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Grand Avenue Bridge

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh attended an open house to learn more about the upcoming Grand Avenue Bridge Closure. Click here for detailed information about the closure and strategies to address the detour. The next open house meeting will be August 1 from 4:30 to 6:30.

Theoretical physicist Paul Ginsparg is a professor at Cornell University and a fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, who created arXiv, a computer-based system for physicists and other scientists to communicate their research results.

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

 

Today the House Committee on Natural Resources begins to review House Bill 2936, The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017, AKA "Westerman" Bill after its author Arkansas Republican Bruce Westerman. Although its sponsors claim the bill will improve the health of forests, one environmental lawyer has called it “a wish list from the timber industry,” claiming that it seeks to eliminate environmental laws and privatize public lands. Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Susan Jane Brown of Western Environmental Law Center to learn more about the provisions contained within the bill, including a repeal of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument designation.


Katrina Byars attends her final meeting tonight as Carbondale Town Trustee. She sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about why she’s leaving and more.


The KDNK News Team was out riding bikes Monday to prep for tomorrow’s Bike to Work Day. And, cyclists, bus riders, and carpoolers from across the county can track miles and compete for prizes through November during Ride Garfield County's Bike and Bus Challenge. And, yes, there IS an app for that. It’s called Strava. Click here for more information.

Geekspeak June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017

The Geeks are back for a hot show on a hot day. Tune in!

Third Street Center

The Third Street Center has completed a renovation adding six large windows, skylights, and windowed doors to brighten up the gym. The big unveil was also a celebration of Brain Train, a program sponsored by local non-profit Senior Matters. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Tribute to DJ Phathead

Jun 23, 2017
Photo by Mark Burrows

A tribute from KDNK Local News, a heartfelt on-air obituary from Express Yourself host Luke Nestler, and archival mic breaks of the Master in action.

De Beque, Colorado

A natural gas leak has been discovered near a home in De Beque, west of Parachute, and no one knows exactly where it’s coming from. Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb has been covering the story and joins KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief. Dennis Webb’s articles are at available at GJSentinel.com.

Youth Radio Talks Community Art

Jun 22, 2017

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program collected interviews from Carbondale community members about the importance of art in our community. They also created a community mural on the north wall of KDNK, with guidance from local artist Eliza Rogan.

Chip Comins is the founder, director, and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, which has hosted ARE Day for 14 years. The summit continues this weekend with a film fest and 2 community conversations on Friday and Saturday. Details and schedule are hereImpact Films are here. Meanwhile, Comins talks with host Amy Hadden Marsh about ARE Day and climate change, and gives a little context to what the planet is currently experiencing.

Lynn Bartels

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh attended the Colorado County Clerks Association Summer Conference to learn more about the efforts made to maintain the legitimacy of our democratic processes. He spoke with Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and David Becker, author of the 2012 Pew report that President Trump has repeatedly cited to suggest "massive voter fraud" in the United States. The overall emphasis was reassuring the public that county clerks work year-round to assure the integrity of Colorado's voting systems.   


KDNK has lost a beloved friend and cohort. DJ Phathead  - aka Greg Benson -  died in his sleep Saturday night. Recording artist and longtime friend, Izm White, and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this remembrance. A fund for funeral expenses has been set up at Alpine Bank. No word yet on memorial services.


Theatre director, playwright, actor, and teacher Brad Moore was recently named CMC Adjunct Faculty of the Year at the Glenwood Springs and Spring Valley campuses AND collegewide. Here, he talks with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about when he got the acting bug and why he continues to teach.

Submitted by Walter Gallacher

Peter Moscon's dad, Red, was one of those larger than life characters who influenced  the lives of others by the way he lived his. On this month's show, Peter and host Walter Gallacher reminisce about Red.

Geekspeak June 19, 2017

Jun 19, 2017

The Geeks discuss the conservative voter data breach and more.

Cilundu Coffee

A new coffee shop has recently opened at the 3rd Street Center in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh stopped by to check it out. Cilundu Coffee is open Mon-Fri, 8am to 2pm.


Over 150 climate change and sustainable energy experts and artists descend upon Snowmass Village this week for the 14th annual American Renewable Energy  - or ARE Day - Summit. The event runs through Saturday and is packed with speakers plus free events for everyone. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Chip Comins, founder and CEO of the American Renewable Energy Institute in Aspen, to talk about the event. Click here for a schedule of events, speakers and more.

Express Yourself

Jun 16, 2017

Alya Howe, Sarah Graf and Stefano Da Fre about the first Salon at the Launchpad on Saturday night. Chris Bank about this summer's Glenwood Summer of Music Concert Series. And Sue Lavin, Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe about the new Thunder River Theatre production.

Sue Lavin, the director, along with Jennifer Johnson and Will Bledsoe, two of the actors, in Thunder River Theatre's new production of The Memory of Water, by Shelagh Stevenson. Tonight is opening night of The Memory of Water, with seven more performances scheduled over these next three weeks. Tickets and information here.

WE-cycle

The local non-profit We-Cycle has been accepted to receive support from the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority to help the organization meet transportation needs throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the We-Cycle program manager Kellyn Wardell to learn more about the organization and its growing presence.

Alpine Animal Hospital

Host Jane Bacharach is joined by Dr. Chuck Maker of Alpine Animal Hospital to talk about equine care in the hot and social summer months of Colorado.

#CORapidResponse

Earlier today, immigrant rights activists launched the Colorado Rapid Response Network to help immigrants in case of raids and other abuses. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carla Castedo, Colorado director for Mi Familia Vota, to learn more about the cross-organizational, statewide initiative.

The 24 hour hotline, staffed with over 100 volunteers trained to track, verify, and confirm ICE raids in immigrant communities, is: 1-844-UNITE-41 (1-844-864-8341).

Jessica Hemingson

Yesterday was the first day of the season for the Carbondale Farmers Market, Wednesdays from 10am to 3pm. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh stopped by to learn more and browse the fresh goods.

AH Marsh photo

This month's show features longtime Carbondale resident Rusty Burtard, sharing memories and gardening tips.

The Middle Colorado Watershed Council works to protect the Colorado River and its tributaries, except the Roaring Fork River, from the border of Garfield and Eagle counties downstream to the east end of Debeque Canyon.  Today's show features Laurie Rink, executive director of the Council, and Morgan Hill, Board vice-president.

On this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK's Gavin Dahl interviews Leah Todd about her article for High Country News: The Big Swing: Why a blue Colorado county voted for Trump.

Geekspeak June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

More geekiness with Matt, Louie, and guests. Tune in!

On Friday, June 9, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet hosted three public town halls along the I-70 corridor. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl attended the final stop at the Glenwood Springs Public Library where local reporters were given a brief opportunity to speak with the Senator. The first question you’ll hear is from Aspen Daily News reporter Chad Abraham. The second question is Jim Williams of radio station KSNO. Click here to listen to the full hour of audio from U.S. Senator Michael Bennet’s Town Hall at the Glenwood Springs Library.

KDNK's Board of Directors meet on Monday June 19th at 5:30 at the station, 76 S 2nd St in Carbondale. The public is invited. You can read the agenda here or in the front hall at the station.   

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