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Rankin on Social Programs

June 3, 2016
Republican Bob Rankin represents Carbondale and Garfield County at the State Capitol, where he is a member of the powerful Joint Budget Committee. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to him about a new law that seeks to improve the administration of food stamps and other programs at the county level.
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Ian Silverii at the Helm of ProgressNow

June 2, 2016
The state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, ProgressNow Colorado, announced Ian Silverii is its new executive director. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to him about leaving the capitol, where he spent the past two years as chief of staff to House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, for this new role.
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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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