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.

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.

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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.

Hot Buttered Rum is one of the tighter bluegrass bands around. This is their debut performance at Steve's Guitars on March 2, 2016. Big thanks to our partners Steve Standiford and Grassroots Community TV for making this audio available to KDNK.

Students from the Ross Montessori School journalism class researched various topics and shared their findings with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program.

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Five people died climbing Capitol Peak last summer within six weeks. High Country News correspondent Sarah Tory explores the impacts of social media on risk-perception in her article Death in the Alpine. She joins KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh for Sounds of the High Country.

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Pitkin County recently released a draft plan for the Carbondale to Crested Butte  - or Crystal Valley - Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, about the pros and cons of the plan and if a changing climate could change the plan. The draft plan is available here for comment.

I attended the Western States Public Radio annual conference at KEXP Seattle on a scholarship that will reimburse KDNK for my airfare, hotel, and expenses. We toured KEXP, listened to presentations by executives at public media development organization Greater Public, and met the director of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music. Click the headline or photo to read the rest of my reportback.

Alpine Animal Hospital

Guest Melissa Gisleson of Alpine Animal Hospital joins Beth Broome to talk about the powerful bond between humans and their pets.

The Sopris Sun

Guest writer Sue Gray and board member John Colson join Will Grandbois and Megan Tackett to discuss the latest issue of the Sopris Sun, which includes an interview with TRUU's Rev. Shawna Foster, recently arrested in Washington, D.C.

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School is doubling the acreage to be cultivated by the private school’s garden program. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with garden director Heather McDermott, director of finance Joe White, and garden assistant Kallie Hyer to learn more.

Ed Mazria, world-renowned architect and CEO of the non-profit think tank, Architecture 2030, comes to Carbondale Friday for the Buildings for a Sustainable Future conference, presented by CLEER, CORE, and Garfield Clean Energy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him this week about his work.

Andrea Stewart

Andrea Stewart, executive director of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, was recently named Chief Executive Director of the Year at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh caught up with Andrea about the conference and what to expect this summer from the chamber. Carbondale Chamber After Hours meets tonight at 5:30 at the Dandelion Inn, hosted by Cedar Networks.

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In 1997, Diane Kenney opened the Carbondale Clay Center and invited people of the Valley to come make something with their hands. Listen as Diane talks about community art, growing up in Illinois and her early years in the convent before coming to Colorado. That's Immigrant Stories at 4:30, only on KDNK.

KDNK's next Board of Directors meeting is at the station, 76 South Second St, Carbondale, CO 81623 on Monday May 21st at 5:3opm. Meetings are open to the public. Agenda is posted in the front hall and available here.

Bonedale Bike Week


Carbondale’s 10th annual Bonedale Bike Week kicks off this upcoming Friday. KDNK spoke with organizer Tracy Wilson to learn about this year's activities.

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Piceance Mustangs is a new group that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management do a better job taking care of the Piceance East Douglas wild horse herd in northwestern Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently caught up with the group on the range, southwest of Meeker, and has this report.

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Hot on the heels of a new documentary about George Stranahan, here is an inspiring chat we had back in 2013 upon the publication of his book "The Predicament of Innocents." And then Miss Tess and the Talkbacks play three songs live in-studio before their gig at Steve's Guitars. They played a couple older tunes, Little Lola and Moonshiner sandwiched a new tune The Moon Is an Ashtray.

Ape on the Dink Interviews Author Micah Springer

May 11, 2018
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Micah Springer, author of Keepers of the Story, appeared on The Wild Rumpus on Friday, May 11. Micah grew up in the Roaring Fork Valley and insisted on having her memoir printed on 100% recycled paper.

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Word is out about a possible expansion of a limestone quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. But, the Bureau of Land Management has not received a final proposal from Rocky Mountain Resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Paramroop Khalsa co-manages Mana Foods in Carbondale and is known to KDNK listeners as DJ Everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with him about a donation-based yoga and meditation class that he will teach at KDNK beginning this Saturday, May 12, at 8:15.

The Sopris Sun

For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Megan Tackett, reporter for the Sopris Sun, about the latest draft plan for the Crystal Valley Trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte.

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Monica Quevedo, 18, graduates from Glenwood Springs High School in June and to cap off her Senior Project, she plans to ask the Glenwood Springs City Council to accept a resolution that will protect immigrants. On today's show, she and Sophia Clarke, campaign manager and Rocky Mountain point person for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, talk about the project and about immigration issues impacting the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Monica goes before GWS City Council on May 17th.

The Sopris Sun

For this week's show, Raleigh Burleigh fills in for Will Grandbois and Megan Tackett goes into detail with Corey Mineo, representing Roaring Fork Leadership, about a partnership to help Ross Montessori School students provide garden-fresh food to families in the Roaring Fork Valley.