Local Newscasts

Dandelion Market

The Dandelion Market, Carbondale's community food co-op, has officially reopened at its new location next to Rhumba Girl Liquors along Highway 133. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with the new store manager Terri Anzini about some of the changes. The new hours are 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday.

Doug Tucker

Senator Michael Bennet hosted a Town Hall in Aspen last Friday August 12. KDNK News Director Raleigh Burleigh has highlights from that meeting. The full hour of questions and Bennet's answers, involving topics such as immigration, opioid addiction, and North Korea, is available here.

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Today is the third day of the Grand Avenue Bridge Closure. According to reports and observations, traffic problems begin during the morning and afternoon commutes when motorists take back roads, like South Midland Avenue, to avoid the detour. CDOT and the City of Glenwood Springs want to get 700 vehicles per hour off downtown streets during peak hours. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to two commuters from New Castle to find out how they’re helping reach that goal.

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Astrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko is addicted to watching total solar eclipses across the globe. He spoke to local high school students for KDNK’s Radio Physics last month. Here is a clip about why he will be inside the Path of Totality next week. The full program is available here.

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Cyclists crowded the Rio Grande Trail in Glenwood Springs Monday to avoid traffic snarls during the Grand Avenue Bridge detour. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Anne Moll, who helped bike rides run smoothly all morning. Click here for information about the detour, bike routes, and more.

Ciara Lowe

UpRoot Colorado reduces food loss and insecurity in the Roaring Fork Valley by organizing the distribution of food that would otherwise be left to rot. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ciara Low, founder and director, to learn more. For information about volunteering and donating, Ciara can be contacted at ciara@uprootcolorado.org.

Town of Carbondale


The 95-day closure of the Grand Avenue Bridge in Glenwood Springs, which began today, means big changes in traveling habits for those who have to cross the Colorado River daily to get from home to work and back again. The City of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County offices have changed their business hours. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, so has Carbondale. CORRECTION: The Town of Carbondale is open from 7 AM to 6 PM Monday through Thursday.

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KDNK's News Team was up early and in Glenwood Springs today to cover the opening day of the Grand Avenue Bridge closure.  Amy Hadden Marsh reported live from the Glenwood Springs Mall at 6:41 AM with Tom Newland, Grand Avenue Bridge Project manager and Bridge Answer Man, and GWS City Council member Kathryn Trauger.

At 7:41 AM, News Director Raleigh Burleigh reported from the corner of 8th Street and Colorado Avenue with Tom Newland.

At 5:34 PM, both Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Tracy Trulove, Communication Manager for CDOT, from the studio for an update about the afternoon traffic flow and to recap the day.

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NOTE: This story has been updated. According to the Sopris Sun, Miser's re-opened Friday, August 11, under new management.

An eviction notice has been spotted on the locked front door of Miser’s Mercantile this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Sopris Sun reporter John Colson about the unfolding story.

Gavin Dahl

 

Last weekend, station manager Gavin Dahl represented KDNK onstage at the 2017 Arise Festival at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. At the festival, Josh Fox introduced his new film about Standing Rock, Awake. Footage of Arise 2017 is available here. This film is now available on Netflix. An interview with gubernatorial candidate Jared Polis and his clean energy by 2040 platform is available here.

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Seven hundred per hour is the magic number for CDOT and Glenwood Springs City Officials -  the number of vehicles that must stay off downtown streets, beginning Monday, to avoid gridlock. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports, it’s up to locals to make it happen.

Luis Yllanes

 

Luis Yllanes, Senior Director of Exhibitions, Registration, and Installation, spoke to KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about his recent appointment to the Carbondale Board of Trustees.

Lisa Dameron

 

A bear cub met with a tragic end this morning in Carbondale after coming into contact with a power line near 2nd Street and Euclid. Carbondale resident Lisa Dameron spoke with KDNK DJ Amber Sparkles on the air shortly after the incident. According to Police Chief Gene Schilling, the bear was taken to be euthanized as advised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Roaring Fork School District

Three seats are up for election on the education board for the Roaring Fork School District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with designated election official Angie Davlyn to learn more.

Town of Carbondale

The Carbondale Board of Trustees has appointed Luis Yllanes, a KDNK DJ, to fill the temporary vacancy left by Katrina Byars. The motion was made by Marty Silverstein and seconded by Ben Bohmfalk.


Former US Secretary of State Dr. Madeleine Albright is at the Korologos Gallery in Basalt tonight for a reading and signing of her 2006 book The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh this week about the book and its relevance 11 years later. Tune in to Valley Voices Thursday, August 10, at 4:30 to hear the entire conversation.

Jeremiah Hutchens

 

Dance Initiative is producing a film intended for state representatives showcasing in a blend of artistic medium the inherent role of wild places for human sanity. Choreographer Deborah Colley spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the performance, captured by Jeremiah Hutchens. More information about the project is available here, tickets to an upcoming showcase, August 25 & 26, are available here.

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Congressman Jared Polis, representing Colorado’s Second District, has announced his run for governor. His platform focuses on 100% renewable energy for the state by 2040, universal full-day preschool and kindergarten for ages 3 and older, and encouraging stock option for employees of Colorado companies. Rep. will be competing against former state Senator Mike Johnston, former state Treasurer Cary Kennedy and businessman Noel Ginsburg in the democratic primary.

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In late July, the Aspen City Council announced that it is eyeing water storage sites in Woody Creek instead of dams and reservoirs on Castle and Maroon Creeks. But, Aspen Journalism’s Brent Gardner-Smith writes  (Aspen City Council Wades into Water Shortage Scenarios) that the city may not need water storage if it cuts back on watering the golf course and other irrigated areas. For this week’s News Brief, he spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

 

The Colorado Rapid Response Network confirmed five ICE operations across the state last week, including two in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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The City of Glenwood Springs has changed its regulations for electric-assisted bicycles or e-bikes during in efforts to reduce vehicle traffic through town during the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. Click here for GWS city bike routes. A cool, interactive map of the city is here.

A Colorado Court of Appeals ruling earlier this month about drug-sniffing police dogs and the legality of marijuana searches may set a precedent. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Leland Rucker, senior editor of Sensi Magazine, to get the details.

Chelsea Self, GWS Post Independent

Eagle County Commissioners will take a look at new regulations that would keep certain vehicles off Cottonwood Pass and the Eagle-Thomasville Road. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Holly Strabliszky, assistant Eagle County attorney, to find out more. Eagle County Commissioners meet on the regulations on August 8 in Eagle at 10:30 AM. Click here for more information. Garfield County Road 113 to Cottonwood Pass is closed to commercial vehicles.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 

Station Manager Gavin Dahl spoke to Congressman Scott Tipton yesterday about public lands, ICE raids, repealing Obamacare, sanctions on Russia and North Korea, the impact of Trump turmoil on the Republican agenda, and even offered to help schedule a Town Hall in Garfield County.

 

An active opponent of oil and gas is being sued by the company that had BLM leases canceled in the Thompson Divide. The defendant claims that this is a SLAPP suit, a strategic lawsuit against public participation, intended to silence opponents of oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh interviews Peter Kolbenschlag. More information about this case is available at: NorthForkActive.org.

Sandy Heierbacher

 

KDNK members are invited to the first of three community fora tomorrow night with environmental education specialist Sarah Johnson. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Johnson to get the details. The Climate Choices forum runs from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday night here at the station. Registration is required by emailing Gavin@kdnk.org.

CDOT

The Grand Avenue Bridge closes in two weeks. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Tom Newland, Public Information Manager for CDOT, to learn more.

CDOT

 

El Puente de Grand Avenue en Glenwood Springs cierra en dos semanas. Para aprender más, Raleigh Burleigh de KDNK habló con Tom Newland, el gerente de informacion pública para Colorado Departamento de Transportación.

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The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair gets a rolling start with the Community Drum Circle at 4, led by the mother of the Mother of All Drum Circles, Laurie Loeb.

Bob Berwyn

 

For this week’s News Brief, News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews environmental journalist Bob Berwyn on climate research. Berwyn’s photo essay, Mountains are Warming Twice as Fast as the Rest of the World, is available via Pacific Standard. His article about the Fraser River diversion is available at projectearth.us.

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