The Sopris Sun

Another week brings another wave of events and activities around Carbondale. Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett is joined by executive director of Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Andrea Stewart, Wes Boyd of Colorado Animal Rescue, and Kathy Karlo and Aisha Weinhold of No Man's Film Festival.

KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Paula Stepp, the Democratic challenger, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.

Stephani Askew

Host Diane Johnson receives her first ever ukulele lesson with Stephani Askew, artist, educator, muscian, creative director of the Redstone Art Center and leader of the Redstone Ukeladies.


Diana Alcantara pasó por KDNK para compartir con la audiencia de Charlando con Crystal los detalles sobre una clase que enseña cocinar comida sana y regala a las familias que participan vegetales locales para llevar a la casa.

Paula Stepp, quien está corriendo para el puesto de comisionada en el Condado de Garfield con el partido demócrata, nos comparte su respuesta sobre si estaría a favor de que el Condado de Garfield fuera un condado sanctuario.

KDNK’s new Spanish-language news host Crystal Mariscal recently interviewed Garfield County Commissioner candidates Paula Stepp and Tom Jankovsky. Here, Jankovsky, the Republican incumbent, responds to a question about diverse representation in government. The full interview is available here.


Host Bill Kight speaks with Dr. John Hausdoerffer, the dean of the School of Environment & Sustainability at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison.

Sustainable Settings

Sustainable Settings celebrates 21 years with the Harvest Festival this Saturday, September 15. Brook LeVan stopped by KDNK to share about the event. A pair of tickets to Sustainable Setting’s Harvest Festival will be drawn from a pool of KDNK monthly donors to be given away this Friday during the Wild Rumpus show.

Courtesy Terry Hancock, Grand Mesa Observatory

The Grand Mesa Observatory on Purdy Mesa has been in operation for about a year. Now, it’s home to one of a dozen telescopes around the world that make up the US Air Force Academy’s Falcon Telescope Network. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Terry Hancock, director of the GMO, to find out more. Click here to see more astro-photography from GMO.

KDNK's board of directors meet for the next monthly meeting on Monday, September 17th at 5:30pm at 76 South 2nd Street, Carbondale, CO 81623. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda is available here and posted in the front hall of the station. 

North Fork Valley Hosts Rise For Climate Action

Sep 10, 2018
Raleigh Burleigh

On Saturday, September 8, a crowd gathered in Paonia Town Park in coordination with Rise For Climate actions across the globe. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Commenting on the Bureau of Land Management’s environmental assessment for the remaining North Fork parcels ends Tuesday, September  11. Rally for the Valley is on Sunday, September 16, at Delicious Orchards in Hotchkiss from 4 to 7pm. Carpooling is encouraged.

After nearly 20 years as a fine furniture maker in the Roaring Fork Valley, Brad Reed Nelson stretches into new territory with an exhibit at the ArtBase in Basalt that features site-specific installations rather than his furniture. KDNK’s Luke Nestler spoke to Brad about his furniture and his show at the ArtBase, which opens with a reception next Friday, September 14 at the Charles Wyly Gallery at 5pm.

The Bureau of Land Management has removed more than 5,000 acres in the North Fork Valley from the December oil and gas lease sale. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Dennis Webb, reporter for the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel.

Bill Kight

Bill Kight once worked for the Forest Service protecting sacred indigenous sites. Here, he shares with Gwen Garcelon his perspective on fire and relationship to place.

The Sopris Sun

For this week's show, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by frequent contributor Justin Patrick, sharing about his most recent article on Wilderness Workshop's summer hiking series, and Paul Shaffer of All Valley Boxing.

Physicians for a National Health Program

On Thursday, September 6, Physicians for a National Health Program screens Fix It: Healthcare at The Tipping Point at Carbondale’s Third Street Center. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with retired neurosurgeon George Bohmfalk about why he advocates for a single-payer healthcare system.

Jody Guralnick Creates Art Inspired by Fungi

Sep 5, 2018
Jody Guralnick

Artist Jody Guralnick's show The Fifth Kingdom is inspired by the intricate networks of growth and decay that pattern our world. Here she joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about her work.

Cónsul de El Salvador viene a El Jebel este sabado

Sep 5, 2018
El Salvador

El 8 de septiembre, José Manual Castillo, el cónsul general de El Salvador viene de Aurora, Colorado, a las oficinas de English in Action en El Jebel para ayudar a los salvadoreños con transmites de 8am - 4pm.

Leadville Main Street


The Leadville Main Street Program’s mission is to beautify Harrison Avenue. This Saturday the group will raise funds by selling clever lamps. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with project manager Destinee Lukianoff to learn more about the fundraiser this Saturday, September 8, at the Historic Tabor Opera House beginning at 5pm.

Paul D Miller is a multimedia artist and author better known as DJ Spooky. Station manager Gavin Dahl talks with him in the studio at KDNK about his new record Phantom Dancehall and his forthcoming book Digital Fictions.

Summer Rogers and Lori Spencer talk sports massage on a Weight Off Your Shoulders.

Carbondale Rotary Club

This First Friday, the Carbondale Rotary Club presents the first ever Running of the Balls fundraiser. Club President Alan Cole shared details with Sopris Sun reporter Megan Tackett on KDNK’s Everything Under the Sun. Everything Under the Sun airs on Thursdays at 4pm.

The Gallagher Amendment was added to the state constitution 36 years ago to protect property owners from rising values. Now, it’s become a thorn in the side of some legislators, like Bob Rankin, who represents Colorado’s 57th District and who would like to see it repealed. He recently spoke with KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh about the amendment and its impacts on rural communities.

Dr. Will Bledsoe

Dr. Will Bledsoe explains how a Restorative Way can put into people’s hands the practices and skills for right relationship. For part 2, click here.

Colorado River District

With increasing demand on the Colorado River, water managers are considering the looming possibility of a compact call. This would require the upper basin to assure, by any means necessary, the delivery of 7.5 million acre feet of water to the lower basin states. Last week, the Colorado River District hosted an online webinar to assure the West Slope that such a scenario would most likely take years to unfold. Here, general manager Andy Mueller discusses what’s being done. For Andy Mueller's discussion of the changing conditions on the Colorado River and the potential for adaptation, follow the headline. For the full webinar, click here. The Colorado River District’s annual seminar is on Friday, September 14, in Grand Junction. Tickets and a detailed agenda are here.

Valley Life for All

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Camy was born with a chromosomal syndrome that results in developmental and emotional delays in some areas. The biggest challenge for Camy is the huge peaks and valleys in what she can do. We can all relate to the challenge of facing our own fears that she talks about in her story. Camy gives us a good pep-talk about overcoming our own challenges! More information about the Inclusion Campaign is available here.

Sandy Boyd

Jimmie Benedict is president of the Redstone Art Foundation board. She spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh this week about the 23rd Redstone Art Show taking place this weekend.

Corey Hutchins

Colorado’s Secretary of State Office has until September 5 to determine what initiative petitions received enough signatures to be included on the November ballot. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about the measures so far.

courtesy photo

Bob Rankin represents Colorado's 57th District in the state house. He dropped by the KDNK studio last week. In this clip, he talks to Amy Hadden Marsh about why a single geographic rating area for health insurers is good for Colorado.

Mental health clinician Cory Barrett with the state of Colorado discusses healthy development, inclusivity, and positive relationships with teenage interns from Garfield County PREP.