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.

Ways to Connect

Peter Bell

 

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins Friday. This year, Ascendigo Autism Services with Scavenger Industries invites attendees to construct an art bench to be installed along the Rio Grande ARTway. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with President and CEO Peter Bell to learn more.

Waking the Sleeping Giant

 

Waking the Sleeping Giant makes its Western Colorado Premiere tonight at 7pm tonight at the Paradise Theater in Paonia, benefiting The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Filmmaker and Producer Jacob Smith to learn more.

Brian Colley

 

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins this Friday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carbondale Arts to learn what changes to expect this year.

Secretary Zinke

 

It was announced last week that a Colorado national monument under review should remain intact. The news was not, however, received with praise by everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh received a comment from Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado.

Weekend Calendar

Jul 22, 2017
Ballet Ariel

 

Here's your community calendar for the weekend of July 22-23, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for today's events, like Ballet Ariel performing Rikki-Tikki-Tavi at Leadville’s Tabor Opera House.

Caroline Fry

This week, Denver hosts the 44th annual meeting for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored lobbying group abbreviated as ALEC. Nonprofit organization Common Cause released a report earlier this week exemplifying ALEC’s influence in Colorado politics throughout these past few decades. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Caroline Fry, Advocacy and Media Director for Colorado Common Cause.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, is introducing legislation to increase US military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, challenging the political dominance of China. Yesterday he announced his vision for the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) to the Seventh Annual Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) South China Sea Conference. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Economic Impact of Natural Gas Development on Delta County

The North Fork Mancos Master Development Plan proposes to drill 38 wells upstream from Paonia, CO. According to one report, this project would result in an economic loss for Delta County. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Citizens for a Healthy Community Attorney and Associate Program Director Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson.

KDNK collaborates with Lisa Goddard, founder of roaringforkinsight.org, to tune in to the internal news. Lisa Goddard facilitates meditation and discussion at True Nature on Mondays at 7.

Jetsetting Family


Agrotourism is becoming a popular source of economic revenue throughout the world. Cedar Ridge Ranch seeks to promote the practice within Garfield County. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Merrill Johnson to learn more.

 

The commission investigating President Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud is on hold, for now. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reached out to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams for comment on the notification to hold off on submitting voter data which Williams relayed via twitter. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suspended the collection of voter data in response to a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Aspen Recreation Center

The City of Aspen is going forward with a study to determine if they can store water under the golf course, based on conditional water rights that are being challenged by opposition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor for Aspen Journalism to learn more. To hear the full interview, click here.

Wilderness Workshop

 

The City of Aspen is going forward with a study to determine if they can store water under the golf course, based on conditional water rights that are being challenged by opposition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor for Aspen Journalism to learn more.

Town Hall, 07-10-2017

 

The Carbondale Board of Town Trustees considers a resolution on immigration introduced by local students. The resolution addresses ongoing fear held by immigrants in our community, especially in regards to local law enforcement. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Carbondale is seeking a new trustee. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Mayor Dan Richardson to learn more.

Bob Wick, BLM

 

In late April, President Trump made an executive order to withdraw designation from over two dozen national monuments, including Canyons of the Ancients in Southwestern Colorado. This action is currently being reviewed by the Department of the Interior and the opportunity for the public to submit comment closes Monday, July 10. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh and Wilderness Workshop's Will Roush explain.

​To submit a comment, click here.

 

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, July 8, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for the day's events, like Carbondale's Full Moon Bicycle Cruise.

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK had its monthly conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton. This time, News Director Raleigh Burleigh focused on House Bill 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, co-sponsored by Tipton. This bill has met resistance by environmentalists, claiming that it would privatize public lands and undercut environmental laws. Scott Tipton defends the bill as necessary for the health of forests and communities.

April Crow


While covering Wildfest, Raleigh Burleigh spoke briefly with Executive Director of the Sierra Club Michael Brune about the organization’s history and current focuses.

 

April Crow

During Wildfest, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Rachel Fulfer of Inkswell Screen Printers who designed the Wildfest t-shirts with sustainability in mind.

David Robert Wright

 


Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for local festivity listings.

April Crow

Wilderness Workshop hosted Wildfest this past weekend at Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm. Raleigh Burleigh caught the pulse. A big thanks to Colorfulcrow Photography for the slideshow. April Crow will be displaying photos at KDNK's open house this Friday, July 7, from 3 to to 7pm.

Brian Colley

 

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, July 3, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for today's listings, like the Raptor Fair at Hallam Lake!

Wildfest

 

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, July 1st, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Info at MTSoprisRotaryClub.com. Click the headline for press play for today's happening events, like Wildfest at Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm.

Kroger

 

The new City Market in Carbondale has been delayed once again. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has an update from this week’s Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting.

Sarah Johnson

 

CSU's Colorado Natural Heritage Program has brought a team of scientists and interns to the valley for a Garfield County biodiversity study with CMC and the Aspen Global Change Institute. Raleigh Burleigh reports. For details about the event Thursday, June 29, at 5:30, listeners are invited to contact Sarah Johnson at 970 510 0697.

Grand Avenue Bridge

KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh attended an open house to learn more about the upcoming Grand Avenue Bridge Closure. Click here for detailed information about the closure and strategies to address the detour. The next open house meeting will be August 1 from 4:30 to 6:30.

Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

 

Today the House Committee on Natural Resources begins to review House Bill 2936, The Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017, AKA "Westerman" Bill after its author Arkansas Republican Bruce Westerman. Although its sponsors claim the bill will improve the health of forests, one environmental lawyer has called it “a wish list from the timber industry,” claiming that it seeks to eliminate environmental laws and privatize public lands. Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Susan Jane Brown of Western Environmental Law Center to learn more about the provisions contained within the bill, including a repeal of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument designation.

Third Street Center

The Third Street Center has completed a renovation adding six large windows, skylights, and windowed doors to brighten up the gym. The big unveil was also a celebration of Brain Train, a program sponsored by local non-profit Senior Matters. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Tabor Opera House, Leadville

 

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, June 23, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. Click the headline for today's events, like a Broadway performance at Leadville's historic Tabor Opera House.

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