On today's local newscast, Maura Masters talks about the next women's march in Carbondale this Saturday morning, in support of Planned Parenthood. Then, Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon talks about longtime fixture at the paper Su Lum, who died late last month. Eric Galatas reports that with more than half of the world's water supply filtered through mountains, climate change could make clean water harder to come by. And Roaring Fork School District is back open today after a threat discovered by the FBI did not materialize, thankfully.
KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mt. Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Click here for more info. Rotary: Service Above Self. Click on headline to view calendar events.
KDNK presents a Valley Voices special, featuring Beth Wysong, co-director of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Project, who went to the Women's March on Washington, artist and professor Peggy Shaw of Champaign, Illinois who was in Chicago, plus clips from the Carbondale and Denver marches. Tune in and get inspired! Photos are by Roaring Fork Valley residents who rode 2 buses to the Denver March.
Independent filmmaker and podcaster Hamilton Pevec attended Saturday's march in Carbondale, which attracted close to 700 people, and talked to marchers about why they came out on a snowy morning and the significance of the demonstration. KDNK aired an edited version of this story on the January 24th local newscast. Click here to listen to Pevec's "American Immigrant" podcast.
KDNK had a presence at the Women's March on Denver, the March on Carbondale, and in DC. We'll have stories this week and more of a complete slide show as photos roll in. But, for now please enjoy a few tidbits from the Denver and Carbondale marches.
On today's local newscast, KBUT's Chad Reich reports that NASA and the USFS are teaming up on a new project called Snow-Ex to provide snowpack data to water managers to help prepare for flood and drought. Then, Bente Birkeland on Gov. Hickenlooper's State of the State address yesterday. Plus, Amy Hadden Marsh reports from the Garfield County BOCC meeting this week that some local residents are still unhappy about the County Road 106 right-of-way through Colorado Rocky Mountain School.
Valley Voices airs the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 4:30. This week's show features state Representative Bob Rankin and his wife Joyce Rankin, who is the vice-president of the Colorado State Board of Education.