On Stressed Colorado River, States Test How Many More Diversions Watershed Can Bear

The Colorado River is short on water. But you wouldn’t know it by looking at a slate of proposed water projects in the river’s Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. The river and its tributaries provide water for 40 million people in the Southwest. For about the last 20 years, demand for water has outstripped the supply, causing its largest reservoirs to decline.

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Saturday Community Calendar

Jun 15, 2019
Thunder River Theatre Company

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, June 15th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Thunder River Theatre Company's production of Tribes, click on the headline.

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The proposed Pebble Mine threatens the pristine watersheds, rivers, and wetlands of Alaska's Bristol Bay - home to the largest wild salmon runs on the planet. Today's guests are Nelli Williams, director of Trout Unlimited's Alaska Program, and Danielle Stickman, a Koyukon and Dena’ina Athabascan and the Network Coordinator for the Western Alaska Conservation Cooperative. They joined host Amy Hadden Marsh by phone from Anchorage to talk about why the proposed mine spells disaster for southwest Alaska.

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Early next week, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission meets to begin implementing changes in accordance with SB 181, signed into law in April. COGCC Assistant Director Julie Murphy described the changes to come at a recent Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality / Quantity Committee meeting.

Wilderness Workshop

Wilderness Workshop’s summer hiking series has officially begun. Joining Megan Tackett in studio, Hike Coordinator Brandon Jones shares about some exciting opportunities.

Amy Hadden Marsh

Singer/songwriter Josh Rogan is in the valley this weekend for a few gigs. He spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about music and life in Virginia. Josh Rogan plays the Redstone Inn by the pool Sunday at 3 PM.

Heather Mae

Social activist and accomplished performing artist Heather Mae joins Megan Tackett of Express Yourself to share about her upcoming show at Steve's Guitars on June 20

Bonedale Ballet


Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica share with Raleigh Burleigh about Bonedale Ballet’s upcoming Summer Dance Camp on Express Yourself.

Friday Community Calendar

Jun 14, 2019
Colorado & Southern Railroad

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, June 7th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. Click on the headline for the list of today's events, like Advocates of Lake County riding the Colorado & Southern Railroad to raise funds for victims of violence.

Meeker Mustang Makeover: Six Trainers, 100 Days

Jun 13, 2019
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

A new event in Meeker hopes to bring attention to local wild horses and increase adoption rates for mustangs in Bureau of Land Management holding facilities.  Trainers have 100 days to get the mustangs into rideable shape before presenting them at the Meeker Sheepdog Trials in September. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this report about Day 1 of the Meeker Mustang Makeover.

Musician Josh Rogan Returns to C'dale Rodeo Tonight

Jun 13, 2019
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Josh Rogan lives in Virginia now but he's back in the Roaring Fork Valley for a few gigs this week, including the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo tonight. Here, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to him about playing the National Anthem in front of the rodeo crowd.  Tune in to KDNK's Express Yourself Friday, 6/14, for more from Josh Rogan.



Raleigh Burleigh

KDNK Hiring a News Director

KDNK Seeks News Director KDNK’s mission is to provide public access radio that connects community members to one another and the world. Based in Carbondale, Colorado, KDNK reaches thousands of listeners across nine FM signals and online. We have built a reputation for funky vitality with over 100 volunteer DJs. We are a valued source for news, culture, emergency information, weather, road conditions, ski reports, river reports, lost and found pet reports, and community calendar listings. KDNK seeks an experienced journalist, open to risk-taking and innovation, who will lead editorial decision making and digital content strategy. Are you ready to get to work amplifying local voices and evoking a strong sense of place? As News Director, you will produce daily broadcast news on deadline and lead investigative coverage to make meaningful impact.

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Author Sheri Gaynor Shares Inspiration on For Land's Sake

Author, artist and life coach Sheri Gaynor joins Bill Kight to talk about her work and sources of inspiration. Sheri published Creative Awakenings : Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art in 2009.

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