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James McMurtry plays "Choctaw Bingo" live in studio on July 12, 2011.

Euforquestra plays live at Sopris Park, for Carbondale Summer of Music on the 4th of July in 2010.


The Bundy brothers and others have been on trial in Oregon for conspiracy since September in connection with the January, 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Conrad Wilson, former KDNK News Director, has been covering the proceedings for Oregon Public Broadcasting. For this week’s News Brief, he talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the trial and what’s at stake. Click here for OPB's coverage of the trial.

The KDNK local newscast airs every weekday morning at 6:41 and 7:41.

DJ Phathead and Izm White Freestylin' live in studio at KDNK on November 28th, 2010. 

Ryan Summerlin, GWSPI

Today's show features portions of interviews with Garfield County Commissioner candidates, incumbent Republican John Martin and Democratic challenger John Acha.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Gavin Dahl

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive includes additional material from today's morning show.


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, October 16, 2016, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Senior Matters: Gong Bath Not All Wet

Oct 11, 2016

Host Diane Johnson talks to guests John Norton and John Hoffman about an upcoming gong bath with Richard Rudis and the healing properties of gongs. The Richard Rudis Gong Bath is Monday, October 17 from 7 - 8 PM at Carbondale's Third Street Center. Click here for tickets or call John Hoffman at 963.1689.

For Land's Sake October, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

Jonathan Dunn discusses his idea for a park, instead of housing developments, at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers in Glenwood Springs.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive includes additional material from today's morning show.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy is one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado. The 501c3 nonprofit was founded in 1996 so this year is their 20th anniversary. News director Gavin Dahl visited with Watershed Action Director Heather Lewin at their office in Basalt to learn about their 2016 Voters Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed, now available around the region.

Next KDNK Board Meeting is October 17th

Oct 11, 2016

The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting Monday, October 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the offices of KDNK at 76 S. 2nd street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office or click here or call 963-0139.

Geek Speak October 10, 2016

Oct 10, 2016

Louie and Matt take it to the geeky limits on this week's show.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive also includes other relevant material from our local and regional coverage today.

Montana’s Denise Juneau hopes to become the first Native American congresswoman in history this November. High Country News associate editor Tay Wiles has an article about Juneau, called “Not Politics as Usual” in the current issue. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, Wiles talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the significance of Juneau’s run.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

Denver-based Associated Press reporter Sadie Gurman published a major national investigation into police database abuse last week, along with AP's justice department reporter Eric Tucker. Officers across the country have routinely misused confidential databases to get information having nothing at all to do with daily police work, on romantic partners, neighbors and politicians.  

Get Connected October 6, 2016

Oct 6, 2016

Amy's guests today are Andrea Palm-Porter of Roaring Fork Leadership and Jenny Lindsay, executive director of the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District.

Cleveholm Manor
Amy Hadden Marsh


The Cleveholm Manor, better known as the Redstone Castle, goes up for auction Friday. Amy Hadden Marsh took a trip back in time on what may have been one of the last public tours of the mansion.

Todo Mundo plays live on KDNK from the stage at Mountain Fair in 2014.

In 1993, Michelle Zinati taught children in Alaskan villages to swim. In return, the children taught her about sustainable relationships. On this month's show, she shares her insights with host Will Evans.

Tonight in Aspen at the Limelight Hotel Lounge, Aspen Next Generation Advisory Commission and Aspen Young Professionals host an election event, featuring Pitkin County Commissioner candidates and representatives of local and statewide ballot questions. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to Skippy Mesirow, chair of Aspen NextGen, to get a feel for the event.  

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Lake Street Dive Plays "My Heart's in It's Right Place" live in our Carbondale studio on July 20th, 2011.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Here is part two of our interview with senate candidate Emily Tracy, focused on education, rural broadband and campaign finance.  Colorado’s General Assembly is made up of 65 House members and 35 Senators. Each state senator represents approximately 123,000 people for a term of four years. Carbondale and all of Garfield County are in Senate District 8, represented by State Senator Randy Baumgardner, a Republican. He is running for reelection but has ignored KDNK’s request for an interview. 

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

On this year’s ballot, voters in Carbondale, Silt, Parachute and Garfield County will decide whether or not to opt out of restrictions on local government control over high speed Internet. Blake Mobley is IT Director for Rio Blanco County. Blake talks with Matt McBrayer and Gavin Dahl about Rio Blanco’s own ballot initiative, and the county’s decision to invest in infrastructure that is now delivering gigabit fiber to homes and businesses in Rangely and Meeker.

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