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On today's local newscast KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to one of the organizers of this Saturday's Women's March in Carbondale, Maura Masters, from Alice Magazine. Eric Galatas reports on  Clean Air Moms Action's opposition to Trump's EPA pick, Scott Pruitt, as well as Interior Pick Ryan Zinke. Plus, CDOT moved the rockfall on Highway 133 near McClure Pass yesterday. There is another solidarity march and ski in Aspen on Saturday. And Carbondale Public Works has set this Friday as the drop-off deadline for Christmas trees.

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, January 19th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to view listings like Yappy Hour and Open Mic Night at Marble Distilling tonight.

  • From 4:30 to 6:30, Pitkin County hosts an open house at The Gant Hotel in Aspen to review the environmental analysis of Aspen-Pitkin County Airport improvements.

Sixth grade students from Glenwood Springs Middle School wrote public service announcements encouraging KDNK listeners to protect the rivers.

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Tracy Trulove of CDOT confirms that Highway 133 was only affected by rockfall in the roadway for about two hours Wednesday. KDNK first reported the obstacle thanks to a call from a listener around 11AM. CDOT was able to push the boulders to the side of the road by approximately 1PM. The incident occurred around mile marker 31, on the south side of the pass near Paonia Reservoir.

Today's local newscast features an interview with RFSD's Angie Davlyn about this Friday's universal enrollment deadline. More info at RFschools.com. Then Lindsey Utter, planning and outreach manager for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails about tonight's open house at Carbondale Town Hall from 5 to 7 regarding the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. Plus, just when you thought you were safe from election news, one of the first contenders for the 2018 gubernatorial race in Colorado has announced his candidacy. And, if you love to walk and learn about Colorado's history and architecture, there's now an app for that, thanks to AARP.

Sen. Michael Bennet

On today's local newscast, we learn the names of all 8 applicants for the open trustee position at the Town of Carbondale: Jim Breasted, Beth Broome, Michael Durant, Sarah Johnson, Rebecca Moller, Doc Philip, Erica Sparhawk and April Spaulding. News intern Raleigh Burleigh sits down with Angie Davyln, senior project manager for Roaring Fork School District, to learn more about the safe haven resolution supporting immigrant families. She can be reached via email at adavlyn@gmail.com. Gavin Dahl shares a statement from US Senator Michael Bennet's office responding to critics of his no vote on a resolution encouraging importation of cheaper drugs from Canada. And Eric Galatas reports that President Obama is calling on public lands agencies to be more inclusive, and has designated three new national monuments while expanding two others.

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KDNK's next board meeting is Monday January 23rd at 5:30 in our classroom at 76 S 2nd St, Carbondale, CO 81623. The public is invited. The agenda is available here and posted in the front hall at the station.  

On today's local newscast, we learn that while Pitkin County, Aspen, Eagle County and Basalt are closed in honor of Martin Luther King Day, Garfield County is not. One correction from the broadcast, Town of Carbondale is also open today. Then, Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to a Gas Buddy analyst about why winter and summer gas prices fluctuate so much. Bente Birkeland sits down with other Capitol reporters to discuss the first week of the new legislative session. Eric Galatas looks at a new report that places nurses on the front lines of fighting climate change. And Carbondale and Aspen plan to get in on the big day of protest this coming Saturday.

The Nashville Americana duo, Fort Defiance, before their Sunday gig at Marble Distillery. Consensual Improv before their Saturday night show at Thunder River Theatre, and local trio Pearl & Wood before their Steve's Guitars gig tonight.

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Highlights from KDNK Standing Rock Coverage

The Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota is heading into its ninth month. At least 7,000 people have passed through the camps set up near the Standing Rock Reservation. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh traveled to North Dakota in September and has covered various aspects of the protest ever since, including a local protest in front of Wells Fargo bank and conversations with locals who have been to camp. Here are highlights from those reports.

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1-on-1 with RFSD Superintendent Rob Stein

KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to Roaring Fork School District superintendent Dr. Rob Stein about education funding, the digital divide, affordable housing, school lunches, and why equity is important at the new school coming to Glenwood Springs.

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