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Weekly News Brief: Suspects arrested in Aspen homicide case
The murder of well-known Aspen native Nancy Pfister has shaken up the Roaring Fork Valley. On this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Eric Skalac talks to Aspen Times Editor Rick Carroll about recent developments in the homicide investigation.
Capitol Conversation: Republicans dropping out of primary race after shake up at state capitol
As part of our weekly capitol conversation series Bente Birkeland talks to reporters about the news that sent shock waves through Colorado’s political landscape. Republican Congressman Cory Gardner is entering the U.S. senate race to try and unseat Democrat Mark Udall. The move has caused some Republicans to drop out of the primary race.
Gas Spills on Private Property: Are some landowners left out of the loop?
Energy companies reported some 90 spills of hydrocarbons and oil and gas byproducts in Garfield County last year. Many of those spills took place on private property, where residents leased their land to drilling companies. But a KDNK news investigation reveals some of those residents were unaware that spills had taken place on their property—and that state regulators aren't checking to make sure landowners are properly informed of spills.
Couple arrested in connection to Aspen homicide; Climate change could benefit some invasive plants
Two arrests were made yesterday in connection to the homicide of Aspen native Nancy Pfister last week.
Most climate models paint a bleak picture for the Great Plains a century from now. Scientists say it’ll be warmer, and the air will be more rich with carbon dioxide. To what degree is still unclear. But even small fluctuations in climate throw farmland ecosystems out of whack. A new study shows certain invasive plant species will not only be able to withstand climate change, but thrive.
Bears starting to come out of hibernation; School funding bill gets its first hearing
Humans aren’t the only ones getting outside more on these longer, spring-like days. It’s also just about time for Black bears to come out of hibernation.
A bi-partisan school funding bill gets its first hearing at the state capitol today. But teachers and school districts say the measure doesn’t do enough to restore budget cuts enacted during the recession.