile home park to make way for the town’s renovation of the area formed a coalition called Workers for Justice and Diversity in Basalt. With help from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, the group hopes to stave off their removal from the trailer park until the town finds alternative housing for them in or near Basalt. At a meeting last night, the group shared their demands and grievances with town officials.
Thanks to the wildlife fences along Highway 82 and portions of I-70 in Garfield County, there are fewer dead animals on the roads. But, what happens to the occasional deer, elk, or other game animal that's not so lucky?
GarCo Energy Advisory Board takes a look at Mamm Creek methane study; Democrats scheduled to elect new state senatorAt last week's Energy Advisory Board meeting, Garfield County again brought out its study of the Mamm Creek area that concludes methane in water wells probably is not related to gas drilling. However the study's authors were peppered with questions from residents unhappy with the study's limitations.
A vacancy committee is meeting tomorrow to select a replacement for Democratic Senator Evie Hudak of Westminster. Hudak recently resigned to avoid facing a potential recall election.
News Brief: West Slope water officials tell Front Range to look somewhere else for waterIncreasing water demands on the Front Range have long been filled by water originating on the Western Slope, but recent comments from officials in charge of the Colorado River basin show a growing dissatisfaction with that arrangement. On this week's news brief, KDNK's Eric Skalac talks to Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism about his recent story on Colorado's water conflicts.
Enviro groups criticize BLM for new policy; CSU study says Colorado budget not structurally soundHotchkiss-based Citizens for a Healthy Community and 44 other environmental groups are up in arms about a new Bureau of Land Management policy they say avoids disclosure of the names of those who nominate public lands for oil and gas leasing.
Colorado’s budget is not structurally sound, according to a new study released Tuesday. Economists from Colorado State University say over the long term the state will spend more money than it receives.