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

Advocate Safehouse Project

For thirty years, Advocate Safehouse Project has provided resources for people to overcome abusive relationships. For today’s Nonprofit Palooza, Raleigh Burleigh speaks with community education advocate Sarah Buckley to learn more.

 


Valley Settlement focuses on education for children as well as their parents to improve lives in the Roaring Fork Valley. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Latino Folk Art Garden

News Director Raleigh Burleigh learns more about the Rio Grande ARTway from executive director of Carbondale Arts Amy Kimberly.

 


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, September 23, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Tuesday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's events, like a tour of The Glenwood Masonic Lodge, follow the headline.

Latino Folk Art Garden

Carbondale Arts está pidiendo ayuda para la creación de un Jardín de Arte Popular Latino en Carbondale. Los días de trabajo son 7 y 14 de octubre.

The Arts Campus at Willits


The Arts Campus at Willits intends to provide music, entertainment and culture to the Roaring Fork Valley. The organization recently opened a venue called The Temporary to begin programming shows. News Director Raleigh Burleigh speaks with managing director Ryan Honey and vice president of the board Marc Breslin.

Valley Settlement

 


For this morning’s Nonprofit Palooza, News Director Raleigh Burleigh learns about Valley Settlement, empowering families through education.

 

Asentamiento del Valle se enfoca en mejorar a nuestras comunidades atreves de la educación.

Raleigh Burleigh

For decades Leadville has celebrated the 6-month anniversary of St. Patrick's Day with a September parade.   

"Because why celebrate St. Patrick's Day once a year, when you could celebrate it twice?" - Luke Finken, parade organizer.

This year, the parade celebrated another immigrant heritage, recognizing Fiestas Patrias, the Independence of Central America from Spain.

Spellbinders

Spellbinders, headquartered in Carbondale, brings the art of storytelling to classrooms in the Roaring Fork Valley and throughout the United States of America. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Catherine Johnson to learn more about the organization.

Andy Zack


Concerned citizens rallied in Glenwood Springs yesterday to catch the attention of Scott Tipton and Bob Rankin. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

English in Action

English in Action helps to bridge cultural divides by pairing an enthusiastic tutor with a student eager to learn English and participate in the community. News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Executive Director Lara Beaulieu.

Mountain Family Health Centers

As part of our fall membership drive KDNK is highlighting many of the organizations that make our communities great, today Raleigh Burleigh interviews Garry Schalla, Development Director for Mountain Family Health Centers.

La Resistance Cafe, Leadville

 


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, September 16, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's happenings, like KDNK Day at La Resistance in Leadville, follow the headline.

Wikipedia Commons

 


Glenwood Springs businesses are experiencing a drop in sales due to the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. Riviera Supper Club owner Jonathan Gorst has organized a loyalty program to draw in customers. Detour to Relaxation cards are available at KDNK. To get a pass to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, cards must be validated by five Glenwood businesses.

Gavin Dahl

 


News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews John Colson who after a long career as a Roaring Fork Valley  journalist is retiring from The Sopris Sun. Colson will join KDNK’s Journalism Roundtable Saturday, September 23, at 5pm live on KDNK.

As part of our fall membership drive, KDNK is highlighting many of the organizations that make our communities great. Today, News Director Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Eden Vardy and Susan Brady to discuss 2 Forks Club, providing zero interest loans to food entrepreneurs in the North Fork and Roaring Fork Valleys.

Town of Carbondale

News Director Raleigh Burleigh provides an update from the latest Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting.

Laura Seay

 

As part of our fall membership drive, KDNK is highlighting many of the non-profits that strengthen the communities we serve. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Recruitment Manager Laura Seay to learn more about The Buddy Program, fostering strong relationships for children of the Roaring Fork Valley that need them the most.

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Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, September 12, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's listings, like Before the Flood showing at the Carbondale Library, follow the headline.

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers


As part of our fall membership drive, KDNK is highlighting many of the nonprofits that make our community unique. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with David Hamilton, Executive Director for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, to learn more about the organization that has built and maintained many trails in Western Colorado.

LAVAROOTS PERFORMING ARTS COMPANY

 


Here’s your community calendar for Monday, September 11, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. For today's listings, like Guinean Dance with Fara Tolno, follow the headline.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 


September is projected to be one of the most challenging months this year for Congress. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Colorado Representative Scott Tipton about disaster relief, federal debt, tax cuts and replacing DACA.

Photo by Emily Hightower

 


KNDK’s Fall Membership drive has officially begun. Support for KDNK keeps the community and its many organizations connected. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Heather Russell founder of Sacred Cycle.

"Golden Obsession," Devin Pool

 


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, September 9, 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. For today's listings, like an opening reception for America at Heart: Behind the Shutter at the Ann Korologos Gallery, follow the headline.

Steve Furman

Difficult circumstances have driven Steve Furman to realize his dream to inspire others. KDNK reports. The fundraiser is at Marble Distilling tonight from 6 to 9.

Doug Tucker

 


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday the termination of DACA, a program created under the Obama administration to grant temporary legal status to immigrants who had come to the United States as minors. Raleigh Burleigh reports on a rally in Glenwood Springs organized by several immigrant advocacy groups.

Wikipedia Commons

 


Although hemp is historically one of humanity’s most popular agricultural products, it has been labeled a schedule 1 drug in the United States since 1970. The 2017 Hemp Farming Act aspires to amend that classification. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CV Sciences representative Josh Hendrix to learn more.

medicines sans frontier

The number of global refugees has reached an unprecedented high. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is bringing that reality home with a touring exhibit guided by aid workers. The first stop is in Boulder, Colorado where the display will remain for a week beginning today. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with medical team leader Mark Leirer. The exhibit runs until Sunday, September 10.

Nanama

Here's your community calendar for Saturday, September 2, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. I’m Raleigh Burleigh. For today's events, like Nanama in Redstone Park, follow the headline!

Lou Bopp

 

How We Grow, a feature documentary about young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley, has won a Redford Center Grant and will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Tom Zuccareno, co-producer, director and cinematographer, to learn about the final push for post-production funding. The kickstarter and tickets to the Batch party on September 6 can be accessed here.

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