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Yawpers on KDNK

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The song, Savage Blue, courtesy of KEXP Live series of videos, introduces Noah Shomberg, the drummer for the wild and crazy Denver band The Yawpers,  who play Mountain Fair next weekend on Saturday night.

Brigitte DeMeyer and Will Kimbrough visited Express Yourself before their gig at Steve's Guitars to talk about their new CD Mockingbird Soul, trusting each other on stage, and their songwriting process. They also played three tunes from the CD, Little Easy, October Song and Mockingbird Soul. 

Fear-Free is a new concept for handling pet stress at the vet. Click the headline for this month's Ask the Vet with host Mary Fox.  Good stuff!

My, How Carbondale Has Changed

7 hours ago

Mountain talks to his Great-Grandfather Bob about his life - growing up in the mid-1900's, the Dust Bowl, meeting his wife and how Carbondale has changed over the past 50 years, including memories of the first Mountain Fair.

Raleigh Burleigh

 

Carbondale native Raleigh Burleigh is KDNK’s News Director. He joins reporter Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief to talk about local issues, the challenges he’s facing being new to the job, and future focuses.

Pyrite Club

 

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, July 21, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for today's listings, like SoL Theatre Company's production of RENT at The Thunder River Theatre Company.


State lawmakers denied funding for the Colorado Energy Office last session, but Federal funds will keep it in operation until next July. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out how that will affect local renewable energy programs.

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Basalt resident, gallery owner, and former chair of the Anderson Ranch Board of Trustees Ann Korologos receives an award for Extraordinary Leadership tonight at the Ranch’s annual fundraiser and awards ceremony at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with the former US Secretary of Labor to talk about art and the award. Here’s a clip from that interview. Click here to listen to the entire conversation.

Caroline Fry

This week, Denver hosts the 44th annual meeting for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored lobbying group abbreviated as ALEC. Nonprofit organization Common Cause released a report earlier this week exemplifying ALEC’s influence in Colorado politics throughout these past few decades. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Caroline Fry, Advocacy and Media Director for Colorado Common Cause.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, is introducing legislation to increase US military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, challenging the political dominance of China. Yesterday he announced his vision for the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) to the Seventh Annual Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) South China Sea Conference. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

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Tony Mendez is the son of refugees who fled the war in El Salvador. Here, he talks to Walter Gallacher about how his parents' struggle inspired him to pursue a doctorate in law.

Economic Impact of Natural Gas Development on Delta County

The North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan proposes to drill 38 wells upstream from Paonia, CO. According to one report, this project would result in an economic loss for Delta County. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Citizens for a Healthy Community Attorney and Associate Program Director Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson.

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Close to 3,400 voters withdrew registrations in Colorado following the Trump Administration’s call for nationwide voter records late last month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico to find out how voters in the county responded.

KDNK's Board of Directors meets Monday July 24th at 5:30 at the station, 76 South 2nd Street in Carbondale. The public is invited. You can read the agenda here or in the front hall of the station.

KDNK collaborates with Lisa Goddard, founder of roaringforkinsight.org, to tune in to the internal news. Lisa Goddard facilitates meditation and discussion at True Nature on Mondays at 7.

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Results of a 17-year study of oil and gas drilling impacts on mule deer in Wyoming shows that energy development is not as benign for wildlife as some scientists previously thought. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dr. Ed Arnett, senior scientist at the Loveland, Colorado-based Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a Federal and state lands policy group, to find out more.

Express Yourself

Jul 14, 2017

Helen Kline, the organizer of the first Marble Author's Fair, along with two of the local authors involved, Charlotte Graham and Nicole Beinstein. And Josh Hoyer, who headlines this year's Saturday night at Mountain Fair, about his band.

Humbird on KDNK

Jul 14, 2017
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KDNK had the high honor of welcoming Humbird into the studio following their recent gig at Steve's Guitars. Chris Hassig hosted them for Deep Breakfast. To check out the band's summer tour schedule, click here.

Jetsetting Family


Agrotourism is becoming a popular source of economic revenue throughout the world. Cedar Ridge Ranch seeks to promote the practice within Garfield County. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Merrill Johnson to learn more.

 

The commission investigating President Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud is on hold, for now. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reached out to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams for comment on the notification to hold off on submitting voter data which Williams relayed via twitter. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suspended the collection of voter data in response to a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Paul Andersen, founder/director of the Basalt-based non-profit Huts for Vets, joins US Army veteran Melody Capps, US Marine Corps veteran Brian Porter, and Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about the program, why it works and what it takes to succeed in society after the war.  Here's a link to the H f V blog.

Aspen Recreation Center

The City of Aspen is going forward with a study to determine if they can store water under the golf course, based on conditional water rights that are being challenged by opposition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor for Aspen Journalism to learn more. To hear the full interview, click here.

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Last year, the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail was placed on a list of 16 priority trails as part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. Part of that trail would go up the Crystal River valley to the top of McClure Pass. Wilderness Workshop hired biologist Rick Thompson to study the impacts of possible Crystal Valley trail routes on local wildlife. Thompson presented the results of his study this week at two meetings, one of which was at Carbondale’s Third Street Center Tuesday night. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can find Thompson's study and a video of the presentation by clicking here.

Senior Matters: The ABCs of CBDs

Jul 12, 2017

Diane talks to Doctor's Garden owner Josh Smith about the benefits of CBDs.

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Carbondale water users will see a slight increase in rates on their August bills. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to town public works director Kevin Shoresman to find out why. You can find more information about the town's water rates by clicking here.

Town Hall, 07-10-2017

 

The Carbondale Board of Town Trustees considers a resolution on immigration introduced by local students. The resolution addresses ongoing fear held by immigrants in our community, especially in regards to local law enforcement. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Q&A on GOP Health Care Bill

Jul 11, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

This week, Republicans in Congress will try to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In Colorado, millions could be affected. Click the headline  to explore how the bill would affect you.

Gwen Garcelon, executive director of the Roaring Fork Food Alliance, joins Bill Kight to talk about the local food movement and increasing demand for food security in Colorado.

This week’s Eye on Crime takes a look at Carbondale during the month of June.

Carbondale is seeking a new trustee. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Mayor Dan Richardson to learn more.

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