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KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mt. Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service Above Self.

Glenwood Springs PI

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

Host Walter Gallacher  spends time with Roaring Fork Valley resident and philanthropist George Stranahan. Part 1 of the interview was aired on 2/21/2017.  Click here to listen to Part 2.

Carbondale Arts

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

KDNK local news airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

In which we learn, again, that Justice Snow's in Aspen is a KDNK kind of place, that Sam Bush is a damn good storyteller, and that womanhood is the revenge for girlhood. Just another Express Yourself here on KDNK.

Three Slam Poets

Feb 17, 2017
Toluwanimi Obiwole

Toluwanimi Obiwole, Mercedez Holtry and Myrlin Hepworth visited Ape on the Dink to talk about the Youth Poetry Slam  tonight at the Third Street Center. FAIR WARNING: Toluwanimi's poem will make you cry.

Sam Bush

Feb 17, 2017
Taking Off

One of the mandolin masters of our time plays two shows next week in our area, one at the BellyUp in Aspen and one at the Ute Theatre in Rifle. KDNK's Bob Schultz caught up with Sam to talk about his new CD, Storyman, on Sugar Hill Records.

KDNK's local news airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

Middle Colorado Watershed Council

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and at 5:34 PM.

All five artists proved themselves articulate about their artistic process. Chris Hassig, Sarah Uhl, Sue and Katelyn Krehbiel, Kip Hubbard and Kaylie Finnis all found the spotlight on Express Yourself after the 37th Valley Visual Arts Show opened at the Launchpad. 

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

Renowned indigenous activist and leader Winona LaDuke comes to CMC in Edwards on February 21st.  Click here for more information and tickets.

CMC Leadville

On today's Local Newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on the bomb threat at CMC Leadville yesterday. Bente Birkeland reviews the new abortion restrictions that failed at the Capitol. Community member Hamilton Pevec reviews the marches in favor of (and against) Planned Parenthood over the weekend. Plus, Eric Galatas talks to farmers about NAFTA. And average gas prices in Colorado dropped slightly in the past week.

The KDNK Board of Directors' next meeting is Monday, February 20th at 5:30pm in our classroom at 76 S. 2nd St, Carbondale, CO 81623. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda is here, and also posted in the front hall.

Gavin Dahl photo

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

Aspen Grove by Kaylie Finnis

Today's Express Yourself was mostly about the exciting news from Carbondale Arts courtesy of Amy Kimberly, executive director. Fashion show, Rio Grande Artway, Rosybelle and more. Acrylics artist Kaylie Finnis talks about her art and her process. And Sylvia Wendrow of Spellbinders tells a few love tales in honor of Valentine's Day.

Sue Lum

On today's local newscast, Maura Masters talks about the next women's march in Carbondale this Saturday morning, in support of Planned Parenthood. Then, Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon talks about longtime fixture at the paper Su Lum, who died late last month. Eric Galatas reports that with more than half of the world's water supply filtered through mountains, climate change could make clean water harder to come by. And Roaring Fork School District is back open today after a threat discovered by the FBI did not materialize, thankfully.

Update from RFSD at 1:13PM: The Roaring Fork Schools and the Carbondale Police Department believe there is no credible threat to our students, and we have lifted lockout restrictions at this time.

Daniel Ramos

On today's local newscast Gavin Dahl speaks to One Colorado executive director Daniel Ramos about the LGBTQ advocacy group's legislative agenda and their event, We Are One Colorado, at the Red Brick Art Center in Aspen on Friday evening. Plus, Raleigh Burleigh gets an update from local immigration attorney Erin Richards as part of his ongoing series on immigrant rights in the valley. Garfield County Planning & Zoning Commission delayed a public hearing related to a proposed injection well in Battlement Mesa that was scheduled for last night. As Eric Galatas reports, advocates for public schools are promising to fight new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose lack of relevant experience caused VP Mike Pence to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm her. And Bente Birkeland reports that the Colorado legislature has determined its transportation priorities.

Erin Richards

As part of our ongoing series on immigrant rights, local immigration attorney Erin Richards discusses what has changed since President Trump signed the immigrant ban late last month. An abbreviated version of this story is airing during KDNK Local News on Thursday, February 9th.

Bente Birkeland

On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reviews police activity in Carbondale and Eagle County from January 20th through February 2nd for Eye on Crime. Gavin Dahl speaks to Jeff Jackel at his retirement party about the project that got away, new pickleball courts. Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol about a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act and the state health insurance exchange. The Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Eric Galatas reports that New Belgium Brewing is among 200 groups that have signed an amicus brief urging a federal court to uphold the Clean Water Rule.

Peter McBride

On today's local newscast, Gavin Dahl speaks to Laurie Cipriano, press secretary for Sen. Michael Bennet, about five new, bipartisan public lands bills introduced by Sen. Bennet and Sen. Gardner. Then, award-winning photographer Pete McBride and author Kevin Fedarko talk to Amy Hadden Marsh about their epic trip through the Grand Canyon for National Geographic ahead of their sold-out event at Paepcke Auditorium tonight. Plus, Eric Galatas reports on a new bill at the Capitol that would require taxpayer-funded agencies to provide digital, searchable files under the Colorado Open Records Act. While Bente Birkeland reports that a Republican bill to encourage school districts to increase the use of concealed-carry guns has passed the Colorado Senate, but will likely fail in the House.

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland speaks t o statehouse reporters about a few of the 200+ bills already introduced during the 2017 legislature. Amy Hadden Marsh reports on the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting last week looking at earthquakes and injection wells in fracking country. Eric Galatas reports that a new survey shows 85% of LGBTQ students in Colorado middle schools and high schools experience harassment.  And GarCo's Community Development staff recommended the Planning Commission deny Ursa Resources' request to change Battlement Mesa zoning rules.

Spring Gulch

On today's local newscast, Rev. Shawna Foster talks with Amy Hadden Marsh about the follow-up meeting after the Women's Marches on Carbondale, Denver and DC.  Then Amy interviews former Mt. Sopris Nordic Council board member Greg Fitzpatrick about the 25th annual Ski for Sisu at Spring Gulch this Sunday. Plus, Gov. Hickenlooper is seeking good will in Cuba this weekend. Eric Galatas reports on opposition from Coloradans to President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. And, Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz has pulled his controversial bill to sell off over 3 million acres of BLM land.

"Spectacle" by Kip Hubbard

Kip, Katelyn and Sue are all in the current Valley Visual Art Show, which hangs until Feb. 17. Here they talk about their art and how it has an important meditative aspect. And Josh Behrman of Mountain Groove Productions about the Concert for Stewy at the Wheeler Opera House. All of that any maybe more at four every Friday afternoon on Express Yourself. 

Get Connected airs the first Thursday of every month at 4:30.

Rep. Scott Tipton


KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl interviews Republican Congressman Scott Tipton on public lands, immigration, health insurance, and abortion rights. While KDNK was never granted an interview with Rep. Tipton during the campaign, we hope to have him back on KDNK once a month throughout the year. His contact info is available here.


A bipartisan study released Tuesday shows that most voters in the West could be at odds with Congress on public lands policy. Amy Hadden Marsh reports on findings from the Colorado College State of the Rockies project.

Richard Manning 3 on Shifting Gears

Feb 1, 2017

Part 3 of Will's conversation with Richard Manning.

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