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    Small community battles for safe water

    For nearly 60 years, the tiny village of Somerset in Gunnison County has been fighting for clean drinking water.

    Nestled on the far side of McClure Pass, just 49 miles south of Carbondale, sits the small community. It’s not incorporated as a town, and the onlyread more →

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    Waiting for the storm that ends fire season

    On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Grizzly Creek Fire grew 150 acres. 

    The total burn area is now recorded at 32,641 acres and 91% contained. According to Marcia Gilles, Deputy District Ranger for the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District of the White River National Forest, “We were ableread more →

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    Close commissioner race leans toward incumbents

    The incumbent Garfield County commissioners led by a narrow margin as the final ballots were counted on Wednesday afternoon. The fourth round of unofficial election results showed Republican and longtime incumbent John Martin had with 14,424 votes to Democratic challenger Beatriz Soto’s 13,907 with unaffiliated Brian Bark’s 1279read more →

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    Certain and uncertain results in General Assembly races

    The local races for seats in the Colorado State General Assembly have delivered results in one race and the other is too close to call. KDNK and The Sopris Sun partnered up on election night and had the chance to speak with a couple of these candidates. 

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    Wolves winning by a whisker

    Proposition 114, the ballot initiative mandating the reintroduction of gray wolves into Western Colorado by the end of 2023, appears to have been approved by voters by the slimmest of margins in the Nov. 3 election. The overall unofficial tally, as of press time, gave those for theread more →

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    Gallagher repeal stabilizes special district funding

    Voters hoping to repeal the Gallagher Amendment to the state’s constitution are deep breathing sighs of relief.
    As of Nov. 4, 85 percent of votes were in with 57.5 percent in favor of repeal. 

    Previously, special districts like Colorado Mountain Collegeread more →

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    A grave Halloween

    As cold weather sets in and restrictions tighten, it’s clear that the holiday season will look even less like a normal than did the summer. Earlier this month, Canadians took Thanksgiving with just their immediate households, while folks stateside will get their first real look at the discrepancyread more →

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    Historic mill site receives major funding

    Just recently, The town of Marble received a $333,000 Resilient Communities Grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) to significantly improve the Marble Mill Site Park.

    GOCO explained on its website that the Gunnison County park has seen an uptick in visitation since the pandemic started, stressingread more →

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    Information surfaces on little-known Marble quarry GM

    Much is known about Col. Channing Meek, the enterprising businessman who turned a marginal marble quarry into a nationwide operation in the years from 1905 until his untimely death in 1912. Less was known about Meek’s globe-trotting general manager at the Colorado Yule Marble Company.

    Untilread more →

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    Mitsch Bush and Boebert don’t agree on much

    The race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District has drawn the nation’s eye. Lauren Boebert unseated incumbent Scott Tipton in the Republican primary and now faces off with Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. Let’s take a look at what the candidates think is best for the country, the district andread more →