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Unofficial estimates of between 500 and 800 people showed up for the 2nd Annual Women’s March in Carbondale on Saturday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh and Amy Hadden Marsh were there. Here is testimony from a few of the youngest demonstrators. Stay tuned for more on Saturday’s march.

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This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the historic Women’s March. Once again people will be demonstrating across the country and the world. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Raleigh Burleigh spoke with organizers in Denver and Carbondale about the movement.

St. Regis Aspen Resort

The St. Regis Aspen Resort will soon be listed on the New York Stock Exchange as a single-asset real estate investment trust. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CEO of Aspen REIT Stephane De Baets to learn more about this type of offering, unprecedented in the United States.The St. Regis Aspen Resort is expected to be tradable on the New York Stock Exchange in early February starting at $20 per share with the ticker symbol AJAX.

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Friday, January 12, 2018, was a big night for local DemocracyNow! fans, more than 100 of whom turned out to hear Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan, and Amy's brother David Goodman. Amy made a special trip from New York as a benefit for KDNK and to go on a hut trip for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend.  This segment features David Goodman's introduction and Amy's entire speech. Thanks to Grassroots TV for recording the event and sharing the audio with KDNK.

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Tay Wiles has been covering the Bundy trials for High Country News. For this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about how the Bundy boys went free, the implications of the trials, and a potential candidate for director of the Bureau of Land Management who was once a Bundy defense attorney.

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

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The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved Ursa Resources’ re-application for a permit to construct the “A” Pad with more than 20 natural gas wells and a wastewater injection well less than 500 feet from Battlement Mesa homes. But, the company needs a variance to move forward. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dave Devanney , chairman of watchdog group Battlement Concerned Citizens, about what that means for Ursa and for residents.

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Scott Tipton, Republican Congressman for Colorado's 3rd District this week. Part 2 of their conversation features money for opioid abuse treatment, the status of Children's Health Plan Plus, federal enforcement of marijuana laws, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Congressman Scott Tipton represents Colorado's 3rd District.


Congressman Scott Tipton talks goals and priorities with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for Part 1 of this month’s congressional update.

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Last week President Trump dissolved his Election Integrity Commission with an executive order. As Elizabeth Steele, Election Director for Colorado Common Cause, tells KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, the commission’s legacy may go forward under the Department of Homeland Security.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams stated that more than 1,400 of the 5,000 that deregistered following his announcement that Colorado would give requested information to the commission have since re-registered.

 

The Shoshone Hydroelectric Power Plant, just east of Glenwood Springs along the Colorado River, was built in 1905. It generates 15 megawatts of power and is a popular rafting spot in the summer. It also holds the state’s oldest water right on the river. For this edition of Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Emily Benson, editorial fellow at High Country News, about the impact of this single water right. Here's her story: The Tiny Power Plant That Shapes the Colorado River.

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News Director Raleigh Burleigh has these updates from the Carbondale Board of Trustees...

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CRMS alumna and Fulbright scholar Kelsey Freeman returns to the Roaring Fork Valley from Mexico to talk about her experience studying the humanitarian impacts of US immigration policy. Kelsey presents at the CRMS barn tonight, January 9, at 7pm. Tess Freeman, professional photographer and sister to Kelsey, will also present her photos taken during Kelsey's scholarship.

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Local rancher Bill Fales is trying to do the right thing when it comes to protecting water flow in the Crystal River. But, he’s run into some complications. For this week’s News Brief, Sarah Tory, reporting for Aspen Journalism, talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the story. Click here to read the story.

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Jeff Sessions’ decision to change Obama-era Federal policy, preventing the national government from interfering with states that legalize cannabis, revives questions about the 10th Amendment and state rights. Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin

Dr. Jeffrey Rubin is a psychotherapist and author of The Art of Flourishing: A Guide to Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Love in a Chaotic World. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Dr. Rubin about toxic standards of masculinity in modern America encouraging sexual misconduct.


This year’s Naturalist Nights begin tonight, featuring Dr. John Hausdoerffer, Executive Director of the Center for Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison. Hausdoerffer recently co-edited a collection of essays titled Wildness: Relations of People and Place with Gavin Van Horn and takes a contemporary look at wildness with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. 

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A Colorado grassroots coalition started putting together a statewide ballot initiative last month for wider buffer zones between fracking and neighborhoods. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Colorado Rising board member Micah Parkin for details.


For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Aspen Daily News reporter Chad Abraham about a sovereign citizen case in front of the Garfield County Court.


Dustin Cole is passionate about community radio and was a board member of KSJD in Cortez, Colorado. Now, he’s on KDNK’s board and sat down with Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about why he became involved.


Carbondale resident Chris Hassig is an artist, co-host of KDNK’s Deep Breakfast on Friday afternoons and now, one of three new members of KDNK’s Board of Directors.  He sat down with Raleigh Burleigh to talk about why he’s involved with the station.

Carol Hedges

 


Carol Hedges, Executive Director of the nonpartisan Colorado Fiscal Institute, speaks with KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl about her disappointment with the tax bill, the failure of "trickle-down" economics, and what's next for Colorado's budget.

Rick Burrows

You may know Rick Burrows from Peppino’s Pizza in downtown Carbondale or as KDNK’s DJ Rickdiculous. Rick was raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and is one of three new members of KDNK’s Board of Directors.

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In response to growing distrust between Carbondale’s immigrant population and local police, the Town passed a resolution to improve outreach. Four months have since passed and KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this update.

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A bill has been introduced that would begin chipping away at the 1964 Wilderness Act. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, about the bill and what's at stake.

 


One year has passed since Colorado implemented the End-of-Life Options Act. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Kat West, National Director of Policy and Programs for Compassion and Choices, for an update.

Sunlight 2017 Opening: Second-Latest Since 1985

Dec 19, 2017
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Sunlight Mountain Resort, near Glenwood Springs, is scheduled to open on December 21st – the second-latest opening day for the resort since 1985. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about how the resort is weathering the lack of weather and whether this dry spell has long-term implications.

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During a Pitkin County Commissioner work session last month, the Aspen Times reports that commissioners accused Wilderness Workshop of attacking the City of Aspen over water rights and not collaborating with the county on the Crystal Valley Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, to get his response.

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During a Pitkin County Commissioner work session last month, the Aspen Times reports that commissioners accused Wilderness Workshop of attacking the City of Aspen over water rights and not collaborating with the county on the Crystal Valley Trail. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Will Roush, conservation director for Wilderness Workshop, to get his response.

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Pitkin County Open Space and Trails meets to discuss public input on the proposed Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail Thursday, December 21 at the Pitkin County Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. The meeting is a work session, not a public hearing, but it will be open to the public. A joint meeting of the Open Space and Trails Board and Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for January 16th, 2018. The two boards will discuss the survey results and provide direction to OST staff about drafting a trail plan. Public survey results on options for the trail are here.

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