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Colorado Farm & Food Alliance

The Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo was hosted this past weekend at the Solar Energy International campus in Paonia, CO. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report, Peter Kolbenschlag of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance explains how the event was conceived and what it intends to cover. 

Bonedale Bike Week


It’s time now for your community calendar for Monday, May 22, 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 events, like Bonedale Bike Week's Kids Bike Rodeo!

In this interview, KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl is joined on the phone by ticketing industry veteran David Sher. He's the founder and CEO of Fan Central Station, a new app now available for iPhones and coming to Android later this year. 

courtesy Boulder Weekly Art Department

Independent reporter Rico Moore has been taking an in-depth look at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s so-called Predator Control Study, which proposes to kill up to 40 mountain lion and bear this month in the Piceance Basin and more next year in the Upper Arkansas Basin. The agency blames predation for a drop in mule deer fawn survival rates, and is trapping and shooting targeted animals. Moore’s series, Off Target, is published in the Boulder Weekly. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about Part 5 and why there’s more to the problem than lions and bears.

Maija Pettersen of AZYEP talks with Debbie Wilde and Sandy Schroeder from Valley Life for All whose mission is to build inclusive communities where people of all abilities belong and contribute. 

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.

Republican Congressman Scott Tipton, who represents Colorado's 3rd Congressional District, expressed support for several federal initiatives this past week. KDNK News Intern Jensen Platero has the update.

Earthworks photo, courtesy From the Styx

On May 10, the US Senate voted against a debate that could have repealed the Bureau of Land Management's Methane Waste Prevention Rule, which updates restrictions on methane venting, flaring, and leaking during oil and gas exploration on public lands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Joshua Mantell, Deputy Director for Energy and Climate for the Wilderness Society, about the importance of the rule and how it narrowly escaped repeal.

Journalism students at Grand Valley High School in Parachute discuss the T.H.I.N.K Campaign that was implemented at their school.

Bob Gish

Rev. Shawna Foster of Two Rivers Unitarian Church announced this past Sunday at a Mother’s Day Vigil for Immigrant Families that her congregation in partnership with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition will offer sanctuary in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK News intern Jen Platero reports.

Mesa County

The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comment on a proposal to offer 27 parcels of federal minerals in northwestern Colorado in the December 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The proposal includes about 5,000 acres in western Garfield County and more than 22,000 acres in Mesa County. The State of Colorado would receive 49 percent of the proceeds with the remainder going to the U.S. government.

Carbondale Arts

 

Dance Initiative is sponsoring a residency the week of May 22 to May 27, for two special guests. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with professional performer Marielis Garcia who, along with David Norsworthy of Toronto, Canada, will be co-leading two community dance workshops at the Launchpad. The artists seek to choreograph an essential "snap-shot" of Carbondale to weave into a larger, internationally-inspired creative endeavor. Registration is at danceinitiative.org.

Nathan Anderson

Last May, Colorado became the first state in the country to recognize the value of our Public Lands with a holiday, signed into law by governor Hickenlooper. Leadville and Lake County will celebrate the first annual Public Lands Day with a community clean-up event. City Council Member David Mohrmann provides the details.

Black Bridge Winery

Station manager Gavin Dahl speaks with fruit grower and winemaker Lee Bradley who, together with his wife Kathy, runs Black Bridge Winery and the Orchard Valley Farm and Market in Paonia, Colorado. When KDNK sets up the beer tent at Dandelion Day on Saturday May 13th, we will feature wines from Black Bridge, along with dandelion-infused vodka from Marble Distilling and fresh kegs from Roaring Fork Beer Company.

Environmental Protection Agency

 

Dr. Robert Richardson is an environmental economist and Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency declined to renew his seat on their scientific advisory board. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh called Dr. Richardson, who is a KDNK member, to learn more about this shift away from science toward industry perspectives at the EPA.

KDNK Interviews Old Crow Medicine Show

May 10, 2017
Old Crow Medicine Show

Critter from Old Crow Medicine Show interviews with Bob Schultz for KDNK to preview the upcoming concert at Belly Up Aspen for OCMS's new album, 50 Years of Blond on Blond, a tribute to Bob Dylan. 

Cory Gardner

KDNK News intern Jen Platero, a senior at Roaring Fork High School, returns with another round of updates compiled from the press releases that we receive from Colorado Senators and Representatives. This week, we take another look at what U.S. Senator Cory Gardner has been up to.

M. John Fayhee, author, Aspen Times reporter, and former editor of the Mountain Gazette, is Bill's guest this month.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is committed to an ambitious set of sustainability goals to meet by 2050. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Adrian Fielder, Assistant Dean of Instruction, for details about CMC’s actions towards sustainability.

To view the full Sustainaibility Action Report, click here.   

AH Marsh photo

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starts June 1 at the Gus Darien Arena.  Today's guest is Melanie Cardiff, CWWR board member and volunteer director, who discusses events, volunteers, and all that great rodeo food!  

Rep. Scott Tipton

 

 

KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl spoke with Congressman Scott Tipton about his willingness to compromise on the federal budget, his apparent support for the American Health Care Act, and his views on national monuments.

Fred Haberlein, Post Independent photo

Fred "Lightnin' Heart" Haberlein is a muralist, explorer, and all-around wise man (and sometimes wise guy.) He talks to host Will Evans about his recent trip to Yaqui country for the annual spring ceremonies.

Brent Gardner-Smith

Brent Garnder-Smith of Aspen Journalism talks about his new article, River management plan surfaces for public input, with KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl.

First Hantavirus Case of 2017 in Garco

May 3, 2017
Deer Mouse by John Good, National Park Svc


Spring cleaning can sometimes mean exposure to hantavirus, a disease carried by rodents. One case has already been reported in Garfield County this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Roaring Fork Valley students thank a teacher who makes an impact during Teacher Appreciation Week. 

Protestors at the SG Interests' proposed natural gas well pad site on Thompson Divide. AH Marsh photo

Last fall, the Bureau of Land Management canceled 25 natural gas leases in the Thompson Divide. In February, SG Interests, which held 18 of those leases, filed suit to challenge that decision. The judge has not made a ruling on SG's complaint. But, now, conservation group Wilderness Workshop and Pitkin County have filed a separate suit. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why this suit and why now.

Geekspeak May 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Matt McBrayer, guest Jacob Sarver, and foreign correspondent Donna are today's geeks. Tune in!

Carbondale Arts

Carbondale Arts is designing a Latino Folk Art Garden installation along the new Rio Grande ARTway. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Frank Martin In-Studio

Apr 28, 2017

Frank Martin, guitar slinger and singer/songwriter has produced a new CD Blue on Blue on Blue. He joins Express Yourself with his producer Dave Taylor, of Cool Brick Studios, to talk about the project and play a couple tunes from the album, Pick Up Your Feet and Leaving Cheyenne. Frank plays a house concert in Glenwood Springs in two weeks as a CD release party. Visit frankmartinmusic.com to reserve your spot.

Thunder River Theatre's first production aimed at kids is Lilly's Plastic Purple Purse. Wendy Moore, the director of the production, and Corey Simpson, artistic director of TRTC, join Express Yourself to talk about that, and some of what's coming up at Carbondale's theatre.

AH Marsh photo


E-waste is expensive to recycle but Carbondale residents get one day a year to responsibly rid themselves of old computers, TVs, batteries and more. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Jason White, of the town’s Environmental Board, talk about Waste Diversion and Spring Clean-Up Day, starting with how the day is funded. You can find out more about what's accepted and what's not accepted by clicking here. New this year: recycling mattresses.

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