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Five people died climbing Capitol Peak last summer within six weeks. High Country News correspondent Sarah Tory explores the impacts of social media on risk-perception in her article Death in the Alpine. She joins KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh for Sounds of the High Country.

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Pitkin County recently released a draft plan for the Carbondale to Crested Butte  - or Crystal Valley - Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, about the pros and cons of the plan and if a changing climate could change the plan. The draft plan is available here for comment.

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Colorado Rocky Mountain School is doubling the acreage to be cultivated by the private school’s garden program. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with garden director Heather McDermott, director of finance Joe White, and garden assistant Kallie Hyer to learn more.


Ed Mazria, world-renowned architect and CEO of the non-profit think tank, Architecture 2030, comes to Carbondale Friday for the Buildings for a Sustainable Future conference, presented by CLEER, CORE, and Garfield Clean Energy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him this week about his work.

Colorado lawmakers wrapped up their annual legislative session this week. Even though the session was often overshadowed by sexual harassment allegations and the expulsion of former Rep. Steve Lebsock, lawmakers and the governor said it was one of the most successful sessions in history

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Carbondale’s 10th annual Bonedale Bike Week kicks off this upcoming Friday. KDNK spoke with organizer Tracy Wilson to learn about this year's activities.

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Piceance Mustangs is a new group that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management do a better job taking care of the Piceance East Douglas wild horse herd in northwestern Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently caught up with the group on the range, southwest of Meeker, and has this report.

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Paramroop Khalsa co-manages Mana Foods in Carbondale and is known to KDNK listeners as DJ Everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with him about a donation-based yoga and meditation class that he will teach at KDNK beginning this Saturday, May 12, at 8:15.

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Word is out about a possible expansion of a limestone quarry just north of Glenwood Springs. But, the Bureau of Land Management has not received a final proposal from Rocky Mountain Resources. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Megan Tackett, reporter for the Sopris Sun, about the latest draft plan for the Crystal Valley Trail from Carbondale to Crested Butte.

2018 wasn't the worst winter on record for the southern Rocky Mountain region, but it was close to it.

“It was an extreme year on the dry side, widespread across the Colorado River Basin,” says Greg Smith, a hydrologist at the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC) in Salt Lake City.

Rep. Scott Tipton

For this month’s conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asks about the latest version of the farm bill, originally created to help farmers in the Great Depression, the Iran Deal and the growing wealth inequality gap.

After a dramatic and tearful day in early March, lawmakers voted out one of their own. Democratic Rep. Steve Lebsock was the first lawmaker expelled in 103 years after allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and retaliation from five women, were found to be credible.

But that wasn't the end.

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Hanging Lake visitors will not have to make reservations to hike up to the lake this summer. The US Forest Service has delayed putting its management plan for the popular tourist destination into action for another year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Aaron Mayville, district ranger for the Eagle/Holy Cross District of the White River National Forest, to find out why. Click here for tips for a happy hike to the lake.

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Diane Mitch Busch, Karl Hanlon and Arn Menconi, the Democratic candidates on the primary ballot to run against Congressman Scott Tipton for the 3rd Congressional District, met in Glenwood Springs on Monday, May 7, for a friendly debate. To listen to the full debate, follow this link.

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A film about young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley is making its hometown premier this weekend at Dandelion Day in Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke Tom Zuccareno, co-director, producer, and cinematographer for How We Grow.

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KDNK invites listeners to begin the week with a mindful moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

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The community is invited to help plant new trees in three Carbondale parks for Arbor Day this Saturday, May 5. KDNK spoke with Carbondale’s new town arborist Mike Callas and Tree Board member Gabe Riley to learn more...

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For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Brent Garner-Smith, executive director and editor at Aspen Journalism, about Lake Powell’s dropping water level. This article and other work by Brent Gardner Smith can be found here.

Republican Senate President Kevin Grantham has stripped Sen. Randy Baumgardner, R-Hot Sulphur Springs, from serving on any active Senate committees effective as of May 2. Grantham requested the change after workplace harassment allegations from nine people have been found credible by two outside investigators.

After nearly a month of terse exchanges among water managers in Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona about Colorado River conservation strategies, representatives from the five states met Monday in Salt Lake City to hash out their differences.

At issue is how the Central Arizona Project (CAP) -- the operator of a 336-mile aqueduct that pumps Colorado River water to farmers and cities -- is conserving water in Lake Mead, the river’s largest reservoir. The project is managed by the Central Arizona Water Conservancy District (CAWCD) and is the state’s largest water provider.

A Republican House leader is facing a backlash from his own caucus for sponsoring a bill that would allow law enforcement and family members to get a court order to temporarily remove a person’s guns if that person poses a danger. The so-called "red flag" measure cleared the House Judiciary committee on Tuesday night along party lines.

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As work begins for building the new City Market, details are emerging about plans for the surrounding property. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Farmers Measure Carbon for Healthy Soil

May 2, 2018
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Farmers across a broad spectrum of the agriculture industry are embracing the ‘healthy soil’ movement. A key component of healthy soil is the amount of carbon it holds. But how can you tell? And how can you find out without disturbing the operations of a working farm or ranch? KBUT’s Christopher Biddle has more.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy hosts a public meeting for the Crystal River Management Plan at the Third Street Center on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30. KDNK spoke with watershed action director Heather Lewin about what to expect.

Thousands of Colorado teachers spent two days rallying at the state Capitol for higher salaries and more money for schools. They highlighted long-standing funding problems and potential changes to the state’s public employee pension program currently being debated by the legislature.

Statehouse reporter Bente Birkeland spoke with Brian Eason of The Associated Press and Ed Sealover with the Denver Business Journal about the rallies.

Mana Foods

Local farmers recently gathered at Mana Foods, Carbondale’s new health food store and, in many ways, the latest iteration of the Carbondale Food Co-Op, most recently called the Dandelion Market. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more…

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KDNK invites listeners to begin the week with a mindful moment, thanks to Roaring Fork Insight.

Valley Life for All

 

Local nonprofit Valley Life for All is launching the inclusion campaign in May, a valley-wide multi-media effort to change our perception of personal challenges. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to executive director Debbie Wilde about the Inclusion Campaign which KDNK will be promoting via our airwaves.

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Many Roaring Fork Valley residents have noticed smoke on the horizon today. Kate Jerman, public affairs officer for White River National Forest, spoke with KDNK’s Gavin Dahl to explain why there is nothing to worry about.

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