Kathleen Shannon

News Reporter, All Things Considered Host & DJ

Kathleen Shannon aka "Killa Kath" is a volunteer DJ, news reporter, and a host of All Things Considered and KDNK's Local Newscast.

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A local Latino advocacy group vaccinated hundreds of mostly-Latino people at its COVID-19 clinic in Glenwood Springs earlier this month. KDNK reports on the group’s outreach strategies and why they work.

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The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association wants to get the Crystal River designated as Wild and Scenic. But, some Marble residents are wary of the federal label. Here's more from CVEPA's president, John Armstrong.

Carbondale Historical Society

KDNK and the Carbondale Historical Society collaborated to revive some historic voices! The late Mary Ferguson hosted "This I Remember" on KDNK in the '80s and '90s.



Holy Cross Energy announced this week a partnership with Colorado Mountain College and Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, Ameresco. Vice President of Power Supply and Programs at HCE, Steve Buening, talks about the solar project.

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At Marble’s Town Meeting April 1, the years-long conversation about ATV overuse continued. The Lead King Loop working group gave an update from its members, which represent every level of government involved in the Marble area. Still, not all attendees left the meeting satisfied.

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During the March 23rd meeting, the Carbondale Board of Trustees wrestled with a big agenda item: how to handle traffic on Main Street while the pandemic lingers on.

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The town of Marble has been getting...louder. And off-highway vehicles, better known as ATVs, are to blame. Marble town administrator Ron Leach spoke with KDNK about the issue.

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April and May is the time to get on top of your weed management plan. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports on local efforts to reduce weeds without using chemicals.

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Phoenix-based permaculturalist Greg Peterson compares notes from his urban one-third acre with host Jerome Osentowski at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute. Greg also hosts a podcast.


In late February, the Roaring Fork Conservancy hosted a virtual discussion on the Grizzly Creek Wildfire about post-fire watershed response.


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Express Yourself features KDNK logo competition winner Georgia Ackerman, artist Marcia Weese , and Boulder-based ceramic artist Heather Hillard. Cody Lee spins some of the freshest tunes and we feature Basalt Library's Bach Bash musicians Sarah Graf, Brittni Brown, and Susan Nicholson. 

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Valley Settlement has welcomed changes in the last month including a new location and Executive Director. Maria Tarajano Rodman spoke with KDNK about stepping into that role.

City of Glenwood Springs

Jonathan Godes has served as Mayor of Glenwood Springs for four years and is uncontested on the ballot to retain his seat on City Council. The Mayor’s office is appointed by Council. Godes speaks with KDNK's Kathleen Shannon about his tenure and important city issues. Click the headline to find the full conversation.

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Ingrid Wussow is a fifth-generation local who was appointed to Glenwood Springs City Council in October, 2020. She's running uncontested in the upcoming City election to retain her seat as the Ward 2 Representative.  Click on this post to hear the longer conversation.

Bureau of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management recently approved the Buffalo Horn land exchange for thousands of acres in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. Local nonprofit and land exchange watchdog Colorado Wild Public Lands is protesting the decision.

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Plastic has been around for a century and its environmental impacts are getting more severe. Hear from plasic experts on a recent Roaring Fork Conservancy panel about this big problem and local entrepreneur Peter Arlein about one small solution.


Local wilderness advocacy organizations recently helped launch a new national project: "People, Public Lands, and Climate Collaborative." Hear more from Beatriz Soto, Director of Defiende Nuestra Tierra at Carbondale-based Wilderness Workshop.


In Garfield County, 28% of the population is Hispanic, but that group represents 38% of confirmed COVID-19 cases. A group of local Hispanic community members was one of six across the country that gave input used at the National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine, presented by the Centers of Disease Control this week.

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said on February 18 that COVID-19 vaccine supplies may increase in coming weeks with potential new manufacturers.

Several Democrats have already announced their candidacy in the 2022 race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District. Colin Wilhelm is among them and is now on a listening tour of the region.

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As more people become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, Roaring Fork Valley hospitals are adapting their systems and procedures for vaccine clinics. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with hospitals from Aspen to Rifle about what works and what doesn't.

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The Carbondale Board of Trustees on Tuesday, February 9 passed the major site plan review for Carbondale Center Place, designated to replace the Sopris Shopping Center. Discussion focused on traffic patterns, energy efficiency and affordability. Here's more.

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The Roaring Fork Internet Users Group, also known as rof.net, shuttered its virtual doors in January this year. Here's more on local internet service providers dealing--or not dealing--with increased demand.  

KVNF's Kate Redmond celebrates the Bosnian holiday of Imbolc: the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. She speaks with local Claire Noone about her work with Balkan weavers who are also asylum-seekers. Kate also speaks with Dr. Danica Anderson, activist, social scientist and author of Blood and Honey.

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On January 12, the National Weather Service issued a six day flood warning in Carbondale after a major ice jam released on the Roaring Fork River. Christina Medved, Director of Community Outreach at Roaring Fork Conservancy, explains the science.

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Carbondale Arts' 42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show opened Friday, January 22. Gallery manager Brian Colley takes listeners on an audio walk-through of the exhibit and even flashes a black light in the rave corner!

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The sport of Nordic skiing is having its heyday this winter. Its rise in popularity coupled with the burning down of a Fischer Sports factory means local retailers are struggling to keep up with increased demand for gear.

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Carbondale’s Planning & Zoning Committee held a meeting on January 14. The main event was a continued Major Site Plan Review of the controversial Carbondale Center Place, designed to replace the Sopris Shopping Center.

Garfield County Public Library District

Garfield County Public Libraries recently announced a new policy: they’ve permanently eliminated charges for overdue materials. The Libraries’ new Collections Manager, Whitney Jordan, says that late fees can be a barrier for patrons. Studies show eliminating those fees increases library participation.

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Enjoy an audio collage of the unique content on KDNK's airwaves this year, including live original music, love letters to KDNK, new Mountain Fair traditions, bloopers, voices you know and love, and some dude with a French accent(?). From everyone at KDNK, thanks for keeping our community resilient and our airwaves wacky. Happy New Year!