KDNK local newscast with Steve Cole and KDNK's news team.
Response to energy industry lawsuitsThree Colorado cities are now facing lawsuits over voter approved fracking bans. The latest move came this last week when Colorado's energy industry trade group announced it's suing Lafayette and Ft. Collins. A lawsuit is already pending against the city of Longmont for a ban approved last year.
Sounds of the High Country: Killing trees to save the forest
On this latest edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Nelson Harvey spoke with High Country News assistant editor Cally Carswell about new research showing that trees in the Western U.S. are much more sensitive to warming temperatures than previously thought, and that recent increases in average temperature may already be affecting tree mortality across the west.
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.