Gavin Dahl

Gavin became one of the youngest station managers in public radio on February 1, 2017. He  is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. Prior to starting at KDNK as news director in 2016, Gavin worked for national radio programs Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and Nonprofit Radio with Tony Martignetti along with local stations KGNU Boulder, KYRS Spokane, KRBX Boise, KAOS Olympia, and Air America Radio affiliate KPTK Seattle. His nonprofit management experience includes Open Media Foundation, where he led a government transparency team, and Common Frequency, where his policy advocacy supported dozens of noncommercial radio startups. Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Austin American-Statesman, Boise Weekly, and The Sopris Sun have published his reporting. His TV credits include directing teams at Colorado Channel, crewing for Democracy Now!, and hosting on Free Speech TV. He graduated from the Evergreen State College in 2008 with a BA in media production and community organizing. 


Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, October 11th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive includes additional material from today's morning show.

Roaring Fork Conservancy

Roaring Fork Conservancy is one of the largest watershed organizations in Colorado. The 501c3 nonprofit was founded in 1996 so this year is their 20th anniversary. News director Gavin Dahl visited with Watershed Action Director Heather Lewin at their office in Basalt to learn about their 2016 Voters Guide to Water Issues in the Roaring Fork Watershed, now available around the region.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. This archive also includes other relevant material from our local and regional coverage today.


Here’s your community calendar for Indigenous People’s Day, Monday, October 10th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, October 8th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.


Here’s your community calendar for First Friday, October 7th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Denver-based Associated Press reporter Sadie Gurman published a major national investigation into police database abuse last week, along with AP's justice department reporter Eric Tucker. Officers across the country have routinely misused confidential databases to get information having nothing at all to do with daily police work, on romantic partners, neighbors and politicians.  

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 on Morning Edition.



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Here’s your community calendar for Thursday, October 6th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

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Tonight in Aspen at the Limelight Hotel Lounge, Aspen Next Generation Advisory Commission and Aspen Young Professionals host an election event, featuring Pitkin County Commissioner candidates and representatives of local and statewide ballot questions. KDNK’s Gavin Dahl spoke to Skippy Mesirow, chair of Aspen NextGen, to get a feel for the event.  

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Here is part two of our interview with senate candidate Emily Tracy, focused on education, rural broadband and campaign finance.  Colorado’s General Assembly is made up of 65 House members and 35 Senators. Each state senator represents approximately 123,000 people for a term of four years. Carbondale and all of Garfield County are in Senate District 8, represented by State Senator Randy Baumgardner, a Republican. He is running for reelection but has ignored KDNK’s request for an interview. 

Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate Tuesday night. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, is live annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact check from NPR reporters and editors.

Follow highlights of the debate in NPR's updating news story at npr.org.

On this year’s ballot, voters in Carbondale, Silt, Parachute and Garfield County will decide whether or not to opt out of restrictions on local government control over high speed Internet. Blake Mobley is IT Director for Rio Blanco County. Blake talks with Matt McBrayer and Gavin Dahl about Rio Blanco’s own ballot initiative, and the county’s decision to invest in infrastructure that is now delivering gigabit fiber to homes and businesses in Rangely and Meeker.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.


Colorado’s General Assembly is made up of 65 House members and 35 Senators. Each state senator represents approximately 123,000 people for a term of four years. Carbondale and all of Garfield County are in Senate District 8, represented by State Senator Randy Baumgardner, a Republican. He is running for reelection but has ignored KDNK’s request for an interview. Today you’ll hear from his opponent, Democrat Emily Tracy.

Carbondale-based charity Tom's Door celebrates 15 years helping families in the Roaring Fork Valley with a party this evening at the Barn at River Valley Ranch. See their posting on KDNK's calendar page for details.


Here’s your community calendar for Saturday October 1st, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.  

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition. 


Here’s your community calendar for Monday, September 26th, underwritten by the Mount Sopris Rotary Club, meeting every Thursday at noon at Mi Casita in Carbondale. Rotary, service above self.

Amy Hadden Marsh

On Thursday night, September 22nd, Colorado Wild Public Lands hosted a candidate forum featuring a dozen candidates seeking to represent the area on county commissions, in the state legislature and in Congress. Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Conservancy co-presented and KDNK setup and ran the audio. Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Post Independent, moderated. Over 150 people attended.

Ryan Summerlin

On this week’s news brief our guest is Ryan Summerlin, reporter for the Post Independent. His recent article "Colorado River Faces Flood of Challenges" was a reportback on the Annual Water Seminar in Grand Junction hosted by the Colorado River District. This year's keynote speaker was Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica, who KDNK interviewed last month about his series Killing the Colorado.

Rachel Chanoff is Director of Programming for Aspen Filmfest, underway now through Sunday. I caught up with her yesterday by phone in between screenings to get a feel for the 38th annual Filmfest. The Crystal Theatre in Carbondale screens festival films Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

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