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KDNK News Wins Murrow Award

KDNK News Wins Murrow Award April 21, 2016
KDNK News won its third regional Edward R. Murrow award in April. This time, for best newscast. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards “recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.” KDNK won in the Region 3 Category for Small Market Radio, competing against stations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

The winning entry from September 29th, 2015 features news anchor Steve Cole, reporter Amy Hadden Marsh and then-news director January Jones. The newscast covers local government and a sound-rich and moving story about the BLM’s roundup of the West Douglas mustangs in northwestern Colorado. The KDNK local newscast entry automatically advances to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition.

This is the second award this particular newscast has won. In March, it was recognized as “Best Regularly Scheduled Newscast, Medium Market” by the Colorado Broadcasters Association.

RTDNA 2016 Murrow Award Press Release

2016 Region 3 Winners

2015 KDNK Murrow Award Winner

2013 KDNK Murrow Award Winner

Local News

Teaming Up to End Hunger

May 19, 2016

News director Gavin Dahl reports from a Tri-County Food Insecurity meeting earlier this week. 1 in 5 children in the area don't know where their next meal will come from. Nan Sundeen, director of Pitkin County Health and Human Services, explains how dozens of area social service groups are teaming up to fight hunger.


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Superintendent Sirko Reflects on Four Decades in Public Education

May 19, 2016

Dr. Diana Sirko is nearing the end of her time as superintendent of Roaring Fork School District. She stopped by KDNK and Gavin Dahl asked her about her career and future plans, as well as teacher housing, solar power, and the district's next boss, Dr. Rob Stein.

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AARP Colorado Fights 911 Deregulation

May 17, 2016
AARP Colorado's Kelli Fritts speaks to KDNK's Gavin Dahl about their biggest battles of the 2016 legislative session, including an attempt by phone and cable companies to deregulate essential 911 services. AARP Colorado represents more than 650,000 residents over the age of 50.
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KDNK is Hiring

May 16, 2016
We are looking for a Membership Director and Volunteer Coordinator. Click here for a job description. and email steve@kdnk.org with your resume or questions. Minorities, LGBTQ, disabled, veterans and all are encouraged to apply.

The Weekly News Brief

Award-Winning Journalist Joel Dyer on Fracking

May 13, 2016
On this week's News Brief, KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to investigative journalist and Boulder Weekly editor Joel Dyer about his Society of Professional Journalists award-winning feature Behind the Curtain. Dyer provides context for the recent State Supreme Court decision repealing Longmont's fracking ban and the 5-year moratorium in Fort Collins. The entire extended interview is available here.
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Mayor Reflects on 12 Years of Service

May 10, 2016
Carbondale Mayor Stacey Patch-Bernot is resigning after 12 years in service to the town. She sat down with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh to talk about her time in office, the issues, and challenges. In Part One of our series, Mayor Bernot begins with why she's resigning. Click here for the complete conversation.
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Leadville Homicide Suspect In Custody

May 9, 2016
UPDATE: Last Monday, Jordan Gausman was fatally stabbed at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Leadville. The suspect in the murder, Matthey James Haley, turned himself in to authorities just south of Alamosa, near the the New Mexico stateline on Saturday night. Lake County issued a warrant for his arrest on May 3rd. The outstanding warrant has 'no bond' and Haley will be transferred to Lake County to face charges of first degree murder.

Local News

GarCo Explores Options for High Speed Internet

May 9, 2016
Garfield County Commissioners are looking at options for expanding access to high speed Internet. KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl has this update from the Garfield BOCC work session on May 3rd.
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The Future of High-Speed Internet in GarCo

May 6, 2016
January Jones talks to new KDNK news director Gavin Dahl about high-speed Internet in Garfield County.
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