Elise Jones

150 March in Carbondale for Women's Rights and More

Carbondale marchers jonied thousands nationwide last weekend to protest the US Supreme Court nominee, promote favorite candidates, and more. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this story.

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Grizzly Creek Fire Grows by 150 Acres

Oct 24, 2020
US Bureau of Land Management

Since Thursday, the Grizzly Creek fire has grown about 150 acres between the west side of Grizzly Creek drainage and No Name drainage. Spot fires also occurred on the east side of the upper Grizzly Creek drainage; ground crews are working to contain these spots. The fire is now 32,631 acres and 91 percent contained. Please do not report smoke visible from area communities. 

Stella Trueblood

At least five fires are burning in Colorado east of the Continental Divide... and the Grizzly Creek Fire continues to smoke. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Kevin Warner, White River National Forest District Ranger for the Aspen/Sopris Ranger District, about conditions in our neck of the woods.

Chris Hassig's Saiopor

Oct 23, 2020

Local artist Chris Hassigs fictional city Ralesis, capital of Saiopor, might be considered indulgent or eccentric, but the latest version of it on exhibit at the R2 Gallery is dense in its detail and compelling in its execution. Chris has been living with his fictional city for more than 20 years, and it keeps evolving, now including elaborate novelistic descriptions of some of its neighborhoods. KDNK's Luke Nestler spoke with Chris about his city, his show, and his art.

East Troublesome Fire Grows by 150,000 Acres in 24 Hours

Oct 22, 2020
Lauren Bettino, Denver Road and Weather

The East Troublesome Fire jumped the Continental Divide Thursday and headed into Rocky Mountain National Park and towards Estes Park. Driven by high winds and dry conditions, the blaze has now burned over 170,000 acres. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Terina Goicoechea, public information officer for the Rocky Mountain Area Command Team, for an update.

Bennet Talks CORE Act and Rural Digital Divide

Oct 22, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet visited southwest Colorado on Indigenous People’s Day. He spoke with locals about the impact of COVID-19 and a possible coronavirus relief package from Congress. When KSUT's Sarah Flower reached him by phone, he talked about the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Economy or CORE Act and the digital divide in rural parts of the state.

Recycling Returns to Downtown Glenwoood Springs

Oct 22, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Glenwood Springs recyclers won’t have to drive as far to do their thing next month. The City plans to open a new recycling center in the heart of town. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

Several Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 82

Oct 21, 2020
Kelsey Brunner, Aspen Times

A car crash Wednesday morning closed Highway 82 near Mile Marker 22 until about 3 PM. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

Carbondale Creative District


Thanks to a $35,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, Carbondale's Rio Grande ArtWay will see another feature built in early 2021. Landscape architect Nicholas DiFrank spoke with KDNK about plans for the Youth Art Park. A detailed presentation and document are available for review here. Community feedback is solicited through October.


Ernie Gerbaz is the grandson of the Gerbazs and the Arbaneys who came to the Valley in the 1890s. Here he remembers growing up in Coal Basin and the life of Italian immigrants in the early 1900's.

Town of Parachute


Garfield County residents west of Rifle have a new option for public transportation, the Parachute Area Transit System, or PATS. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.




Garfield County Keeps Mail-In Ballots Secure

A study from the Pew Research Center shows that one-third of U.S. voters are not confident about how mail-in ballots are tallied. But, at a recent election judge training, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico said the County has checks and balances in place to ensure an accurate count.

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Public Affairs Shows

Peggy Chain

"Other Plans" Premiers with Peggy Chain of Mountainside Sewing

On this new public affairs show, host Abby Gierke takes us into the lives of locals, what they do all day for work, and how it affects their lives. Her first guest is Peggy Chain of Mountainside Sewing.

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The Rampage

Arts Marketing Collaboration Unveiled

Amy Kimberly of Carbondale Arts, and Sarah Roy, of the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen, talk about a new collaboration to market the arts in the Roaring Fork Valley.

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