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.
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.