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Living in the Future's Past

This Thursday, October 11, Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre will feature one of the first public screenings of Jeff Bridge’s new climate documentary Living in the Future’s Past thanks to local nonprofit Solar Rollers. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh caught up with Solar Rollers founder and director Noah Davis to learn more.

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Rounding out this week’s coverage of 2018 ballot issues, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson about why the Town recently passed a resolution opposing Amendment 74 which would require state and local governments to compensate private property owners when laws or regulations reduce the “fair market value” of their private property. Any listeners interested in voicing support for Amendment 74 may contact: news@kdnk.org.

A video went viral nationally on social media this week, showing  a woman confronting another woman in the Rifle City Market over allegedly racist remarks.. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Raleigh Burleigh

RFTA announced on Tuesday, October 2, that a federal grant will help to replace several aging rapid transit buses. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports...

Carbondale Community School

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Michael Hayes, executive director of Compass for Lifelong Discovery.

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The Roaring Fork Conservancy recently released its 2018 Voters Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond. Twenty-five out of around 30 candidates responded, including Democrats, Republicans, independents, unaffiliated, Unity Party, Green Party and Libertarians. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with the Conservancy’s Kristen Doyle to find out more.

YouthZone

 


Local youth advocacy nonprofit YouthZone has departed from their longtime fundraiser, the annual Kiss ‘N Squeal, to explore a talent showcase for participants of the program. The Ascent Showcase is on Wednesday, October 3 at the Temporary, from 6 to 8 pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports…

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program represented by executive director Beth Wyong.

Dawn Dexter

Former Carbondale residents Ellie Davis and Dawn Dexter recenty returned from the U.S. Mexico border. They shared stories from the journey with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. Resources for helping refugees are available here.

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The Colorado River Basin Roundtable met in Glenwood Springs this week. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how “demand management” could play a big part in state drought contingency plans.

Colorado Succeeds

Last week, Carbondale Middle School received statewide recognition for its service to local students. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Principal Jennifer Lamont to learn more.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Francisco Nevarez-Burgueño, Program Director for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico.

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Oregon activists were in western Colorado last week protesting the proposed Jordan Cove Liquid Natural Gas plant and Pacific Connector pipeline. But, what does western Colorado have to do with a project in Oregon? KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with LIFT-UP represented by acting executive director Debbie Wilde.

Garfield County Crimestoppers Ends After 32 Years

Sep 25, 2018

In an era of social media and surveillance, reporting a crime tip over the telephone has become obsolete. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more about how Garfield County’s chapter of Crimestoppers is shutting down. Citizens can still pass information along to law enforcement in Garfield County through dispatch at 970-625-8095.

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joined by Amy Kimberly, executive director at Carbondale Arts.

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Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House has been chosen among 19 other historic sites in the country to compete for a 2018 Partners in Preservation Grant. The campaign kick-off party is this Friday at 6pm at the Tabor Opera House. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Leadville Mainstreet Program manager Destinee Lukianoff. People can vote up to 5 times per day through October 26 at this link.

Aspen Community Foundation

Hotter, bigger and faster wildfires are becoming increasingly common across the West. To help Roaring Fork Valley residents prepare for this reality, Aspen Community Foundation presents a community forum and panel discussion on Tuesday, September 25, at The Temporary at Willits at 5:30; at the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Wednesday, September 26, at 6; and at the Doerr-Hosier Center in Aspen on Thursday, September 27, at 5:30. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Gary Ferguson, the keynote presenter, about what to expect.

Potato Day 2018

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewing Sue Gray, Board President for the Carbondale Historical Society.

Longevity Project

For the past few months, The Post Independent has explored the trend towards an older population in Garfield County. The Longevity Project concludes on Monday with a panel discussion at Morgridge Commons. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by Post Independent editor John Stroud.

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The US Department of Interior announced this week the roll-back of the 2016 Methane Waste Prevention Rule that had tightened oil and gas regulations on Bureau of Land Management lands. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of the Western Values Project, a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about the costs of the rollback.

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KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Spotlight continues with Adelaide Waters and Beth Shoemaker sharing with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh about Women’s Forum.

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Last Thursday, Western Colorado Independent Voters hosted a candidate forum for Colorado House District 57 candidates Bob Rankin and Colin Wilhelm. The most contention topic of the evening was Proposition 112, the 2500 foot setback initiative. This clip begins with Representative Rankin, the Republican incumbent. Audio of the full hour is available here.

Diane Orlov

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Diane Orlov, introducing the Angel of Hope Mosaic Project.

Last week, KDNK’s Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, both candidate respond to a question about the legalization of marijuana. The full interview with Republican incumbent Tom Jankovsky is archived here. The full interview with Democratic challenger Paula Stepp is available here.

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.

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The Hotel Colorado and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves celebrated 125 years of business over the weekend. As KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports, the event was also recognition of a deeper history. For full audio of the Ute blessing and presentation, click here.

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Water officials statewide are worried about what is now an 18-year drought wreaking havoc on water supply and water use along the Colorado River.  For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Brent Gardner-Smith, editor of Aspen Journalism, about “demand management” and more from the August water meetings in Vail.

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A Federal court in Denver dismissed a legal challenge against the Bureau of Land Management's 2016 Thompson Divide lease cancellations. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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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, Paula Stepp, the Democratic challenger, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.

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