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Sopris Theatre Company

 

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 20, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary: Service above self. For today's happenings, like Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead opening at CMC's New Space Theatre, follow the headline...

Rep. Scott Tipton

For KDNK’s monthly interview with the Congressman Scott Tipton, News Director Raleigh Burleigh turns the conversation towards Tipton’s newly introduced energy bill and revisions to the Antiquities Act.

Aspen SkiCo

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, October 19, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary: Service above self. For today's events, like an Aspen SkiCo job fair, follow the headline.

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It was standing room only at the gym at the Third Street Center Tuesday night. Roaring Fork Valley residents faced local officials for the first public hearing on the Crystal River Valley portion of the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, wildlife impacts and the decision-making process were among top concerns. Click here to listen to the entire forum.

Denver Post


President Trump took two steps recently to make changes to health insurance coverage. In Part 2 of a two-part series, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Vincent Plymell, communications manager for Colorado's Division of Insurance, about cost-sharing reductions and how their loss could affect Coloradans.

 


The 2017 Garfield County Ballots have been mailed to residents. Ballot Issue 1A asks voters to support museums and cultural heritage with a new property tax. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with proponent Beth White, executive director of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, to learn more.

Denver Post

 


President Trump took two steps recently to make changes to health insurance coverage. The first one was an executive order to expand the use of association and short-term health insurance plans. The second was to discontinue Cost-Sharing Reductions or CSRs for the individual health insurance markets. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Vincent Plymell, communications manager for Colorado’s Division of Insurance, to find out more about these changes and how they could effect Coloradans. Today’s feature, the first in a 2-part series, takes a look at association and short-term health insurance plans.

Response


KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives for Response, an organization that addresses domestic violence and sexual assault locally.

Town of Carbondale, Public Works

Carbondale’s Hazardous Waste Day is Saturday. Carbondale residents can drop off hazardous waste at 4th Street and Colorado Avenue from 8:30am to 1pm tomorrow, October 14.

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The Grand Avenue Bridge construction in Glenwood Springs recently passed the halfway point. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with the Post Independent’s John Stroud, who has been covering the issue.

Wednesday Calendar

Oct 11, 2017

KDNK's Community Calendar is underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club. Rotary: Service above self. Click on the headline for events, including Dead Man's Cell Phone at TRTC in Carbondale tonight at 7:30. Click here for tix.

Raleigh Burleigh

Shortly after noon Tuesday, most internet services, cell phones, and landlines from Aspen to Carbondale suddenly stopped working. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. As of 12:30 a.m. on Oct 11th, phone lines have been restored.

Aspen-Pitkin County Housing Authority recently revamped their website. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Executive Director Mike Kosdrosky to learn more.

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Carbondale’s community gathered for the 108th Annual Potato Day this past weekend. Along the RioGrande ArtWay volunteers worked to clear weeds and rocks and to plant trees in preparation for future art installations. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has these reports. All are welcome to participate in the final Rio Grande ArtWay workday on Saturday, October 14th from 9 to noon at the intersection of 8th Street and the Rio Grande bike trail. Lunch will be provided.

Monday Mindful Minute

Oct 9, 2017
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KDNK and Roaring Fork Insight invite you to begin the week with another mindful minute.

The Sopris Sun

For this week’s News Brief news director Raleigh Burleigh interviews Megan Tackett, the new staff writer at The Sopris Sun, Carbondale’s independent newspaper.

Raleigh Burleigh

Carbondale’s Rio Grande ArtWAY, a collaboration between many community organizations, celebrated the first official installation yesterday. Ascendigo Autism Services together with Scavenger Industries built a bench in memory of Alex DeMeo. Raleigh Burleigh has this report. Upcoming community workdays for Derail Park are Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and work on the Latino Folk Art Garden is Saturday from 9 to noon. More information is available here

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Wild horses and burros across the West are under threat from the agency in charge of their well-being: the Bureau of Land Management. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk, former member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Council and a former co-chair for the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition, has recently been hired as the education director for the newly renovated Ute Indian Museum in Montrose. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

In response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, which killed at least 59 people and wounded over 500, Mind Springs Health President and CEO Sharon Raggio warns of the impacts of too much exposure to scenes of the shooting, how to talk to children about these kinds of tragedies, and the importance of community. The number for the Mind Springs Health 24/7 crisis line is 888 207 4004. See photo for the state text hotline.

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On Tuesday, the Garfield County Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of Ursa Resources' Phase II plans to drill for natural gas inside Battlement Mesa. Commissioner Michael Sullivan was the only consistent dissenting vote. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

2017 FilmFest Director Interview: Zeva Oelbaum

Sep 29, 2017
Wheeler Opera House

Zeva Oelbaum, co-directed and produced "Letters from Baghdad" with Sabine Krayenbuhl. The film screens at the Crystal in Carbondale Saturday, October 7th, at 5:30PM.) The star of the documentary is Gertrude Bell, an Englishwoman who was a contemporary of T.E. Lawrence, and who was instrumental in establishing the boundaries of the modern state of Iraq after the First World War. She was also a kingmaker and founded the Iraq Museum in Baghdad. But, the world didn't know about Gertrude Bell; she's been left out of the history books...until now. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Oelbaurm by phone from New York.  Zeva Oelbaum will be in Aspen next week to talk about her film. Click here for the complete Aspen FilmFest schedule.

Courtesy All the Wild Horses

One of the films screening in both Aspen and Carbondale is a documentary called “All the Wild Horses”, which screens at the Crystal Sunday, October 8, at 5:30 PM. It's about the longest horse race in the world, 1,000 kilometers across Mongolia on Mongolian wild horses. It's based on Genghis Khan – yes, that Genghis Khan's pony express, the way mail was delivered a very long time ago. But, the race itself is in its 9th year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talked to the director, Ivo Marloh by phone from the UK about the film and how it's a dream come true. Click here for the complete Aspen FilmFest schedule.

courtesty USFS

Multiple state, county, and Federal law enforcement agencies began efforts early Thursday to eradicate a 5-acre, illegal marijuana grow site on the White River National Forest about 16 miles south of Carbondale. As result of a months-long investigation, officers found over 2,700 plants, illegal irrigation pipe, camping gear, trash, tarps, chemicals to deter wildlife, and fertilizer. One subject was arrested and is in Federal custody. The US Forest Service stated in a press release that this is the fourth eradication on the White River National Forest since 2013.

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A local brewer has created a special beer for the Hattie Thompson Award. But, Beth White, executive director of the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, would not divulge who won this year’s award.


Three bills in front of Congress would transfer control of energy development on public lands from Feds to states, and allow states to collect royalties. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Wilderness Workshop’s Justin Patrick to find out why he calls the bills ham-fisted and sneaky.

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

 


The Crystal River Caucus isn’t happy with the decision-making process for the Crystal River Valley segment of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. Click here for Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail planning documents.

 


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

Chelsea Self, GWS Post Independent


YouthZone is in the midst of its annual fundraiser called Ascent. It’s only 2 years old and replaced Kiss-n-Squeal. For this afternoon’s Nonprofit Palooza, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to YouthZone executive director Lori Mueller about Ascent and why it’s been successful.

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Waivers signed by residents of a mobile home park in Battlement Mesa and obtained by KDNK News could allow Ursa Resources to drill for natural gas and build an injection well less than 500 feet from homes. The waivers are intended to get around a rule in Colorado that requires oil and gas activity in Urban Mitigation Areas to be more than 500 feet away from homes. Ursa told KDNK no compensation was offered to those who signed waivers, but some residents have already been paid. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.

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