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Ryan Summerlin

On today's local newscast, Gavin Dahl speaks to Post Independent reporter Ryan Summerlin about his article on the new farmer's market starting in Glenwood Springs this June.  Plus Eric Galatas reports on a new study from Hunger-Free Colorado that shows wide bipartisan support for fighting food insecurity. New information casts doubt on the authenticity of Doc Holliday's derringer pistol, recently purchased by Glenwood Historical Society. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled yesterday in favor of the youth climate activists Earth Guardians. Garfield County approved code changes that could mean a boom of tiny homes in unincorporated parts of the county. And Gavin Dahl reports on the latest news about marijuana.


Last month, just before the Sutey/Two Shoes land exchange was scheduled to close, the Interior Board of Land Appeals granted a “stay,” based on an appeal filed by a local watchdog group. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about why the opponents want to stop the swap.

Sonja Hinrichsen


Sonja Hinrichsen, an artist based in the Bay Area, is in the valley for two weeks making snow drawings at Ashcroft as a creative intervention into the natural environment. CORE and the City of Aspen partnered on the Aspen Energy Challenge to inspire people to save as much energy as possible and wanted to keep up the participatory aspect of “stepping forward” on climate. These snow drawings are the first of a new series of environmental art projects they have planned. Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois spoke with Sonja last weekend and shared this audio with KDNK. Participants can sign up for community snow drawing events that will take place at Ashcroft this weekend. More info at aspencore.org.

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On today's newscast, Bente Birkeland reports that a bipartisan effort to reduce the suspension rate of young children is working its way through the process. Eric Galatas reports on the transgender birth certificate's uncertain future in the Republican "kill committee" in the state senate. In this week's capitol conversation, journalists discuss the state budget gap. New reports point to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's history of voting against disabled students. Parents and children are delivering over 400,000 signatures in support of public broadcasting funds to the US Senate today. US Sen. Michael Bennet, who spoke at 5 town halls around southern and western Colorado last week, says to "keep it coming." Town of Carbondale has closed third street downtown until Memorial Day for streetscape improvements. The City of Glenwood's annual spring cleanup event kicks off April 17th. And prescribed burns are planned near Carbondale, Basalt, Parachute, Gypsum and Meeker.

Corey Hutchins

For Friday's newscast, Gavin Dahl talks about Sunshine Week and Fake News with Colorado Independent reporter Corey Hutchins, who is a correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review's United States Project, visiting lecturer at Colorado College and author of the fantastic weekly newsletter Colorado Local News & Media

Today's newscast features Colorado News Service reporter Eric Galatas on how most scientists disagree with new EPA chief's claims about climate change. Click on the headline for more.

Today's newscast features proposed Medicaid cuts and opioid addiction in Craig, Colorado.

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Today's newscast features a conversation with Eagle County Commissioner Jill Ryan about the county's new Climate Action Plan.

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Ryan David Montoya was found Tuesday after surviving the storm earlier this week on Pyramid Peak. Independent journalist Hamilton Pevec goes behind the scenes to bring us a glimpse of Green is the New Black fashion show.  

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On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on a panel discussion hosted by the CLAW Caucus at the state capitol about Colorado Parks and Wildlife's plan to kill predators this spring. Bente Birkeland reports on a Republican-led effort making its way through the state legislature to change how the Taxpayers Bill of Rights is calculated so Colorado can keep more of the tax money it collects. The measure could free up millions of dollars for transportation, education and healthcare.

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Today's newscast features KDNK's Weekly News Brief about Summit Midstream's pipeline problems  in Battlement Mesa, a proposed bill in the state legislature that could mean hefty fines for texting while driving, and Eric Galatas looks at where the money would come from if President Trump increases military spending by $54B.

Today's newscast features Wilderness Workshop Conservation Director Will Roush on Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary. Congressman Scott Tipton on opioid abuse and the fate of Colorado pot laws under the Trump Administration.

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Today's newscast features Bente Birkeland about a Colorado Open Records bill. Basalt Chamber CEO Robin Waters has stepped down. Ladies Arm Wrasslin champ Ka-Pow waxes nostalgic, and KDNK News Intern Raleigh Burleigh continues his interview series, examining local immigration from an El Salvadoran perspective.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

KDNK's local newscast airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41, and again at 5:34 PM.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

KDNK local news airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

KDNK's local news airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and at 5:34 PM.

KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

CMC Leadville

On today's Local Newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reports on the bomb threat at CMC Leadville yesterday. Bente Birkeland reviews the new abortion restrictions that failed at the Capitol. Community member Hamilton Pevec reviews the marches in favor of (and against) Planned Parenthood over the weekend. Plus, Eric Galatas talks to farmers about NAFTA. And average gas prices in Colorado dropped slightly in the past week.

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KDNK's local newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 and again at 5:34 PM.

Sue Lum

On today's local newscast, Maura Masters talks about the next women's march in Carbondale this Saturday morning, in support of Planned Parenthood. Then, Aspen Times reporter Scott Condon talks about longtime fixture at the paper Su Lum, who died late last month. Eric Galatas reports that with more than half of the world's water supply filtered through mountains, climate change could make clean water harder to come by. And Roaring Fork School District is back open today after a threat discovered by the FBI did not materialize, thankfully.

Daniel Ramos

On today's local newscast Gavin Dahl speaks to One Colorado executive director Daniel Ramos about the LGBTQ advocacy group's legislative agenda and their event, We Are One Colorado, at the Red Brick Art Center in Aspen on Friday evening. Plus, Raleigh Burleigh gets an update from local immigration attorney Erin Richards as part of his ongoing series on immigrant rights in the valley. Garfield County Planning & Zoning Commission delayed a public hearing related to a proposed injection well in Battlement Mesa that was scheduled for last night. As Eric Galatas reports, advocates for public schools are promising to fight new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, whose lack of relevant experience caused VP Mike Pence to cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm her. And Bente Birkeland reports that the Colorado legislature has determined its transportation priorities.

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On today's local newscast, Amy Hadden Marsh reviews police activity in Carbondale and Eagle County from January 20th through February 2nd for Eye on Crime. Gavin Dahl speaks to Jeff Jackel at his retirement party about the project that got away, new pickleball courts. Bente Birkeland reports from the Capitol about a rally in support of the Affordable Care Act and the state health insurance exchange. The Army Corps of Engineers has granted an easement for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Eric Galatas reports that New Belgium Brewing is among 200 groups that have signed an amicus brief urging a federal court to uphold the Clean Water Rule.

Peter McBride

On today's local newscast, Gavin Dahl speaks to Laurie Cipriano, press secretary for Sen. Michael Bennet, about five new, bipartisan public lands bills introduced by Sen. Bennet and Sen. Gardner. Then, award-winning photographer Pete McBride and author Kevin Fedarko talk to Amy Hadden Marsh about their epic trip through the Grand Canyon for National Geographic ahead of their sold-out event at Paepcke Auditorium tonight. Plus, Eric Galatas reports on a new bill at the Capitol that would require taxpayer-funded agencies to provide digital, searchable files under the Colorado Open Records Act. While Bente Birkeland reports that a Republican bill to encourage school districts to increase the use of concealed-carry guns has passed the Colorado Senate, but will likely fail in the House.

On today's local newscast, Bente Birkeland speaks t o statehouse reporters about a few of the 200+ bills already introduced during the 2017 legislature. Amy Hadden Marsh reports on the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting last week looking at earthquakes and injection wells in fracking country. Eric Galatas reports that a new survey shows 85% of LGBTQ students in Colorado middle schools and high schools experience harassment.  And GarCo's Community Development staff recommended the Planning Commission deny Ursa Resources' request to change Battlement Mesa zoning rules.

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