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National Library Week begins today. Garfield County Library District director Jesse Henning was a guest on KDNK's Get Connected last week. In this clip, he talks about why libraries remain relevant in the age of Google and Amazon, and one upset from this year’s 30% budget cut. Click here to listen to the entire Get Connected show.

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley


ACLU Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke to an SRO crowd at the Carbondale Library on Saturday. In this clip, he talks about the history of the organization and the importance of Colorado in defending civil rights nationally.  Click here to hear the entire presentation.

Parker Whittington on mandolin, Harris Jackson on guitar, Mac Benning on the banjo and Ashton Taufer on bass comprise a promising new string band from Glenwood Springs called Lookout Mountain Showdown. They dropped by Express Yourself to play a few original tunes before their gig tonight for First Friday at Phat Thai. They played Blue Sky, Ashton's Tune and Romania. We hope to hear more from this talented new band.

Margaret Donnelly of the Town of Carbondale about the 2nd Annual Where My Peeps At Photo Scavenger Hunt. Then we speak to three young directors whose recent short films are included in this year's Aspen Shortsfest competition. The cherry on top this time was a great string band from Glenwood Springs, the Lookout Mountain Showdown. This Express Yourself was tasty and filling.

Frederic Hambalek, of Germany, about his new short, Mountain Fever. Halfdan Ullman Tondel, of Norway, on his playful film about loneliness, Fanny. And Peter Edlund, of Seattle, about his stoner comedy short Mixtape Marauders.

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The Aspen Ute Foundation hosts a pow wow exhibition Saturday afternoon at 4 at Aspen's Wagner Park, featuring Native American dancing and drumming. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Anuk Bald Eagle, a Lakota from the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota, who is organizing the dancers. The pow wow exhibition will be at the Aspen High School commons in case of bad weather.

Amy's guests are Jesse Henning, executive director of Garfield County Library District and District board member Alice Bedard-Voorhees, talking about library relevance in the digital age and more. And, Spellabration is coming up April 7 at the Hotel Colorado in GWS.

Andrew Romanoff, former Colorado state representative, is now president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to him about why mental health and substance abuse continue to top the list of public health issues locally and across the state. Romanoff comes to Aspen on Monday at 8 AM at CMC to talk about mental health. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required here.

Local resident Ross Douglas explains the Doctrine of Discovery, proclaimed by the Pope in 1493, gave Christendom absolute right to the land of North America. This legal structure continues to violate Native American human and land rights in the 21st century.

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston, two-term state senator representing northeast Denver, wants Governor John Hickenlooper's job and is beginning his campaign almost 2 years in advance of the 2018 election. He stopped by Carbondale's Third Street Center Tuesday. He spoke to a crowd of about 100 people about issues facing the state and took questions about climate change, health insurance, and more during the 90-minute event.  KDNK recorded the event and you can listen to it in its entirety. The audio has been edited for clarity.

Shelley Kaup

Glenwood Springs voters elected Shelley Kaup to the at-large seat on the City Council and Jonathan Godes to the Ward 5 seat. Rick Voorhees ran unopposed for the Ward 2 seat. Meanwhile, the marijuana sales tax and wholesale tax increases passed as well. To hear KDNK's interview with Shelley Kaup, who works for Clean Energy Economy for the Region, click here. For KDNK's interview with Jonathan Godes, who leads a nonprofit called Early Childhood, click here.

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, will be speaking this Saturday night at 7pm at the Calaway Room inside the Carbondale Public Library. The event is being hosted by the Mt. Sopris Historical Society with Jim Calaway moderating.  KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke with him about the surge in support for the ACLU and Nathan's message to potential activists.

Marty Finkelstein on WOYS

Apr 4, 2017

Marty Finklestein talks Tai Chi and more with host Ed Troy.

Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica, along with two of their young dancers, Simon Cox and Layla Salcedo, talk about their new show, 4 Seasons Variations, playing this Saturday and Sunday.

Geekspeak April 3, 2017

Apr 3, 2017

More from Louie and Matt for your geeky pleasure.

Another Express Yourself in the books:
Bonedale Ballet's Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica along with Simon Cox and Layla Salcedo about their new show, 4 Seasons Variations. Aspen Film's John Thew and Kathleen McInnis about this year's Shortsfest. And Quiles and Cloud drop by before their gig at Steve's Guitars.

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The White River National Forest released a draft environmental analysis this week for a proposed plan to manage overnight visitors to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Forest Service hopes to reduce resource damage to certain popular sites that District Ranger Karen Schroyer says comes from a lack of backcountry education and guidance. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. The Forest Service will hold a public meeting about the plan on Wednesday, April 5th in Basalt at the Rocky Mountain Institute Conference Room from 5 – 7 PM. You can find a link to the EA and other plan documents right here

Part 2 of Gwen Garcelon's conversation with Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby.

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Friday is Kindergarten Enrollment Day at Roaring Fork Schools. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to the school district’s Senior Project Manager Angie Davlyn to find out all the last-minute details parents need to know.

 

And, congratulations to six Roaring Fork High School students who have received Boettcher and Daniels Fund scholarships for college. The Boettcher prize offers a full-ride to schools within Colorado; the Daniels Fund offers a full-ride to any school in the nation. The Sopris Sun reports that the recipients are Tavia Teitler, Julia Lee, Enrique Gonzalez, Nick Penzel, Lorenzo Andrade, and Fabian Rico.

RFHS journalism students discuss the importance of their school's newspaper, The Rampage which is published the 2nd Thursday of each month in the Sopris Sun.

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Today’s guest is Marshall Saunders, founder of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. After a bout with cancer in 1985, Saunders, a former real estate developer, decided he wanted to do something with his life to help the world. Here, he talks about his dedication to a path of personal growth and its role in creating the results he has manifested by taking action, with love, on some big visions.

Democratic state representative Mike Foote's bill to set oil and gas drilling rigs farther away from schools is one step closer to becoming law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Western Colorado Congress organizer Emily Hornback about the bill, it’s status, and what it could mean for one school in Garfield County.

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The Interior Board of Land Appeals on Monday denied an appeal of the Sutey Land Exchange near Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on the decision.

Geekspeak March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017

Late March madness from the geeks!

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Today's local newscast features KOTO's Cara Pallone in a conversation with Jack Regenbogen, attorney for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, about a bipartisan proposal that would help renters in Colorado. Plus Bente Birkeland reports on a new bill that would move oil and gas drilling operations further away from schools and how voters feel about a proposed sales tax to fund transportation improvements.

Judy Milne and Carla Reed of the local watercolor artists group Alaprima. Alaprima has a new show at the Launchpad which opens tonight and runs through April 14. Here they talk about their art, their sanctuary, their creative process, and their tight-knit group of artists. 

Jill Cohn In-Studio

Mar 24, 2017

Jill Cohn paid another visit to KDNK ahead of her gig at Justice Snow's. As a new resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, Jill has found rejuvenation and an end to a year-long writer's block. She performed two new tunes, The Secret of the Soul, and No One Really Knows, both world premieres.

A futuristic funk and funny tune from That 1 Guy, who plays Steve's Guitars tonight. Two Alaprima artists involved in the new show at the Launchpad which opens tonight with a reception. And singer/songwriter Jill Cohn, who plays Justice Snow's in Aspen on Sunday night.

Ryan Summerlin

On today's local newscast, Gavin Dahl speaks to Post Independent reporter Ryan Summerlin about his article on the new farmer's market starting in Glenwood Springs this June.  Plus Eric Galatas reports on a new study from Hunger-Free Colorado that shows wide bipartisan support for fighting food insecurity. New information casts doubt on the authenticity of Doc Holliday's derringer pistol, recently purchased by Glenwood Historical Society. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of the youth climate activists Earth Guardians. Garfield County approved code changes that could mean a boom of tiny homes in unincorporated parts of the county. And Gavin Dahl reports on the latest news about marijuana.


Last month, just before the Sutey/Two Shoes land exchange was scheduled to close, the Interior Board of Land Appeals granted a “stay,” based on an appeal filed by a local watchdog group. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why the opponents want to stop the swap.

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