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Meta Sarmiento, a National Poetry Slam semifinalist and winner of Spoken Word for the World, talks with KDNK about his free poetry workshop "Mahal" at the Basalt Library on Friday July 27th at 10AM, as well as the poetry slam he's hosting at The Temporary in Basalt on Wednesday July 25th. His latest book of poems is "Tie Your Shoes Kid" and his debut hip hop album is "Apt 207." 

Emmy-award winning writer and stand up comedian Sara Schaefer speaks with station manager Gavin Dahl ahead of her tour stop at the Wheeler Opera House tonight. 

Alya Howe, artistic director of performing arts organization Under Alya's Umbrella, talks about the Poetry Market this Sunday July 22nd at 8pm at Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.  

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program talks with Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts about the 47th Mountain Fair which KDNK will live broadcast on July 27th, 28th, and 29th. 

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Diane Mitsch Bush won the primary to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asked Diane to discern herself from Republican incumbent Scott Tipton. The full interview is posted here.

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Update Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:41 PM

As of 10:20 AM, the fire has burned 8,315 acres. 

The Lake Christine Fire has burned almost 7,000 acres and remains 59 percent contained. Officials from Eagle and Pikin Counties, the White River National Forest, and the Type 2 and Type 3 Incident Management Teams held a press conference Thursday, July 19, to talk about what's going on with the fire, why it grew by 500 acres in one day, and why the Type 2 team is coming back. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

Traveling with Pets Advice on Ask the Vet

Jul 19, 2018
Alpine Animal Hospital

Dr. Chad Roeber of Alpine Animal Hosptial joins Beth Broom to discuss traveling with pets and summer heat!

The Sopris Sun

Editor Will Grandbois, reported Megan Tackett, Carbondale trustee Lani Kitching, and record holder Ryan Phebus chat about the many ways to climb Mt. Sopris and share stories from the most recent edition of The Sopris Sun.

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The Bureau of Land Management’s December oil and gas lease sale includes nearly a quarter of a million acres in Colorado with nearly 8,000 in the North Fork Valley’s watershed and around Paonia Reservoir. Meanwhile, an internal memo has reduced opportunities for public participation in the process. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, associate program director for Citizens for a Healthy Community, to learn more.


 The Education and Energy Act of 2018, introduced by Congressman Scott Tipton, recently cleared the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill ties education funding to energy extraction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Phil Weiser

Colorado Attorney General democratic candidate Phil Weiser describes the role of Attorney General as the lawyer for the people of Colorado. While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley, Phil stopped by KDNK for an interview. These are his comments on water. The full interview is posted here.

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Sandra Lopez has lived in the valley for twenty years but for the last nine months she has had to live in sanctuary to avoid deportation. Sandra and her son, Alex, describe how living in sanctuary has affected their family.

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YouthZone, with sponsorship from Community Health Initiatives, invites the community to “High in Plain Sight,” a presentation by Officer Jermaine Galloway about youth drug trends. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the presenter and YouthZone director Lori Mueller to learn more. The presentation is on Monday, July 23rd, from 8am to noon at Glenwood Springs High School.

AZYEP intern Megan Webber talks to the Carbondale Community School Summer Garden Camp led by Diana Alcantara about their work in a community garden.

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Mike Almas’ Northern Rockies Incident Management Team transitions responsibility for containing the Lake Christine Fire to Bart Kicklighter’s Type 3 Incident Management Team today. Outside Adventure Media helped the Incident Command Post create this video in response to the outpouring of support received from residents of the Roaring Fork Valley.

Public Welcome to Talk Trash with Town Officials Wednesday

Jul 16, 2018
Town of Carbondale


The Town of Carbondale wants to talk trash with residents on Wednesday. Trash disposal, that is. Town officials will have an informational table at the Carbondale Farmer's Market and then host a meeting at Town Hall from 5-8 PM. Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois spoke with Public Works Director, Kevin Schorzman, on KDNK’s Everything Under the Sun show last week to find out why. Here’s a clip from the show.

Bonte Lane

Bonte Lane aka Pam Rosenthal is guiding a playful sound exploration workshop on July 17, 31, and August 14 at the Third Street Center at 7pm.

Niceness


Niceness, a group that describes itself as “”positively grounded Rocky Mountain roots reggae” integrates elements of soul, funk, latin, and hip-hop. KDNK presents Niceness at The Temporary tonight, July 13, at 9pm.

Rep. Scott Tipton

Congressman Scott Tipton, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, Senator Cory Gardner, and Colorado Representative Bob Rankin visited Basalt shortly after the Lake Christine Fire destroyed three homes. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Congressman Tipton about this visit…

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The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board and County Commissioners were in Carbondale late last month to hear public input about the draft Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. Here are clips from that meeting. You can click here for a video of the meeting and all comments. The draft plan is here. The public comment period is open until July 27th. Thanks to Grassroots TV for providing audio of the meeting.

Compassion Film Festival

Carbondale's first annual Compassion Film Festival and Symposium opens August 17th at the Third Street Center. John Bruna, founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation, talks about films and speakers. Schedule and tickets are available by clicking here.

The Sopris Sun

Reporter Megan Tackett and editor Will Grandbois for The Sopris Sun chat with Carbondale Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman about changes to waste hauling and Sarah Herron about SheLift.

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Fire crews from all over the West have converged on Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel to tackle a wildfire near Basalt. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and news intern Mountain Maes visited the Incident Command Center for a behind-the-scenes look at the Lake Christine Fire.

Diane Johnson

Host Diane Johnson chats with Carbondale Trustee Lani Kitching about affordable housing options for seniors.

Community Composting Thrives in Ophir, CO

Jul 11, 2018
Katie Klingsporn


Tucked into a corner of San Miguel County, one small community is embarking on a big endeavor toward sustainability. KOTO’s Katie Klingsporn has the story...

Elizabeth Fourneir, author of the Green Burial Guidebook, shares about her book on environmental friendly burial practices.

Jill Cohn Balanced on the Rail

Jul 10, 2018

Jill Cohn, a new resident of the Roaring Fork Valley but a longtime performer here, has a new CD called Balanced on the Rail. It received its World Premiere on Jupiter J's Sunday morning show, Amen Sistah, on KDNK. Two new songs from the record, Balanced on the Rail and Possibilities, bracketed a live performance of two more songs, The Shoe Song and Legends, as well as a loving simpatico chat with Jupiter J. Two sweet ladies Amen-ing each other on a sweet Summer Sunday morning. Life is good.

Raleigh Burleigh

The Lake Christine Fire exposed a well of generosity in the Roaring Fork Valley. Citizens quickly jumped to action, offering what they could to help those who had been forced from their homes. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh explored one facet on July 6, while visiting an impromptu refuge established at The Orchard.

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Wildfires have always been a part of life in the American West, but with climate change, it’s expected they will become more frequent and more intense. While some effects of wildfires are understood, their impact on water is just starting to come into focus. H2O Radio reports.

The next meeting of KDNK's board of directors is Monday July 16th at 5:30pm at the station. Board meetings are open to the public and all are welcome to attend. The agenda is posted in the front hall of the station, and also available here.

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