Amy Hadden Marsh

News Reporter & Public Affairs

Amy Hadden Marsh has been reporting for KDNK since 2005, beginning as a freelance reporter. She became the host of Valley Voices, a longtime public affairs show, in 2006. She graduated with honors from Regis University with a Masters degree in Investigative Journalism in 2011 and says, "If it weren't for KDNK, I wouldn't have gone to graduate school and changed careers to journalism." Amy was hired as a full-time reporter in 2014.

Blair Flickinger, Aspen PD

Aspen Police spent most of the day Wednesday monitoring a sow and two bear cubs in a tree on the Hyman Avenue mall. That night, the situation escalated and a dangerous scenario played out before Sergeant Rob Fabrocini.

Mind Springs Health broke ground this week on the new West Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Grand Junction. Regional Director Jackie Skramstad talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the  hospital and more.

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Bill Kight, director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and the Frontier Museum, talks about the new Doc Holliday Museum in downtown Glenwood Springs, October's Ghost Walk, and more.

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Solidarity was the theme of a gathering of residents and officials from both sides of McClure’s Pass Saturday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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Dee Malone is the Wildlife Committee Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club. She talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the organization's diversity and its quest to restore the Mexican Gray Wolf to the American Southwest.


As part of the fall fund drive we feature interviews with local non-profit organizations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Emily Hornback, interim director of Western Colorado Congress.

Alice the Online Magazine is getting ready for a march in Carbondale on Saturday, beginning at 10 AM. Editor Maura Masters and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talk about the details.

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Roaring Fork School District students in Glenwood Springs are taking a different kind of bus to school this fall. The Walking Bus is designed to reduce traffic on downtown streets during morning and afternoon commutes until the new Grand Avenue Bridge opens. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, Glenwood’s Walking Bus has some unique qualities.

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Colorado gubernatorial candidates - Jared Polis, Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, and Noel Ginsburg - got together for the first time last week in Breckenridge. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Corey Hutchins, reporter for The Colorado Independent, about the meet and the elephant in the room.


Smoke from wildfires burning in the Northwest are why local air looks like Los Angeles. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about a wildfire smoke advisory.

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Hanging Lake, on the west end of Glenwood Canyon, is one of the state’s most popular natural attractions. But, that popularity is destroying the lake’s fragile ecosystem. The US Forest Service estimates that a little over 1100 visitors hike the 2.8-mile trail to the lake every day during peak season. So, the agency put together a draft management plan to reduce those numbers and protect the lake’s natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh attended an open house about the draft plan last week and found out that it’s part of a larger plan to manage growing activity in the Glenwood Canyon. Click here to read the draft plan and watch the carrying capacity video. Click here to comment. Comments are due by midnight September 21, 2017.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE arrested 14 undocumented immigrants in Garfield and Eagle counties across 3 days in August. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent editor and publisher Randy Essex about what the PI had to do to get information about the arrests and subsequent implications.

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The Ute Council Tree, just outside Delta, Colorado, is a 215-year old cottonwood…or was a 215-year old cottonwood. It was cut down Friday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Wilderness Workshop hosts a rally from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, August 30, at Centennial Park in Glenwood Springs to protect public lands. The rally features speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Backbone Media and local rancher Bill Fales. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Sloan Shoemaker, director of Wilderness Workshop, to talk about how some of the Trump Administration’s policies could impact local public lands.

KDNK’s Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting Thursdays at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline to find events such as Tibetan monks at the Red Brick Center in Aspen at 5 PM.

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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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Lee Swidler (aka Manny Goldberg), with the help of other Carbondalians and KOTO in Telluride, brought KDNK to the airwaves in April, 1983. 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.

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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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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.

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.


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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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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.

Town of Carbondale

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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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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NOTE: This story has been updated. According to the Sopris Sun, Miser's re-opened Friday, August 11, under new management.

An eviction notice has been spotted on the locked front door of Miser’s Mercantile this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the unfolding story.

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Former US Secretary of State, Dr. Madeleine Albright was in the Roaring Fork Valley this week for a talk and book-signing at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt. She spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh by phone from Washington DC about her 2006 book, The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs.

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Seven hundred per hour is the magic number for CDOT and Glenwood Springs City Officials -  the number of vehicles that must stay off downtown streets, beginning Monday, to avoid gridlock. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it’s up to locals to make it happen.

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A bear cub met with a tragic end this morning in Carbondale after coming into contact with a power line near 2nd Street and Euclid. Carbondale resident Lisa Dameron spoke with KDNK DJ Amber Sparkles on the air shortly after the incident. According to Police Chief Gene Schilling, the bear was taken to be euthanized as advised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright is at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt tonight for a reading and signing of her 2006 book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh this week about the book and its relevance 11 years later. Tune in to Valley Voices Thursday, August 10, at 4:30 to hear the entire conversation.