Weekly News Brief

The Aspen Times

Local media has been hard at work to keep the community informed about the Lake Christine Fire. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Carolyn Sackariason, reporter for the Aspen Times, about the three homes lost in the early hours of July 5.

Chelsea Self

Today, June 18, is the recommended last day to mail primary ballots, although voters have until June 26th to vote in person or drop their ballots off at a 24-hour drop-off box.  KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Matthew Bennett, one of the newest reporters to join the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, about his recent coverage of the Third Congressional District race.

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.

The Sopris Sun

For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Megan Tackett, reporter for the Sopris Sun, about the latest draft plan for the Crystal Valley Trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte.

Brent Gardner-Smith, Aspen Journalism

For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Brent Garner-Smith, executive director and editor at Aspen Journalism, about Lake Powell’s dropping water level. This article and other work by Brent Gardner Smith can be found here.

Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Bente Birkeland has reported on sexual harassment at the State Capitol since November. This past week additional accusations against Senator Randy Baumgardner were found credible. Doubtful of another expulsion vote, Birkeland has made these reports public with the accusers’ consent. Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists named Bente the Colorado Journalist of the Year. Her coverage of allegations of sexual harassment at the Capitol also won a regional Edward R Murrow award for investigative reporting. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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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.

The Colorado Independent

 


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.

Sarah Tory, Aspen Journalism


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.

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.

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.

John Stroud, Post Independent


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.

Wikipedia Commons

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.

The Sopris Sun

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.

Gavin Dahl

 


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.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


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.

Photo by Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism


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.

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