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Carbondale Sees 400 New Dwelling Units Approved Since 2016

The Town of Carbondale will soon have added over 400 new housing units to its inventory since 2016. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

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Every summer in Carbondale, the High School High Scholar program, also known as (HS)2, hosts 75 first-generation high school students for 5 weeks of rigorous classes and exciting outdoor adventures. Listen here to the incredible voices of a few of those students performing music and poetry for their annual talent show, Coffee House.

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UpRoot Colorado has already donated 782 pounds of fruits and vegetables to local food pantries this season. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Westslope Director Ciara Low to learn more.

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The Weekly News Reel takes a look at the top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news includes mystery seeds in the mail, growth in new housing in Carbondale, and a special interview with outgoing Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling. The Weekly News Reel is taking a hiatus after this week's show. Archived editions can be found here.

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KDNK's Mountain Fair Memory Machine collected over 30 memories by the conclusion of Carbondale's 49th Mountain Fair. The machine remains operational in the backround, collecting material for a special 50th Annual Mountain Fair podcast. Share your piece by calling 970 510 3250 and leaving a message.

Tracking the coronavirus pandemic could soon be a bit easier because of one simple fact: everyone poops.

Around the world , wastewater plants have become unlikely sentinels in the fight against the virus, allowing scientists to track the disease's spread at the community level. The practice of testing sewage samples is spreading across Western U.S. states as well, with programs currently running in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California.

This story is part of a collaboration between the Mountain West News Bureau and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Read about how a U.S. border town is responding to the shutdown here.

Paul Samycia started his fly fishing company two decades ago and has grown it into the largest in Fernie, British Columbia. But these days, Samycia's Elk River Guiding Company is adrift. 

Traditionally more than two-thirds of the company's clients are Americans, and with the border closed, Samycia says the season is almost a write-off.

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Roving Cody captured Moab's Fiery Furnace Marching Band parading down Main Street to begin the 49th Annual Mountain Fair. Tune in on Sunday, July 26 at 4pm, for an audio collage from this year's festivities.

Even from six feet away, you can feel the good-hearted prayer Eaden Shantay, proprietor of True Nature Healing Arts, shared as he blessed this year's Mountain Fair.

The Reminders are a husband-and-wife duo from Colorado Springs. Their sound is an appealing cross of hip-hop and soul music. With an upbeat and positive vibe, the Reminders sing and rap to remind us of some essential truths. The Reminders play Saturday night at the Steve's Guitars live-streaming event. KDNK's Luke Nestler caught up with Big Samir and found him to be completely engaged and engaging, even inspiring.

After 15 years as as the founder and bass player of the New Orleans funk band Juice, singer/songwriter Dave Jordan reinvented his sound and re-invigorated his career with a mix of dusty folk and southern roots rock. Ten years and four albums later, Dave is hitting his stride, and that stride brings him to Carbondale on Saturday night at Steve's Guitars for a live-stream concert, celebrating Mountain Fair, which KDNK will broadcast live on Saturday night.



Outgoing Police Chief Gene Schilling Says Goodbye to Mountain Fair

After 23 Mountain Fairs as Carbondale Police Chief, Gene Schilling will miss this year's fair. Here he tells a few Mountain Fair stories and doesn't take credit for putting his deputies in tie-dye, one of the signatures of Mountain Fair.

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UpRoot Gleans at Rock Bottom Ranch

This month on Living Permaculture, we take a gleaning trip with UpRoot Colorado to Rock Bottom Ranch for a lettuce harvest benefitting Lift-Up food pantries.

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Roaring Stories Workshop Begins Next Week

No matter if you're a storytelling virgin or an accomplished pro, this virtual workshop promises to be inspiring. Here, Alya Howe of Writ Large, Gina Murdock of Lead With Love, and Emily Taylor of ACES talk about a Zoom workshop that begins August 7 and culminates, if you desire, with a storytelling performance in September.

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