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Congressman Scott Tipton on the Worsening Opioid Crisis

Mar 14, 2018
Rep. Scott Tipton

The Centers for Disease Control reports that the opioid crisis in the US is getting worse. From July, 2016 through September, 2017, opioid overdoses went up 30% in 45 states, 70% in the Midwest, and large cities in 16 states witnessed an increase of 54%. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh asked Congressman Scott Tipton why some of what the Federal government is doing is not enough.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Plans for the Crystal Valley Trail are proceeding. As the first draft plan reveals, the process may take decades. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports. The 263-page work session draft plan is available here. Video of the full discussion is available here. A revised draft plan will be released for public comment by April 10.

courtesy Western Values Project

 


On March 1, Montana-based Western Values Project released a detailed report of Utah Representative Mike Noel’s undisclosed land holdings and possible conflicts of interest over a Lake Powell water pipeline and new boundaries for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. On Friday, March 9th, Noel announced his retirement. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Western Values Project director Chris Saeger last week - before Noel's announcement - about the report and the group’s request for a Federal investigation.

 

*The original headline stated Utah Legislator Resigns Amidst Controversy Over Role in Revised Grand Staircase Escalante Monument. KDNK found out that Noel had, instead, announced his retirement on Friday, March 9.

Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca

 


Last week, Congress failed to negotiate a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program before President Trump’s March 5th deadline. What happens next? KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

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Garfield County Library District Director Jesse Henning is moving to Chicago to direct the Berrington Area Library. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about his work in Garfield County and what the public can do to support the libraries.

Cedar Networks


Durango-based Cedar Networks has now installed fiber optics on every utility pole in Carbondale proper. Co-owner Chris Stebner told KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh that the plan is to expand into neighborhoods, based on demand.

Hamilton Pevec

 


After ten years Carbondale’s Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza has evolved from an inspired display of creative upcycling to a highly polished production. Local independent producer and filmmaker Hamilton Pevec reports.

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Not only do local yucca plants provide an edible fruit; the fibers can be used as cord, the thorns as needles and the roots as shampoo. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh visited the Ute Learning Garden in Grand Junction to learn more about traditional applications of local plants.

GlenX Space

 


Local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to win $10,000 towards their start-up business idea by participating in the GlenX Business Incubator pitch competition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Small Business Development Center consultant Jonathan Stokely to learn more. Registration for the Glen X Business Incubator pitch competition ends on Wednesday, March 7th, followed by the first education session at 7pm at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.

Gary Tennenbaum

 


Incumbent Gary Tennenbaum is one of six candidates vying for three open seats on Basalt Town Council. He spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. The Basalt Chamber’s Candidate Forum is at the Basalt Library on March 5th at 6 PM.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

 


A popular late winter and springtime activity in Colorado is looking for deer and elk antlers in the woods for personal collection or sale. But Colorado Parks and Wildlife rules have changed this year. They are no longer limited to public lands in the Gunnison Basin and near Eagle; they now cover all public lands west of I-25. KBUT’s Chad Reich spoke with CPW’s Joe Lewandowski about the new rules, which went into effect on Friday.

Bernie Grauer

Bernie Grauer is running to be re-elected to the Basalt Town Council. There are six candidates and three open seats. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Bernie to learn more. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Denver’s Arapahoe House, formerly the state’s largest and possibly oldest substance abuse treatment provider, closed its doors in early January. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to John Ingold of the Denver Post to find out why. Click here to read the rest of the story.

William Infante

 

William Infante is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Bill to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

After years of planning and construction True Nature’s Kiva, a new space for events, workshops, and performances, opens with a 24-hour ceremony, beginning at 11am on Saturday, March 3. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports. More information about upcoming activities and events at the Kiva is available here.

Todd Hartley


Todd Hartley is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Todd to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Carol Hawk

 

Carol Hawk is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carol to learn more about why she is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

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The White River National Forest has issued a draft decision on the Hanging Lake Management Plan. If approved, visitors will have to make reservations and pay to take the hike. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Eagle-Holy Cross District Ranger Aaron Mayville to get the details. The objection period for the draft plan closes March 31.

Ryan Slack

 

Ryan Slack is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ryan to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Sounds of the High Country: The Big Public Land Sell-Out?

Feb 23, 2018

 


Federal lands are not yet being transferred wholesale to states but Jonathan Thompson, contributing editor for High Country News, says oil and gas leasing is taking the public out of public lands. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s Sounds of the High Country. Click here to read all of Thompson's story.

Heather Henry

Heather Henry was appointed to the Carbondale Board of Town Trustees in September, 2016, when trustee A.J. Hobbs resigned. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Heather about why she wants to keep her seat on the Board. KDNK will broadcast the candidate forum live from the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.


Garfield County Sheriff Lou Valario’s live Facebook video, Just the Facts, posted on Monday, got over 6,000 views, more than any of his previous videos. It was a response to Friday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida and was more opinion than fact. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Erica Sparhawk

 


Erica Sparhawk was appointed to the Carbondale Board of Town Trustees in January 2017 when Dan Richardson was elected mayor. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Erica about why she is running to keep a seat on the Board. KDNK will broadcast the candidate forum live from the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.

Cyber-bullying affects about 34 percent of middle and high school students across the country, reports the Cyberbullying Research Center, almost double the number a decade ago. It’s defined as intentional and repeated harassment online or on any electronic device. In Colorado, it's a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine and up to 18 months in jail. Rifle School Resource Officer Will VanTeylingen teaches cyber safety classes and recently wrote a column about it in the Post Independent. Here he talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the problem.

Carbondale Trustee Candidate Luis Yllanes on KDNK

Feb 19, 2018


Luis Yllanes was appointed to his current seat on the Carbondale Board of Town Trustees in September, 2017, upon the resignation of Katrina Byars. Now, Yllanes is campaigning for a full term in this year’s election. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about why he wants to keep his seat.

KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl: Protect Public Media

Feb 16, 2018


The Trump Administration’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2019 threatens to cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which could have a negative impact on small public radio stations. But, KDNK’s Gavin Dahl told Amy Hadden Marsh that this isn’t a new -  or insurmountable - threat. Click here for more information and resources.

Ascendigo Autism Services

 

For many years, autism was considered a childhood disorder. Today, organizations like Ascendigo recognize autism as a lifelong condition that is best supported by community. Journalists John Donvan and Caren Zucker, co-authors of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism, joined KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh to discuss these topics with Ascendigo president and CEO Peter Bell. John Donvan and Caren Zucker will join VIP ticket-holders at the Ascendigo Blue Aspen fundraiser on February 17. Tickets are available here.

April Spaulding

 


April Spaulding is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked her why she decided to run. KDNK will broadcast the candidate forum live from the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.

Lani Kitching

 


Lani Kitching is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lani to learn more about why she is running. KDNK, the Sopris Sun and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce host a live-broadcast candidate forum at the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.

CIRC

Over 17,000 “dreamers” in Colorado await resolution as the US Senate begins the immigration debate this week. Although Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is central to the discussion, the implications for federal immigration policy are even greater. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

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