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Carbondale Candidate Forum 2014

March 10, 2014
On Monday, March 10 the Sopris Sun, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, KDNK and Grassroots TV hosted a Candidate Forum for the April election in Carbondale. Competing for three open seats, four town trustee candidates participated: Katrina Byars, Alexander Hobbs, Wayne Horak, and incumbent Frosty Merriott. Mayor Stacey Bernot runs unopposed and will remain mayor for another term.

You can listen to KDNK's live broadcast of the forum in our news archives.

Unexpected time off for the Forest Service

Unexpected time off for the Forest Service October 2, 2013
While the full impact of the government shutdown won't be determined for some time, right here in the Roaring Fork Valley the public is experiencing one immediate effect in the closure of many popular Forest Service recreation sites... most notably the immensely popular Maroon Bells area.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor for the White River National Forest to find out more about what the shutdown means for the Valley.
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Michael Bennet on Failure of Wildfire Amendment

January 31, 2013
Last week the US House of Representatives nixed an amendment to a Hurricane Sandy relief bill that would have provided aid to victims of the 2012 wildfires in Colorado. KDNK's Ed Williams spoke with Senator Michael Bennett, who co-sponsored the amendment.
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Fundraising for County Commissioner Races Off to Slow Start

August 27, 2012
Money is starting to roll in for local races in this year's election. As part of KDNK's election coverage, Amy Hadden Marsh has this first report about the campaign finances of Garfield County's commissioner candidates.
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Third Congressional District Contender Sal Pace on Valley Issues

June 14, 2012
State representative and congressional contender Sal Pace stopped by the KDNK studio recently to talk about some of the important issues affecting the Roaring Fork Valley. 

To listen to excerpts from the interview, click here.

Carbondale Trustee Candidate Forum

Carbondale Trustee Candidate Forum March 13, 2012
Carbondale trustee candidates answered questions at a forum on Monday, March 13 at the Third Street Center. KDNK and the Sopris Sun hosted the event with help from the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. 

The audio was broadcast live on KDNK and will be broadcast on Comcast channel 10 throughout the month.

Click through to hear a full recording of the forum.

A Preview of Colorado's Legislative Session

October 18, 2011
KDNK's Conrad Wilson speaks with Rocky Mountain Community Radio's Bente Birkeland about the state's upcoming legislative session
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Obama pushes jobs in Denver

Obama pushes jobs in Denver September 28, 2011
Denver is the latest stop on President Barack Obama's Western tour to raise money for his re-election campaign and to promote his jobs plan. KDNK's Bente Birkeland reports, Obama spoke to thousands at a largely Hispanic high school in Denver Tuesday.
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Counties hope for the best with English only ballots

September 7, 2011

There was a chance that up to 16 counties in Colorado may need to print ballots in both English and Spanish for the upcoming election. But as KDNK’s Conrad Wilson explains, now it seems that won’t be happening.

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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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