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Roaring Fork School District

Three seats are up for election on the education board for the Roaring Fork School District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with designated election official Angie Davlyn to learn more.

Town of Carbondale

The Carbondale Board of Trustees has appointed Luis Yllanes, a KDNK DJ, to fill the temporary vacancy left by Katrina Byars. The motion was made by Marty Silverstein and seconded by Ben Bohmfalk.


Former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright is at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt tonight for a reading and signing of her 2006 book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh this week about the book and its relevance 11 years later. Tune in to Valley Voices Thursday, August 10, at 4:30 to hear the entire conversation.

Bill Kight interviews local land activist Steve Smith about current threats to public land.

Jeremiah Hutchens

 

Dance Initiative is producing a film intended for state representatives showcasing in a blend of artistic medium the inherent role of wild places for human sanity. Choreographer Deborah Colley spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the performance, captured by Jeremiah Hutchens. More information about the project is available here, tickets to an upcoming showcase, August 25 & 26, are available here.

Once again, the geeks speak geek on this week's Geekspeak.

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Congressman Jared Polis, representing Colorado’s Second District, has announced his run for governor. His platform focuses on 100% renewable energy for the state by 2040, universal full-day preschool and kindergarten for ages 3 and older, and encouraging stock option for employees of Colorado companies. Rep. will be competing against former state Senator Mike Johnston, former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy and businessman Noel Ginsburg in the democratic primary.

A Monday Mindful Minute

Aug 7, 2017
Roaring Fork Insight

 


KDNK News provides this mindful minute, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight. Lisa Goddard guides secular meditation every Monday night at True Nature at 7.

Express Yourself

Aug 4, 2017

Katy Marshall about the effort to keep Humpty Dumpty in Carbondale. Linda Flynn and Corrie Karnan talk about their new books, which receive a reading at the Carbondale Branch Library on August 16. And landscape artist Dan Young about his new show at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt and about his 30 year career as a landscape artist.

Photo by Brent Gardner-Smith/Aspen Journalism


In late July, the Aspen City Council announced that it is eyeing water storage sites in Woody Creek instead of dams and reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. But, Aspen Journalism’s Brent Gardner-Smith writes  (Aspen City Council Wades into Water Shortage Scenarios) that the city may not need water storage if it cuts back on watering the golf course and other irrigated areas. For this week’s News Brief, he spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh.

photo by Chelsea Self, GWSPI

Erica Borum talks with host Amy Barr about Be the Match and how she helped save someone's life by donating bone marrow.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

The Colorado Rapid Response Network confirmed five ICE operations across the state last week, including two in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

AH Marsh photo


The City of Glenwood Springs has changed its regulations for electric-assisted bicycles or e-bikes during in efforts to reduce vehicle traffic through town during the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. Click here for GWS city bike routes. A cool, interactive map of the city is here.

A Colorado Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month about drug-sniffing police dogs and the legality of marijuana searches may set a precedent. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Leland Rucker, senior editor of Sensi Magazine, to get the details.

Chelsea Self, GWS Post Independent

Eagle County Commissioners will take a look at new regulations that would keep certain vehicles off Cottonwood Pass and the Eagle-Thomasville Road. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Holly Strabliszky, assistant Eagle County attorney, to find out more. Eagle County Commissioners meet on the regulations on August 8 in Eagle at 10:30 AM. Click here for more information. Garfield County Road 113 to Cottonwood Pass is closed to commercial vehicles.

Will talks to Brooke LeVan of Sustainable Settings for the third in a series of conversations.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 

Station Manager Gavin Dahl spoke to Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday about public lands, ICE raids, repealing Obamacare, sanctions on Russia and North Korea, the impact of Trump turmoil on the Republican agenda, and even offered to help schedule a Town Hall in Garfield County.

Ed Troy catches up with boxing coach Bobby Carillo.

 

An active opponent of oil and gas is being sued by the company that had BLM leases canceled in the Thompson Divide. The defendant claims that this is a SLAPP suit, a strategic lawsuit against public participation, intended to silence opponents of oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviews Peter Kolbenschlag. More information about this case is available at: NorthForkActive.org.

Sandy Heierbacher

 

KDNK members are invited to the first of three community fora tomorrow night with environmental education specialist Sarah Johnson. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Johnson to get the details. The Climate Choices forum runs from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday night here at the station. Registration is required by emailing Gavin@kdnk.org.

CDOT

The Grand Avenue Bridge closes in two weeks. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Tom Newland, Public Information Manager for CDOT, to learn more.

CDOT

 

El Puente de Grand Avenue en Glenwood Springs cierra en dos semanas. Para aprender más, Raleigh Burleigh de KDNK habló con Tom Newland, el gerente de informacion pública para Colorado Departamento de Transportación.

Monday Mindful Minute

Jul 31, 2017
Roaring Fork Insight

 

Roaring Fork Insight provides a Monday Mindful Minute. Founder Lisa Goddard leads secular meditation at True Nature this evening at 7.

AH Marsh Photo

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair gets a rolling start with the Community Drum Circle at 4, led by the mother of the Mother of All Drum Circles, Laurie Loeb.

If the circus came to Frenchman Street, it might find the March Fourth Marching Band. The ensemble marches into this year's Mountain Fair at the very end, on Sunday night at 5:15. Check out this video and then pick your jaw up off the floor. No telling if they're bringing the stilt walkers, but they sure do bring the pizzazz.

Josh Hoyer sings and plays the keys with a lot of feeling. Josh plays the Fair with his band on Saturday night after the Yawpers, making that night the strongest of the Fair musically. Here he speaks with KDNK's Luke Nestler on Express Yourself. This video proves the man and his band are deep.

The song, Savage Blue, courtesy of the KEXP Presents series of videos, introduces Noah Shomberg, the drummer for the wild and crazy Denver band The Yawpers, who play Mountain Fair Saturday evening from 5:15-6:30. Check out the entire KEXP video here.

The band played a couple tunes live on Beyond Beyond before their Mountain Fair gig, Milonga and Rumo au Bosque. We discovered they are working on a new tune called Rumba & Raga. And their new drummer has more tattoos than he can count. Valle Musico plays the Fair on Saturday from 12:30-2pm

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's Trio plays Mountain Fair on Saturday morning at 11. More info at frankmartinmusic.com .

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Today's guest is Ann Korologos, former US Secretary of Labor from 1987-1989, Chairman Emeritus of the Rand Corporation Board and the Aspen Institute, and owner of the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. She was recently honored by Anderson Ranch. Tune in. Hear more.

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