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Here’s your community calendar for Friday, August 18, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's listings, like Robert Randolph performing at Belly Up Aspen at 9, click the headline.

Dandelion Market

The Dandelion Market, Carbondale's community food co-op, has officially reopened at its new location next to Rhumba Girl Liquors along Highway 133. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the new store manager Terri Anzini about some of the changes. The new hours are 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday.

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Senator Michael Bennet hosted a Town Hall in Aspen last Friday August 12. KDNK News Director Raleigh Burleigh has highlights from that meeting. The full hour of questions and Bennet's answers, involving topics such as immigration, opioid addiction, and North Korea, is available here.

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Today is the third day of the Grand Avenue Bridge Closure. According to reports and observations, traffic problems begin during the morning and afternoon commutes when motorists take back roads, like South Midland Avenue, to avoid the detour. CDOT and the City of Glenwood Springs want to get 700 vehicles per hour off downtown streets during peak hours. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to two commuters from New Castle to find out how they’re helping reach that goal.

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Astrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko is addicted to watching total solar eclipses across the globe. He spoke to local high school students for KDNK’s Radio Physics last month. Here is a clip about why he will be inside the Path of Totality next week. The full program is available here.

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Don Vanderhoof's family was exiled to the New World from Holland in the 1600s. For this month's Immigrant Stories, Don talks to host Walter Gallacher about his family's early days in eastern Colorado, his brother John's 25-year career as State Representative and Governor of Colorado, and his own memories of a valley in transition in the 1950s and '60s.

 

 

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Cyclists crowded the Rio Grande Trail in Glenwood Springs Monday to avoid traffic snarls during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Anne Moll, who helped bike rides run smoothly all morning. Click here for information about the detour, bike routes, and more.

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UpRoot Colorado reduces food loss and insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley by organizing the distribution of food that would otherwise be left to rot. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ciara Low, founder and director, to learn more. For information about volunteering and donating, Ciara can be contacted at ciara@uprootcolorado.org.

KDNK's board of directors meet for the regular monthly meeting at 5:30pm on Monday August 21st at KDNK, 76 S. 2nd Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is here

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The 95-day closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, which began today, means big changes in traveling habits for those who have to cross the Colorado River daily to get from home to work and back again. The City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County offices have changed their business hours. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, so has Carbondale. CORRECTION: The Town of Carbondale is open from 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday.

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KDNK's News Team was up early and in Glenwood Springs today to cover the opening day of the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.  Amy Hadden Marsh reported live from the Glenwood Springs Mall at 6:41 AM with Tom Newland, Grand Avenue Bridge Project manager and Bridge Answer Man, and GWS City Council member Kathryn Trauger.

At 7:41 AM, News Director Raleigh Burleigh reported from the corner of 8th Street and Colorado Avenue with Tom Newland.

At 5:34 PM, both Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tracy Trulove, Communication Manager for CDOT, from the studio for an update about the afternoon traffic flow and to recap the day.

Louie drove through the historic first day of traffic during the Grand Avenue Bridge Closure to join Matt and listeners for another fresh edition of Geekspeak.

Monday Mindful Minute

Aug 14, 2017

Take a moment to taste the unique flavor of whatever you are experiencing and know that it will change. This mindful minute is a collaboration between KDNK and and Roaring Fork Insight. Lisa Goddard guides meditation and dharma discussion at True Nature every Monday at 7pm. 

Senator Michael Bennet hosted a town hall in Aspen on August 11. For over an hour he answered questions asked by the audience. He spoke to immigration, health care, corruption, bipartisan cooperation, North Korea, and more. KDNK had a man on the scene to record the dialogue for listeners. 

El Colectivo, a local Latino arts group, will stage a reading of Draw Me a Lamb by Juarez playwright Karmina Fanjul at the Launchpad on Saturday, August 12 at 7pm as a benefit for Ms. Fanjul's children's theater group in Juarez. KDNK's Alejandra Rico spoke with Carlos Herrera in the studio, and Karmina Fanjul from Juarez. You'll also find a partial transcription of the chat in the Sopris Sun, here.

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NOTE: This story has been updated. According to the Sopris Sun, Miser's re-opened Friday, August 11, under new management.

An eviction notice has been spotted on the locked front door of Miser’s Mercantile this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the unfolding story.

Heathens at the Hootenanny

Aug 11, 2017

The Band of Heathens are helping KDNK and Carbondale Arts celebrate the first birthday of the Carbondale Creative District with a hootenanny tonight at the 4th Street Plaza. KDNK's Amy Kimberly spoke with founding member, singer and co-songwriter of the Band of Heathens, Ed Jurdi, about their new CD Duende and about how the band expresses their authenticity.

The third author involved in next week's reading at the Carbondale Branch Library, Jill Sheeley, is noted for her series of children's books based on her dog Fraser. She will read from a new book, The Adventures of Kip in Aspen and Snowmass.

Local author Corrie Karnan has a new children's book Secrets of the Fairy Cave set in the famous cave outside of Glenwood Springs. Another local author, Linda L. Flynn, has written a new young adult novel called Dream Glasses: Book 1 of the Rosethorn Series. Both have a reading on Wednesday, August 16 at 6pm at the Carbondale Branch Library, and both appeared on Express Yourself.

Dan Young, a local landscape painter with a three-decade career, talks about his creative process and his place in the art market. His newest show hangs at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt until early September.

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Last weekend, station manager Gavin Dahl represented KDNK onstage at the 2017 Arise Festival at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. At the festival, Josh Fox introduced his new film about Standing Rock, Awake. Footage of Arise 2017 is available here. This film is now available on Netflix. An interview with gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his clean energy by 2040 platform is available here.

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Former US Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright was in the Roaring Fork Valley this week for a talk and book-signing at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. She spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh by phone from Washington DC about her 2006 book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs.

Erika Ryann

The dreamy Erika Ryann will play her first Carbondale show tomorrow as the opening act for The Band of Heathens at The Hootenanny with the Heathens, a collaboration between the Carbondale Creative District and KDNK in the 4th Street Plaza. Station Manager Gavin Dahl spoke to Ryann about her music and her inspirations.

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Seven hundred per hour is the magic number for CDOT and Glenwood Springs City Officials -  the number of vehicles that must stay off downtown streets, beginning Monday, to avoid gridlock. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it’s up to locals to make it happen.

Luis Yllanes

 

Luis Yllanes, Senior Director of Exhibitions, Registration, and Installation, spoke to KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about his recent appointment to the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

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KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks with best-selling author Cory Doctorow, co-editor of Boing Boingabout his new sci-fi book Walkaway, plus the latest on millions of Americans calling for Open Internet protections and whistleblower Ed Snowden. Listen to the audiobook featuring Wil Wheaton, Amber Benson and others here

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A bear cub met with a tragic end this morning in Carbondale after coming into contact with a power line near 2nd Street and Euclid. Carbondale resident Lisa Dameron spoke with KDNK DJ Amber Sparkles on the air shortly after the incident. According to Police Chief Gene Schilling, the bear was taken to be euthanized as advised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Roaring Fork School District

Three seats are up for election on the education board for the Roaring Fork School District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with designated election official Angie Davlyn to learn more.

Town of Carbondale

The Carbondale Board of Trustees has appointed Luis Yllanes, a KDNK DJ, to fill the temporary vacancy left by Katrina Byars. The motion was made by Marty Silverstein and seconded by Ben Bohmfalk.


Former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright is at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt tonight for a reading and signing of her 2006 book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh this week about the book and its relevance 11 years later. Tune in to Valley Voices Thursday, August 10, at 4:30 to hear the entire conversation.

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