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Jury still out on bilingual ballots for November

September 1, 2011

The jury’s still out over whether several Colorado counties need to print ballots in Spanish for the November election. And to make matters worse, they aren’t going to know before it's too late. KDNK's Conrad Wilson called up Dwight Shellman, election manager for Pitkin County so see what the plan is going forward.

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Business & Economy

Report says Colorado budget in long-term trouble

September 1, 2011
University of Denver economists say neither tax increases nor budget cuts alone are likely to stop the downward spiral of Colorado's long-term budget situation. KDNK's Daniel Costello has more.
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Station News

KDNK is Cultivating Community with our Fall Membership Drive

KDNK is Cultivating Community with our Fall Membership Drive August 31, 2011
The 2011 KDNK Fall Membership Drive is here. The goal is $60,000. Your support is what keeps your community radio station strong. We're asking for your support. Join or renew your membership today by calling 970.963.0139 or just click here. Thanks for your help. We simply can't do it without you! Photo of Eliette Rutledge and her giant sunflower. Send sunflower contest entries to steve at kdnk.org by Friday!

Local News

Trustees move closer to approving Thompson Park development

August 31, 2011

Last night Carbondale Trustees took a step closer towards making a decision on the Thompson Park Development. KDNK's Conrad Wilson reports the historic Thompson House could be impacted.

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Arts & Culture

Changes at the top at CCAH

August 31, 2011
Amy Kimberly will no longer be the events director for the Carbondale Council for Arts and Humanities ... As of September 1st, she'll be directing the whole organization. She spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the change.
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Local News

Slums of Aspen shows a town with two worlds

August 30, 2011
Two sociology professors at the University of Minnesota have written a scathing book about Aspen's treatment of its Latino workers. It's called "The Slums of Aspen, Immigrant versus the Environment in America's Eden." Brent Gardner Smith has more.
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Colorado's Global Reach

Aspen-based org reaches out to Pakistan

August 29, 2011

The Aspen-based Marshall Direct Fund works improve relations between the West and the Muslim World. The group aims to fight terrorism through education and poverty alleviation in Pakistan, Afghanistan and eventually Iran. Silbi Stainton runs the organization and spoke to KDNK's Conrad Wilson.

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Education

Wyoming education suit could be telling for Colorado

August 26, 2011
Colorado’s Lieutenant Governor took the stand this week in a lawsuit challenging the state’s education funding system. A 2005 lawsuit filed in Denver District Court contends the Colorado legislature’s method of funding violates the state constitution’s promise to provide a “thorough and uniform” education system. A similar lawsuit took years to play out in neighboring Wyoming. KDNK's Daniel Costello has more on that case – and what it might mean for Colorado.
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2011 National Sheep Dog Finals

Sheep dog finals head to Carbondale

August 26, 2011
In September, Carbondale will be host to an age-old sport - sheep dog trials. The national championships held at the Strang Ranch will showcase the best dogs, and dog handlers in North America. But as old as its, most of us don't have clue how the sport works. KDNK's Conrad Wilson met up with dog handler Jim Swift for a quick education.
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Local News

Tempers flare between Carbondale trustees

August 25, 2011

Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Carbondale Town Trustees meeting to the point where the mayor came between two trustees whom were close to blows. KDNK’s Conrad Wilson has this account.

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