2018 Election

Garfield County

Tom Jankovsky, quien está corriendo para mantener su puesto como comisionado en el Condado de Garfield, nos comparte su respuesta sobre si estaría a favor de que el Condado de Garfield fuera un condado sanctuario.

The buses are packed together so tight, it's difficult to walk between them without getting hurt.

Standing in a Glenwood Springs maintenance facility, Dan Blankenship, CEO and president of the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, points to a driver slowly backing into a narrow slot.

Colorado's gubernatorial candidates didn't need to say a single word Friday night on the downtown Denver debate stage to start drawing a contrast with one another.

Democratic candidate Jared Polis walked onto the stage wearing blue tennis shoes, while Republican Walker Stapleton wore shiny black dress shoes.

The two men also clashed at the microphone when the cameras started rolling.

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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.

Cathy Kipp was at a recent back-to-school night at Kruse Elementary School in Fort Collins. She was handing out flyers and printed information about Amendment 73.

"This is game changing," said Kipp, a member of the Poudre School District Board of Education. "This would be the best increase in public school funding that we've been able to get in decades in Colorado."

In addition to electing a new governor this November, Colorado voters will also decide the fate of 13 statewide ballot questions, including two specifically aimed at funding transportation projects.

But beyond that shared goal, propositions 109 and 110 differ greatly.

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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.

A computer science major in college, 25-year-old Garrett Hause would fit in at a Silicon Valley startup. But he said he prefers to stay busy and work with his hands, so he decided to do something different.

Last year he took over his grandparents’ farm in Lafayette, Colorado and replaced the fields of alfalfa with five acres of hemp.

Raleigh Burleigh

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.

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.

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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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Paula Stepp, quien está corriendo para el puesto de comisionada en el Condado de Garfield con el partido demócrata, nos comparte su respuesta sobre si estaría a favor de que el Condado de Garfield fuera un condado sanctuario.

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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.

This year's governor's race is like no other in Colorado history -- at least in terms of money. The $29 million contributed so far to candidates shatters prior records. A large chunk of that money comes from millionaires, spending big in hopes of being elected to a job that pays $90,000 a year.

"There actually are no limits to what an individual can contribute to their own campaign," said Steve Bouey, a manager with the elections division of the Secretary of State's Office.

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If Democratic Congressman Jared Polis is elected Colorado’s next governor, he wants to bring Blockchain technology to the state. Here, he talks about Blockchain and rural broadband services to voters at a whistle stop in Willits last week.  

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Republican candidate for Colorado attorney general George Brauchler currently serves as the district attorney for Colorado's 18th Judicial District. KDNK asked him about his views on water and proposed ballot initiative 97. The full interview is posted here.

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Diane Mitsch Bush won the primary to represent the Democratic Party in the race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh asked Diane to discern herself from Republican incumbent Scott Tipton. The full interview is posted here.

Phil Weiser

Colorado attorney general democratic candidate Phil Weiser describes the role of attorney general as the lawyer for the people of Colorado. While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley, Phil stopped by KDNK for an interview. These are his comments on water. The full interview is posted here.

In primary elections held Tuesday, Colorado Democrats and Republicans tapped their picks to replace term-limited Gov. John Hickenlooper. Winning the Democratic nod was five-term congressmen Rep. Jared Polis, while State Treasurer Walker Stapleton won the Republican bid.

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Today, June 18, is the recommended last day to mail primary ballots, although voters have until June 26th to vote in person or drop their ballots off at a 24-hour drop-off box.  KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Matthew Bennett, one of the newest reporters to join the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, about his recent coverage of the Third Congressional District race.

3rd Congressional District Candidate Arn Menconi shared his views on health care with Ed Troy.

The Colorado Independent

Voters in November will decide whether Colorado should drastically change the way it draws political lines. This was the headline for a recent article from the Colorado Independent, a non-profit newsroom based out of Denver. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Corey Hutchins to learn more.

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Carbondale Democrat Karl Hanlon kicks off his Topple Tipton Tour on Saturday. He plans to stop in all 29 counties in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. He spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about why he’s running against incumbent Scott Tipton and his take on some big issues.

Arn Menconi


Yesterday, former Eagle County Commissioner Arn Menconi submitted petition signatures to run as a Democrat for the 3rd Congressional District seat, currently held by Representative Scott Tipton. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Menconi about what differentiates him from the other Democratic candidates.

KDNK Broadcasts 2018 C'dale Trustee Candidate Forum

Mar 5, 2018
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60 people turned out Monday night to hear Carbondale Town Trustee candidates Lani Kitching, Erica Sparhawk, April Spaulding, Heather Henry, Luis Yllanes, and Mayor Dan Richardson present their take on Carbondale's environmental footprint, the town's future, and more. KDNK live broadcast the forum thanks in part to a grant from Colorado Creative Industries

April Spaulding

 


April Spaulding is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh asked her why she decided to run. KDNK will broadcast the candidate forum live from the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.

Lani Kitching

 


Lani Kitching is one of five candidates for four seats in the upcoming Carbondale Board of Trustees election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lani to learn more about why she is running. KDNK, the Sopris Sun and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce host a live-broadcast candidate forum at the Third Street Center on March 5th at 6pm.

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News Director Raleigh Burleigh has these updates from the Carbondale Board of Trustees...

Karl Hanlon

 


City Attorney for Glenwood Springs, Karl Hanlon, a Democrat, is challenging Republican incumbent congressman Scott Tipton, in the 2018 election, for the 3rd Congressional District seat. Hanlon’s “campaign kick-off” visits the Hotel Colorado tonight at 6.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

 


RFTA is considering a tax proposal to voters next November for service improvements and to offset a decline in Federal and State funding. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with representatives to learn more.

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