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Local Philanthropist Jim Calaway Passes Away

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It was announced on Wednesday that philanthropist-businessman Jim Calaway, whose contributions to the Roaring Fork Valley are too numerous to count, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday night at the age of 87. Services will be held in January and announced by the Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist church of which Calaway was a devoted member.

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.