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Retired Chief Ron Leach Provides Historical Perspective on 7B and 7C

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The Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District is asking voters to consider two ballot questions this election: 7B would increase the Operating Mill Levy and 7C would allow the District to bond $7.5 million for apparatus, buildings and equipment. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to Former Fire Chief Ron Leach for historical perspective. Master Plan details are available here.

Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the historic floodplanes of Satank. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile the year before his graduation from Roaring Fork High School. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America the following year. Returning to Carbondale thereafter, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to the opportunity to serve as News Director from 2017 to 2019. After another trip to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh drew deeper into the confluence as Program Director at KDNK. Now Raleigh is happy to serve on the KDNK Board of Directors. Raleigh is now the Editor of Carbondale's weekly newspaper the Sopris Sun.