Local Newscasts

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.

Phyllis and Amos

Water Protectors from the Cheyenne River Tribe will join this year’s Mountain Fair. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Sunka Wakan Sapa, Black Horse, to learn more.

Let Them Roar

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins Friday. Let Them Roar will showcase a new song with community participation. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Olivia Pevec to learn more. Let Them Roar will also be performing at Steve's Guitars on Friday night.


For this week’s Sounds of the High Country, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Brian Calvert, editor-in-chief of High Country News, about healing grief and despair in the age of ecocide. Find Calvert's essay Down the Dark Mountain by clicking here.

Peter Bell

 

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins Friday. This year, Ascendigo Autism Services with Scavenger Industries invites attendees to construct an art bench to be installed along the Rio Grande ARTway. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with President and CEO Peter Bell to learn more.

Waking the Sleeping Giant

 

Waking the Sleeping Giant makes its Western Colorado Premiere tonight at 7pm tonight at the Paradise Theater in Paonia, benefiting The League of Oil and Gas Impacted Coloradans. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Filmmaker and Producer Jacob Smith to learn more.

Brian Colley

 

The 46th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair begins this Friday. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carbondale Arts to learn what changes to expect this year.

Secretary Zinke

 

It was announced last week that a Colorado national monument under review should remain intact. The news was not, however, received with praise by everyone. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh received a comment from Scott Braden, Wilderness and Public Lands Advocate at Conservation Colorado.

Raleigh Burleigh

 

Carbondale native Raleigh Burleigh is KDNK’s News Director. He joins reporter Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s News Brief to talk about local issues, the challenges he’s facing being new to the job, and future focuses.


State lawmakers denied funding for the Colorado Energy Office last session, but Federal funds will keep it in operation until next July. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out how that will affect local renewable energy programs.

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Basalt resident, gallery owner, and former chair of the Anderson Ranch Board of Trustees Ann Korologos receives an award for Extraordinary Leadership tonight at the Ranch’s annual fundraiser and awards ceremony at the Hotel Jerome in Aspen. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with the former US Secretary of Labor to talk about art and the award. Here’s a clip from that interview. Click here to listen to the entire conversation.

Caroline Fry

This week, Denver hosts the 44th annual meeting for the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored lobbying group abbreviated as ALEC. Nonprofit organization Common Cause released a report earlier this week exemplifying ALEC’s influence in Colorado politics throughout these past few decades. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Caroline Fry, Advocacy and Media Director for Colorado Common Cause.

Center for Strategic & International Studies

 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, is introducing legislation to increase US military presence in the Indo-Pacific region, challenging the political dominance of China. Yesterday he announced his vision for the Asia Reassurance Initiative Act (ARIA) to the Seventh Annual Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) South China Sea Conference. Raleigh Burleigh reports.

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Close to 3,400 voters withdrew registrations in Colorado following the Trump Administration’s call for nationwide voter records late last month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to Garfield County Clerk Jean Alberico to find out how voters in the county responded.

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Results of a 17-year study of oil and gas drilling impacts on mule deer in Wyoming shows that energy development is not as benign for wildlife as some scientists previously thought. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Dr. Ed Arnett, senior scientist at the Loveland, Colorado-based Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, a Federal and state lands policy group, to find out more.

Jetsetting Family


Agrotourism is becoming a popular source of economic revenue throughout the world. Cedar Ridge Ranch seeks to promote the practice within Garfield County. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Merrill Johnson to learn more.

 

The commission investigating President Trump's claims of widespread voter fraud is on hold, for now. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reached out to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams for comment on the notification to hold off on submitting voter data which Williams relayed via twitter. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity suspended the collection of voter data in response to a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.

Aspen Recreation Center

The City of Aspen is going forward with a study to determine if they can store water under the golf course, based on conditional water rights that are being challenged by opposition. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor for Aspen Journalism to learn more. To hear the full interview, click here.

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Last year, the Carbondale-to-Crested Butte Trail was placed on a list of 16 priority trails as part of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. Part of that trail would go up the Crystal River valley to the top of McClure Pass. Wilderness Workshop hired biologist Rick Thompson to study the impacts of possible Crystal Valley trail routes on local wildlife. Thompson presented the results of his study this week at two meetings, one of which was at Carbondale’s Third Street Center Tuesday night. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can find Thompson's study and a video of the presentation by clicking here.

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Carbondale water users will see a slight increase in rates on their August bills. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talked to town public works director Kevin Shoresman to find out why. You can find more information about the town's water rates by clicking here.

Town Hall, 07-10-2017

 

The Carbondale Board of Town Trustees considers a resolution on immigration introduced by local students. The resolution addresses ongoing fear held by immigrants in our community, especially in regards to local law enforcement. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Town of Carbondale

Carbondale is seeking a new trustee. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Mayor Dan Richardson to learn more.

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Ursa Resources wants the state and county natural gas well permitting processes to happen at the same time so it won’t have to wait very long to begin Phase 2 drilling operations inside Battlement Mesa. Last month, Garfield County Commissioners approved the request. But, Leslie Robinson, director of the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, an industry watchdog group, told KDNK that Ursa’s request was misleading and a concurrent permit process is too rushed.

Bob Wick, BLM

 

In late April, President Trump made an executive order to withdraw designation from over two dozen national monuments, including Canyons of the Ancients in Southwestern Colorado. This action is currently being reviewed by the Department of the Interior and the opportunity for the public to submit comment closes Monday, July 10. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh and Wilderness Workshop's Will Roush explain.

​To submit a comment, click here.

Rep. Scott Tipton

KDNK had its monthly conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton. This time, News Director Raleigh Burleigh focused on House Bill 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act, co-sponsored by Tipton. This bill has met resistance by environmentalists, claiming that it would privatize public lands and undercut environmental laws. Scott Tipton defends the bill as necessary for the health of forests and communities.

Bob Rankin

Representative of Colorado’s 57th District Bob Rankin was home in Carbondale for a few days this month. He sat down with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh with some good news about the state’s energy office, which was defunded last session.

David Hannigan, CPW


Pitkin County wants to build part of the Carbondale to Crested Butte Trail up through the Crystal River Valley. It’s still in the design stages but Carbondale’s Wilderness Workshop hopes to get ahead of the curve with an independent study of the impacts of a trail on wildlife. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and Wilderness Workshop’s Will Roush talk about the significance of the study results which will be released Monday.  Rick Thompson is the biologist behind the study and presents his findings to the public Monday June 10 at the Church at Redstone at 5:30, and Tuesday at 5:30 at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.

April Crow


While covering Wildfest, Raleigh Burleigh spoke briefly with Executive Director of the Sierra Club Michael Brune about the organization’s history and current focuses.

 

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The proposed federal budget would cut funding for the Bureau of Land Management’s Wild Horse and Burro Program by 12%. Most of the program’s funding goes to holding costs for about 44,000 mustangs. The proposed budget allows the BLM to use management tools including unlimited sale and to possibly kill horses in holding. The Colorado-based Cloud Foundation, a wild horse education and advocacy group, is at the forefront of promoting better range management and fertility control to keep mustang herds in check. Cloud Foundation executive director Ginger Kathrens joined KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh on Valley Voices recently. Here are some highlights from the show. 

April Crow

Wilderness Workshop hosted Wildfest this past weekend at Hunter S. Thompson's Owl Farm. Raleigh Burleigh caught the pulse. A big thanks to Colorfulcrow Photography for the slideshow. April Crow will be displaying photos at KDNK's open house this Friday, July 7, from 3 to to 7pm.

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