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Here’s your community calendar for Monday, June 26, 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 for today's happenings; including a memorial service and fundraising event in honor of Greg "Phathead" Benson.

Third Street Center

The Third Street Center has completed a renovation adding six large windows, skylights, and windowed doors to brighten up the gym. The big unveil was also a celebration of Brain Train, a program sponsored by local non-profit Senior Matters. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Tribute to DJ Phathead

Jun 23, 2017
Photo by Mark Burrows

A tribute from KDNK Local News, a heartfelt on-air obituary from Express Yourself host Luke Nestler, and archival mic breaks of the Master in action.

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.

Youth Radio Talks Community Art

Jun 22, 2017

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program collected interviews from Carbondale community members about the importance of art in our community. They also created a community mural on the north wall of KDNK, with guidance from local artist Eliza Rogan.

Chip Comins is the founder, director, and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, which has hosted ARE Day for 14 years. The summit continues this weekend with a film fest and 2 community conversations on Friday and Saturday. Details and schedule are hereImpact Films are here. Meanwhile, Comins talks with host Amy Hadden Marsh about ARE Day and climate change, and gives a little context to what the planet is currently experiencing.

Lynn Bartels

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh attended the Colorado County Clerks Association Summer Conference to learn more about the efforts made to maintain the legitimacy of our democratic processes. He spoke with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and David Becker, author of the 2012 Pew report that President Trump has repeatedly cited to suggest "massive voter fraud" in the United States. The overall emphasis was reassuring the public that county clerks work year-round to assure the integrity of Colorado's voting systems.   


KDNK has lost a beloved friend and cohort. DJ Phathead  - aka Greg Benson -  died in his sleep Saturday night. Recording artist and longtime friend, Izm White, and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this remembrance. A fund for funeral expenses has been set up at Alpine Bank. No word yet on memorial services.


Theatre director, playwright, actor, and teacher Brad Moore was recently named CMC Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley campuses AND collegewide. Here, he talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about when he got the acting bug and why he continues to teach.

Submitted by Walter Gallacher

Peter Moscon's dad, Red, was one of those larger than life characters who influenced  the lives of others by the way he lived his. On this month's show, Peter and host Walter Gallacher reminisce about Red.

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Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Turns 13

AH Marsh photo

Rodeo in Carbondale!

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is full of cowboys, bull-riding cowgirls, horses that can turn on a dime and riders who don't fall off. Cowboy hats are de riguer in the chutes and so is a certain sense of polite machismo. It's a small town rodeo so all the cowboys say "Yes, Ma'am" and "No, Ma'am" and some even tip their hats. The crowd goes wild for the hide race, the mutton busters, and when the kids chase the calves around the arena. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has been covering CWWR for several years, both for radio and with photographs. Enjoy the slide show and enjoy the rodeo - every Thursday night. Slack is at 6. Grand Entry at 7:30.

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ARTIST INTERVIEWS

John McEuen live at KDNK

John McEuen Live at KDNK

John McEuen dropped by the Wholly Bozos show on KDNK with his musical buddy Matt Cartsonis. They brought some nitty and some gritty along with great big smiles, not to mention a beautiful guitar. John played a couple tunes live and told a few stories about Aspen in the early 70s, his new CD Made in Brooklyn , and about his show at the Wheeler commemorating the Will The Circle Be Unbroken sessions. John McEuen and community radio go together like banjo and that high lonesome sound. Come back soon, John!

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Toluwanimi Obiwole

Three Slam Poets

Photo by Gavin Dahl

Paper Bird Live on KDNK

EXPRESS YOURSELF

Frank Martin In-Studio

Frank Martin, guitar slinger and singer/songwriter has produced a new CD Blue on Blue on Blue. He joins Express Yourself with his producer Dave Taylor, of Cool Brick Studios, to talk about the project and play a couple tunes from the album, Pick Up Your Feet and Leaving Cheyenne. More info at frankmartinmusic.com .

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