Raleigh Burleigh

News Director

Raleigh Burleigh is a born local. Raised in the sweet backwaters of Satank, he attended the Carbondale Community School and later Roaring Fork High School. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile for a year before his graduation in 2011. Raleigh then attended Colorado Mountain College, building his associate degree first online from California, then across the Roaring Fork Valley and finally at the Leadville campus. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America for the following year. Having returned to Carbondale to recollect himself, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which has led to this golden opportunity to serve his community as news director while drawing deeper into the rich soil of this confluence. News story suggestions are welcomed and appreciated at news@kdnk.org.

Ways to Connect

Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones provides services and support to underserved youth in the Roaring Fork Valley. To kick off KDNK's Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase, KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Jonathan Greener, assistant director for Stepping Stones of the Roaring Fork Valley.

paulastepp.com

KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Paula Stepp, the Democratic challenger, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.

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KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Jankovsky, the Republican incumbent, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.

Sustainable Settings

Sustainable Settings celebrates 21 years with the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 15. Brook LeVan stopped by KDNK to share about the event. A pair of tickets to Sustainable Setting’s Harvest Festival will be drawn from a pool of KDNK monthly donors to be given away this Friday during the Wild Rumpus show.

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The Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 acres in the North Fork Valley from the December oil and gas lease sale. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Dennis Webb, reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Physicians for a National Health Program

On Thursday, September 6, Physicians for a National Health Program screens Fix It: Healthcare at The Tipping Point at Carbondale’s Third Street Center. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with retired neurosurgeon George Bohmfalk about why he advocates for a single-payer healthcare system.

Leadville Main Street

 


The Leadville Main Street Program’s mission is to beautify Harrison Avenue. This Saturday the group will raise funds by selling clever lamps. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with project manager Destinee Lukianoff to learn more about the fundraiser this Saturday, September 8, at the Historic Tabor Opera House beginning at 5pm.

Colorado River District


With increasing demand on the Colorado River, water managers are considering the looming possibility of a compact call. This would require the upper basin to assure, by any means necessary, the delivery of 7.5 million acre feet of water to the lower basin states. Last week, the Colorado River District hosted an online webinar to assure the West Slope that such a scenario would most likely take years to unfold. Here, general manager Andy Mueller discusses what’s being done. For Andy Mueller's discussion of the changing conditions on the Colorado River and the potential for adaptation, follow the headline. For the full webinar, click here. The Colorado River District’s annual seminar is on Friday, September 14, in Grand Junction. Tickets and a detailed agenda are here.

Valley Life for All

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Camy was born with a chromosomal syndrome that results in developmental and emotional delays in some areas. The biggest challenge for Camy is the huge peaks and valleys in what she can do. We can all relate to the challenge of facing our own fears that she talks about in her story. Camy gives us a good pep-talk about overcoming our own challenges! More information about the Inclusion Campaign is available here.

Sandy Boyd

Jimmie Benedict is president of the Redstone Art Foundation board. She spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh this week about the 23rd Redstone Art Show taking place this weekend.

Corey Hutchins

Colorado’s Secretary of State Office has until September 5 to determine what initiative petitions received enough signatures to be included on the November ballot. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about the measures so far.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management released on Monday an Environmental Assessment for the December oil and gas lease sale that includes nearly 8,000 acres in the North Fork Valley. Despite the Town of Paonia’s push to submit a comment within the shortened scoping period, that comment was omitted from the assessment. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Andrew Forkes-Gudmundson, associate program director for Citizens for a Healthy Community, and BLM Public Affairs Specialist Jayson Barangan.

For reference, here are links to the BLM’s environmental assessment, The Town of Paonia’s omitted comment, and the online portal for public comment on the environmental assessment.

Aspen Film

Aspen Film is recruiting volunteer screeners for the 28th Annual Shortsfest. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with director of operations and education Regna Jones to learn more.

On the November ballot, Pitkin County will decide whether or not to renew the Healthy Community Fund at an increased rate for nine years. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports. Full audio of the public hearing on Wednesday, August 22, is available here.

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Beatriz Soto

Beatriz Soto, Wilderness Workshop's new latino outreach coordinator, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about upcoming bilingual hikes.

Per-Fume of Prayer: Reclaiming Shock and Sorrow

Tanya Blacklight and Christine Palafox have organized a number of ceremonial dances and prayer in the North Fork Valley. Tanya joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the power of those events and a short film documenting them that will premier at the Inspired: Art at Work Symposium in Paonia.

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MountainFilm's in Aspen is currently underway! Gena Buhler, executive director for the Wheeler Opera House, joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the weekend lineup.

Craig Childs

In addition to celebrating one year at the Temporary this weekend, the Arts Campus at Willits is also premiering Summer Solace, a multi-media, story-telling performance with adventure author Craig Childs. Craig joined Raleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the event.

Alicia Sirkin

Following a season of intense drought and fire, it’s quite possible that folks are feeling a bit stressed out. Holistic life coach Alicia Sirkin joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to share about a healing art that has made a profound impact in her own life.

Bob Berwyn

Freelance environmental journalist Bob Berwyn writes about the effects of and responses to climate change from Europe. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Bob about new research that suggests parts of Colorado are at increasing risk for intense rain-on-snow flooding events.

Aspen Daily News

A new report ranks economic inequality higher in the Roaring Fork Valley than anywhere else in the state. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Madeleine Osberger about her recent article for the Aspen Daily News.

 


In response to recent fire activity and an increased risk for flash flooding, The National Weather Service offers a Storm Spotter Training at 6pm tonight, August 8, at the Roaring Fork Conservancy’s new River Center located at 22800 2 Rivers Road in Basalt. There is no need to RSVP. Warning coordination meteorologist Jim Pringle will lead the training...

Town of Carbondale

 

One week ago, the Town of Carbondale inacted water restrictions. Will Grandbois, editor of The Sopris Sun, spoke with the town director of public works Kevin Schorzman to learn more.

Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Jerry Raehal, has resigned as CEO of the Colorado Press Association and Colorado Press Network, to become publisher for the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Rifle Citizen Telegram. For this week’s newsbrief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Jerry about the position.

Henry Schroeder

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Henry Schroeder is well known for his can-do attitude and boisterous humor. He recently stopped by KDNK with his mother Sandra Schroeder to share some stories. More information about Henry and the Inclusion Campaign is available here.

United States Census Bureau

The U.S. Commerce Secretary announced in March that at the request of the Justice Department, the 2020 Census will inquire about citizenship. The public now has until Tuesday, August 7th, to comment on this change. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Amanda Gonzalez, executive director for Colorado Common Cause, about why her organization opposes the citizenship question.

Bristlecone Mountain Sports

Bristlecone Mountain Sports, located in Willits, is accepting applications for its 2nd Annual Give Back to the Valley Day on Saturday, October 20. Applications are due by midnight, July 31. Manager Jeff Anderson shares the details.

coloradoindependent.com

Radio advertisements in Colorado Springs are encouraging voters to avoid signing ballot measure petitions. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with freelance data journalist Sandra Fish about her recent article for the Colorado Independent. Sandra's website is collecting political messages received by voters, compiling information about those messages and creating a database.

eaglecounty.us

670 properties have been identified as at a higher risk of flooding. Homeowners can find a list of these properties and information about flood prepardeness and national flood insurance here. The map is here.

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