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The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, in partnership with The City of Aspen, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Writ Large present Fire in the Belly: an evening of storytelling at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm.

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Close to 100 people attended the Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers meeting in Carbondale last week. The news wasn’t good but some locals are ready to change how they use water. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

There's no shortage of girl/boy duos in roots music. It might even be a genre. Mandolin Orange is one of the better ones. They wowed a full house at Steve's Guitars on February 17, 2016. Thanks to Steve Standiford and Grassroots TV for allowing us to broadcast the audio of live music from Steve's Guitars.

The Colorado Independent

Voters in November will decide whether Colorado should drastically change the way it draws political lines. This was the headline for a recent article from the Colorado Independent, a non-profit newsroom based out of Denver. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Corey Hutchins to learn more.

Revolutionary Recycling Focus of Snowmass Summit

Jun 1, 2018


China recently embargoed US imports of recyclables, which makes recycling more difficult. The Colorado Association for Recycling hosts a summit next week in Snowmass to examine how Colorado can better recycle and reuse waste material. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with C.A.F. R. director Laurie Johnson about the summit and how China's embargo has affected US recycling.

windwalkerstrc.org

Host Traci Gurley, executive director for United Way Battlement to the Bells, speaks with WindWalkers executive director Gabrielle Greeves.

Carbondale Public Arts Commission

Carbondale Public Arts Commission chair Sarah Moore joins editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett of The Sopris Sun to talk about Carbondale's 14 new sculptures. Additionally, details of the most recent paper are discussed.

Wilderness Workshop

Wilderness Workshop is hosting an event this Saturday to involve the Spanish-speaking population of the Roaring Fork Valley in conservation efforts. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with community organizer Alicia Zeringue to learn more.

h2oradio.org

Trees—they're just like us. They sleep, they drink—and they even have a pulse. The latest research can also tell us about whether they're stressed out. H2O Radio reports...


The snow-water equivalent on McClure Pass hit zero on May 1st, and local run-off has already peaked. What does that mean for the Roaring Fork Watershed this summer? How are drought and low flows effecting Colorado? This and more will be discussed tonight at the Roaring Fork Valley State of the Rivers event at the Third Street Center. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Zane Kessler, communications director for the Colorado River District, to find out more.

Raleigh Burleigh

For nearly four years, Basalt High School graduating senior Mauricio Sosa has labored to transform a grassy alcove into a communal safe-space for reflection and connection. The Community is invited to celebrate a ribbon-cutting party for the Peace Garden at Basalt High School on June 1st at 4pm.

Brian Tonozzi

Colombian lawyer, activist and filmmaker Diana Ojeda is carrying an invitation from the oldest Wiwa population in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia to the Lakota Tribe in South Dakota. She is guided by an indigenous prophesy that transforms five hundred years of oppression into an opportunity for global re-unification. A teaser for Guardians of the Earth, the film that she is creating to document this momentous occasion, will be shown at the Glenwood Springs Library on Wednesday, June 6, at 4pm and at the Launchpad in Carbondale on Friday, June 9, at 7pm.

Holy Cross Energy

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, known commonly as CORE, is urging Holy Cross Energy customers to participate the energy cooperative’s board election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Sarah Gruen, community sustainability leader for CORE, to learn more. Holy Cross Energy customers who have not yet mailed their ballot have an opportunity to vote in person at the Community Picnic on Thursday, May 31, at Crown Mountain Park at 4:30pm.

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Governor John Hickenlooper was in Glenwood Springs on Friday, May 25, to sign two bills that will benefit Colorado Mountain College and local student teachers.  

High Country News

High Country News is offering subscriptions to classrooms in the Roaring Fork Valley with help from the Environment Foundation.  KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Laurie Milford, development director for High Country News, to learn more.

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Garfield County needs to find a new voting system by 2020. And, Clear Ballot seems to be the county clerk’s top choice. The public was invited to a demonstration of the voting system earlier this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Bob's Free Music Calendar compiles free shows on the Western Slope during June, July, and August, like Janiva Magness at the Basalt Summer Music Series on June 27th. Download your own calendar here.

Two accomplished painters talked about their art and their creative process on previous shows in the past year.

Connecting the Drops: Fire and Water

May 25, 2018

Wildfires are a reality for those living in the American West…but the impact on the landscape lingers long after the smoke is gone. With an estimated two-thirds of U.S. municipalities getting their drinking water from a source that originates in a forest, fire and water are now inextricably linked. As part of Connecting the Drops, our state-wide series on water issues, Maeve Conran reports.

Aspen Pitkin County Employee Housing Inc.

30 affordable rental units, divided between two adjacent buildings, are on their way to being developed along Dolores Way in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more…

Valley Voices: Chip Comins Talks ARE DAY 2018

May 24, 2018

Chip Comins, founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute and founder/CEO of ARE DAY, joins Amy Hadden Marsh for a conversation about climate change, taking action, and the 15th annual ARE DAY Summit in Snowmass, June 18 - 23. Speakers include Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Jean-Michel Cousteau and many more. Click here for a full roster of speakers, films, more information and registration.

Will Grandbois, The Sopris Sun

Lacy Dunlavy, Carbondale's new librarian, joins Will Grandbois and Megan Tackett of the Sopris Sun to talk about the most recent issue, which includes a spotlight about her.

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After a skiing accident in March 2017 left local athlete Soren Lindholm paralyzed from the waist down, it was doubtful that he would walk again. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lauryn Maloney-Gephert, founder of The Neuroplastic Functional Institute, about her recovery techniques that are defying expectations. A fundraiser for the CONNECT program is on May 25 at the Carbondale Launchpad from 5pm to 7:30. Tickets are available at the door.

Green Design for Affordable Housing?

May 24, 2018
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Affordable housing remains a big problem in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kelly Vaughn, marketing director for Rocky Mountain Institute, at the Building for a Sustainable Future Symposium in Carbondale last week about the best kind of housing for the area and if green design can be incorporated at a low cost.

Adam Brock

Adam Brock, author of Change Here Now, applies concepts from permaculture to help achieve more resilient and sustainable communities, both urban and rural.

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Glenwood Springs City Council last week heard from a Glenwood Springs High School senior about the need for protecting immigrant residents. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. Click here to hear more about  Monica's resolution.

nfvcra.org

North Fork Valley Community Rights Advocates has drafted a Community Bill of Rights for Paonia, Colorado. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the organization’s board chair Lisa Niermann at the 4th annual Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo this past weekend. A link to Paonia’s draft Community Bill of Rights is available here.

Raleigh Burleigh

Paonia celebrated the 4th Annual Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo on Saturday, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Peter Kolbenschlag, the event’s founder, about the region’s evolving economy.

Station manager Gavin Dahl hosted an "Ask Me Anything" on Monday, May 21, providing information about the state of KDNK while taking live calls. Questions mostly involved recent programming decisions.


Garfield County Commissioners agreed last week to sign on to an amicus curiae brief in support of Amendment 71, better known as Raise the Bar. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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