Local Newscasts

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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.

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.

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