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

Citizens for a Healthy Community

 

Solar Energy International in Paonia hosted the Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo over the weekend. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report a representative of Citizens for a Healthy Community speaks about fracking operations upriver from Paonia in Gunnison County.

Viva la Vida Foundation

Solar Energy International in Paonia hosted the Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo over the weekend. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report, Caren von Gontard shares about the Viva la Vida Foundation and their plans for establishing a school of spiritual agriculture in Colorado.

Colorado Farm & Food Alliance

The Western Slope Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo was hosted this past weekend at the Solar Energy International campus in Paonia, CO. KDNK sent Raleigh Burleigh to learn about sustainable initiatives from our neighboring valley, the North Fork. In this report, Peter Kolbenschlag of Colorado Farm & Food Alliance explains how the event was conceived and what it intends to cover. 

Mesa County

The Bureau of Land Management is requesting public comment on a proposal to offer 27 parcels of federal minerals in northwestern Colorado in the December 2017 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The proposal includes about 5,000 acres in western Garfield County and more than 22,000 acres in Mesa County. The State of Colorado would receive 49 percent of the proceeds with the remainder going to the U.S. government.

Carbondale Arts

 

Dance Initiative is sponsoring a residency the week of May 22 to May 27, for two special guests. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with professional performer Marielis Garcia who, along with David Norsworthy of Toronto, Canada, will be co-leading two community dance workshops at the Launchpad. The artists seek to choreograph an essential "snap-shot" of Carbondale to weave into a larger, internationally-inspired creative endeavor. Registration is at danceinitiative.org.

Nathan Anderson

Last May, Colorado became the first state in the country to recognize the value of our Public Lands with a holiday, signed into law by governor Hickenlooper. Leadville and Lake County will celebrate the first annual Public Lands Day with a community clean-up event. City Council Member David Mohrmann provides the details.

Environmental Protection Agency

 

Dr. Robert Richardson is an environmental economist and Associate Professor at Michigan State University. He holds a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from Colorado State University. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency declined to renew his seat on their scientific advisory board. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh called Dr. Richardson, who is a KDNK member, to learn more about this shift away from science toward industry perspectives at the EPA.

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College is committed to an ambitious set of sustainability goals to meet by 2050. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Adrian Fielder, Assistant Dean of Instruction, for details about CMC’s actions towards sustainability.

To view the full Sustainaibility Action Report, click here.   

 

This is your KDNK Community Calendar for Monday, May 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 community listings, such Monday Night Meditation at True Nature.

Kentucky Derby

 

This is the KDNK Community Calendar for Saturday, May 6th, 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 all your Derby fun.

Carbondale Arts

 

 

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, May 5th, 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 First Friday/ Cinco de Mayo listings!

Carbondale Arts

Carbondale Arts is designing a Latino Folk Art Garden installation along the new Rio Grande ARTway. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, April 29, 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 weekend listings!

Kay Brunnier

This Saturday at 9am in Miner's Park, the Carbondale Tree Board will plant four new trees to celebrate Arbor Day, including a tree sponsored by Ascendigo to honor National Autism Awareness Month. Raleigh Burleigh reports.  

People's Climate Movement

KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviewed Maura Masters, editor of AlicetheMag.com, about her initiative to bring national and global marches to Carbondale. The Alice March for the Climate Change, a sister march to the national People's Climate Movement, meets in the parking-lot of the Goat Restaurant in Carbondale this upcoming Saturday at 10am.

Mission: Wolf

Students of the Carbondale Community School are learning about wolves and current efforts to bring the species back to Colorado in preparation for their stay at Mission: Wolf, in Southern Colorado. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, also an employee at the school, reports.

March for Science

Estimates of at least 180 people joined in Carbondale’s Alice March for Science on Saturday, April 22. This was one of over 600 demonstrations across the world, including a March for Science in Aspen, to demand scientifically-informed, political decision-making. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports. 

City of Glenwood Springs


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, April 22nd, 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 Earth Day offerings!

Mindful Schools

Apr 19, 2017
Roaring Fork Insight

Lisa Goddard, founder of the non-profit Roaring Fork Insight, is bringing mindful practices into local schools, beginning with a kindergarten class at the Carbondale Community School. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Como parte de su series sobre inmigración y los derechos para inmigrantes, Raleigh Burleigh habla con un señor de El Salvador que ha elegido permanecerse anónimo. 

As part of his series on immigration and immigrant rights, Raleigh Burleigh interviews a man from El Salvador who has chosen to remain anonymous. The translation is voiced by Jessie Monsalve. 

Erin Richards

As part of our ongoing series on immigrant rights, local immigration attorney Erin Richards discusses what has changed since President Trump signed the immigrant ban late last month. An abbreviated version of this story is airing during KDNK Local News on Thursday, February 9th.

Raleigh Burleigh, interno de noticias para KDNK está hacienda una serie de entrevistas con miembros de la comunidadsobre la discriminación y derechos para los inmigrantes. Habla con Sandra Lopez, representante de CIRC, una coalición para los derechos de inmigrantes en Colorado. 

KDNK News intern Raleigh Burleigh is conducting a series of interviews with members of our community concerning discrimination and immigrant rights. In this interview, he is joined by a representative of CIRC, the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition. You can hear the interview translated into English here. Special thanks to Rachel Irons for voicing the English translation of Sandra's comments.