The second of five bilingual community meetings, hosted by Glenwood Springs attorney Jennifer Smith and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, drew about 20 people to Bridges High School Sunday. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Smith to talk about the meetings and the purpose they serve.
Patrons may have noticed changes in local libraries over the past week as the Garfield County Library District adjusts to a significant reduction in its operating budget. Cuts include staff layoffs, hours of operation, materials and services. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how the crunch is affecting the Carbondale branch and the district overall.
Longtime Oregon activist, author, and singer/songwriter Peter Bergel joins Amy Hadden Marsh on Valley Voices for a conversation about "100 Days of Peace & Justice" and the silver lining within this year's Presidential election results. Click here for Bergel's articles and more from the PeaceWorker, Oregon PeaceWork's monthly magazine.
More than 20,000 acres of BLM lands go on the virtual auction block Thursday for the agency’s quarterly oil and gas lease sale. Thirty-one parcels in western Colorado counties are up for bid, beginning online at 9 AM. 350 Colorado has organized a protest at the BLM office in Denver. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked director Micah Parkin about the group’s concerns and how online auctions will impact protesting.
Scientist Sarah Hawkins released a report for US Geological Survey in June that found the Mancos Shale formation of the Piceance Basin could contain 40 times more natural gas than previously estimated. Hawkins, based in Denver, made two presentations yesterday in Rifle, at the Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum in the morning and the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting, last night. Garfield County resident Doug Salg spoke during public comment at the EAB meeting, telling the industry to pack up and leave. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Gavin Dahl report.
The Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota is heading into its ninth month. At least 7,000 people have passed through the camps set up near the Standing Rock Reservation. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh traveled to North Dakota in September and has covered various aspects of the protest ever since, including a local protest in front of Wells Fargo bank and conversations with locals who have been to camp. Here are highlights from those reports.
Host Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Carbondale resident Barbara Dills about her connections to the Lakota Nation and her time on the Rosebud reservation and how the 1973 Wounded Knee Occupation is relevant to the current protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Last week, the Bureau of Land Management released its final Record of Decision on disputed oil and gas leases on the White River National Forest, which canceled 25 leases on the Thompson Divide. But, not all of the Thompson Divide is closed to drilling. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.
The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.
Wells Fargo Banks across the country were the targets of protests Tuesday as part of a nationwide campaign to get the bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to protesters at the Carbondale branch and has this report.
Today is America Recycles Day and the Pitkin County Landfill has a brand new program. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh got the details from Cathy Hall, Pitkin County Solid Waste Manager. You can find out more about Pitkin County’s textile recycling program by clicking here.
The Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District has helped local students succeed by providing access to support for basic needs. KDNK's Get Connected host Amy Barr recently spoke with director Jenny Lindsay about youth homelessness. You can listen to the entire Get Connected interview by clicking here. More info about the Family Resource Center is at the United Way BB website. at unitedwaybb dot org.
Reverend Shawna Foster, minister of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation served in the Army National Guard shortly after 9/11. She sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about her reflections on Veteran’s Day, her own experiences with the military, how her attitude has changed over time, and the Veteran’s Camp for water protectors in North Dakota.
Carbondale residents Dave Taylor and Tim Brogdan along with Rev. Shawna Foster, minister of Carbondale's Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist congregation,join Valley Voices host Amy Hadden Marsh to share their experiences at the Sacred Stone camp in North Dakota and upcoming events to support the water protectors.
Model Mugging returns to Carbondale this weekend at the Third Street Center to help women learn to defend themselves against assaults. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with facilitators Johnnie Modene and Robert Mintz as well as course graduate Rena Grulė to talk about the course, its impacts, and what people can expect. To register, call 970.274.1222. Click here for more information.
Human rights organization Amnesty International USA has had a presence at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tarah Demant, Senior Director of Amnesty’s Identity and Discrimination Unit, to get the group’s take on what’s happening on the ground.
The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary is holding a raffle, with all proceeds going to dental care for local children in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.