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On September 5th, the Garfield County Library District will reduce hours at all libraries for the second time this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Library District Director Jesse Henning to find out why.


The Bundy Ranch Stand-Off trials are underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trials are complicated and dramatic, says Tay Wiles, reporter for High Country News. She talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s Sounds of the High Country. Read more here.

 

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The 95-day closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, which began today, means big changes in traveling habits for those who have to cross the Colorado River daily to get from home to work and back again. The City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County offices have changed their business hours. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, so has Carbondale. CORRECTION: The Town of Carbondale is open from 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday.

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KDNK's News Team was up early and in Glenwood Springs today to cover the opening day of the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.  Amy Hadden Marsh reported live from the Glenwood Springs Mall at 6:41 AM with Tom Newland, Grand Avenue Bridge Project manager and Bridge Answer Man, and GWS City Council member Kathryn Trauger.

At 7:41 AM, News Director Raleigh Burleigh reported from the corner of 8th Street and Colorado Avenue with Tom Newland.

At 5:34 PM, both Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tracy Trulove, Communication Manager for CDOT, from the studio for an update about the afternoon traffic flow and to recap the day.

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NOTE: This story has been updated. According to the Sopris Sun, Miser's re-opened Friday, August 11, under new management.

An eviction notice has been spotted on the locked front door of Miser’s Mercantile this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the unfolding story.

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Former US Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright was in the Roaring Fork Valley this week for a talk and book-signing at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. She spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh by phone from Washington DC about her 2006 book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs.


Former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright is at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt tonight for a reading and signing of her 2006 book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh this week about the book and its relevance 11 years later. Tune in to Valley Voices Thursday, August 10, at 4:30 to hear the entire conversation.

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In late July, the Aspen City Council announced that it is eyeing water storage sites in Woody Creek instead of dams and reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. But, Aspen Journalism’s Brent Gardner-Smith writes  (Aspen City Council Wades into Water Shortage Scenarios) that the city may not need water storage if it cuts back on watering the golf course and other irrigated areas. For this week’s News Brief, he spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh.

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The City of Glenwood Springs has changed its regulations for electric-assisted bicycles or e-bikes during in efforts to reduce vehicle traffic through town during the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. Click here for GWS city bike routes. A cool, interactive map of the city is here.

A Colorado Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month about drug-sniffing police dogs and the legality of marijuana searches may set a precedent. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Leland Rucker, senior editor of Sensi Magazine, to get the details.

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Eagle County Commissioners will take a look at new regulations that would keep certain vehicles off Cottonwood Pass and the Eagle-Thomasville Road. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Holly Strabliszky, assistant Eagle County attorney, to find out more. Eagle County Commissioners meet on the regulations on August 8 in Eagle at 10:30 AM. Click here for more information. Garfield County Road 113 to Cottonwood Pass is closed to commercial vehicles.

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Today's guest is Ann Korologos, former US Secretary of Labor from 1987-1989, Chairman Emeritus of the Rand Corporation Board and the Aspen Institute, and owner of the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. She was recently honored by Anderson Ranch. Tune in. Hear more.


For this week’s Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Brian Calvert, editor-in-chief of High Country News, about healing grief and despair in the age of ecocide. Find Calvert's essay Down the Dark Mountain by clicking here.


State lawmakers denied funding for the Colorado Energy Office last session, but Federal funds will keep it in operation until next July. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out how that will affect local renewable energy programs.

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Basalt resident, gallery owner, and former chair of the Anderson Ranch Board of Trustees Ann Korologos receives an award for Extraordinary Leadership tonight at the Ranch’s annual fundraiser and awards ceremony at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with the former US Secretary of Labor to talk about art and the award. Here’s a clip from that interview. Click here to listen to the entire conversation.

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Close to 3,400 voters withdrew registrations in Colorado following the Trump Administration’s call for nationwide voter records late last month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico to find out how voters in the county responded.

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Results of a 17-year study of oil and gas drilling impacts on mule deer in Wyoming shows that energy development is not as benign for wildlife as some scientists previously thought. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dr. Ed Arnett, senior scientist at the Loveland, Colorado-based Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a Federal and state lands policy group, to find out more.

Paul Andersen, founder/director of the Basalt-based non-profit Huts for Vets, joins US Army veteran Melody Capps, US Marine Corps veteran Brian Porter, and Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about the program, why it works and what it takes to succeed in society after the war.  Here's a link to the H f V blog.

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Last year, the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail was placed on a list of 16 priority trails as part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. Part of that trail would go up the Crystal River valley to the top of McClure Pass. Wilderness Workshop hired biologist Rick Thompson to study the impacts of possible Crystal Valley trail routes on local wildlife. Thompson presented the results of his study this week at two meetings, one of which was at Carbondale’s Third Street Center Tuesday night. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can find Thompson's study and a video of the presentation by clicking here.

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Carbondale water users will see a slight increase in rates on their August bills. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to town public works director Kevin Shoresman to find out why. You can find more information about the town's water rates by clicking here.

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Ursa Resources wants the state and county natural gas well permitting processes to happen at the same time so it won’t have to wait very long to begin Phase 2 drilling operations inside Battlement Mesa. Last month, Garfield County Commissioners approved the request. But, Leslie Robinson, director of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, an industry watchdog group, told KDNK that Ursa’s request was misleading and a concurrent permit process is too rushed.

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Pitkin County wants to build part of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail up through the Crystal River Valley. It’s still in the design stages but Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop hopes to get ahead of the curve with an independent study of the impacts of a trail on wildlife. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Wilderness Workshop’s Will Roush talk about the significance of the study results which will be released Monday.  Rick Thompson is the biologist behind the study and presents his findings to the public Monday June 10 at the Church at Redstone at 5:30, and Tuesday at 5:30 at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.

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The proposed federal budget would cut funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program by 12%. Most of the program’s funding goes to holding costs for about 44,000 mustangs. The proposed budget allows the BLM to use management tools including unlimited sale and to possibly kill horses in holding. The Colorado-based Cloud Foundation, a wild horse education and advocacy group, is at the forefront of promoting better range management and fertility control to keep mustang herds in check. Cloud Foundation executive director Ginger Kathrens joined KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh on Valley Voices recently. Here are some highlights from the show. 

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The longest-running farmer’s market in the Roaring Fork Valley is in Glenwood on Saturdays. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh visited the Glenwood Springs Farmer’s Market on opening day last week and has this report.

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Federal agencies and county officials are concerned about fire danger. As the firecracker-packed July 4th holiday approaches, Stage One fire restrictions are in place. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. Click here for fire restriction details.


The KDNK News Team was out riding bikes Monday to prep for tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day. And, cyclists, bus riders, and carpoolers from across the county can track miles and compete for prizes through November during Ride Garfield County's Bike and Bus Challenge. And, yes, there IS an app for that. It’s called Strava. Click here for more information.


Katrina Byars attends her final meeting tonight as Carbondale Town Trustee. She sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about why she’s leaving and more.

Chip Comins is the founder, director, and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, which has hosted ARE Day for 14 years. The summit continues this weekend with a film fest and 2 community conversations on Friday and Saturday. Details and schedule are hereImpact Films are here. Meanwhile, Comins talks with host Amy Hadden Marsh about ARE Day and climate change, and gives a little context to what the planet is currently experiencing.


KDNK has lost a beloved friend and cohort. DJ Phathead  - aka Greg Benson -  died in his sleep Saturday night. Recording artist and longtime friend, Izm White, and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this remembrance. A fund for funeral expenses has been set up at Alpine Bank. No word yet on memorial services.


Theatre director, playwright, actor, and teacher Brad Moore was recently named CMC Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley campuses AND collegewide. Here, he talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about when he got the acting bug and why he continues to teach.

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