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The Roaring Fork School Board just hired a new principal for Roaring Fork High School. For this week's News Brief, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the hiring process and where the controversy stands. Read the whole story by clicking here.

Kay Brunnier

This Saturday at 9am in Miner's Park, the Carbondale Tree Board will plant four new trees to celebrate Arbor Day, including a tree sponsored by Ascendigo to honor National Autism Awareness Month. Raleigh Burleigh reports.  

Eye on Crime with Jen Platero

Apr 27, 2017
Carbondale PD

KDNK News Intern Jensen Platero reports on Carbondale police activity between April 14 and April 20.

Haley Thompson, Tomas Zuccareno

Stephanie's guests are filmmakers Haley Thompson and Tomas Zuccareno and their new film How We Grow, which was a part of this year's 5 Point Film Fest.

People's Climate Movement

KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Maura Masters, editor of AlicetheMag.com, about her initiative to bring national and global marches to Carbondale. The Alice March for the Climate Change, a sister march to the national People's Climate Movement, meets in the parking-lot of the Goat Restaurant in Carbondale this upcoming Saturday at 10am.

Gardner Update with Jen Platero

Apr 26, 2017
Cory Gardner

KDNK News intern Jen Platero has a recap of recent statements by U.S. Senator Cory Gardner on North Korea and his vote for Secretary of Agriculture.

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Garfield County Republicans gathered Friday night at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs for a dinner to raise funds for local candidates. On the guest list was Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner, who has yet to hold a public town hall meeting in the county. Over 100 people protested peacefully outside the hotel. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Mission: Wolf

Students of the Carbondale Community School are learning about wolves and current efforts to bring the species back to Colorado in preparation for their stay at Mission: Wolf, in Southern Colorado. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, also an employee at the school, reports.

Trump's First 100 Days Annotated

Apr 24, 2017
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The end of this week marks the 100th day of President Trump's term, and NPR is revisiting his full action plan, with annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom, taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with his campaign promises.  

March for Science

Estimates of at least 180 people joined in Carbondale’s Alice March for Science on Saturday, April 22. This was one of over 600 demonstrations across the world, including a March for Science in Aspen, to demand scientifically-informed, political decision-making. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports. 

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

The Roaring Fork High School Jazz band rolled into Express Yourself to play four songs: Manteca, Harlem Nocturne, Jaime's Retreat and Spain. They also talked a little bit about their recent string of local gigs and their encounters with some high profile jazz musicians. 8 musicans blew some cool jazz for a Friday afternoon.

Megan Hurley, of the RiverBridge Regional Center, appeared on Express Yourself on April 21 to talk about her organization's vital work with those children who have been abused. She also explained RiverBridge's upcoming fundraiser, Imagine 5, which takes over the Old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch on Saturday, April 29.

News Brief: RFHS Rampage Goes to Big Apple

Apr 21, 2017

The Roaring Fork High School Model UN students visited New York City this spring. Freshman reporter Rex Hamilton wrote an article about the trip for the Rampage, the school’s newspaper. KDNK News Intern Jensen Platero spoke with Hamilton for this week’s News Brief.

Students at Grand Valley Middle School in Battlement Mesa were evacuated last Wednesday due to the presence of a potentially poisonous gas in the building. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Grand Valley Fire District Deputy Chief Rob Ferguson for an update.

Leah, an exchange student from Germany speaks about her experience while living in Parachute and attending Grand Valley High School.

Mindful Schools

Apr 19, 2017
Roaring Fork Insight

Lisa Goddard, founder of the non-profit Roaring Fork Insight, is bringing mindful practices into local schools, beginning with a kindergarten class at the Carbondale Community School. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.

Republican Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado’s 3rd District, which includes most of the Western Slope. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him earlier this month. In Part 2 of the conversation, Tipton talks about health care and when he’ll have a Town Hall meeting in Garfield County. 

Walter Gallacher photo

Samuel Bernal is vice-president of, and radio host at, La Tricolor, the Roaring Fork Valley's Spanish language radio station. In this month's show, he talks to host Walter Gallacher about growing up in Mexico City and the power of radio in the Latino community.


Garfield County Commissioners voted 2-1 Monday to approve a rezoning request by Ursa Resources to allow the company to apply for an injection well inside the Battlement Mesa PUD boundaries. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Geekspeak April 17, 2017

Apr 17, 2017

More from Matt, Louie, and Donna the foreign correspondent. Rave on, geeks!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s controversial Predator Control Study is set to begin in May. The agency wants to kill a certain amount of mountain lion and bear in the Piceance Basin and in the Upper Arkansas area to see if this helps increase the mule deer population. Wild Earth Guardians, a New Mexico-based environmental group, filed suit in January and March to stop the so-called study. And, last week, the group filed a separate lawsuit against Wildlife Services, the Federal agency that often exterminates predators and other species across the country in the name of resolving wildlife damage to livestock and protecting human health and safety. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Bethany Cotton, Wildlife Program Director for Wild Earth Guardians, to find out why.


The Glenwood Springs Post Independent recently published High Country, High Costs, a 6-part series on health care costs in Colorado’s resort counties. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Randy Essex, the paper’s editor and publisher, about some of the issues behind the costs. The series is available here.

5Point Film returns to Carbondale next weekend. We hear from the Festival's Creative Director, and from 3 young filmmakers involved. And we hear from Leah Dyjak, lens-based artist, who is part of a pop-up exhibition at the Harvey Meadows Gallery in Aspen.

5Point Film Festival

Apr 14, 2017

Erik Wardell, creative director of the 5Point Film crew joins two young filmmakers from the Isaacson School for New Media at CMC, Rachel Mayoral and Danny Feria, who created a short film called Big Air Max, which receives its premiere at next weekend's 5Point Festival.

How We Grow

Apr 14, 2017

Young local filmmakers Haley Thompson, and for a little while via telephone, Tomas Zuccareno, about their new short film profiling some young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley. 

Leah Dyjak finishes up a residency this winter at Anderson Ranch next week. She is part of a pop-up exhibition at the Harvey Meadows gallery in downtown Aspen which opens tonight with a reception at 6pm.

Sue Drinker and Gayle Embrey are Amy's guests today, talking about their new film Battlement Mesa, which took 3 years to film and presents the struggle to keep natural gas drilling out of the community. You can watch the film for free here.

KDNK's Monthly Talk with Tipton Part 1

Apr 13, 2017
Rep. Scott Tipton

Republican Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District in Washington DC. KDNK talks with him each month about his work and local, regional, and national issues. In Part 1 of this month's conversation, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with him about the Local Enforcement for Local Lands Act, President Trump’s American Energy Independence Order, and climate change.

Mumps on the rise in Garco, a noxious gas causes Grand Valley Middle School evacuation, HB 1256 dies in a state Senate committee, Aspen Skico and KSL buy S California ski areas, and Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District is talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about climate change and more on today's local newscast. Click on the headlines to listen.

Eric Brendlinger, Carbondale Parks & Rec director, talks about the endless benefits of parks and recreation.  Click here for a list of local parks and 2017 summer events.

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