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The City of Glenwood Springs opted to cover the Arts Center’s debt to teachers this week. But, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts must be out of its current home at 601 East 6th Street by the end of the year. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Post Independent reporter Carla Jean Whitley for more.

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WindWalkers, a local equine-assisted learning and therapy center, is partnering with Aspen Film to bring the documentary Dark Horse to the Isis Theater this Sunday. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Gabrielle Greeves to learn more about the film and her organization. More information about WindWalkers is available here. Tickets for Dark Horse at the Isis Theater this Sunday can be purchased here.

 


A plan is being proposed to link a trail between Carbondale to Crested Butte. Last night at the Carbondale Firehouse, Dale Will, with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, along with Bill Kight of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Native American Kenny Frost of the Southern Ute Tribe presented a retrospective on early travel routes in the Crystal Valley. The slideshow of historic photographs and maps will be posted at this address.

 

Open houses about the trail are scheduled Sept. 6th at the Redstone Inn and Sept. 7th at the Carbondale Firehouse, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Lee Swidler (aka Manny Goldberg), with the help of other Carbondalians and KOTO in Telluride, brought KDNK to the airwaves in April, 1983.  Manny...er...Lee now lives in Costa Rica but was in the areathis week for a "Carbondale fix".  Here, he talks about the origins of KDNK, the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program, and more. Thanks, Lee!

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Some Roaring Fork Valley residents headed to Wyoming last weekend to watch the solar eclipse. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this report.

Host Jerome Osentowski  speaks with Michael Pilarski representing Friends of the Trees Society to discuss the 2017 Inland Northwest Permaculture Convergence and the possibility of a permaculture platform in the 2020 US presidential election.

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees met last night. Among items on the agenda, including the swearing-in of Luis Yllanes, there was ample focus on recent bear activity within and around the town. John Groves, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, warned that the activity could worsen and persist into November. The trustees also waived an ordinance to allow Rio Grande weed-eating goats to travel through town and adopted a resolution affirming Carbondale's support for the immigrant community. Click the headline to view the resolution in English and Spanish.

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Aspen Community Foundation is providing preschool on wheels to the Re-2 School District. News director Raleigh Burleigh hopped aboard to learn more from program manager Logan Hood.

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 Just like other beautiful places on the White River National Forest, Hanging Lake, just outside Glenwood Springs, is being loved to death. And, the US Forest Service and other stakeholders plan to do something about it. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

The first opportunity for public comment on the proposed Hanging Lake Adaptive Management Plan is Wednesday, August 30, from 5-7PM at the Glenwood Springs Library.

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Are there new fundamental particles beyond the known quarks, leptons and gauge bosons? Are these known particles indeed fundamental? Professor Yael Shadmi from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa discusses particle physics with Ricky Wojcik and Jane Marolt from Aspen High School.

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The local Waldorf School is starting a forest kindergarten program, holding class outdoors, rain or shine. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with two Waldorf educators to find out more. More information about early childhood education with Waldorf is available here.

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On September 5th, the Garfield County Library District will reduce hours at all libraries for the second time this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Library District Director Jesse Henning to find out why.

Station manager Gavin Dahl hosted a live AMA (ask me anything) on KDNK giving updates on staffing, budgets, events and programming.

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The KDNK Board of Directors meets at the station tonight. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ashley Petrey, our newest board member, who also practices criminal law and plays saxophone and sings for The Davenports. The public is welcome to attend the meeting tonight at 5:30.

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Democratic State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush is resigning her seat in the legislature later this year to run against Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in the 2018 election. She made a whistle stop in Carbondale last week and KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl had a chance to speak with the candidate.

Monday Mindful Minute

Aug 21, 2017
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 KDNK invites you to start the week by tuning into the present moment with a mindful minute. Lisa Goddard guides meditation at True Nature every Monday at 7pm. More information is available here.


The Bundy Ranch Stand-Off trials are underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trials are complicated and dramatic, says Tay Wiles, reporter for High Country News. She talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s Sounds of the High Country. Read more here.

 

The Brother Brothers

Aug 18, 2017

Adam and David Moss are The Brother Brothers. They brought their seamless harmonies to Express Yourself prior to their gig at Steve's Guitars. We heard their song Cairo, IL from their new EP and they played Bird in a Tree, Tugboats, and Notary Public live in the studio.

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

Take Your Cat to the Vet Day on Ask the Vet

Aug 17, 2017

Alpine Animal Hospital behavior consultant Beth hosts Ask the Vet today, discussing reasons to take your cat to the vet.

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The Dandelion Market, Carbondale's community food co-op, has officially reopened at its new location next to Rhumba Girl Liquors along Highway 133. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the new store manager Terri Anzini about some of the changes. The new hours are 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday.

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Senator Michael Bennet hosted a Town Hall in Aspen last Friday August 12. KDNK News Director Raleigh Burleigh has highlights from that meeting. The full hour of questions and Bennet's answers, involving topics such as immigration, opioid addiction, and North Korea, is available here.

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Today is the third day of the Grand Avenue Bridge Closure. According to reports and observations, traffic problems begin during the morning and afternoon commutes when motorists take back roads, like South Midland Avenue, to avoid the detour. CDOT and the City of Glenwood Springs want to get 700 vehicles per hour off downtown streets during peak hours. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to two commuters from New Castle to find out how they’re helping reach that goal.

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Astrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko is addicted to watching total solar eclipses across the globe. He spoke to local high school students for KDNK’s Radio Physics last month. Here is a clip about why he will be inside the Path of Totality next week. The full program is available here.

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Don Vanderhoof's family was exiled to the New World from Holland in the 1600s. For this month's Immigrant Stories, Don talks to host Walter Gallacher about his family's early days in eastern Colorado, his brother John's 25-year career as State Representative and Governor of Colorado, and his own memories of a valley in transition in the 1950s and '60s.

 

 

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Cyclists crowded the Rio Grande Trail in Glenwood Springs Monday to avoid traffic snarls during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Anne Moll, who helped bike rides run smoothly all morning. Click here for information about the detour, bike routes, and more.

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UpRoot Colorado reduces food loss and insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley by organizing the distribution of food that would otherwise be left to rot. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ciara Low, founder and director, to learn more. For information about volunteering and donating, Ciara can be contacted at ciara@uprootcolorado.org.

KDNK's board of directors meet for the regular monthly meeting at 5:30pm on Monday August 21st at KDNK, 76 S. 2nd Street in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is here

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The 95-day closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, which began today, means big changes in traveling habits for those who have to cross the Colorado River daily to get from home to work and back again. The City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County offices have changed their business hours. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, so has Carbondale. CORRECTION: The Town of Carbondale is open from 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday.

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 CLICK HERE FOR A LIVE VIDEO FEED FROM LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN ABOVE GLENWOOD WITH REAL-TIME COMMENTS.

KDNK's News Team was up early and in Glenwood Springs today to cover the opening day of the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.  Amy Hadden Marsh reported live from the Glenwood Springs Mall at 6:41 AM with Tom Newland, Grand Avenue Bridge Project manager and Bridge Answer Man, and GWS City Council member Kathryn Trauger.

At 7:41 AM, News Director Raleigh Burleigh reported from the corner of 8th Street and Colorado Avenue with Tom Newland.

At 5:34 PM, both Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tracy Trulove, Communication Manager for CDOT, from the studio for an update about the afternoon traffic flow and to recap the day.

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