Weekly News Brief

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Tatiana Flowers is the new reporter at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. For this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about what has shaped her work.

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Both major parties are holding state assemblies tomorrow, April 14, to nominate statewide candidates for the June primary. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh catches up with Corey Hutchins about The Colorado Independent’s coverage of the governor’s race.


A controversial predator control plan in Colorado is heading into its second year. Colorado Parks and Wildlife - or CPW - plans to kill bears and mountain lions in the Piceance Basin, north of Rifle, and in the Arkansas River Basin to see if that will boost deer fawn survival rates. Freelance reporter Rico Moore has been following this story since 2016 in a series for the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Moore for an update on the story and how CPW may be going after mountain lions that no longer exist.

News is emerging that Cambridge Analytica has influenced the Brexit vote, the 2016 Presidential election, and now John Frank, reporter for the Denver Post, has written about the firm's role in the Colorado 2014 elections. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked with him about the story.


Despite his efforts to promote domestic energy dominance, President Trump may have shot himself in the foot with tariffs on steel and aluminum. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb about how the tariffs could have a negative impact on the oil, gas and solar energy industries. Click here to read the story.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.


For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Aspen Daily News reporter Chad Abraham about a sovereign citizen case in front of the Garfield County Court.

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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.

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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.

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For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent reporter John Stroud about recent Glenwood Springs City Council decisions that could impact the town’s affordable housing market. Click here and here to read the stories discussed in the interview.


For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent reporter Carla Jean Whitley about the fate the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Click here to read the article.

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The BLM recently released a plan to open land upstream from Paonia for oil and gas drilling, a decision that many citizens feel threatens the new economy. For more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article, "After BLM decision, Paonia at a crossroads," for Aspen Daily News.

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The state of Colorado has called for dismissal of a lawsuit that would grant the Colorado River ecosystem legal rights in court. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about the case. Click here to read the story.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge construction in Glenwood Springs recently passed the halfway point. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with the Post Independent’s John Stroud, who has been covering the issue.

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For this week’s News Brief news director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Megan Tackett, the new staff writer at The Sopris Sun, Carbondale’s independent newspaper.

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News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews John Colson who after a long career as a Roaring Fork Valley  journalist is retiring from The Sopris Sun. Colson will join KDNK’s Journalism Roundtable Saturday, September 23, at 5pm live on KDNK.

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Colorado gubernatorial candidates - Jared Polis, Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, and Noel Ginsburg - got together for the first time last week in Breckenridge. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Corey Hutchins, reporter for The Colorado Independent, about the meet and the elephant in the room.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE arrested 14 undocumented immigrants in Garfield and Eagle counties across 3 days in August. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent editor and publisher Randy Essex about what the PI had to do to get information about the arrests and subsequent implications.

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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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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.

Bob Berwyn

 

For this week’s News Brief, News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews environmental journalist Bob Berwyn on climate research. Berwyn’s photo essay, Mountains are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World, is available via Pacific Standard. His article about the Fraser River diversion is available at projectearth.us.

Raleigh Burleigh

 

Carbondale native Raleigh Burleigh is KDNK’s News Director. He joins reporter Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief to talk about local issues, the challenges he’s facing being new to the job, and future focuses.

Aspen Recreation Center

The City of Aspen is going forward with a study to determine if they can store water under the golf course, based on conditional water rights that are being challenged by opposition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor for Aspen Journalism to learn more. To hear the full interview, click here.

De Beque, Colorado

A natural gas leak has been discovered near a home in De Beque, west of Parachute, and no one knows exactly where it’s coming from. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb has been covering the story and joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief. Dennis Webb’s articles are at available at GJSentinel.com.

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The Glenwood Springs police began an investigation of the Glenwood Springs Center finances last month, shortly after director Christina Brusig resigned. Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Ryan Summerlin has been following the story. His most recent piece, published earlier this week, shows that the City of Glenwood Springs did not respond to Arts Center employees’ or board members’ complaints for almost 2 years. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Summerlin about the article.

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Independent reporter Rico Moore has been taking an in-depth look at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s so-called Predator Control Study, which proposes to kill up to 40 mountain lion and bear this month in the Piceance Basin and more next year in the Upper Arkansas Basin. The agency blames predation for a drop in mule deer fawn survival rates, and is trapping and shooting targeted animals. Moore’s series, Off Target, is published in the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about Part 5 and why there’s more to the problem than lions and bears.

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