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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Cedar Networks


Cedar Networks is expanding access to fiber optics throughout the valley. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Chris Stebner, VP of Business Development, to learn more.


Wilderness Workshop hosts a rally from 11 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, August 30, at Centennial Park in Glenwood Springs to protect public lands. The rally features speakers from the National Wildlife Federation, Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Backbone Media and local rancher Bill Fales. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat down with Sloan Shoemaker, director of Wilderness Workshop, to talk about how some of the Trump Administration’s policies could impact local public lands.

Generation Found

 


Local non-profit A Way Out screens the documentary Generation Found on Wednesday at The Orchard in Carbondale at 5:30. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Liz Means and filmmaker Greg Williams to learn more.

RFSD

 


Re-1 schools open on Tuesday, Sept 5. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with superintendent Rob Stein to learn about construction, bridge strategies, and the new school. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Riverview is this Thursday at 5.

Cooking Matters

 


The Town of Carbondale HEAL Coalition is offering free, bilingual cooking classes to families this fall. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Gwen Garcelon, director of the Roaring Fork Food Alliance, to learn more. The number to call for registration is 970 274 2472. This story is also available in Spanish here to be shared those who may benefit.

Cooking Matters

The Town of Carbondale HEAL Coalition está ofreciendo clases de cocinar, gratis y bilingüe, para familias este otoño. Raleigh Burleigh habló con Diana Alcantara, una miembro, para aprender más. El número de teléfono para registrar es 970 274 2472.

Gabrielle Greeves

WindWalkers, a local equine-assisted learning and therapy center, is partnering with Aspen Film to bring the documentary Dark Horse to the Isis Theater this Sunday. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Gabrielle Greeves to learn more about the film and her organization. More information about WindWalkers is available here. Tickets for Dark Horse at the Isis Theater this Sunday can be purchased here.

 


A plan is being proposed to link a trail between Carbondale to Crested Butte. Last night at the Carbondale Firehouse, Dale Will, with Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, along with Bill Kight of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society and Native American Kenny Frost of the Southern Ute Tribe presented a retrospective on early travel routes in the Crystal Valley. The slideshow of historic photographs and maps will be posted at this address.

 

Open houses about the trail are scheduled Sept. 6th at the Redstone Inn and Sept. 7th at the Carbondale Firehouse, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Some Roaring Fork Valley residents headed to Wyoming last weekend to watch the solar eclipse. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh went along and has this report.

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees met last night. Among items on the agenda, including the swearing-in of Luis Yllanes, there was ample focus on recent bear activity within and around the town. John Groves, representing Colorado Parks and Wildlife, warned that the activity could worsen and persist into November. The trustees also waived an ordinance to allow Rio Grande weed-eating goats to travel through town and adopted a resolution affirming Carbondale's support for the immigrant community. Click the headline to view the resolution in English and Spanish.

Logan Hood


Aspen Community Foundation is providing preschool on wheels to the Re-2 School District. News director Raleigh Burleigh hopped aboard to learn more from program manager Logan Hood.

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 Just like other beautiful places on the White River National Forest, Hanging Lake, just outside Glenwood Springs, is being loved to death. And, the US Forest Service and other stakeholders plan to do something about it. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

The first opportunity for public comment on the proposed Hanging Lake Adaptive Management Plan is Wednesday, August 30, from 5-7PM at the Glenwood Springs Library.

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, August 22, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary: Service above self. To view the list of today's events, like a meeting for Take Note Colorado at the Aspen Community Foundation, click the headline.

Valery Kelly

The local Waldorf School is starting a forest kindergarten program, holding class outdoors, rain or shine. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with two Waldorf educators to find out more. More information about early childhood education with Waldorf is available here.

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On September 5th, the Garfield County Library District will reduce hours at all libraries for the second time this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Library District Director Jesse Henning to find out why.

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The KDNK Board of Directors meets at the station tonight. News Director Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ashley Petrey, our newest board member, who also practices criminal law and plays saxophone and sings for The Davenports. The public is welcome to attend the meeting tonight at 5:30.

Gavin Dahl

 


Democratic State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush is resigning her seat in the legislature later this year to run against Republican Congressman Scott Tipton in the 2018 election. She made a whistle stop in Carbondale last week and KDNK Station Manager Gavin Dahl had a chance to speak with the candidate.


The Bundy Ranch Stand-Off trials are underway in Las Vegas, Nevada. The trials are complicated and dramatic, says Tay Wiles, reporter for High Country News. She talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh for this week’s Sounds of the High Country. Read more here.

 

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.

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