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The Guest House

Two firebrand local women, Olivia Pevec and Lindsay Gurley, collaborate on a workshop for women called St. Brigid's Fire: A Women's Blacksmithing, Embodiment and Empowerment, which links yoga and blacksmithing. Here they talk about that and about channeling your inner force in a productive manner.

Johannes Linstead

Jul 6, 2018

Guitarist Johannes Linstead spoke with KDNK's Terry Glasenapp about the art of guitar.and the art of meditation before a series of local gigs in the Roaring Fork Valley.

The Aspen Times

Local media has been hard at work to keep the community informed about the Lake Christine Fire. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Carolyn Sackariason, reporter for the Aspen Times, about the three homes lost in the early hours of July 5.

The Lake Christine Fire has not grown much today but drones continue to be a problem for aviation operations. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh got an update from Jennifer Costich, public information officer with the Northern Rockies Incident Management Team assigned to the fire. The Incident Management team will hold another community meeting tonight at 6 at Basalt High School.

The Lake Christine Fire has been added to the National Incident Information System, restating the acreage at 5,263 as reported yesterday afternoon by the local map. 214 personnel are fighting the fire.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here. Nearly 100 spaces offered to evacuees!

On Friday morning, Garfield County Sheriff's Office announced that thanks to the combined efforts of local first responders and the Type 2 Incident Command Team called in by Eagle County, the immediate danger to the residents of Missouri Heights, living in Garfield County, has lessened significantly. The voluntary evacuation of the Missouri Heights area in Garfield County has been lifted. The mandatory evacuation for Missouri Heights in Eagle County, however, is still in full effect.

Eagle County wrote at 9:30 that residents who have been evacuated need to register for a re-entry tag starting at 10:30am, July 6, at the Basalt High School shelter. Red Cross called KDNK to inform that the Rapid Pass for the Rapid Check in System will only be available at the Basalt High School Evacuation Center and not at Roaring Fork High School. The Rapid Pass will be utilized by evacuees when roads are opened to them.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

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At 4pm, the map updated to 5,263 acres.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here.

At 7am on Tuesday morning, management of the Lake Christine Fire was transitioned from local authorities to a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Keith Brink spoke on behalf of the team at a community meeting held at Basalt High School last night. Applause erupted at the same meeting when Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek addressed concerns of immigration officials hanging around evacuation centers.

Evacuation orders will remain in effect for the indefinite future. It was confirmed that only three houses were lost and those owners have been notified. For people that haven’t been told otherwise, their home is okay. When safety of evacuated areas is assessed and utilities are restored, evacuees will be advised that they may return to their homes.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

The Sopris Sun

Will Grandbois and Megan Tackett of the Sopris Sun took a moment during the hectic day of July 5 to report about the Lake Christine Fire and the latest from the paper on Everything Under the Sun

On today's show, Gwen Garcelon took the absense of a guest as an opportunity to share a deeply personal experience and the lessons that she gather from it.

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As evacuation notices increased overnight, so did the need for places to put pets and livestock. Click through for an update on who's taking what and who isn't.

A variety of local businesses and individuals are offering support for evacuated animals. Thanks to KDNK member Patty Lecht for helping compile this info. Click through to see locations and phone numbers.

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Members of the Roaring Fork Swap on Facebook have established a public Google spreadsheet where people can share information about needs, volunteer opportunities, and more. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carrie Hill about the effort.

The Salvation Army is also coordinating donation efforts: (970) 748-0704.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres,  zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during yesterday’s evening newscast.

Check here for Eagle County Sheriff's updates and here for the Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District map.

Animal Evacuation Support.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can contact the joint information center call 970-445-4911.

For MEDIA fire information you can call 970-510-0705.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres, zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during the evening newscast.

Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District​ is updating a map indicating the size of the fire, evacuation areas, closed roads, and more.

Will Grandbois, The Sopris Sun

Unauthorized drones will suspend air operations and prevent fire suppression.


The fire is reported at 2,377 acres as of 5:30pm on Tuesday.

PitkinAlert announced at 4:51pm, July 4, that power to the Roaring Fork Valley above Basalt is at risk due to the fire. This includes the communities of Old Snowmass, Aspen Village, Woody Creek, and Snowmass Village. Residents are asked to prepare for up to 72 hours of outage.

The evacuation orders that are currently in place will remain in place with no estimated time for being lifted. These include the areas around Original Road, Silverado Drive, Hillcrest Drive, Sagewood Court and the Pineridge area.  Additional evacuations ordered on July 4 at 12:50 for Homestead Trailer Park, the Wilds (Promontory and Wildsprings), Ridge Road, Pinion Drive and Cedar Drive. 1:30pm evacuations include the following streets: Homestead, Sopris, Spur, Tucker, Hillside, Curtis, Longhorn and all addresses on the north side of Midland Ave.

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Basalt High School.

The White River National Forest has issued an emergency area closure order effective at 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 2018 for all National Forest Lands north of the Basalt State Wildlife Area between the National Forest Boundary and Bowers Gulch to the west, and southwest of Red Table Mountain and Frenchman Creek to the east. This includes Basalt Mountain, the Cattle Creek area, Sawmill Gulch area, the Seven Castles area, and all hiking, biking and motorcycle trails between Basalt Mountain and Cottonwood Pass.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Fire District, Carbondale Fire District, Snowmass Wildcat Fire District, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Aspen Fire Department, United States Forest Service, Upper Colorado River Fire Team, Rifle Helitak, Colorado State Patrol, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Police Department, Salvation Army, and Red Cross are working collaboratively on this fire.

Suspects have been issued a summons by the Eagle County Sheriff's Department for shooting tracer rounds, forbidden by a Stage 2 Fire Ban, that started the fire at the shooting range.


Hugh Kingery speaks about the American Dipper, a source water indicator species, and how Dipper came back when the Elwha Dam came down in Olympic National Park.  When the source water flowed, the salmon ran, the ouzels fed on salmon eggs and thrived again.

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KDNK DJ Bob Schultz included a friendly reminder of what to remember when evacuating during the Merle and Chameleon show on Wednesday, July 4.

Here are the words we celebrate today.

H2O Media, Ltd.

Agriculture uses a lot of water. But what if that water were used for more than growing food? What if it could generate energy—renewable energy? It can, and a program in Colorado is helping farmers harness hydropower to lower costs, save time—and conserve the water itself. H2O Radio has the story.

Will Grandbois, The Sopris Sun

The evacuation areas in the Lake Christine Fire are as follows:

Original Road, Silverado Dr, Hillcrest Drive and the Pineridge area.

As of 8:20pm Tuesday, July 3, the following areas are under a pre-evacuation notice:

Big and Little Pinyon areas, Sagewood area and the area around the Church of Christ.

More information to come.

Work along the Rio Grande Artway in Carbondale continues. This weekend there is an opportunity to volunteer at the Latino Folk Art Garden for a final planting and the installation of six giant clay pots, created at the Carbondale Clay Center. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Amy Kimberly, executive director of Carbondale Arts, to learn more. Work at Latino Folk Art Garden, at the intersection of 8th street and the Rio Grande Trail, is Sunday, July 8, from 2 to 5pm. Community Mosaic Days are Thursdays from 2 to 4 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to noon through July 14th. To reserve a space, contact

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Ecoflight took an unusual passenger for a tour of the Roaring Fork watershed last week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Doug Tucker

Over 100 people gathered in Glenwood Springs on Saturday to march in protest of children being separated from their parents at the border. The event was coordinated with marches across the country. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports. Follow the link to read a letter written for the occasion by Sandra Lopez, who has been in sanctuary in Carbondale for over 8 months.

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Alea loves to laugh, dance, play dress up and jump on the trampoline. Alea has a diagnosis of FoxP1 syndrome which often manifests as intellectual disabilities, developmental delay and autism-like behaviors. This doesn't stop her from inspiring others with her enthusiasm and spirit. Alea, joined by her mother Laura Bahr, came to KDNK to express her voice. More information about Alea and the Inclusion Campaign is available here.

Bozeman, Montana based Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs play live on KDNK.



Beto Martinez, founding member and guitarist for the Austin-based Latin Funk band Brownout, spoke with KDNK's Luke Nestler. Brownout performed "Fear of a Brown Planet," a psychedelic reworking of Public Enemy’s "Fear of a Black Planet," at Belly Up.

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Hawk Newsome is the president of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York and the Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both attended ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass this month. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh sat with them over a lunch break as they talked about the Movement and issues facing people of color in the United States. Here are clips from that conversation.

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Peter Fiekowsky is founder and president of Healthy Climate Alliance, whose goals are to remove 1 trillion tons of carbon from the atmosphere and restore the Arctic ice by 2050. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh at ARE Day 2018 about carbon removal.