Raleigh Burleigh

News Director

Raleigh Burleigh is a born local. Raised in the sweet backwaters of Satank, he attended the Carbondale Community School and later Roaring Fork High School. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile for a year before his graduation in 2011. Raleigh then attended Colorado Mountain College, building his associate degree first online from California, then across the Roaring Fork Valley and finally at the Leadville campus. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America for the following year. Having returned to Carbondale to recollect himself, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which has led to this golden opportunity to serve his community as news director while drawing deeper into the rich soil of this confluence. News story suggestions are welcomed and appreciated at news@kdnk.org.

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North Fork Valley Community Rights Advocates has drafted a Community Bill of Rights for Paonia, Colorado. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the organization’s board chair Lisa Niermann at the 4th annual Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo this past weekend. A link to Paonia’s draft Community Bill of Rights is available here.

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Paonia celebrated the 4th Annual Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo on Saturday, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Peter Kolbenschlag, the event’s founder, about the region’s evolving economy.

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Five people died climbing Capitol Peak last summer within six weeks. High Country News correspondent Sarah Tory explores the impacts of social media on risk-perception in her article Death in the Alpine. She joins KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh for Sounds of the High Country.

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School is doubling the acreage to be cultivated by the private school’s garden program. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with garden director Heather McDermott, director of finance Joe White, and garden assistant Kallie Hyer to learn more.

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Andrea Stewart, executive director of the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, was recently named Chief Executive Director of the Year at the Colorado Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh caught up with Andrea about the conference and what to expect this summer from the chamber. Carbondale Chamber After Hours meets tonight at 5:30 at the Dandelion Inn, hosted by Cedar Networks.

Bonedale Bike Week

 

Carbondale’s 10th annual Bonedale Bike Week kicks off this upcoming Friday. KDNK spoke with organizer Tracy Wilson to learn about this year's activities.

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Paramroop Khalsa co-manages Mana Foods in Carbondale and is known to KDNK listeners as DJ Everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with him about a donation-based yoga and meditation class that he will teach at KDNK beginning this Saturday, May 12, at 8:15.

The Sopris Sun

For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Megan Tackett, reporter for the Sopris Sun, about the latest draft plan for the Crystal Valley Trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte.

Rep. Scott Tipton

For this month’s conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asks about the latest version of the farm bill, originally created to help farmers in the Great Depression, the Iran Deal and the growing wealth inequality gap.

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Diane Mitch Busch, Karl Hanlon and Arn Menconi, the Democratic candidates on the primary ballot to run against Congressman Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District, met in Glenwood Springs on Monday, May 7, for a friendly debate. To listen to the full debate, follow this link.

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A film about young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley is making its hometown premier this weekend at Dandelion Day in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke Tom Zuccareno, co-director, producer, and cinematographer for How We Grow.

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The community is invited to help plant new trees in three Carbondale parks for Arbor Day this Saturday, May 5. KDNK spoke with Carbondale’s new town arborist Mike Callas and Tree Board member Gabe Riley to learn more...

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For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Brent Garner-Smith, executive director and editor at Aspen Journalism, about Lake Powell’s dropping water level. This article and other work by Brent Gardner Smith can be found here.

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As work begins for building the new City Market, details are emerging about plans for the surrounding property. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy hosts a public meeting for the Crystal River Management Plan at the Third Street Center on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30. KDNK spoke with watershed action director Heather Lewin about what to expect.

Mana Foods

Local farmers recently gathered at Mana Foods, Carbondale’s new health food store and, in many ways, the latest iteration of the Carbondale Food Co-Op, most recently called the Dandelion Market. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more…

Valley Life for All

 

Local nonprofit Valley Life for All is launching the inclusion campaign in May, a valley-wide multi-media effort to change our perception of personal challenges. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to executive director Debbie Wilde about the Inclusion Campaign which KDNK will be promoting via our airwaves.

Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s Bente Birkeland has reported on sexual harassment at the State Capitol since November. This past week additional accusations against Senator Randy Baumgardner were found credible. Doubtful of another expulsion vote, Birkeland has made these reports public with the accusers’ consent. Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists named Bente the Colorado Journalist of the Year. Her coverage of allegations of sexual harassment at the Capitol also won a regional Edward R Murrow award for investigative reporting. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Bondedale Amplified, a new platform for dialogue in Carbondale, releases on Friday, May 4. The online community will launch on Tuesday, May 1, at this address. Editor Genevieve Villamizar introduces the project…

Myrnall Fletchall, Mountain Family Health Centers

Brandon Fletchall is a senior at Rifle High School and until a few weeks ago he had anticipated leaving the country before accruing unlawful presence. Brandon was brought to the country as a child and his dream is to serve the country as a military anesthesiologist. In March, Brandon traveled to Washington, D.C. with Mountain Family Health Centers CEO Ross Brooks to talk with members of Congress about the need for a path forward for children without immigration status. For today’s Valley Voices, Raleigh Burleigh interviews Brandon and his mother Myrnall about their journey.

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After ten years of representing the Town of Carbondale, outgoing trustee Frosty Merriott addressed a full crowd at Town Hall on Tuesday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Across the world men and women will be wearing denim today in solidarity with victims of sexual violence. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports with comments from Jenny Abbott,  executive director of the Advocates of Lake County in Leadville, and Jackie de Achaval, bilingual program manager for Response, a non-profit that provides assistance for victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault within Pitkin and Western Eagle County.

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5Point Film Festival celebrates an adventure sports lifestyle. Sometimes these pursuits come with heavy consequences. Bobby Le'Roo, founder and director of Big Heart Big Hands, leads a panel on Saturday about backcountry safety and trauma. The panel is at the True Nature Healing Arts Kiva from 10:20am to noon and is open to the public.

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At tonight’s 5Point Film Festival screening, seven high school students will each be awarded a $1500 scholarship towards pursuing a personal dream. Dream project director Tracy Wilson explains the program. Scholarship recipient William Lucket comments on his plans to attend NYU's Tisch School of Arts camp this summer.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Pitkin County Adult and Family Services Matt McGaugh. Aspen Police Department and Pitkin County Adult and Family Services offers information at Rubey Park from 2 to 5pm on Friday, April 20.

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During the 1st Annual Entrepreneur and Investor Confluence, organized by Glen X, local restaurant owner Lacy Hughes announced her plans for the building formerly known as Six89. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Local students are rallying around climate change. Last week, youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez visited four schools in the Roaring Fork Valley to initiate a social media challenge, sponsored by CORE and CLEER with support from the Town of Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Both major parties are holding state assemblies tomorrow, April 14, to nominate statewide candidates for the June primary. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh catches up with Corey Hutchins about The Colorado Independent’s coverage of the governor’s race.

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Steven Machuca and Lindsay Anderson of Basalt High School about the Gay Straight Alliance's "Alternative Prom" and poetry slam on Saturday, April 28.

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Sandra Lopez, in sanctuary at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage, recently received support from Colorado Representative Bob Rankin. KDNK's news team has this story.

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