Garfield County

                  Garfield County Approves $278k to Boost New Parachute-Rifle Bus Service

                  Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved $278,360 for the Town of Parachute Monday to boost the development of a new bus service that would connect the town with Battlement Mesa and Rifle. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

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                  City of Glenwood Springs

                  To continue our series on citizen engagement, KDNK’s Lucas Turner speaks with Mayor of Glenwood Springs Jonathan Godes about how to effectively communicate with elected officials, good and bad effects of social media, and the crucial role citizens play in opposing the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion.

                  LIFT-UP

                  LIFT-UP Executive Director Angela Mills provides insight into this organization's history, ongoing initiatives and partnerships and how local residents may best benefit from the program.

                  Monday Community Calendar

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                  Parachute Branch Library

                  Here’s your community calendar for Monday, January 27th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Yokoso! at Parachute Library, click on the headline…

                  Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Colorado over the next 10 years.

                  Colorado's legislative session is just over two weeks old, and lawmakers have already introduced more than 270 bills and counting. With hundreds more bills expected to land in the coming weeks, here are some of the ones we are starting to watch at the state Capitol.

                  Richard Rhinehart

                  In this special edition of Valley Voices. Lucas Turner talks to Richard Rhinehart with the Colorado Cave Survey about the discovery of "Witches' Pantry" and how the cave could play a role in the fight to oppose Rocky Mountain Resources' proposed Quarry Expansion. Click the headline for more images of the cave.

                  Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

                  Thursday marks the 19th consecutive year of Winter X Games in Aspen. That means increased traffic and crowded public transportation.? KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on how the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority prepares to handle the crowds and keep services running smoothly.

                  When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

                  There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

                  The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

                  It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

                  "Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

                  The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.

                  Floodgate Operators Perform Live on KDNK

                  Jan 18, 2020

                  DJ Mammoth hosted Crested Butte's Floodgate Operators on Life, The Universe & Everything ahead of their performace at Silver City Aspen on Saturday, January 18.

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                  The National Environmental Protection Act is 50 years old this year and under attack by the Trump Administration. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of Western Values Project , a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about NEP, the proposed changes, and what that might look like for future federal lands projects. Click the headline for more information about upcoming hearings and a public comment period.

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                  Nancy Bo Flood is a child therapist and celebrated author of 20 books, many of them for children. Tune in as Nancy reflects on her life, her work in the Navajo Nation and the power of storytelling.

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                  World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie Appears on Express Yourself

                  Larry Yazzie is an actor and renowned fancy dancer of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley, Larry stopped by KDNK to talk about Native Pride Arts and the upcoming Shining Mountains Pow Wow. Barbara "Babs" Frota leads this interview with Raleigh Burleigh co-hosting.

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