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Local Youth Capture Climate Change on Film

Jun 15, 2018
Wild Rose Education

Local students are using film to explore personal interests around climate change. Wild Rose Education, in partnership with CU-Boulder climate scientists and Colorado Film School mentors, bring Lens on Climate Change to the Roaring Fork Valley. Megan Webber, with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, has more. The community is invited to a screening of the five short films produced during the week at the Third Street Center on Saturday, June 16, at 2pm.

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Discussions at a House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction this month focused on boosting the market for natural gas from the Piceance Basin with the Jordan Cove Energy Project. Congressmen from Utah and Colorado at the hearing claim Piceance natural gas can be developed responsibly. But, protestors outside the hearing said politicians and the natural gas industry are selling out public health and western Colorado’s iconic natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can read more about the Jordan Cove Energy Project controversy by clicking here.

Sexual harassment allegations at Colorado's Capitol came with a sizeable price tag for taxpayers -- $275,000. That includes everything from fees for attorneys, sexual harassment training and consultants to staffing for a special committee of lawmakers meeting this summer and fall to study changes to the Capitol's workplace harassment policy.

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White plastic beads have been seen floating in the Roaring Fork River this spring. And, it’s not the first time they’ve been spotted. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Governor John Hickenlooper vetoed nine bills this year, the most since taking office. One bill would have restricted public access to autopsy reports for minors. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jeff Roberts, executive director for the Colorado Freedom on Information Coalition, about the decision.

The last Republican governor of Colorado, Bill Owens, ended his term in 2007. That's why the GOP is pushing hard to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper.

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The land below Red Hill has officially been conserved and trail design is underway to get cyclists and hikers off County Road 107. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jason Jaynes, principle architect with DHM Designs, about three options for trail layout.The public comment period for the Red Hill trail designs closes June 15th. Comments can be submitted by clicking here.

Branden Edwards: Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo

Jun 8, 2018
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The 14th annual Carbondale Wild West Rodeo got off to a rarin’ start Thursday, June 7, with Branden Edwards in the announcer’s booth. Edwards is back for his second year as Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo. He took a few minutes to talk to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about his rodeo roots and a useful - but surprising - college degree. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starts at 7:30 every Thursday night through August.

Colorado

KOTO’s Cara Pallone recently interviewed the Democratic candidates for Colorado Attorney General, Rep. Joe Salazar and Phil Weiser. Follow the link to listen to the full interviews.

Congressman Scott Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about contents of the House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction on Friday, June 1. The Congressman also spoke to The Resilient Federal Forests Act of which he is a sponsor.

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North Fork Valley activist Peter Kolbenschlag and others held a People’s Press Conference outside a House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction Friday, calling on Colorado and Utah Congressmen Scott Tipton and Rob Bishop to protect public health and safety instead of oil and gas industry interests. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this audio postcard.

The effects of climate change are already being felt at the headwaters of the West’s most important river system, according to a study released earlier this year.

The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization compiled the latest science on climate change in the Colorado River headwaters in a report titled Climate Change in the Headwater: Water and Snow Impacts (PDF), presented to the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments in February.

Cara Pallone, KOTO

San Miguel County – which hovers around 8,000 people and is tucked into the Southwest corner of Colorado – can best be described as a “tale of two counties.” Cara Pallone of K-O-T-O Radio and Western Slope Resources Reporting, explains how a new farm to community food share program serves as a bridge between communities.

The four Democratic candidates vying to replace Gov. John Hickenlooper recently discussed everything from transportation and education to fixing the state's budget in a debate this week.

CORE

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, in partnership with The City of Aspen, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Writ Large present Fire in the Belly: an evening of storytelling at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm.

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Close to 100 people attended the Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers meeting in Carbondale last week. The news wasn’t good but some locals are ready to change how they use water. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

The Colorado Independent

Voters in November will decide whether Colorado should drastically change the way it draws political lines. This was the headline for a recent article from the Colorado Independent, a non-profit newsroom based out of Denver. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Corey Hutchins to learn more.

Revolutionary Recycling Focus of Snowmass Summit

Jun 1, 2018


China recently embargoed US imports of recyclables, which makes recycling more difficult. The Colorado Association for Recycling hosts a summit next week in Snowmass to examine how Colorado can better recycle and reuse waste material. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with C.A.F. R. director Laurie Johnson about the summit and how China's embargo has affected US recycling.

Wilderness Workshop

Wilderness Workshop is hosting an event this Saturday to involve the Spanish-speaking population of the Roaring Fork Valley in conservation efforts. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with community organizer Alicia Zeringue to learn more.

h2oradio.org

Trees—they're just like us. They sleep, they drink—and they even have a pulse. The latest research can also tell us about whether they're stressed out. H2O Radio reports...


The snow-water equivalent on McClure Pass hit zero on May 1st, and local run-off has already peaked. What does that mean for the Roaring Fork Watershed this summer? How are drought and low flows effecting Colorado? This and more will be discussed tonight at the Roaring Fork Valley State of the Rivers event at the Third Street Center. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Zane Kessler, communications director for the Colorado River District, to find out more.

The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe operates a large farm and ranch on its lands in Southwestern Colorado. It grows crops like alfalfa and artisan corn, and raises over 600 head of cattle. The Tribe went through a long settlement process to obtain the water rights to operate the enterprise.  But just because it has the farm and the rights to the water doesn’t mean they can use as much as they want.


Colorado's juvenile justice system will undergo a comprehensive review over the next six months. The goal is to bolster efforts to help keep youth out of the system as well as improve outcomes for those already in it.

The gravel road that leads to the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Farm and Ranch Enterprise winds through 11 miles of desert grass and dry brush.


Holy Cross Energy

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, known commonly as CORE, is urging Holy Cross Energy customers to participate the energy cooperative’s board election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Sarah Gruen, community sustainability leader for CORE, to learn more. Holy Cross Energy customers who have not yet mailed their ballot have an opportunity to vote in person at the Community Picnic on Thursday, May 31, at Crown Mountain Park at 4:30pm.

Raleigh Burleigh

Governor John Hickenlooper was in Glenwood Springs on Friday, May 25, to sign two bills that will benefit Colorado Mountain College and local student teachers.  

High Country News

High Country News is offering subscriptions to classrooms in the Roaring Fork Valley with help from the Environment Foundation.  KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Laurie Milford, development director for High Country News, to learn more.

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Garfield County needs to find a new voting system by 2020. And, Clear Ballot seems to be the county clerk’s top choice. The public was invited to a demonstration of the voting system earlier this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Connecting the Drops: Fire and Water

May 25, 2018

Wildfires are a reality for those living in the American West…but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone. With an estimated two-thirds of U.S. municipalities getting their drinking water from a source that originates in a forest, fire and water are now inextricably linked. As part of Connecting the Drops, our state-wide series on water issues, Maeve Conran reports.

Aspen Pitkin County Employee Housing Inc.

30 affordable rental units, divided between two adjacent buildings, are on their way to being developed along Dolores Way in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more…

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