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Sonoran Institute

Last year, the Sonoran Institute and Lincoln Institute of Land Policy launched a new program to address the lack of integration between land use planning and water management within the Colorado River basin. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jeremy Stapleton, program director for Resilient Communities and Watersheds to learn more.

Between 1979 and 1992, homicide was the third leading cause of death among Native American women aged 15-34, reported Indian County Today in 2016. The Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women or MMIW movement has been working to raise awareness of the horror but has had difficulty fitting into the MeToo Movement. For this week's Sounds of the High Country, Graham Lee Brewer, contributing editor of Tribal Affairs for High Country News, talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his recent story on MMIW and barriers facing Indigenous women as they speak out about violence and sexual abuse.

#REDALERT4CHCS

After decades of bipartisan support, federal funding lapsed for health centers around the country. For over four months now, health centers have operated without that critical funding. Today, advocates wear red to raise awareness and call on Congress to approve funding for the next few years. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ross Brooks, CEO for Mountain Family Health Centers, to learn more...

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The KDNK News Team got a bird’s-eye perspective of the Garfield County natural gas fields last month with Ecoflight, a local wildlands advocacy group. Amy Hadden Marsh has this story about a new plan for more natural gas drilling in western Garfield County and what that could mean for wildlife habitat in an area that’s riddled with gas wells. The BLM was invited to join KDNK on the flight but agency policy restricts employees to BLM-chartered flights during work hours. Initial public comment on the Balzac Gulch Phase II Master Development Plan closes February 8th.

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Carbondale resident and longtime local journalist John Stroud is now editor of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. For this week’s News Brief, he sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about his career, the paper, and why he’s excited about his new job.

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Kevin Corwin is chairperson of the Colorado Bluebird Project with Denver’s Audubon Society. He’s this week’s Naturalist Night speaker in Carbondale and Aspen. Here, he talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the Bluebird Project, bluebird resilience, and why he loves birds. Tonight's event begins at 5:30 at Carbondale's Third Street Center. It's free and open to the public.

National Young Farmers Coalition

 

Colorado law makers are considering a bill that would provide funding for farming and ranching internships. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Alex Funk, Western Policy Director for the National Young Farmers Coalition, to learn more.

The Once in a Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Show

Jan 30, 2018
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The first full moon eclipse of 2018 shines down on Carbondale Wednesday  (1/31/2018) around 6:29 in the morning.  The KDNK News team and local student astrologer Whitney Will host a special show about the astronomical and astrological aspects of the super blue blood moon eclipse.

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Last year, The State of Colorado gave 9.2 million dollars of tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana towards improving school health. The Roaring Fork School District invested 220,000 dollars of grant money in hiring three prevention specialists, including Sonja Linman. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Sonja about using pot money to fund prevention education.

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age shows at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue on Thursday at 6:30, followed by a panel discussion lead by local organizations.

Michelle Muething, Aspen Hope Center

This week, the Aspen Hope Center welcomes two distinguished doctors to inform the community about suicide prevention for youth. Chief clinical officer Michelle Muething explains about the event on Wednesday at 6 at the Hotel Jerome. Tickets are available here, with special pricing for local teachers and students.

The X Games are on this weekend at Buttermilk in Aspen. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor for the Aspen Daily News, about the events and two local skiers who made the US Olympic Ski Team. Click here for Osberger's story on Wiley Maple and Alice McKennis. Click here for the schedule for events at the 2018 X Games.

The Trump Administration has placed a 30 percent tariff on all solar cells manufactured outside the US. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Katherine Rushton of Carbondale’s Sunsense Solar to find out how this will impact the solar industry nationally and locally.

On the eve of Colorado’s first hosting of the Outdoor Retailer Show, Colorado’s Democratic Senator Michael Bennet and Democratic Congressman Jared Polis introduced an act to protect 100,000 acres of land in the National Forest along Colorado’s Continental Divide.

In 2001, a series of earthquakes devastated El Salvador. 17 years later, the Trump Administration is ending the Temporary Protected Status that allows 200,000 Salvadorans to work and live legally in the United States. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Jacob Blickenov, national organizer for the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador to learn more. Salvadorans with TPS must re-register between now and March 19 to remain in the United States until September of 2019. Otherwise, deportations begin as early as September of this year.

Voices and Photos from 2nd Annual Womens March

Jan 23, 2018
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Hundreds marched in Carbondale on Saturday, January 20. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joined them in the streets to find out why...

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Unofficial estimates of between 500 and 800 people showed up for the 2nd Annual Women’s March in Carbondale on Saturday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh were there. Here is testimony from a few of the youngest demonstrators. Stay tuned for more on Saturday’s march.

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March. Once again people will be demonstrating across the country and the world. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Raleigh Burleigh spoke with organizers in Denver and Carbondale about the movement.

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort is soon to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a single-asset real estate investment trust. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CEO of Aspen REIT Stephane De Baets to learn more about this type of offering, unprecedented in the United States.The St. Regis Aspen Resort will trade at $20 per share with the ticker symbol AJAX.

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Friday, January 12, 2018, was a big night for local DemocracyNow! fans, more than 100 of whom turned out to hear Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, and Amy's brother David Goodman. Amy made a special trip from New York as a benefit for KDNK and to go on a hut trip for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend.  This segment features David Goodman's introduction and Amy's entire speech. Thanks to Grassroots TV for recording the event and sharing the audio with KDNK.

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Tay Wiles has been covering the Bundy trials for High Country News. For this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about how the Bundy boys went free, the implications of the trials, and a potential candidate for director of the Bureau of Land Management who was once a Bundy defense attorney.

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved Ursa Resources’ re-application for a permit to construct the “A” Pad with more than 20 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from Battlement Mesa homes. But, the company needs a variance to move forward. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dave Devanney , chairman of watchdog group Battlement Concerned Citizens, about what that means for Ursa and for residents.

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Scott Tipton, Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District this week. Part 2 of their conversation features money for opioid abuse treatment, the status of Children's Health Plan Plus, federal enforcement of marijuana laws, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.


Congressman Scott Tipton talks goals and priorities with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for Part 1 of this month’s congressional update.

Elizabeth Steele

 


Last week President Trump dissolved his Election Integrity Commission with an executive order. As Elizabeth Steele, Election Director for Colorado Common Cause, tells KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, the commission’s legacy may go forward under the Department of Homeland Security.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams stated that more than 1,400 of the 5,000 that deregistered following his announcement that Colorado would give requested information to the commission have since re-registered.

 

The Shoshone Hydroelectric Power Plant, just east of Glenwood Springs along the Colorado River, was built in 1905. It generates 15 megawatts of power and is a popular rafting spot in the summer. It also holds the state’s oldest water right on the river. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Emily Benson, editorial fellow at High Country News, about the impact of this single water right. Here's her story: The Tiny Power Plant That Shapes the Colorado River.

Town of Carbondale

 

 

News Director Raleigh Burleigh has these updates from the Carbondale Board of Trustees...

Tess Freeman

CRMS alumna and Fulbright scholar Kelsey Freeman returns to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico to talk about her experience studying the humanitarian impacts of US immigration policy. Kelsey presents at the CRMS barn tonight, January 9, at 7pm. Tess Freeman, professional photographer and sister to Kelsey, will also present her photos taken during Kelsey's scholarship.

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Local rancher Bill Fales is trying to do the right thing when it comes to protecting water flow in the Crystal River. But, he’s run into some complications. For this week’s News Brief, Sarah Tory, reporting for Aspen Journalism, talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the story. Click here to read the story.

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Jeff Sessions’ decision to change Obama-era Federal policy, preventing the national government from interfering with states that legalize cannabis, revives questions about the 10th Amendment and state rights. Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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