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.

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports on how Garfield County zoning has been adjusted to allow for the installation of Tiny Homes.  Bente Birkeland talks to state house reporters about the 2018 race to succeed Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. Colorado gubernatorial candidate Mike Johnston talks climate change and oil and gas drilling at a whistle stop in Carbondale last week. Click here for the entire talk plus Q & A.

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley, director of ACLU Colorado, visited Carbondale on April 8, 2017.  Part 1 is his presentation. Part 2 is Q & A with the audience. Click the headline for Part 2.


National Library Week begins today. Garfield County Library District director Jesse Henning was a guest on KDNK's Get Connected last week. In this clip, he talks about why libraries remain relevant in the age of Google and Amazon, and one upset from this year’s 30% budget cut. Click here to listen to the entire Get Connected show.

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ACLU Colorado Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke to an SRO crowd at the Carbondale Library on Saturday. In this clip, he talks about the history of the organization and the importance of Colorado in defending civil rights nationally.  Click here to hear the entire presentation.

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The Aspen Ute Foundation hosts a pow wow exhibition Saturday afternoon at 4 at Aspen's Wagner Park, featuring Native American dancing and drumming. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Anuk Bald Eagle, a Lakota from the Cheyenne River reservation in South Dakota, who is organizing the dancers. The pow wow exhibition will be at the Aspen High School commons in case of bad weather.

Andrew Romanoff, former Colorado state representative, is now president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to him about why mental health and substance abuse continue to top the list of public health issues locally and across the state. Romanoff comes to Aspen on Monday at 8 AM at CMC to talk about mental health. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required here.

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Mike Johnston, two-term state senator representing northeast Denver, wants Governor John Hickenlooper's job and is beginning his campaign almost 2 years in advance of the 2018 election. He stopped by Carbondale's Third Street Center Tuesday. He spoke to a crowd of about 100 people about issues facing the state and took questions about climate change, health insurance, and more during the 90-minute event.  KDNK recorded the event and you can listen to it in its entirety. The audio has been edited for clarity.

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Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In this interview, Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to Rick Davis about development in town, traffic flow, and more. Ballots must be returned to the Glenwood Springs city clerk by 7 PM on April 4th.


Don Gillespie is one of three Glenwood Springs City Council candidates who want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues in South Glenwood and about creating a better council.

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The White River National Forest released a draft environmental analysis this week for a proposed plan to manage overnight visitors to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Forest Service hopes to reduce resource damage to certain popular sites that District Ranger Karen Schroyer says comes from a lack of backcountry education and guidance. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. The Forest Service will hold a public meeting about the plan on Wednesday, April 5th in Basalt at the Rocky Mountain Institute Conference Room from 5 – 7 PM. You can find a link to the EA and other plan documents right here

Democratic state representative Mike Foote's bill to set oil and gas drilling rigs farther away from schools is one step closer to becoming law. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Western Colorado Congress organizer Emily Hornback about the bill, it’s status, and what it could mean for one school in Garfield County.


Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Three want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street, including Jonathan Godes. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues facing the city.

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The Interior Board of Land Appeals on Monday denied an appeal of the Sutey Land Exchange near Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more on the decision.

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Today's local newscast features KOTO's Cara Pallone in a conversation with Jack Regenbogen, attorney for the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, about a bipartisan proposal that would help renters in Colorado. Plus Bente Birkeland reports on a new bill that would move oil and gas drilling operations further away from schools and how voters feel about a proposed sales tax to fund transportation improvements.


Last month, just before the Sutey/Two Shoes land exchange was scheduled to close, the Interior Board of Land Appeals granted a “stay,” based on an appeal filed by a local watchdog group. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why the opponents want to stop the swap.


Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the fourth KDNK candidate interview, Jonathan Gorst talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about important issues facing the city and his idea for a performing arts center. Ballots must be returned to the Glenwood Springs city clerk by 7 PM April 4.

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KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale.  Rotary: Service Above Self. Click on the headline for events such as the benefit for Standing Rock legal fees tonight at Loyal Brothers Lounge in Glenwood Springs.

Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, now occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the third KDNK candidate interview, Charlie Willman talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the important issues facing the city and what he calls a paradigm shift in city management.

KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Rotary: Service Above Self. Click on the headline to find events like Poetry Brothel at Justice Snow's tonight at 6.

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Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Three want to represent Ward 5, south of 27th Street - currently Leo McKinney’s constituency. In the second of KDNK’s candidate interviews, Amber Wissing, who was born and raised in Glenwood, talks with Amy Hadden Marsh about key issues facing the city, including affordable housing.

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Nine candidates are running for three Glenwood Springs City Council seats in next month’s election. Four are running for the at-large seat, currently occupied by Stephen Bershenyi. In the first of KDNK’s candidate interviews, at-large candidate Shelley Kaup, council member from 2007 - 2011, talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the confluence development, city recycling, the Grand Avenue Bridge, and the city’s energy resources.

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KUNM's public health reporter Ed Williams talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about the making of his documentary, Enduring Addiction, aired 3/09/2017 on KDNK's Valley Voices.

Today's newscast features proposed Medicaid cuts and opioid addiction in Craig, Colorado.

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Today's newscast features a conversation with Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan about the county's new Climate Action Plan.

This special edition features Enduring Addiction, an audio documentary by former KDNK reporter Ed Williams, who is now a public health reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque.  Ed talks more about the making of the documentary here.

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Ryan David Montoya was found Tuesday after surviving the storm earlier this week on Pyramid Peak. Independent journalist Hamilton Pevec goes behind the scenes to bring us a glimpse of Green is the New Black fashion show.  

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Today's newscast features KDNK's Weekly News Brief about Summit Midstream's pipeline problems  in Battlement Mesa, a proposed bill in the state legislature that could mean hefty fines for texting while driving, and Eric Galatas looks at where the money would come from if President Trump increases military spending by $54B.

Today's newscast features Wilderness Workshop Conservation Director Will Roush on Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Congressman Scott Tipton on opioid abuse and the fate of Colorado pot laws under the Trump Administration.

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Today's newscast features Bente Birkeland about a Colorado Open Records bill. Basalt Chamber CEO Robin Waters has stepped down. Ladies Arm Wrasslin champ Ka-Pow waxes nostalgic, and KDNK News Intern Raleigh Burleigh continues his interview series, examining local immigration from an El Salvadoran perspective.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

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