Sonja Hinrichsen


Sonja Hinrichsen, an artist based in the Bay Area, is in the valley for two weeks making snow drawings at Ashcroft as a creative intervention into the natural environment. CORE and the City of Aspen partnered on the Aspen Energy Challenge to inspire people to save as much energy as possible and wanted to keep up the participatory aspect of “stepping forward” on climate. These snow drawings are the first of a new series of environmental art projects they have planned. Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois spoke with Sonja last weekend and shared this audio with KDNK. Participants can sign up for community snow drawing events that will take place at Ashcroft this weekend. More info at aspencore.org.

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On today's newscast, Bente Birkeland reports that a bipartisan effort to reduce the suspension rate of young children is working its way through the process. Eric Galatas reports on the transgender birth certificate's uncertain future in the Republican "kill committee" in the state senate. In this week's capitol conversation, journalists discuss the state budget gap. New reports point to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's history of voting against disabled students. Parents and children are delivering over 400,000 signatures in support of public broadcasting funds to the US Senate today. US Sen. Michael Bennet, who spoke at 5 town halls around southern and western Colorado last week, says to "keep it coming." Town of Carbondale has closed third street downtown until Memorial Day for streetscape improvements. The City of Glenwood's annual spring cleanup event kicks off April 17th. And prescribed burns are planned near Carbondale, Basalt, Parachute, Gypsum and Meeker.


Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the fourth KDNK candidate interview, Jonathan Gorst talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about important issues facing the city and his idea for a performing arts center. Ballots must be returned to the Glenwood Springs city clerk by 7 PM April 4.

KDNK faves Let Them Roar performed two brand new songs live in the studio, Snow Moon and We Are the Broken Ones, as well as Miles of Wire ahead of their Justice Snow's gig next Wednesday night. Always good to see them and find out what's new for them.

Corey Hutchins

For Friday's newscast, Gavin Dahl talks about Sunshine Week and Fake News with Colorado Independent reporter Corey Hutchins, who is a correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review's United States Project, visiting lecturer at Colorado College and author of the fantastic weekly newsletter Colorado Local News & Media

Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the third KDNK candidate interview, Charlie Willman talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the important issues facing the city and what he calls a paradigm shift in city management.

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Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Three want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street - currently Leo McKinney’s constituency. In the second of KDNK’s candidate interviews, Amber Wissing, who was born and raised in Glenwood, talks with Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues facing the city, including affordable housing.


Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, currently occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the first of KDNK’s candidate interviews, at-large candidate Shelley Kaup, council member from 2007 - 2011, talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the confluence development, city recycling, the Grand Avenue Bridge, and the city’s energy resources.

Glenwood Springs High School Jazz Band performs live in the KDNK Broadcast Learning Center.

Today's newscast features Colorado News Service reporter Eric Galatas on how most scientists disagree with new EPA chief's claims about climate change. Click on the headline for more.

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