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.

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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.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41.

Pitkin County Landfill

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.

Amy Barr (l) and Jenny Lindsay

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.

KDNK's local newscast airs at 6:41 and 7:41 weekday mornings.

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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.

 

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 AM during Morning Edition.

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.

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KDNK's local newscast airs at 6:41 and 7:41 daily, Monday through Friday.

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 kids in need. Prizes include a 3-day trip to Denver with hotel and Broncos tickets. For more information, contact Pat Pier at 987-3265.

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Ninth Judicial District Chief Judge James Boyd has effectively stalled progress on the Garfield County Democratic Party’s case against Republican County Commissioner John Martin. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Scary monsters flashed around town Saturday for the annual Thrill the World event. Click here for KDNK's interview with organizers Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica and returning zombie Debbie Bruell. And, enjoy the slideshow.  Watch out!  They gonna gitcha!

 

Almost 40 million people are dependent on the Colorado River. Traditionally, the economic value of the river was based on what the water could be used for, such as agriculture or mining. But, as Maeve Conran reports for Connecting the Drops, more people are pointing to the economic value of keeping water in the river.

Amy Hadden Marsh

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

This year’s proposed Amendment 71 - or “Raise the Bar” - asks voters to decide whether making amendments to the state constitution should be more difficult. But, a wide array of groups oppose it, as Kelsey Ray reports for the Colorado Independent, arguing that only those with millions of dollars will have access to the ballot if 71 passes. For this week’s News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Kelsey Ray about the amendment, why so many different groups oppose it, while the oil and gas industry supports it, and why it may be raising the bar a little too high. Ray has two articles out about 71, "Diverse coalition unites against Raise the Bar" and "Raise the Bar explained," co-authored by Corey Hutchins.

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If you're headed to Paonia from the Roaring Fork Valley, you'll have to take the long way around. Highway 133 is closed in both directions between the McClure Pass summit and Paonia Reservoir, near MM 29.5, due to a rockslide. The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that the closure is indefinite but  crews are on-site.  The alternate routes are  I-70 and US 50.


The Bundy brothers and others have been on trial in Oregon for conspiracy since September in connection with the January, 2016 occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Conrad Wilson, former KDNK News Director, has been covering the proceedings for Oregon Public Broadcasting. For this week’s News Brief, he talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the trial and what’s at stake. Click here for OPB's coverage of the trial.

The KDNK local newscast airs every weekday morning at 6:41 and 7:41.

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Today's show features portions of interviews with Garfield County Commissioner candidates, incumbent Republican John Martin and Democratic challenger John Acha.

Montana’s Denise Juneau hopes to become the first Native American congresswoman in history this November. High Country News associate editor Tay Wiles has an article about Juneau, called “Not Politics as Usual” in the current issue. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, Wiles talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the significance of Juneau’s run.

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The Cleveholm Manor, better known as the Redstone Castle, goes up for auction Friday. Amy Hadden Marsh took a trip back in time on what may have been one of the last public tours of the mansion.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Information at M T Sopris Rotary Club dot com. Rotary: Service above self.

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Several hundred Cashmere goats are browsing the Rio Grande Trail this month as part of RFTA’s plan to stop using toxic herbicides to control weeds along the railroad corridor. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh caught up with the herd along the Catherine Store Road.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

The natural gas boom in Garfield County has gone bust and that means the county budget will be significantly smaller next year. For example, cuts to the library system are expected to be around 30%. GarCo Finance Director Ann Driggers, whose department was just given a national budgeting award from the Government Finance Officers Association, explains. KDNK thanks Rifle Community TV for sharing the audio from their recording of the Energy Advisory Board meeting on Sept. 1st.

The Community Calendar on KDNK is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self.

The Bhakti Yoga Mana Fest Celebration continues through the 22nd at the Carbondale Methodist Church with a non-stop community reading of sacred yogic text, dancing, drumming, classes, and food.

 

Damien Smith and Terry Bannon play Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30.

 

Jonathan Gorst, former music director for Cats and The Phantom of the Opera, plays live at 7 at the Riviera Supper Club in Glenwood Springs.

 

Acoustic blues trio Wiggins, Kilby, & Calder play the Cardiff Schoolhouse in Glenwood at 8.

 

K Phillips and Samuel Lee play Belly Up Aspen at 8:30.

 

Looking ahead…

KDNK'S Record Sale is an annual tradition at Potato Day, Carbondale’s oldest community celebration. On October 1st, you can find KDNK next to the stage in Sopris Park, selling vinyl, CDs and stereo equipment from 9AM to 3PM. All proceeds benefit KDNK. Bulk buys are encouraged.

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