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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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March. Once again people will be demonstrating across the country and the world. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Raleigh Burleigh spoke with organizers in Denver and Carbondale about the movement.

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort will soon be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a single-asset real estate investment trust. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CEO of Aspen REIT Stephane De Baets to learn more about this type of offering, unprecedented in the United States.The St. Regis Aspen Resort is expected to be tradable on the New York Stock Exchange in early February starting at $20 per share with the ticker symbol AJAX.

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

Steven Agyei


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, January 13th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like Comedy Night at Marble Distillery Carbondale and Marble Bar Aspen follow the headline...

Elizabeth Steele


Last week President Trump dissolved his Election Integrity Commission with an executive order. As Elizabeth Steele, Election Director for Colorado Common Cause, tells KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, the commission’s legacy may go forward under the Department of Homeland Security.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams stated that more than 1,400 of the 5,000 that deregistered following his announcement that Colorado would give requested information to the commission have since re-registered.


Town of Carbondale



News Director Raleigh Burleigh has these updates from the Carbondale Board of Trustees...

Tess Freeman

CRMS alumna and Fulbright scholar Kelsey Freeman returns to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico to talk about her experience studying the humanitarian impacts of US immigration policy. Kelsey presents at the CRMS barn tonight, January 9, at 7pm. Tess Freeman, professional photographer and sister to Kelsey, will also present her photos taken during Kelsey's scholarship.

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Jeff Sessions’ decision to change Obama-era Federal policy, preventing the national government from interfering with states that legalize cannabis, revives questions about the 10th Amendment and state rights. Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin is a psychotherapist and author of The Art of Flourishing: A Guide to Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Love in a Chaotic World. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Dr. Rubin about toxic standards of masculinity in modern America encouraging sexual misconduct.

Carbondale resident Chris Hassig is an artist, co-host of KDNK’s Deep Breakfast on Friday afternoons and now, one of three new members of KDNK’s Board of Directors.  He sat down with Raleigh Burleigh to talk about why he’s involved with the station.

Rick Burrows

You may know Rick Burrows from Peppino’s Pizza in downtown Carbondale or as KDNK’s DJ Rickdiculous. Rick was raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and is one of three new members of KDNK’s Board of Directors.

Eloisa Duarte


In response to growing distrust between Carbondale’s immigrant population and local police, the Town passed a resolution to improve outreach. Four months have since passed and KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this update.


One year has passed since Colorado implemented the End-of-Life Options Act. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Kat West, National Director of Policy and Programs for Compassion and Choices, for an update.

Jutta Strohmaier

Bob Berwyn, contributing writer for Pacific Standard, believes that science will save the world. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Bob about his reporting from the COP23 Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany.

Jeff Foster


Coloradoans are raising concerns about the number of permits granted to oil and gas companies, especially with regard to fracking in close proximity to communities. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Carbondale trustees approved a budget and discussed allowing alcohol on Main Street during First Fridays. News Director Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Zoe Godfrey


A young girl native to the Roaring Fork Valley has joined a study with Children’s Hospital Colorado to improve treatment of epilepsy using medical marijuana. Zoe’s mother, Alexandria Ledesma, shares her story.


470,000 children have epilepsy in the United States. Element in Basalt hosts an awareness benefit on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 5.

Sandra Lopez

During Congressman Scott Tipton’s Mobile Office Hours in Glenwood Springs on Wednesday, December 6, Reverend Shawna Foster introduced the case of Sandra Lopez, a local immigrant that has taken sanctuary with Two Rivers Unitarian Church in Carbondale, to Brian Meinhart, Regional Director and Policy Advisor for the Congressman.

Karl Hanlon


City Attorney for Glenwood Springs, Karl Hanlon, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent congressman Scott Tipton, in the 2018 election, for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Hanlon’s “campaign kick-off” visits the Hotel Colorado tonight at 6.

Wendy Holmes


Carbondale is exploring affordable housing for creatives with Artspace. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Wendy Holmes, Senior Vice President of Consulting and Strategic Partnerships, to learn more about the preliminary feasibility study.

Raleigh Burleigh


A group of Pakistani students, sponsored by Marshall Direct Fund, visited their penpals at the Carbondale Community School last week. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Colorado Independent


For this week’s news brief KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviews Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about a recent event in Weld County by Republican candidates running for Governor in 2018.

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A craze for slime is trending in middle schools, nationwide. The Andy Zanca Youth News Team has this report.

Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, November 29, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For today's events, like open mic at Wilde's Green Hour Absinthe Lounge, follow the headline...

Microgrid Energy



On Tuesday, November 28, Carbondale Trustees signed a contract with Microgrid Energy, subscribing to a solar garden. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.



Response has hired a new executive director. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Shannon Meyer to learn more.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority


RFTA is considering a tax proposal to voters next November for service improvements and to offset a decline in Federal and State funding. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives to learn more.

Glenwood Vaudeville Revue


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, November 25, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. Sopris Liquor and Wine carries local and imported spirits, beer, and wine. For today's events, like The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue's Holiday Show, follow the headline...

Michaela Mujica-Steiner

CRMS graduate Michaela Mujica-Steiner returned from the 23rd UN Climate Conference in Bonn, Germany. Her youth delegation, SustainUS, interrupted the only official United States representation which focused on promoting fossil fuels and nuclear power.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition


December 8th is the last chance to pass a clean Dream Act in 2017 and Congress has yet to vote on a solution. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with supporters of a rally in Pueblo today, asking for Representative Tipton to sign-on.