Today on For Land's Sake, Beth White and Matt Annabel join host Bill Kight to talk about Ballot Issue 1A and the importance of historical societies in Colorado.

The geeks return for another round of laughs and insight, weighing through the particulars of new technology and best usage.

Heidi Hendricks

Carbondale’s community gathered for the 108th Annual Potato Day this past weekend. Along the RioGrande ArtWay volunteers worked to clear weeds and rocks and to plant trees in preparation for future art installations. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has these reports. All are welcome to participate in the final Rio Grande ArtWay workday on Saturday, October 14th from 9 to noon at the intersection of 8th Street and the Rio Grande bike trail. Lunch will be provided.

KDNK's board of directors meet on Monday night October 16th at 5:30pm inside our broadcast learning center at 76 south 2nd street in downtown Carbondale. The public is welcome to attend. An agenda is posted in the front hall of the station and also available here

Monday Mindful Minute

Oct 9, 2017

KDNK and Roaring Fork Insight invite you to begin the week with another mindful minute.

Paul Black, the founder and organizer of the Cohere Gathering, stopped by to tell us about the 2017 version of his harvest celebration that cultivates a coherent community. He brought along harpist Xeraphine, who offers a playshop at this year's gathering. She talked about the wind playing her harp and about the Faeries and their tales. She also played a couple original tunes, All Within and My Spell. 

Avon poet Jodie Hollander came by to Express Herself before her reading and workshop at the Basalt Regional Library. Jodie packs a lot of musical punch into a short line and her new book, My Dark Horses highlights that. She described her creative process and read three poems, He's, The Box and My Dark Horses.

The Sopris Sun

For this week’s News Brief news director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Megan Tackett, the new staff writer at The Sopris Sun, Carbondale’s independent newspaper.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program spent time with Rebecca Durham, Kyle James Hauser and Diego Felix from the Music District Detour. Charlee (DJ Cheeto) interviews the artists about building community through music.  

Amy Barr interviews Amy French, volunteer coordinator and family services director at Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley about the organization.

KDNK is hiring a development director, full position description here. This is a new position that represents our invigorated focus on fundraising. We seek an outgoing people person committed to the mission of community radio, who is unafraid to ask for money. The position is responsible for leading development activities including membership, volunteer coordination for events, continued growth of our major donor program, planned giving, and grants. The development director will work directly with the board of directors on fundraising activities and cultivate board involvement and station participation. ​ ​

A key element of development for the KDNK position is our membership, and this job differs from a traditional "development director" position in the focus on serving members. It is essential that candidates are comfortable working with over 1000 members, including significant volunteer organization. Assistance with outreach, promotions, and social media are a plus. Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to general manager Gavin Dahl no later than 5pm on October 26th. The ideal start date is November 6, 2017. No calls please.

Raleigh Burleigh

Carbondale’s Rio Grande ArtWAY, a collaboration between many community organizations, celebrated the first official installation yesterday. Ascendigo Autism Services together with Scavenger Industries built a bench in memory of Alex DeMeo. Raleigh Burleigh has this report. Upcoming community workdays for Derail Park are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and work on the Latino Folk Art Garden is Saturday from 9 to noon. More information is available here

Katrina Blair explains she learned to trust herself, because the only rule for her growing up was “Be true to Yourself.”

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Wild horses and burros across the West are under threat from the agency in charge of their well-being: the Bureau of Land Management. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, former member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council and a former co-chair for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, has recently been hired as the education director for the newly renovated Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

In response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, which killed at least 59 people and wounded over 500, Mind Springs Health President and CEO Sharon Raggio warns of the impacts of too much exposure to scenes of the shooting, how to talk to children about these kinds of tragedies, and the importance of community. The number for the Mind Springs Health 24/7 crisis line is 888 207 4004. See photo for the state text hotline.

Join the geeks as they discuss the latest in personal technology.

Monday Mindful Minute

Oct 2, 2017
Raleigh Burleigh

Every Monday KDNK invites you to tune in to the inner news with a fresh mindful minute, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Wikipedia Commons

KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl speaks to Georgetown Law Institute fellow Gigi Sohn about her years serving at the Federal Communications Commission and her latest article for The Verge, called "It's Time For Congress to Fire the FCC Chairman." Sohn has spent three decades fighting for consumer protections, affordable access to high-speed Internet, privacy rights and competition in the marketplace. She's been called "the Conscience of the Chairman's Office" and one of the "Heroes Who Saved the Internet."

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On Tuesday, the Garfield County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of Ursa Resources' Phase II plans to drill for natural gas inside Battlement Mesa. Commissioner Michael Sullivan was the only consistent dissenting vote. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

2017 FilmFest Director Interview: Zeva Oelbaum

Sep 29, 2017
Wheeler Opera House

Zeva Oelbaum, co-directed and produced "Letters from Baghdad" with Sabine Krayenbuhl. The film screens at the Crystal in Carbondale Saturday, October 7th, at 5:30PM.) The star of the documentary is Gertrude Bell, an Englishwoman who was a contemporary of T.E. Lawrence, and who was instrumental in establishing the boundaries of the modern state of Iraq after the First World War. She was also a kingmaker and founded the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. But, the world didn't know about Gertrude Bell; she's been left out of the history books...until now. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Oelbaurm by phone from New York.  Zeva Oelbaum will be in Aspen next week to talk about her film. Click here for the complete Aspen FilmFest schedule.

Courtesy All the Wild Horses

One of the films screening in both Aspen and Carbondale is a documentary called “All the Wild Horses”, which screens at the Crystal Sunday, October 8, at 5:30 PM. It's about the longest horse race in the world, 1,000 kilometers across Mongolia on Mongolian wild horses. It's based on Genghis Khan – yes, that Genghis Khan's pony express, the way mail was delivered a very long time ago. But, the race itself is in its 9th year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to the director, Ivo Marloh by phone from the UK about the film and how it's a dream come true. Click here for the complete Aspen FilmFest schedule.

The Danny Golden Band performs tomorrow night at Steve's Guitars. They dropped by to chat with Ape on the Dink and play their songs Grace and Abilene.

Peter Gilbert has done more than most to elevate dance in the lower Roaring Fork Valley to a place of greater visibility. Peter's organization, Dance Initiative, brings the sixth Spectrum Dance Festival to the Launchpad in Carbondale this weekend, and here he describes this year's gathering.

Susan Wrubel has only been on the job for three weeks, but the new Executive Director of Aspen Film gave us a succinct overview of this year's festival.

courtesty USFS

Multiple state, county, and Federal law enforcement agencies began efforts early Thursday to eradicate a 5-acre, illegal marijuana grow site on the White River National Forest about 16 miles south of Carbondale. As result of a months-long investigation, officers found over 2,700 plants, illegal irrigation pipe, camping gear, trash, tarps, chemicals to deter wildlife, and fertilizer. One subject was arrested and is in Federal custody. The US Forest Service stated in a press release that this is the fourth eradication on the White River National Forest since 2013.

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A local brewer has created a special beer for the Hattie Thompson Award. But, Beth White, executive director of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, would not divulge who won this year’s award.

Three bills in front of Congress would transfer control of energy development on public lands from Feds to states, and allow states to collect royalties. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop’s Justin Patrick to find out why he calls the bills ham-fisted and sneaky.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails


The Crystal River Caucus isn’t happy with the decision-making process for the Crystal River Valley segment of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. Click here for Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail planning documents.

Mt. Sopris Historical Society


Mt. Sopris Historical Society preserves and enriches the cultural heritage of Carbondale residents. For this morning’s Nonprofit Palooza, Raleigh Burleigh speaks with executive director Beth White.