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During a Pitkin County Commissioner work session last month, the Aspen Times reports that commissioners accused Wilderness Workshop of attacking the City of Aspen over water rights and not collaborating with the county on the Crystal Valley Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, to get his response.

Otis Taylor has created an entirely original genre of blues called Trance Blues. Here he talks about that and his new CD, Fantasizing About Being Black.

To the layman, wood block printmaking seems severely painstaking. To Leon Loughridge, one of Colorado's masters of the form, it is both refuge and challenge. Leon is part of a holiday show at the Ann Korologos gallery called Home for the Holidays: Small Works, Big Statements which hangs until January 6. Leon is also featured in the Coors Western Art show at the National Western Stock Show next month. 

Today's guests on Valley Voices are Andrew Romanoff, director of Mental Health Colorado, Michelle Muething, director of the Aspen Hope Center, and Basalt resident Temple Glassier, who recently lost her 15-year old son to suicide. Click here for mental health screenings from Mental Health Colorado. The help line at Aspen Hope Center is 970.925.5858.

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails meets to discuss public input on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Thursday, December 21 at the Pitkin County Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The meeting is a work session, not a public hearing, but it will be open to the public. A joint meeting of the Open Space and Trails Board and Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for January 16th, 2018. The two boards will discuss the survey results and provide direction to OST staff about drafting a trail plan. Public survey results on options for the trail are here.

Jutta Strohmaier

Bob Berwyn, contributing writer for Pacific Standard, believes that science will save the world. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Bob about his reporting from the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.

A possible high density development near Catherine Store is dead in the water.  KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Still soaking up the victory vibe from the Jets game, Jane and Luke predict more good things to come against the Colts. The Colts are out of Luck, and the Broncos win twice in one week.

Jeff Foster


Coloradoans are raising concerns about the number of permits granted to oil and gas companies, especially with regard to fracking in close proximity to communities. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Rifle Animal Shelter

Diane Johnson talks about fostering pets with Denise Dion, Operations Manger for Rifle Animal Shelter, and Development Coordinator Kalli Wilson.

Carbondale trustees approved a budget and discussed allowing alcohol on Main Street during First Fridays. News Director Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Will Roush, Wilderness Workshop

Will Roush of Wilderness Workshop joins Bill Kight to speak about President Trump's reduction of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

Steamboat Today

Wolf reintroduction advocates attended the opening of a photo exhibit at the Aspen Airport Saturday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to a few of them about barriers to wolves in Colorado.

A photo exhibit at the Aspen Airport hopes to increase awareness about wolf reintroduction into Colorado. Living With Wolves opened Saturday and features work by the Emmy award-winning team Jim and Jamie Dutcher about the social life of the Sawtooth Pack in Idaho. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Garrick Dutcher, research and program director for Living with Wolves. Here, they talk about improving the wolf’s reputation among western ranchers. The exhibit is up through ski season.

Members are encouraged to attend KDNK's annual membership meeting on Monday night, December 18th, at the station. The evening's activities begin at 5:30pm with the December board meeting. All board meetings are open to the public. We will take a break at 6:15pm, and the annual membership meeting will begin at 6:30pm. Meet the board candidates, cast a ballot, and hear a state of the station update from board president Andi Korber and station manager Gavin Dahl. Bylaws require 5% of members to participate. The agenda for both meetings is available here and also posted in the front hall of the station. 

Wikipedia Commons

The Geeks meet again to talk the latest in tech, receive phone calls, and ponder the rising price of Bitcoin.

Monday Mindful Minute

Dec 11, 2017

KDNK invites listeners to begin the week with a mindful minute.

SOL Theatre's Holiday Show this year is A Christmas Story. The director Dani Grace Kopf, the producer Jennifer Johnson, and two of the young stars, Kate Kelleher and Kai Holcombe, join Express Yourself to talk about the iconic movie and its adaptation to a local stage.

Jason Segal, one of the principals in the group that wants to create the Peach Valley River Park halfway between New Castle and Silt, describing his proposed project. Locals are invited to an Open House at the New Castle Community Center on Thursday, December 14 from 4-7pm.

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Carbondale firefighters put out a small but significant fire this afternoon just outside the Launchpad. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Zoe Godfrey


A young girl native to the Roaring Fork Valley has joined a study with Children’s Hospital Colorado to improve treatment of epilepsy using medical marijuana. Zoe’s mother, Alexandria Ledesma, shares her story.


470,000 children have epilepsy in the United States. Element in Basalt hosts an awareness benefit on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 5.

Deva Shantay

Deva Shantay, Co-Founder of True Nature Healing Arts, shares about her personal journey towards spiritual-awakening on The Inner Game.

Rep. Scott Tipton

This month's conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton features the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, how the tax bill overhaul would benefit workers earning less than $100,000 per year, and the SECURE American Energy Act.

Sandra Lopez

During Congressman Scott Tipton’s Mobile Office Hours in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, December 6, Reverend Shawna Foster introduced the case of Sandra Lopez, a local immigrant that has taken sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarian Church in Carbondale, to Brian Meinhart, Regional Director and Policy Advisor for the Congressman.

Will Evans

Today's guest is Bill Kight, writer, poet, and director of Glenwood Springs' Frontier Historical Museum, who says he learned to trust the voters' decision last fall.

Ryan Summerlin

KDNK's annual membership meeting is coming up on Monday December 18th at 5:30pm at the station. President Andi Korber will deliver a state of the station presentation, and we will vote for three new board members. Thanks so much to Maria Wimmer and Stu Bryner for their service. Their terms are ending. Here are the short bios of the candidates for KDNK's three open seats. 

The Federal Communications Commission decides next week if an open internet will become a thing of the past. Ken Fellman is a telecommunications and public utilities attorney with Kissinger & Fellman in Denver. In a recent conversation with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh, he explained net neutrality and what’s at stake if it is scrapped by the FCC.

Karl Hanlon


City Attorney for Glenwood Springs, Karl Hanlon, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent congressman Scott Tipton, in the 2018 election, for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Hanlon’s “campaign kick-off” visits the Hotel Colorado tonight at 6.

Wellness coach Donna Lee Humble speaks about physical and psychological health and holistic healing.

Wendy Holmes


Carbondale is exploring affordable housing for creatives with Artspace. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about the preliminary feasibility study.