2017 Legislature

Today's newscast features Colorado News Service reporter Eric Galatas on how most scientists disagree with new EPA chief's claims about climate change. Click on the headline for more.

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On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on a panel discussion hosted by the CLAW Caucus at the state capitol about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's plan to kill predators this spring. Bente Birkeland reports on a Republican-led effort making its way through the state legislature to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights is calculated so Colorado can keep more of the tax money it collects. The measure could free up millions of dollars for transportation, education and healthcare.

Bente Birkeland

On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reviews police activity in Carbondale and Eagle County from January 20th through February 2nd for Eye on Crime. Gavin Dahl speaks to Jeff Jackel at his retirement party about the project that got away, new pickleball courts. Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol about a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act and the state health insurance exchange. The Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Eric Galatas reports that New Belgium Brewing is among 200 groups that have signed an amicus brief urging a federal court to uphold the Clean Water Rule.

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland speaks t o statehouse reporters about a few of the 200+ bills already introduced during the 2017 legislature. Amy Hadden Marsh reports on the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting last week looking at earthquakes and injection wells in fracking country. Eric Galatas reports that a new survey shows 85% of LGBTQ students in Colorado middle schools and high schools experience harassment.  And GarCo's Community Development staff recommended the Planning Commission deny Ursa Resources' request to change Battlement Mesa zoning rules.

On today's Local Newscast, H2O Radio in Denver talks to former EPA scientist Dominic DiGiulio for a feature called Drilling Apart Democracy. Carbondale Arts has announced that March 4th Marching Band will close out Mountain Fair and this year's theme is WATER. Bente Birkeland reports on two bills at the Capitol. Eric Galatas looks at opposition to selling public lands from hunting, fishing, conservation and outdoor-industry organizations. And the Valley Settlement Project has announced they are now a standalone nonprofit.

Phylloxera

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland airs the people's priorities at the State Capitol, collected from around the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Network. Then Amy Hadden Marsh interviews Peter Hart from Wilderness Workshop about their plan to appeal a new Black Hills Energy compressor station near Carbondale. Plus, earthquakes continue in Garfield County. And Chad Reich from KBUT reports an aphid called called phylloxera has been detected in several Western Slope vineyards. 

Rep. Daneya Esgar

On today's local newscast,  State Representative Daneya Esgar discusses the significance of Colorado’s first millennial and first Latina Speaker of the House and shares her perspective on Black Hills Energy’s criticism of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission. Then, a 12-year old from Basalt shares her criticism of Trump's agenda and encourages young people to use their voices in pursuit of the changes they'd like to see in the world.

Gavin Dahl

On today's local newscast, Erica Sparhawk talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about joining Carbondale's Board of Trustees. Eric Galatas reports on a new "religious freedom" bill at the legislature that would allow businesses and individuals to pick and choose which laws to obey. Amy Hadden Marsh collects comments from Roaring Fork Valley women who rode the bus to March on Denver. And Bente Birkeland reports on another new bill at the legislature that would lead to more guns on school campuses.

Bente Birkeland

On today's local newscast, KBUT's Chad Reich reports that NASA and the USFS are teaming up on a new project called Snow-Ex to provide snowpack data to water managers to help prepare for flood and drought. Then,  Bente Birkeland on Gov. Hickenlooper's State of the State address yesterday. Plus,  Amy Hadden Marsh reports from the Garfield County BOCC meeting this week that some local residents are still unhappy about the County Road 106 right-of-way through Colorado Rocky Mountain School.  

Gavin Dahl

On today's newscast, hear from retiring Carbondale Parks & Recreation Director Jeff Jackel and his successor Eric Brendlinger. Then, Will Roush from Wilderness Workshop explains a new bill introduced in the US Senate that would gut the Antiquities Act. Plus, Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol on the first day of the state legislature. KDNK's local newscast airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.  

Majority Leader Crisanta Duran

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Maeve Conran

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.