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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With the state and local mask ordinances, you may not be noticing the new faces in town. But, there are some. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports.

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While the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek Fires continue to grow in size, what about the smoke they're creating? Well, that can’t be measured in acres. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more.


The Grizzly Creek Fire has scorched close to 30,000 acres and, as of Sunday afternoon, is 30% contained. Interstate 70 through the Glenwood Canyon has been closed for over a week due to the fire. No Name homes have stood empty and locals have been worried about Hanging Lake. Earlier this week, KDNK reporter Kathleen Shannon and News Director Amy Hadden Marsh got a tour of the western end of the Canyon, including a glimpse of the Hanging Lake trailhead. Here's their report.

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The Town of Carbondale Planning and Zoning Commission met August 13 for a virtual hearing regarding a proposed development project along Highway 133. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has the details.


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Animal-lovers living near the flames may need to evacuate livestock and pets. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more on downvalley resources for animals in need.

Hunger Free Colorado

You’ve probably heard of EBT--the electronic transfer system for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP Program. But, did you know there’s pandemic-EBT? KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon got the details from Anya Rose, Public Policy Manager at Hunger Free Colorado. 

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Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, or RFTA, reinstated fare collection and front-door passenger boarding August 1st. Both practices had been suspended since late March due to COVID-19. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has this report.


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The Carbondale Board of Trustees met Tuesday June 30 for a special meeting to address traffic changes on Main Street. Here’s more from KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon.


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The Carbondale Pool and Rec Center have both reopened this month, though there’s been some rearranging due to COVID-19. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon visited both facilities to learn more. Here's Community Center and Recreation Programs Manager Jessi Rochel.


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The discovery of a newly-built road in a designated Roadless Area brought protesters to the Paonia district office of the Gunnison National Forest. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports.

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Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25th, protests across the nation have spurred conversations about police brutality. Minneapolis may dismantle the police department, and the mayor of Los Angeles is canceling planned budget increases for that city’s department. But, policing looks different in small, rural communities. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling and his soon-to-be replacement Lieutenant Kirk Wilson about the town's police department - it's past and future. Here's the 2-part conversation.

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The Mt. Sopris Montessori Preschool reopened in Carbondale last week with some new COVID-19 protocols. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon checked in with director Kira Kearsey to see how it’s going. 


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Governor Jared Polis gave Colorado restaurants the green light to reopen last week. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Nikki Foust, general manager of Phat Thai in Carbondale, about the new indoor dining experience.

 


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The BLM is trying a different land management method on its recently-acquired Sutey Ranch in Carbondale. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more on the story.


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Hair salons are now back in business under Colorado’s “Safer at Home” phase. Fiore Salon in Carbondale was closed for six weeks before reopening on May 4th and resuming operations at 50% capacity. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with co-owner Lauren Duncan about recent business.


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As Colorado moves into the “Safer at Home” phase, businesses and offices are tiptoeing into unknown territory. In the coming weeks, we’ll be hearing from those who are adapting to COVID-19 policies in the workplace. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon recently spoke with Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington about operations at Town Hall.


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The U.S. Forest Service last week issued its final decision for a regional logging project, which has been reduced in size from the original proposal by more than 9,000 acres. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Matt Reed of High Country Conservation Advocates about the shift.


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Since the onset of COVID-19 and amidst so much crisis, it has felt crass to be thinking about hope. It is, however, a word we use all the time. "I hope it's sunny tomorow." "I hope there's ice cream in the freezer." Hope seems to be part of the farbic of humanity, but what does it really mean in this greater sense? What does hope look like during a pandemic?

 

Hear reflections on hope from local community and spiritual leaders including Lisa Goddard of Roaring Fork Insight; Reverend Laurie Bushbaum of Two Rivers Universialist Unitarian; Rabbi Emily Segal of the Aspen Jewish Congregation; Eaden Shantay of True Nature Healing Arts; and Carol Grace, licensed marriage and family therapist.

 

 

TRTC

Thunder River Theatre debuts the virtual ExtravaGala variety show Thursday night. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Executive Artistic Director Corey Simpson about the production.

The Carbondale Emergency Task Force is partnering with Roaring Fork Family Practice to launch an advance directives service and awareness campaign promoting health care planning during the COVID-19 global health pandemic. For more on what that means, KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Dr. Gary Knauss and the task force health lead Ryn Calhoon.

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife is encouraging citizen scientists to observe the night skies during International Dark Sky Week. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with the CPW’s Citizen Science Technician Audrey Spencer.

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Making life-or-death decisions for others is not a task to be taken lightly. But, Colorado’s state crisis plans include the assembly of triage teams in the case that hospitals become overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.

The Colorado Oil and Gas Commission will hold a virtual hearing Monday to assess a more than $18 million fine on oil and gas operator Kerr-McGee in connection with the 2017 explosion in Firestone.

Colorado appears to be competing with the Federal government for ventilators. The Denver Post reports Governor Jared Polis told CNN that just as the state was making a deal with a manufacturer for an order of 500 ventilators, the Federal Emergency Management Agency swooped in and bought the machines.