Amy Hadden Marsh

News Reporter

Amy Hadden Marsh has been reporting for KDNK since 2005. She became the host of Valley Voices, a longtime public affairs show, in 2006. She graduated with honors from Regis University with a Masters degree in Investigative Journalism in 2011 and says, "If it weren't for KDNK, I wouldn't have gone to graduate school and changed careers to journalism." 

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Many women in the US take for granted the availability of feminine hygiene products. In developing countries, women aren't so lucky. In 2008, Days for Girls began making and distributing feminine hygiene kits to women all over the world. Reba Winsinger is a part of the Colorado DfG team and told KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh that this one small change has made huge differences in women's lives. Winsinger will represent Days for Girls in Carbondale at the first annual Compassion Film Fest and Symposium at the Third Street Center, August 17 - 19. Click here for the full schedule of films and speakers.

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Drought is causing problems for Colorado anglers, ranchers, and recreationists. Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, covered meetings in Glenwood Springs this month of water officials from around the state. Here he talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about impacts on Colorado industries and on Lake Powell.

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Carbondale's first annual Compassion Film Festival and Symposium opens August 17th at the Third Street Center. John Bruna, founder of the Way of Compassion Foundation, talks about films and speakers. Schedule and tickets are available by clicking here.

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Fire crews from all over the West have converged on Crown Mountain Park in El Jebel to tackle a wildfire near Basalt. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh and news intern Mountain Maes visited the Incident Command Center for a behind-the-scenes look at the Lake Christine Fire.


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Captain Paul Watson has been fighting the environmenal fight on the world's oceans since 1969 and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in 1977. He sat down with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh at ARE Day 2018 in Snowmass to talk about his career at sea and threats facing the world's fisheries.

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Phyllis Bald Eagle and her husband Amos Cook Black Horse, of the Mnicojou/Hunkpapa bands of the Lakota Nations, were part of a panel discussion at ARE Day in Snowmass this week. Here they talk about the meaning of ancient wisdom. ARE Day 2018 continues throught the weekend. Schedule of remaining events can be found here.


Captain Paul Watson has been plying the world’s oceans for over 4 decades as the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in efforts to save whales and rid the world of illegal fishing. The Sea Shepherds are infamous for ramming and sinking ships but in 2000, Watson changed tack. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh met with the captain at ARE Day this week in Snowmass. Here’s a clip from their conversation. Tune in to Valley Voices on Thursday, June 28, for the entire conversation.

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Discussions at a House Natural Resources Field Hearing in Grand Junction this month focused on boosting the market for natural gas from the Piceance Basin with the Jordan Cove Energy Project. Congressmen from Utah and Colorado at the hearing claim Piceance natural gas can be developed responsibly. But, protestors outside the hearing said politicians and the natural gas industry are selling out public health and western Colorado’s iconic natural beauty. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report. You can read more about the Jordan Cove Energy Project controversy by clicking here.

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Wilderness Workshop Director Sloan Shoemaker hands the reins of the organization over to Will Roush in September. Today's show features a conversation with these guys about the challenges, and victories of the past 21 years. Thanks, Sloan, and good luck, Will!

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White plastic beads have been seen floating in the Roaring Fork River this spring. And, it’s not the first time they’ve been spotted. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

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The land below Red Hill has officially been conserved and trail design is underway to get cyclists and hikers off County Road 107. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jason Jaynes, principle architect with DHM Designs, about three options for trail layout.The public comment period for the Red Hill trail designs closes June 15th. Comments can be submitted by clicking here.

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Close to 100 people attended the Colorado River District’s State of the Rivers meeting in Carbondale last week. The news wasn’t good but some locals are ready to change how they use water. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh reports.


The snow-water equivalent on McClure Pass hit zero on May 1st, and local run-off has already peaked. What does that mean for the Roaring Fork Watershed this summer? How are drought and low flows effecting Colorado? This and more will be discussed tonight at the Roaring Fork Valley State of the Rivers event at the Third Street Center. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Zane Kessler, communications director for the Colorado River District, to find out more.

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Garfield County needs to find a new voting system by 2020. And, Clear Ballot seems to be the county clerk’s top choice. The public was invited to a demonstration of the voting system earlier this month. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.


Garfield County Commissioners agreed last week to sign on to an amicus curiae brief in support of Amendment 71, better known as Raise the Bar. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.


Ed Mazria, world-renowned architect and CEO of the non-profit think tank, Architecture 2030, comes to Carbondale Friday for the Buildings for a Sustainable Future conference, presented by CLEER, CORE, and Garfield Clean Energy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with him this week about his work.

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Piceance Mustangs is a new group that’s helping the Bureau of Land Management do a better job taking care of the Piceance East Douglas wild horse herd in northwestern Colorado. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently caught up with the group on the range, southwest of Meeker, and has this report.

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Monica Quevedo, 18, graduates from Glenwood Springs High School in June and to cap off her Senior Project, she plans to ask the Glenwood Springs City Council to accept a resolution that will protect immigrants. On today's show, she and Sophia Clarke, campaign manager and Rocky Mountain point person for Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, talk about the project and about immigration issues impacting the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Monica goes before GWS City Council on May 17th.

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Hanging Lake visitors will not have to make reservations to hike up to the lake this summer. The US Forest Service has delayed putting its management plan for the popular tourist destination into action for another year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to Aaron Mayville, district ranger for the Eagle/Holy Cross District of the White River National Forest, to find out why. Click here for tips for a happy hike to the lake.

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State Air Quality Control Division officials in Rifle for a meeting last week got an earful from residents worried about natural gas extraction impacts on Western Slope air quality. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more. You can listen to the unedited public comments from the meeting by clicking here.

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Tatiana Flowers is the new reporter at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. For this week’s News Brief, she talks to KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about what has shaped her work.

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Local artist Sarah Uhl considers herself an activist but not in the usual sense. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Uhl about her work and what she'll be doing at 5Point Film Festival this weekend.​

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The state Air Pollution Control Division is in Rifle today to talk to stakeholders and hear public comment about emissions from oil and gas extraction. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Peter Hart, staff attorney for Wilderness Workshop, to find out more. The meeting starts at noon at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Annex in Rifle with public comments beginning at 3:30.

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Sandra Lopez, in sanctuary at the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist parsonage, recently received support from Colorado Representative Bob Rankin. KDNK's news team has this story.

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The Launchpad in Carbondale hosted the Cherry Creek Singers from South Dakota on First Friday last week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh produced this audio postcard.

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