On this week's edition of Everything Under the Sun, Pat Curry and Sydney Schalit of Footsteps Marketing join host Megan Tackett. Curry is the founder of Footsteps and recently promoted Schalit to CEO. Footsteps is a Carbondale-based marketing company that, among other things, manages the Sopris Sun website. Everything Under the Sun airs Thursdays at 4:00 PM on KDNK. On each episode, the staff of the Sopris Sun talk about the most recent edition and answer questions from callers. Hear archived episodes here.

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The Pitkin County Sheriff's Office says emergency dispatchers received a call Monday morning from Mountain Rescue Aspen saying the man had been caught in a slide in the Express Creek area of the Castle Creek Valley. Rescuers were able to dig the man out of the snow and perform CPR, but he was confirmed dead a short time later.

It was a busy week at the State Capitol as lawmakers started debating an initial round of bills at committee hearings and Gov. Jared Polis issued his first executive order to promote electric vehicles.

Here are some highlights, and some things to look for when lawmakers come back on Tuesday.

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Here’s your community calendar for Monday January 22nd, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine announcing the official SLW beer, Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager offered in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company.  For a list of today's events like Thunder River Theater presenting Day of Sky: A Cabaret for Climate Change follow the headline...

Updated at 5:38 p.m. ET

For the third year in a row, demonstrators gathered in the nation's capital and cities around the world for Women's March events.

In Washington, D.C., crowds of people wearing pink hats marched from Freedom Plaza down Pennsylvania Avenue, advocating for women, immigrants, people of color and LGBTQ rights. They took to the streets just weeks after women were sworn into Congress in record numbers.

Artists Deva Shantay and Alice Bedard-Voorhees join Express Yourself host Megan Tackett right before the opening of this year's Valley Visual Arts show to talk about their pieces in the show and their creative process.

Ben Timpson visits Express Yourself for the second time. His curiosity and commitment to his very laborious artistic process remain undimmed. Here he talks with KDNK's Luke Nestler about the piece he has in this year's Valley Visual Art Show. And he explains his newest projects, one of which revolves around abused, raped and murdered Native American women both on and off the reservation, and how they are forgotten not only by the nation, but also by their community. Ben calls the series Metamorphosis, and the descriptor works on many levels.

Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program DJ Charlee Hertzog interviews Glenwood Springs Middle School teacher Autumn Rivera about a sixth grade expeditionary learning project. The students learned about the Colorado River Watershed and as part of the project created public service announcements about what they learned. The PSAs will broadcast on KDNK through March 10th, 2019. Click here to listen to the PSAs. Support for this project comes from the Colorado River District.

Updated at 9:50 p.m. ET

A special celestial event is on the calendar for this Sunday night and experts are already raving:

"A full 62 luxurious minutes of totality," says Sky and Telescope Magazine.

"The Only Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019," promises NASA.

Following one of the hottest and driest years on record, the Colorado River and its tributaries throughout the western U.S. are likely headed for another year of low water.

That’s according to an analysis by the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado Boulder. Researcher Jeff Lukas, who authored the briefing, says water managers throughout the Colorado River watershed should brace themselves for diminished streams and the decreasing likelihood of filling the reservoirs left depleted at the end of 2018.

The briefing relies on data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Natural Resources Conservation Service among others.




Polis Promotes Electric Cars In First Executive Order

Cheers from environmental groups drowned out nearby construction noise in downtown Denver Thursday morning after Gov. Jared Polis announced an executive order that aims to bring more electric vehicles to Colorado.

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Colorado Creative Corridor Receives $25,000 from Colorado Tourism Office

Carbondale Arts Executive Director Amy Kimberly shares about the Colorado Creative Corridor which received $25,000 for a second year from the Colorado Tourism Office to promote Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway and Salida as tourism destinations.

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