Today's newscast features proposed Medicaid cuts and opioid addiction in Craig, Colorado.

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Today's newscast features a conversation with Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan about the county's new Climate Action Plan.

This special edition features Enduring Addiction, an audio documentary by former KDNK reporter Ed Williams, who is now a public health reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque.  Ed talks more about the making of the documentary here.

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Ryan David Montoya was found Tuesday after surviving the storm earlier this week on Pyramid Peak. Independent journalist Hamilton Pevec goes behind the scenes to bring us a glimpse of Green is the New Black fashion show.  

Garry Schala

Mountain Family Health was this morning's Nonprofit in Focus. Development director Garry Schala sat in with station manager Gavin Dahl live on the air to discuss their new mobile dental van currently based in El Jebel, as well as the SMILES program and plans for a new facility in Basalt next year. Mountain Family CEO Ross Brooks was instrumental in the preparation for KDNK's interview with Lt. Gov Donna Lynne about health care in Colorado, now up for a Colorado Broadcasters Association award for Best Local Newscast. Thanks, Mountain Family Health!

Amy Hadden Marsh

Today's local newscast features Amy Hadden Marsh reporting on a bill introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet last week that would protect the Thompson Divide permanently. Peter Hart, staff attorney for Wilderness Workshop, and Matt Reed, public lands director for High Country Conservation Advocates in Crested Butte. The search continues for Ryan Montoya, a climber missing at Pyramid Peak, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's office. Plus, as Eric Galatas reports, the first half of 2016 saw the highest increase in police-related shooting deaths in six years here in Colorado.

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On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on a panel discussion hosted by the CLAW Caucus at the state capitol about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's plan to kill predators this spring. Bente Birkeland reports on a Republican-led effort making its way through the state legislature to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights is calculated so Colorado can keep more of the tax money it collects. The measure could free up millions of dollars for transportation, education and healthcare.

One of the quintessential Colorado bands dropped by KDNK on their way to their sold out Wheeler gig. They didn't have to do that! Especially ahead of a sold-out gig. But they did, and that is a testament to their good-hearted decency. And it's a testament to their support of Community Radio in Colorado. They played a couple tunes from their new CD Petals, Season Song and Home in Your Heart. And they played a couple older tunes, Remember a Beginning and Rogue River.

David Starbear

Carbondale-based artist and chef David Starbear stopped by the KDNK studio to perform two songs as an "opening act" before Elephant Revival's visit to the station. He played songs inspired by his own journeys to support the water protectors at Standing Rock, "Good Medicine" and "Agua Sagrada" which means sacred water.

In a money-grubbing art marketplace, Robert Burch, a local glass artist, has a somewhat purist approach to his art and the marketing of it. Robert curated part of the current exhibition at the Launchpad, which features nine local glass artists, including himself. Luke Nestler spoke to him as he was preparing the unveiling of a new mobile glass kiln for First Friday.

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ARTIST INTERVIEWS

Elephant Revival Live on KDNK

One of the quintessential Colorado bands dropped by KDNK on their way to their sold out Wheeler gig. They didn't have to do that! Especially ahead of a sold-out gig. But they did, and that is a testament to their good-hearted decency. And it's a testament to their support of Community Radio in Colorado. They played a couple tunes from their new CD Petals, Season Song and Home in Your Heart. And they played a couple older tunes, Remember a Beginning and Rogue River.

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

Aspen Grove by Kaylie Finnis

Carbondale Arts + Love Tales Told + Kaylie Finnis, Artist

Today's Express Yourself was mostly about the exciting news from Carbondale Arts courtesy of Amy Kimberly, executive director. Fashion show, Rio Grande Artway, Rosybelle and more. Acrylics artist Kaylie Finnis talks about her art and her process. And Sylvia Wendrow of Spellbinders tells a few love tales in honor of Valentine's Day.

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