State Public Health Moves Garco to Orange COVID Zone

The state Department of Public Health has moved Garfield County into the orange, or “high-risk” zone, on the state's COVID-19 dial. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has a few details.

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Lake Powell, one of the Colorado River’s largest reservoirs, is dropping. While the decline means trouble for the region’s ongoing water scarcity issues, it presents a unique opportunity for a group of Utah-based river runners. As KZMU’s Molly Marcello  reports, hidden rapids are being revealed as the water drops.

Amid America’s racial reckoning spurred by the killing of George Floyd, a number of controversial historical monuments were torn down by protesters or removed by authorities this year, including some in the Mountain West.

Kent Reed of the Hudson/Reed Ensemble, describes their new, filmed, version of Macbeth, available tomorrow here.


Nov 25, 2020

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Local farmers have needed to adapt to a strange business year this growing season. This month on Living Permaculture, Harper Kaufman talks about her business Two Roots Farm in Basalt. With the onset of COVID-19, she switched from selling at farmer's markets in Aspen to relying on her neighbors and CSA members--and she's enjoyed the change.

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Residents of Pavillion, Wyoming found themselves participants of a fracking experiment. And they suffered for it. As the first in a series on the impacts of fossil fuels, coordinated by the Rocky Mountain Community Radio Coalition, KHOL’s Robyn Vincent spoke with a scientist whose landmark research in Pavillion connects the dots between fracking and its impacts.

New State Oil and Gas Rules a Win for Citizens Group

Nov 25, 2020

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, or COGCC, voted unanimously Monday in favor of new oil and gas regulations across the state, fulfilling the mission of Senate Bill 181. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Emily Hornback, director of the Western Colorado Alliance, a citizens group that has been involved with the rulemakings, about what this means.

In this month's Healthy is the New Happy, Natasha Lucer0-Conklin and Brianda Cervantes spoke with Fernanda Gomez Landa and Miguel Rosales Tejada from Glenwood Springs High School about what it's like to be a high school student during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Highwater Farm

On United Way Cares, Farm Director Sara Tymczyszyn and Farm Program & Events Coordinator Anna Thomas reflect on Highwater Farm's first season. They chat with host Traci about the successes of the year, the huge roles their volunteers play, and plans for next year. Plus, Anna explains her swift transition from the PeaceCorps in Senegal to the garden in Silt. 


On November 19, the The Roaring Fork Valley chapter of the US Green Building Council hosted a webinar on creating energy resiliency in the Valley. Speakers from Sunsense Solar, CORE, and Holy Cross Energy spoke on new technologies being used to optimize solar energy.


KDNK's Labor of Love Online Auction

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KDNK's Labor of Love Online Auction

KDNK is accepting donations for the annual Labor of Love Auction through November 20th. If you have items to donate email kenna@kdnk.org The Labor of Love Auction is another way the community keeps this station going. What labor are you willing to donate for the love of KDNK?

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Program in Montrose County Helps Homeless Families Pursue Self-Sufficiency

Solving the problem of homelessness is complicated for any community, but a private nonprofit in Montrose County seems to be having some success. Laura Palmisano brings us an in-depth look at Haven House. Support for this story came from a Solutions Journalism Network grant. Copyright 2020 KVNF - Mountain Grown Community Radio. To see more, visit KVNF - Mountain Grown Community Radio .

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Immigrant Stories: GarCo Humanitarian Award Winner Brisa Chavez Talks COVID-19 Challenges

Brisa Chavez is Garfield County's 2020 recipient of the Humanitarian Award for Community Empowerment. Here she describes the challenges and threats the Coronavirus poses for immigrant families in the County's communities.

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Kathy Honea's Beads & Books

Kathy Honea has been beading and booking in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 40 years. Her first solo show, at the Art Base in Basalt, will hang until December 18. KDNK's Luke Nestler caught up with Kathy and discovered that she is just as humorous as some of her art.

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