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Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, January 23rd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For a list of today's events like Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith at Paepcke Auditorium follow the headline...

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A large crowd diverged from the Women's March in Carbondale on Saturday, January 20, to gather outside of the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage where Sandra Lopez, having completed 3 months in sanctuary, gave this speech.

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Hundreds marched in Carbondale on Saturday, January 20. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joined them in the streets to find out why...

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Unofficial estimates of between 500 and 800 people showed up for the 2nd Annual Women’s March in Carbondale on Saturday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh were there. Here is testimony from a few of the youngest demonstrators. Stay tuned for more on Saturday’s march.

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Here in the West, we rely on snowpack for much of our water. More snow means more runoff into rivers like the Colorado, which provides drinking water for people in seven western states and Mexico. But, as the climate warms there could be less snow. Now, cities, counties, water districts—and even ski areas—are participating in a little-known program to try to get more snowflakes out of every winter storm. H2O Radio has the story.

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KDNK invites listeners to begin the week with a mindful moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Decades ago, David Romtvedt was fortunate to have married into a longtime Wyoming Basque ranching family. Since then David has embraced the rich Basque culture. He has learned the language, the music, and the ranching traditions of the Basques while also producing poems, essays and novels. He teaches in the MFA program at the University of Wyoming and he served as that state's Poet Laureate from 2003-2011. David joined Express Yourself before he heads over to Elko, Nevada for the 34th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, where he will perform with his daughter Caitlin.

Meta Sarmiento is a Filipino poet and rapper from Guam. He is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist with Slam Nuba from Denver, a TEDx speaker and winner of the Spoken Word for the World 2015 where he was flown to Paris to perform during the UN Climate Negotiations. He is a born teacher and an old soul, and he is capable of motivating ghetto kids and old hippies alike. Meta appeared on Express Yourself to tell us how he does it.

This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March. Once again people will be demonstrating across the country and the world. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Raleigh Burleigh spoke with organizers in Denver and Carbondale about the movement.

Beth Broome and Dr. Sam Johnson talk about equine dentistry and answer one cat question...

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett join KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh this week to talk about pay inequality, SANE program finds a home in Glenwood Springs, and what's happening with the Carbondale post office. You can find all the stories here.

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort will soon be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a single-asset real estate investment trust. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CEO of Aspen REIT Stephane De Baets to learn more about this type of offering, unprecedented in the United States.The St. Regis Aspen Resort is expected to be tradable on the New York Stock Exchange in early February starting at $20 per share with the ticker symbol AJAX.

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A researcher at Gunnison's Western State Colorado University was granted $75,000 from the US Fish & Wildlife Service to study a rare plant that grows on only 85 acres outside of the town and into Saguache County. KBUT's Chad Reich reports from Hartman Rocks, a recreation area outside of Gunnison, where most of the plant can be found.

The AZYEP News Team interviews Carbondale Middle School Principals, Jennifer Lamont and Assistant Principal, Heather Fox about education and the 2017-2018 school year.

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Friday, January 12, 2018, was a big night for local DemocracyNow! fans, more than 100 of whom turned out to hear Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, and Amy's brother David Goodman. Amy made a special trip from New York as a benefit for KDNK and to go on a hut trip for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend.  This segment features David Goodman's introduction and Amy's entire speech. Thanks to Grassroots TV for recording the event and sharing the audio with KDNK.

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Join host Walter Gallacher and guest Bill Barnes for stories about Bill's dad and how he made a living in the Roaring Fork Valley in the late 1940s.

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Tay Wiles has been covering the Bundy trials for High Country News. For this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about how the Bundy boys went free, the implications of the trials, and a potential candidate for director of the Bureau of Land Management who was once a Bundy defense attorney.

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

Join us for the January meeting of KDNK's board of directors on Monday January 22nd at 5:30 at our building, 76 S 2nd St, Carbondale, CO 81623. The meeting is open to the public. Agenda here.

Join KDNK's Geeks as they once again ponder the peculiar and exciting world of computers.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved Ursa Resources’ re-application for a permit to construct the “A” Pad with more than 20 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from Battlement Mesa homes. But, the company needs a variance to move forward. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dave Devanney , chairman of watchdog group Battlement Concerned Citizens, about what that means for Ursa and for residents.


KDNK invites listeners to this Monday's Mindful Moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

The curator of the Salon series Alya Howe is joined by trumpeter Tim Fox, dancer Io, and USA Tango Champion Sean Ericson to describe the year's first Salon at the Launchpad.

Darcy Minter, Communications Director for the Western Folklife Center, talks about the 34th annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko Nevada at the end of January. 

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Scott Tipton, Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District this week. Part 2 of their conversation features money for opioid abuse treatment, the status of Children's Health Plan Plus, federal enforcement of marijuana laws, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Dr. John Hausdoerffer is the dean of the School of Environment and Sustainability at Western Colorado University in Gunnison. He co-edited a book with Gavin Van Horn titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place and opened this year’s Naturalist Nights series on January 3rd at the Third Street Center. Today’s show features a portion of his talk and readings from the book about wildness and renewal.

KDNK is proud to announce the arrival of a new weekly program: Everything Under The Sun featuring staff and guests of The Sopris Sun, Carbondale's community supported, weekly newspaper. In today's show editor Will Grandbois and reported Megan Tackett join KDNK news director Raleigh Burleigh to talk about the Carbondale Board of TrusteesFire Chief Ron Leach, and the Benjamin Weeks trial. The show will return every Thursday at 4pm.

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.

Congressman Scott Tipton talks goals and priorities with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for Part 1 of this month’s congressional update.

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Last week President Trump dissolved his Election Integrity Commission with an executive order. As Elizabeth Steele, Election Director for Colorado Common Cause, tells KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, the commission’s legacy may go forward under the Department of Homeland Security.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams stated that more than 1,400 of the 5,000 that deregistered following his announcement that Colorado would give requested information to the commission have since re-registered.


Habitat for Humanity

Amy French, Volunteer Coordinator & Family Services Director at Habitat for Humanity, speaks with Host Diane Johnson about Building Homes, Building Hope, Building Community.