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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails meets to discuss public input on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Thursday, December 21 at the Pitkin County Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The meeting is a work session, not a public hearing, but it will be open to the public. A joint meeting of the Open Space and Trails Board and Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for January 16th, 2018. The two boards will discuss the survey results and provide direction to OST staff about drafting a trail plan. Public survey results on options for the trail are here.


A possible high density development near Catherine Store is dead in the water.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Jutta Strohmaier

Bob Berwyn, contributing writer for Pacific Standard, believes that science will save the world. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Bob about his reporting from the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Jeff Foster

 

Coloradoans are raising concerns about the number of permits granted to oil and gas companies, especially with regard to fracking in close proximity to communities. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Carbondale trustees approved a budget and discussed allowing alcohol on Main Street during First Fridays. News Director Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Steamboat Today


Wolf reintroduction advocates attended the opening of a photo exhibit at the Aspen Airport Saturday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to a few of them about barriers to wolves in Colorado.


A photo exhibit at the Aspen Airport hopes to increase awareness about wolf reintroduction into Colorado. Living With Wolves opened Saturday and features work by the Emmy award-winning team Jim and Jamie Dutcher about the social life of the Sawtooth Pack in Idaho. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Garrick Dutcher, research and program director for Living with Wolves. Here, they talk about improving the wolf’s reputation among western ranchers. The exhibit is up through ski season.

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Carbondale firefighters put out a small but significant fire this afternoon just outside the Launchpad. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Zoe Godfrey

 


A young girl native to the Roaring Fork Valley has joined a study with Children’s Hospital Colorado to improve treatment of epilepsy using medical marijuana. Zoe’s mother, Alexandria Ledesma, shares her story.

 

470,000 children have epilepsy in the United States. Element in Basalt hosts an awareness benefit on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 5.

Rep. Scott Tipton

This month's conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton features the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, how the tax bill overhaul would benefit workers earning less than $100,000 per year, and the SECURE American Energy Act.

Sandra Lopez

During Congressman Scott Tipton’s Mobile Office Hours in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, December 6, Reverend Shawna Foster introduced the case of Sandra Lopez, a local immigrant that has taken sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarian Church in Carbondale, to Brian Meinhart, Regional Director and Policy Advisor for the Congressman.


The Federal Communications Commission decides next week if an open internet will become a thing of the past. Ken Fellman is a telecommunications and public utilities attorney with Kissinger & Fellman in Denver. In a recent conversation with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh, he explained net neutrality and what’s at stake if it is scrapped by the FCC.

Karl Hanlon

 


City Attorney for Glenwood Springs, Karl Hanlon, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent congressman Scott Tipton, in the 2018 election, for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Hanlon’s “campaign kick-off” visits the Hotel Colorado tonight at 6.

Wendy Holmes

 

Carbondale is exploring affordable housing for creatives with Artspace. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about the preliminary feasibility study.

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Aspen Valley Land Trust’s fundraising campaign to save Red Hill is in full swing. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked recreationists on the road to Red Hill Sunday to weigh in on the plan.

Red Hill Recreation Area Could Get New Trailhead

Dec 5, 2017
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Aspen Valley Land Trust and the Town of Carbondale plan to put 25 acres of private land into public hands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about the Save Red Hill project that would keep commercial development away from the entrance to Carbondale and improve one of the town’s most popular recreation areas. Click here for more information on AVLT's Save Red Hill public fundraising campaign.

A state lawmaker has drafted legislation to remove Rep. Steve Lebsock from office as Lebosck has refused calls for his resignation. It sets the stage for a battle, as allegations of sexual harassment continue at the Colorado Capitol. Lebsock is a Democrat running for state treasurer.

Rep. Matt Gray, also a Democrat, said he will introduce a resolution when lawmakers return to the legislature in January. Gray said he believes the accounts of the women who first accused Lebsock in our stories last month. 

Raleigh Burleigh

 


A group of Pakistani students, sponsored by Marshall Direct Fund, visited their penpals at the Carbondale Community School last week. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Last month, the House Committee on Natural Resources passed the SECURE American Energy Act which overhauls federal lands energy policy to promote expanded exploration, development, and production of oil, gas, and wind resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop attorney Peter Hart about why the group does not support the bill.

Colorado Independent

 


For this week’s news brief KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviews Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about a recent event in Weld County by Republican candidates running for Governor in 2018.

Wikipedia Commons

 


A craze for slime is trending in middle schools, nationwide. The Andy Zanca Youth News Team has this report.

Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge

 


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, November 29, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For today's events, like open mic at Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge, follow the headline...

A former legislative aide has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Republican state Sen. Randy Baumgardner for inappropriately touching her. 

The woman alleges that Baumgardner of Hot Sulphur Springs slapped and grabbed her buttocks about four times over a three month period during the 2016 legislative session when she worked at the State Capitol. She alleges that each incident happened inside the Capitol building during her workday, often while she was walking through a corridor next to the Senate Chamber. 

Microgrid Energy

 

 

On Tuesday, November 28, Carbondale Trustees signed a contract with Microgrid Energy, subscribing to a solar garden. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.


Pipelines carrying oil and other hazardous materials leak or spill every day, says High Country News reporter Jonathan Thompson. He recently published an interactive map, showing spills and leaks across the US from 2015 - 2017. For KDNK’s Sounds of the High Country, he talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the map. Click here for Thompson's pipeline story and map.

Response

 

Response has hired a new executive director. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Shannon Meyer to learn more.

Town of Silt

 

 

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, November 27, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For today's happenings, like the Town of Silt trustee meeting, follow the headline...

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Motorists may find it a little difficult to navigate some of the changes on the Grand Avenue Bridge. Here's an update from Colorado Department of Transportation Communications Manager Tracy Trulove.

Monday Mindful Minute

Nov 27, 2017
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KDNK invites listeners to tune in to the inner news with a Mindful Minute thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

 


RFTA is considering a tax proposal to voters next November for service improvements and to offset a decline in Federal and State funding. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives to learn more.

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