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KDNK News Brief: CO River District Considers Vote to Free Up Tax Revenue

The Colorado River Water Conservation District is facing some funding problems but hopes a recent successful effort by Colorado Mountain College to free up tax money will also benefit them. To dive deeper into a slightly murky issue, Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism joins Mark Duggan for this week's KDNK News Brief.

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This month's edition of the Ask the Vet, host Beth Broome talks with Dr. Melissa Gisleson of Alpine Animal Hospital about heart health in pets and animals. February is American Heart Month.

Sopris Sun

On this week's edition of Everything Under the Sun, host Will Grandbois is joined by Bob and Kathy Ezra from the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale and KDNK's Gavin Dahl. They discuss their favorite movies of last year and how they think they'll fare at this year's Oscar Awards, which are Sunday, February 24.

Tig Notaro

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, February 22nd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale announcing the official Sopris Liquor and Wine beer, Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager offered in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company.  For a list of today's events like Aspen Laugh Festival presenting Tig Notaro at the Wheeler Opera House follow the headline...

Christy Doyon – Executive Director

Christy Doyon, nos cuenta el proceso para ayudar a niños que han sufrido negligencia por parte de sus padres o adultos responsables. Si está interesado en ayudar puede registrarse aquí y para hacer un reporte aquí

Christy Doyon shares with us how to become a CASA volunteer. Here is the information to sign up and here to make a report

Public libraries are a place to find answers—maybe for a research question or a book recommendation. But they’re increasingly places where people seek help locating social services, benefits and housing. And to better meet those needs, libraries across the country are adding social workers to their payroll. As of October, that includes the Pikes Peak Library District.

On this edition of the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team, Coordinator Adele Craft turns the tables on the students and interviews them. We hear about their lives, their passions, and what they do for fun. The mission of AZYEP is to empower youth from diverse backgrounds to express themselves, build self-confidence, and develop leadership skills through community broadcasting. Hear our archives here.

Out of 16, just five remain.

The Aspen Words Literary Prize, now in its second year, has trimmed its longlist of 16 nominees to just five finalists. The books on the shortlist, unveiled Wednesday, all manage to "illuminate a vital contemporary issue and demonstrate the transformative power of literature on thought and culture," according to Aspen judges.

Iliana Renteria

Una persona con diabetes no se avergüenza de su enfermedad, ¿porque una persona con una enfermedad mental sí? Algo de lo que estuvimos charlando con Iliana Renteria, quien también nos invita a su próxima clase, a la que se puede registrar aquí.

In honor of Black History Month, we're airing a special four-part program celebrating Black gospel music's place in music history. Hear parts 2 & 3 this Thursday afternoon at 2, and part 4 Friday at 4pm.

On this month's episode of Immigrant Stories, José Miranda describes his life in Venezuela and why he and his family had to leave their water buffalo ranch and start over in the United States.

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Carbondale Middle School and VOICES Present Poems Inspired by Community Storytellers

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program DJs Mali and Myker present a writing project produced by 5th grade students at Carbondale Middle School and local arts organization VOICES . Students collected details about 5 inspiring storytellers and created metaphor poems to share with the community.

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CAPITOL COVERAGE

Colorado Is One Step Closer To Changing The Way It Votes For Presidents

Longmont resident Ingrid Moore went to the state Capitol on Tuesday carrying a stack of maps she said illustrates why Colorado should change the way it chooses U.S. presidents. "Over 57 percent of all the 2016 campaign events were held in just four states," she said as lawmakers on the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee reviewed the map. "Virtually all campaign events ... were held in just 12 states. And those 12 states just have 30 percent of the population."

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EXPRESS YOURSELF

Pearl & Wood Live @ KDNK

Pearl & Wood chat with Cody Lee about their upcoming EP release @ Steve's Guitars and play a few songs.

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