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Update Friday, July 20, 2018, 12:41 PM

As of 10:20 AM, the fire has burned 8,315 acres. 

The Lake Christine Fire has burned almost 7,000 acres and remains 59 percent contained. Officials from Eagle and Pikin Counties, the White River National Forest, and the Type 2 and Type 3 Incident Management Teams held a press conference Thursday, July 19, to talk about what's going on with the fire, why it grew by 500 acres in one day, and why the Type 2 team is coming back. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board and County Commissioners were in Carbondale late last month to hear public input about the draft Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. Here are clips from that meeting. You can click here for a video of the meeting and all comments. The draft plan is here. The public comment period is open until July 27th. Thanks to Grassroots TV for providing audio of the meeting.

Compassion Film Festival

Carbondale's first annual Compassion Film Festival and Symposium opens August 17th at the Third Street Center. John Bruna, founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation, talks about films and speakers. Schedule and tickets are available by clicking here.


The Lake Christine Fire has not grown much today but drones continue to be a problem for aviation operations. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh got an update from Jennifer Costich, public information officer with the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team assigned to the fire. The Incident Management team will hold another community meeting tonight at 6 at Basalt High School.

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As evacuation notices increased overnight, so did the need for places to put pets and livestock. Click through for an update on who's taking what and who isn't.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres,  zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during yesterday’s evening newscast.

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On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres, zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during the evening newscast.

Sarah Uhl's Art Advocacy Takes Flight

Jul 3, 2018
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Ecoflight took an unusual passenger for a tour of the Roaring Fork watershed last week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Ecoflight took an unusual passenger for a tour of the Roaring Fork watershed last week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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Hawk Newsome is the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and the Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both attended ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass this month. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat with them over a lunch break as they talked about the Movement and issues facing people of color in the United States. Here are clips from that conversation.

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Peter Fiekowsky is founder and president of Healthy Climate Alliance, whose goals are to remove 1 trillion tons of carbon from the atmosphere and restore the Arctic ice by 2050. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh at ARE Day 2018 about carbon removal.

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Captain Paul Watson has been fighting the environmenal fight on the world's oceans since 1969 and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977. He sat down with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh at ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass to talk about his career at sea and threats facing the world's fisheries.

Get Your Bike On! Wednesday is Bike-to-Work Day

Jun 26, 2018


Bicycle commuters will be welcomed with breakfast tomorrow morning from 7 - 9 at Carbondale’s Derail Park on the Rio Grande Trail for Bike-to-Work Day. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks details with RFTA Transit Director Jason White. More information is here.

Boulder resident Nick Thomas is an independent candidate for Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District. He spoke at ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass this week. Listen to his talk and a conversation with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about his mentors, Civils Rights Movement veterans Andrew Young, Jr and Coretta Scott King.

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Hawk Newsome is the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and spoke at ARE Day this week. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh caught up with him in conversation with Civil Rights Movement veteran Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley during a morning break. Here, Newsome talks about his beginnings and how he became an activist.

The Sopris Sun

For today's show, editor Will Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett are joined by four freelancers for the Sopris Sun.

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Phyllis Bald Eagle and her husband Amos Cook Black Horse, of the Mnicojou/Hunkpapa bands of the Lakota Nations, were part of a panel discussion at ARE Day in Snowmass this week. Here they talk about the meaning of ancient wisdom. ARE Day 2018 continues throught the weekend. Schedule of remaining events can be found here.


Captain Paul Watson has been plying the world’s oceans for over 4 decades as the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in efforts to save whales and rid the world of illegal fishing. The Sea Shepherds are infamous for ramming and sinking ships but in 2000, Watson changed tack. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh met with the captain at ARE Day this week in Snowmass. Here’s a clip from their conversation. Tune in to Valley Voices on Thursday, June 28, for the entire conversation.

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Discussions at a House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction this month focused on boosting the market for natural gas from the Piceance Basin with the Jordan Cove Energy Project. Congressmen from Utah and Colorado at the hearing claim Piceance natural gas can be developed responsibly. But, protestors outside the hearing said politicians and the natural gas industry are selling out public health and western Colorado’s iconic natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can read more about the Jordan Cove Energy Project controversy by clicking here.

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Wilderness Workshop Director Sloan Shoemaker hands the reins of the organization over to Will Roush in September. Today's show features a conversation with these guys about the challenges, and victories of the past 21 years. Thanks, Sloan, and good luck, Will!

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White plastic beads have been seen floating in the Roaring Fork River this spring. And, it’s not the first time they’ve been spotted. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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The land below Red Hill has officially been conserved and trail design is underway to get cyclists and hikers off County Road 107. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jason Jaynes, principle architect with DHM Designs, about three options for trail layout.The public comment period for the Red Hill trail designs closes June 15th. Comments can be submitted by clicking here.

Branden Edwards: Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo

Jun 8, 2018
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The 14th annual Carbondale Wild West Rodeo got off to a rarin’ start Thursday, June 7, with Branden Edwards in the announcer’s booth. Edwards is back for his second year as Voice of the Carbondale Rodeo. He took a few minutes to talk to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about his rodeo roots and a useful - but surprising - college degree. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starts at 7:30 every Thursday night through August.

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North Fork Valley activist Peter Kolbenschlag and others held a People’s Press Conference outside a House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction Friday, calling on Colorado and Utah Congressmen Scott Tipton and Rob Bishop to protect public health and safety instead of oil and gas industry interests. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this audio postcard.

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Close to 100 people attended the Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers meeting in Carbondale last week. The news wasn’t good but some locals are ready to change how they use water. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

Revolutionary Recycling Focus of Snowmass Summit

Jun 1, 2018


China recently embargoed US imports of recyclables, which makes recycling more difficult. The Colorado Association for Recycling hosts a summit next week in Snowmass to examine how Colorado can better recycle and reuse waste material. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with C.A.F. R. director Laurie Johnson about the summit and how China's embargo has affected US recycling.


The snow-water equivalent on McClure Pass hit zero on May 1st, and local run-off has already peaked. What does that mean for the Roaring Fork Watershed this summer? How are drought and low flows effecting Colorado? This and more will be discussed tonight at the Roaring Fork Valley State of the Rivers event at the Third Street Center. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Zane Kessler, communications director for the Colorado River District, to find out more.

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Garfield County needs to find a new voting system by 2020. And, Clear Ballot seems to be the county clerk’s top choice. The public was invited to a demonstration of the voting system earlier this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Valley Voices: Chip Comins Talks ARE DAY 2018

May 24, 2018

Chip Comins, founder of the American Renewable Energy Institute and founder/CEO of ARE DAY, joins Amy Hadden Marsh for a conversation about climate change, taking action, and the 15th annual ARE DAY Summit in Snowmass, June 18 - 23. Speakers include Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Jean-Michel Cousteau and many more. Click here for a full roster of speakers, films, more information and registration.

Green Design for Affordable Housing?

May 24, 2018
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Affordable housing remains a big problem in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kelly Vaughn, marketing director for Rocky Mountain Institute, at the Building for a Sustainable Future Symposium in Carbondale last week about the best kind of housing for the area and if green design can be incorporated at a low cost.

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