Viva la Vida Foundation

Solar Energy International in Paonia hosted the Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo over the weekend. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report, Caren von Gontard shares about the Viva la Vida Foundation and their plans for establishing a school of spiritual agriculture in Colorado.

Colorado Farm & Food Alliance

The Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo was hosted this past weekend at the Solar Energy International campus in Paonia, CO. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report, Peter Kolbenschlag of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance explains how the event was conceived and what it intends to cover. 

In this interview, KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl is joined on the phone by ticketing industry veteran David Sher. He's the founder and CEO of Fan Central Station, a new app now available for iPhones and coming to Android later this year. 

courtesy Boulder Weekly Art Department

Independent reporter Rico Moore has been taking an in-depth look at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s so-called Predator Control Study, which proposes to kill up to 40 mountain lion and bear this month in the Piceance Basin and more next year in the Upper Arkansas Basin. The agency blames predation for a drop in mule deer fawn survival rates, and is trapping and shooting targeted animals. Moore’s series, Off Target, is published in the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about Part 5 and why there’s more to the problem than lions and bears.

Maija Pettersen of AZYEP talks with Debbie Wilde and Sandy Schroeder from Valley Life for All whose mission is to build inclusive communities where people of all abilities belong and contribute. 

Water, Drugs, Workers on Tipton's Mind This Week

May 18, 2017
Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.

Republican Congressman Scott Tipton, who represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, expressed support for several federal initiatives this past week. KDNK News Intern Jensen Platero has the update.

Earthworks photo, courtesy From the Styx

On May 10, the US Senate voted against a debate that could have repealed the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Prevention Rule, which updates restrictions on methane venting, flaring, and leaking during oil and gas exploration on public lands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Joshua Mantell, Deputy Director for Energy and Climate for the Wilderness Society, about the importance of the rule and how it narrowly escaped repeal.

Journalism students at Grand Valley High School in Parachute discuss the T.H.I.N.K Campaign that was implemented at their school.

Bob Gish

Rev. Shawna Foster of Two Rivers Unitarian Church announced this past Sunday at a Mother’s Day Vigil for Immigrant Families that her congregation in partnership with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will offer sanctuary in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK News intern Jen Platero reports.

Mesa County

The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comment on a proposal to offer 27 parcels of federal minerals in northwestern Colorado in the December 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The proposal includes about 5,000 acres in western Garfield County and more than 22,000 acres in Mesa County. The State of Colorado would receive 49 percent of the proceeds with the remainder going to the U.S. government.

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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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