Rifle Animal Shelter

Heather Mullen is the executive director of the Rifle Animal Shelter. For today’s Nonprofit Palooza, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the shelter and why she’s been working there for 11 years.

Aspen PD


Five individuals are wanted by Aspen Police in connection with a jewelry theft on September 12, 2017. Three items were stolen from the business, with a combined retail value of $94,990. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has the details. Click on photo to find out what the suspects look like from store security camera photos, courtesy Aspen PD.

Bronco Babble

17 hours ago

The first Bronco Babble of the new season, last Thursday before the Cowboys game. Luke, Jane and Sarah babble babble 'bout out our Babble-licious Broncos.

Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, September 20, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Tuesday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's events, like open mic at Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge, follow the headline.

Raleigh Burleigh

For decades Leadville has celebrated the 6-month anniversary of St. Patrick's Day with a September parade.   

"Because why celebrate St. Patrick's Day once a year, when you could celebrate it twice?" - Luke Finken, parade organizer.

This year, the parade celebrated another immigrant heritage, recognizing Fiestas Patrias, the Independence of Central America from Spain.


Spellbinders, headquartered in Carbondale, brings the art of storytelling to classrooms in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the United States of America. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Catherine Johnson to learn more about the organization.

Walter Gallacher photo


Yesenia Arreola came to the US from Mexico in 1994 when she was six years old. In the spring of 2017, she graduated from Denver University with honors and an MSW. In this month's show, she talks to host Walter Gallacher about the challenges and opportunities she's faced along the way.

courtesy Charr Graham

Crystal Valley resident, historian, and author Charr Graham joins Amy Hadden Marsh for a conversation about her books Memoirs of a River: Up the Crystal Volumes I and II

Andy Zack

Concerned citizens rallied in Glenwood Springs yesterday to catch the attention of Scott Tipton and Bob Rankin. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

English in Action

English in Action helps to bridge cultural divides by pairing an enthusiastic tutor with a student eager to learn English and participate in the community. News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Executive Director Lara Beaulieu.

Amy Hadden Marsh for Post Independent

Grand River Health in Rifle has hosted Meals on Wheels since 1976. For this afternoon’s Nonprofit Palooza, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Kaaren Peck, director of the program, about how it works and why it works so well. More information about becoming a driver for Meals on Wheels is available by calling Kaaren at 625.6423 or Dee at 625.6215.

KDNK's September board meeting will be held on Monday September 25th at 5:30pm at KDNK's offices at 76 South 2nd Street. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is posted in the front hall of the station and available here.

Mountain Family Health Centers

As part of our fall membership drive KDNK is highlighting many of the organizations that make our communities great, today Raleigh Burleigh interviews Garry Schalla, Development Director for Mountain Family Health Centers.

Monday Mindful Minute

Sep 18, 2017

KDNK invites you to begin the week with a mindful minute thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Express Yourself

Sep 15, 2017

KDNK's Jill Rubin with Andrea Stewart of the Carbondale Chamber who helped organize next week's Carbondale Business Conference  and Luis Benitez of Colorado Creative Industries who will present at the Conference. And Luke sits down with Alya Howe, creator of Nature in Translation, a piece commissioned by The Wilderness Workshop. 

Carrie Besnette Hauser, Ph.D.

5 de septiembre, la presidente de Colorado Mountain College, Doctora Carrie Hauser, anunció la postura que toma el colegio en relación con la terminación de DACA. Habló con Amy Hadden Marsh por KDNK, Raleigh Burleigh lo traduzco y Sofia Clark por CIRC le ayudó.

CIRC ofrezca un día de renovación para recipientes de DACA quienes estatus vence entre el 5 de septiembre de 2017 y el 5 de marzo de 2018. Estará el 16 de septiembre en Glenwood Springs High School a la una de la tarde.

courtesy CMC

On September 5th, Colorado Mountain College president and CEO, Dr. Carrie Hauser  released a statement about the college’s stance on DACA. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the statement. Click here to listen to the rest of the conversation with Dr. Hauser that aired on Valley Voices, September 14, 2017.


Click here to read Dr. Hauser's DACA statement in Spanish. Click here for English.


Glenwood Springs High School hosts a DACA Renewal Drive at 1 PM Saturday, September 16, for those whose permit under DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

Blair Flickinger, Aspen PD

Aspen Police spent most of the day Wednesday monitoring a sow and two bear cubs in a tree on the Hyman Avenue mall. That night, the situation escalated and a dangerous scenario played out before Sergeant Rob Fabrocini.

Mind Springs Health broke ground this week on the new West Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Grand Junction. Regional Director Jackie Skramstad talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the  hospital and more.

GWS Historical Society

Bill Kight, director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and the Frontier Museum, talks about the new Doc Holliday Museum in downtown Glenwood Springs, October's Ghost Walk, and more.

Nonprofit Palooza: CIRC

Sep 15, 2017
Doug Tucker

As part of the fall membership drive, KDNK is happy to highlight many of the organizations that make our communities great. Today, News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Sofia Clark for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.

Wikipedia Commons


Glenwood Springs businesses are experiencing a drop in sales due to the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. Riviera Supper Club owner Jonathan Gorst has organized a loyalty program to draw in customers. Detour to Relaxation cards are available at KDNK. To get a pass to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, cards must be validated by five Glenwood businesses.

Gavin Dahl


News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews John Colson who after a long career as a Roaring Fork Valley  journalist is retiring from The Sopris Sun. Colson will join KDNK’s Journalism Roundtable Saturday, September 23, at 5pm live on KDNK.

As part of our fall membership drive, KDNK is highlighting many of the organizations that make our communities great. Today, News Director Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Eden Vardy and Susan Brady to discuss 2 Forks Club, providing zero interest loans to food entrepreneurs in the North Fork and Roaring Fork Valleys.

Introducing Andy Zanca Youth News

Sep 14, 2017


KDNK News is partnering with The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to offer a weekly spot featuring stories from budding young journalists in the Roaring Fork Valley. This week, Mountain, Olivia, Quinn, and Laura of The Andy Zanca Youth News Team introduce themselves.

This month on Senior Matters, sitting in for regular host Diane Johnson, station manager Gavin Dahl explores the growing support in Congress for  'Medicare For All' legislation with Mountain Family Health Centers CEO Ross Brooks and reporter Joshua Holland, a contributor to The Nation Magazine and Rolling Stone, who hosts the Politics and Reality Radio show. See Holland's article on 'Medicare For All' in The Nation here. See Brooks' column on defending Medicaid funding for the Post-Independent here.

Elm Treason on KDNK

Sep 13, 2017
Elm Treason

Victoria D, host of Now & Then every other Wednesday at 10, interviews Andy Roman of Elm Treason, indie rock and roll out of New York City.

AH Marsh Photo


Solidarity was the theme of a gathering of residents and officials from both sides of McClure’s Pass Saturday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Town of Carbondale

News Director Raleigh Burleigh provides an update from the latest Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting.

Laura Seay


As part of our fall membership drive, KDNK is highlighting many of the non-profits that strengthen the communities we serve. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Recruitment Manager Laura Seay to learn more about The Buddy Program, fostering strong relationships for children of the Roaring Fork Valley that need them the most.