GCF Incident Management Team

Grizzly Creek Fire Updates and Information Resources

Check this page for the latest updates on the Grizzly Creek Fire and links to official information sources for evacuations and closures. Many early closures have been lifted. As of September 19, closures include the area burned by the fire, Transfer Trail, and hiking trails into the burned area, including Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and No Name. Colorado River recreation areas from Dotsero through Glenwood Canyon to No Name also remain closed.

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Over the past two decades, most of Colorado’s wildfires lit up in the months of June and July. This year? The state saw six fires spark in August, half of which set records in size. To learn more, KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with the Colorado State Climatologist and Director of Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, Russ Schumacher.

John Martin

First elected in 1996, Garfield County Commissioner and Chairman John Martin is running for his 7th term. KDNK spoke with John Martin about how he got started, what he's proud to have accomplished, and what his priorities are for Garfield County going into 2021. Stay tuned for interviews with his challengers Beatriz Soto and Brian Bark, as well as District 3 candidates Mike Samson and Leslie Johnson.

Dan Thompson says he has seen wolves at their best, and their worst.

As the big carnivore supervisor for Wyoming Fish and Game, Thompson has gotten to step within a few feet of a wolf after biologists prepared to tranquilize the animal in a trap.

“Just to see that yellow in the eyes and that little bark and howl, I mean, it kind of penetrates your soul quite honestly,” Thompson said last month from his home in Lander, Wyoming.

But on the flip side, Thompson says he has seen a more unflattering side of wolves.

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Colorado plans to join other states opposing the fast-tracking of a major water project in Utah. This week’s News Brief features KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh in conversation with Colorado Sun reporter Jason Blevins about his recent article on the issue

For the last several years Brian Colley has endured a dual uncertainty: whether or not to surgically remove a mass around his pituitary gland at the base of his bran, and the uncertainty of experiencing puberty at the age of 38. That's enough to knock some people down or out. But Brian used his travails as inspiration for a new exhibition of art at the Launchpad. The show will hang for two more weeks.

Local dance fans have a chance to see the debut of the second part of a dance trilogy called The Disappeared, devoted to women and children who disappear into nefarious enterprises. Alya Howe has choreographed the piece to inspire courage and vulnerability. 


We probably shoulda lost by more than 2 points to the Titans, but there were some encouraging signs for the local Broncomaniacs on KDNK's Bronco Babble.

Gas Leak, Explosion Prompts Evac in Gypsum

Sep 17, 2020
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A gas leak caused an explosion in Gypsum Thursday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

US Senator Michael Bennet Calls for Pendley to Resign BLM Post

Sep 16, 2020
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Colorado's Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet called for acting director William Perry Pendley to resign from the Bureau of Land Management in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. KVNF’s Gavin Dahl has some highlights. Click on the headline for a link to the entire speech and a transcript of the Senator's remarks.

Amanda Petersen of FocusedKids offers suggestions for parents and kids during the virtual landscape of online learning and social distancing.


Membership Drive 2020

Raleigh Burleigh

KDNK... We've Got You Covered!

KDNK's mission is Connecting Community. In these times of uncertainty and unrest, connecting to other humans is more important than ever! Radio is the best way to connect to one another without breathing on each other! KDNK brings a unique variety of award winning news broadcasts and music, hand-picked by our volunteer DJs! KDNK truly is "Volunteer Powered and Member Owned Since 1983" Let's keep KDNK alive for another 37 years, for generations to come to understand the importance of Community Access Radio!

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Forest Ecologist Talks Wildlife and Wildfire

The Burnt Area Emergency Response - or BAER – Team arrived this week to start work on the Grizzly Creek Fire burn scar. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with White River National Forest ecologist Liz Roberts to find out how wildlife handle the wildfire.

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Public Affairs Shows

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Veteran Eric Petrocco Recounts Childhood in Marble and WWII

Eric Petrocco was born during the pandemic of 1918 in the mining town of Lime, Colorado. He grew up in Marble and was drafted into the Army in 1941. In this interview, Eric remembers his life in mining towns and his near death experiences as a soldier in World War II.

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Roaring Stories Part 3: The Climate of Love Next Wednesday

The third Roaring Stories event takes a bow next Wednesday at Rock Bottom Ranch. Because of COVID restrictions, the event is already sold out. But do not despair. The event will be livestreamed and also broadcast on KDNK. Here, Alya Howe of Writ Large, and Mac Scott of CORE fill us in.

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