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The annual Miss Strawberry Days contest in Glenwood Springs is over 100 years old, and claims to have evolved from a beauty pageant to a scholarship competition. It awards four young women with $8,000 in college assistance. But, in a recent column, Glenwood Springs Post Independent Arts and Entertainment reporter Jessica Cabe suggested that the contest's evolution still has a long way to go. For this week's News Brief, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Cabe to find out why.
KDNK’s January Jones speaks with Chad Abraham from the Aspen Daily News.
KDNK's January Jones and Sopris Sun reporter John Colson discuss the Carbondale and Rural Fire Protection District's Master Plan and financial prospects.
January Jones speaks with Bob Ward from Aspen Journalism about education in the valley.
The Weekly News Brief features Jane Bachrach and Lynn Burton of the Sopris Sun discussing the Roaring Fork High School Graduation outing of Emily Bruell with KDNK's January Jones.
Last week's 16-hour telecom outage took out landline, cell phone, internet, and 911 services for much of the upper Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh and Marty Rynearson talk with Glenwood Springs Post Independent reporter Will Grandbois about why the blackout happened and how local officials handled the situation.
The News Brief features Ryan Hoffman, editor for the Rifle Citizen Telegram, with an update on walkability upgrades happening in Rifle.
On this week's News Brief, KDNK's January Jones speaks with Randy Essex of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent about his first year on the job.
Tuesday May 5th is the final day to vote in the Aspen City Elections. This is the first time the city has done an mail-in ballot system. Outside of voting for the mayor and city council candidates, Aspenites will also consider a significant referendum vote on development. The question is: Should the public - instead of city council- be the ones to decide about exceptions to development rules? The Aspen Daily News has come out in favor of Referendum 1. KDNK's January Jones spoke with Managing Editor Curtis Wackerle about the two campaigns to sway votes for the referendum.
The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has announced that KDNK won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for feature reporting. This is the second year in a row that KDNK has won a Murrow award. On this week's News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks about the winning story, "Tianna Davis: Girls Just Want to Ride Bulls". Then, have a listen to the story.
KDNK also won two Certificates of Merit this year from the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) for medium market radio stations. Volunteer Walter Gallacher’s Immigrant Stories took best “News Feature, Report of Series” for his profile of Alex Gonzalez entitled “Search for the Dream”. KDNK’s Valley Voices won a CBA Certificate of Merit for “Best Public Affairs Show.” Again, Amy Hadden Marsh produced an award-winning piece with author Kevin Fedarko about his book, The Emerald Mile.