Local Newscasts

Aspen Hope Center

September is National Suicide Awareness Month and for today's Nonprofit Palooza, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh welcomes Michelle Meuthing, director and co-founder of the Aspen Hope Center. The center's 24/7 crisis line number is 970.925.5858.

USFS


The White River National Forest just announced new rules for electric-assisted bicycles or e-bikes on US Forest Service trails. Marcia Gilles, deputy district ranger for the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District, recently explained the rules to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh. Click here for WRNF Motor Vehicle Use Maps.  

Rifle Animal Shelter


Heather Mullen is the executive director of the Rifle Animal Shelter. For today’s Nonprofit Palooza, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the shelter and why she’s been working there for 11 years.

Aspen PD

 

Five individuals are wanted by Aspen Police in connection with a jewelry theft on September 12, 2017. Three items were stolen from the business, with a combined retail value of $94,990. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has the details. Click on photo to find out what the suspects look like from store security camera photos, courtesy Aspen PD.

Raleigh Burleigh

For decades Leadville has celebrated the 6-month anniversary of St. Patrick's Day with a September parade.   

"Because why celebrate St. Patrick's Day once a year, when you could celebrate it twice?" - Luke Finken, parade organizer.

This year, the parade celebrated another immigrant heritage, recognizing Fiestas Patrias, the Independence of Central America from Spain.

Andy Zack


Concerned citizens rallied in Glenwood Springs yesterday to catch the attention of Scott Tipton and Bob Rankin. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports.

Amy Hadden Marsh for Post Independent


Grand River Health in Rifle has hosted Meals on Wheels since 1976. For this afternoon’s Nonprofit Palooza, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Kaaren Peck, director of the program, about how it works and why it works so well. More information about becoming a driver for Meals on Wheels is available by calling Kaaren at 625.6423 or Dee at 625.6215.

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On September 5th, Colorado Mountain College president and CEO, Dr. Carrie Hauser  released a statement about the college’s stance on DACA. She spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the statement. Click here to listen to the rest of the conversation with Dr. Hauser that aired on Valley Voices, September 14, 2017.

 

Click here to read Dr. Hauser's DACA statement in Spanish. Click here for English.

 

Glenwood Springs High School hosts a DACA Renewal Drive at 1 PM Saturday, September 16, for those whose permit under DACA expires between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018.

Mind Springs Health broke ground this week on the new West Springs Psychiatric Hospital in Grand Junction. Regional Director Jackie Skramstad talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the  hospital and more.

GWS Historical Society

Bill Kight, director of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and the Frontier Museum, talks about the new Doc Holliday Museum in downtown Glenwood Springs, October's Ghost Walk, and more.

Wikipedia Commons

 


Glenwood Springs businesses are experiencing a drop in sales due to the Grand Avenue Bridge closure. Riviera Supper Club owner Jonathan Gorst has organized a loyalty program to draw in customers. Detour to Relaxation cards are available at KDNK. To get a pass to Iron Mountain Hot Springs, cards must be validated by five Glenwood businesses.

Gavin Dahl

 


News Director Raleigh Burleigh interviews John Colson who after a long career as a Roaring Fork Valley  journalist is retiring from The Sopris Sun. Colson will join KDNK’s Journalism Roundtable Saturday, September 23, at 5pm live on KDNK.

Introducing Andy Zanca Youth News

Sep 14, 2017
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KDNK News is partnering with The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program to offer a weekly spot featuring stories from budding young journalists in the Roaring Fork Valley. This week, Mountain, Olivia, Quinn, and Laura of The Andy Zanca Youth News Team introduce themselves.

AH Marsh Photo

 


Solidarity was the theme of a gathering of residents and officials from both sides of McClure’s Pass Saturday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Town of Carbondale

News Director Raleigh Burleigh provides an update from the latest Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting.

Colorado Mountain College

Dee Malone is the Wildlife Committee Chair for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club. She talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the organization's diversity and its quest to restore the Mexican Gray Wolf to the American Southwest.

Rep. Scott Tipton

 


September is projected to be one of the most challenging months this year for Congress. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Colorado Representative Scott Tipton about disaster relief, federal debt, tax cuts and replacing DACA.


Alice the Online Magazine is getting ready for a march in Carbondale on Saturday, beginning at 10 AM. Editor Maura Masters and KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talk about the details.

Steve Furman

Difficult circumstances have driven Steve Furman to realize his dream to inspire others. KDNK reports. The fundraiser is at Marble Distilling tonight from 6 to 9.

AH Marsh photo


Roaring Fork School District students in Glenwood Springs are taking a different kind of bus to school this fall. The Walking Bus is designed to reduce traffic on downtown streets during morning and afternoon commutes until the new Grand Avenue Bridge opens. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, Glenwood’s Walking Bus has some unique qualities.

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Colorado gubernatorial candidates - Jared Polis, Mike Johnston, Cary Kennedy, and Noel Ginsburg - got together for the first time last week in Breckenridge. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Corey Hutchins, reporter for The Colorado Independent, about the meet and the elephant in the room.

Doug Tucker

 


Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced yesterday the termination of DACA, a program created under the Obama administration to grant temporary legal status to immigrants who had come to the United States as minors. Raleigh Burleigh reports on a rally in Glenwood Springs organized by several immigrant advocacy groups.

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Smoke from wildfires burning in the Northwest are why local air looks like Los Angeles. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about a wildfire smoke advisory.

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Although hemp is historically one of humanity’s most popular agricultural products, it has been labeled a schedule 1 drug in the United States since 1970. The 2017 Hemp Farming Act aspires to amend that classification. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CV Sciences representative Josh Hendrix to learn more.

medicines sans frontier

The number of global refugees has reached an unprecedented high. The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders is bringing that reality home with a touring exhibit guided by aid workers. The first stop is in Boulder, Colorado where the display will remain for a week beginning today. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with medical team leader Mark Leirer. The exhibit runs until Sunday, September 10.

AH Marsh photo


Hanging Lake, on the west end of Glenwood Canyon, is one of the state’s most popular natural attractions. But, that popularity is destroying the lake’s fragile ecosystem. The US Forest Service estimates that a little over 1100 visitors hike the 2.8-mile trail to the lake every day during peak season. So, the agency put together a draft management plan to reduce those numbers and protect the lake’s natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh attended an open house about the draft plan last week and found out that it’s part of a larger plan to manage growing activity in the Glenwood Canyon. Click here to read the draft plan and watch the carrying capacity video. Click here to comment. Comments are due by midnight September 21, 2017.

Lou Bopp

 

How We Grow, a feature documentary about young farmers in the Roaring Fork Valley, has won a Redford Center Grant and will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Tom Zuccareno, co-producer, director and cinematographer, to learn about the final push for post-production funding. The kickstarter and tickets to the Batch party on September 6 can be accessed here.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE arrested 14 undocumented immigrants in Garfield and Eagle counties across 3 days in August. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to Post Independent editor and publisher Randy Essex about what the PI had to do to get information about the arrests and subsequent implications.

AH Marsh Photo

A crowd gathered in Glenwood Springs yesterday to rally on behalf of national forests and public lands. It was one of several events across the country, organized by the National Wildlife Federation and Wilderness Workshop. Local speakers ranged from an outdoor marketing firm, to the hunting and fishing community, and a local rancher. The crowd was encouraged to make their voices heard next to "Cardboard" Cory Gardner, a stand-in for the real senator who was invited but did not attend the rally. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has the first story.

The second story features KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and National Wildlife Federation's David Ellenberger, talking about the rally and public lands protection.

Click here for full audio of each of the six official speakers.

AH Marsh photo


The Ute Council Tree, just outside Delta, Colorado, is a 215-year old cottonwood…or was a 215-year old cottonwood. It was cut down Friday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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