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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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!
Arts Through It All reminds Roaring Fork Valley residents of its incredible community of artists. Sam Stableford is a 12-year-old Carbondale-based hip-hop dancer working with Dance Initiative and teaching classes for young dancers. Meet other local artists here.
On November 19, the The Roaring Fork Valley chapter of the US Green Building Council hosted a webinar on creating energy resiliency in the Valley. Speakers from Sunsense Solar, CORE, and Holy Cross Energy spoke on new technologies being used to optimize solar energy.
Coloradans passed Proposition 114 on November 3, but by only a narrow margin. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon talks to someone on each side of the campaigning efforts about the results and their plans going forward.
The Trump administration delisted gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act across most of the U.S. on October 29 but the species still holds endangered status in Colorado. Prop. 114, a statewide ballot question, asks for a gray wolf reintroduction plan by 2023. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon has more.
Today on STOKED, host Kathleen Shannon hits the bike park with local mountain bike legend Kazzy Saito, of Zen Bike Works. They chat about his pro racing history, how he started his mobile mechanic business, and why he's so hooked on biking.
A study from the Pew Research Center shows that one-third of U.S. voters are not confident about how mail-in ballots are tallied. But, at a recent election judge training, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico said the County has checks and balances in place to ensure an accurate count.
Now that the wildfires near the Roaring Fork and Grand River Valleys are either mostly or entirely contained, these communities have new burn scars to deal with. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon recently explored a more mature scar to get a sense of what’s to come.
Over the past two decades, most of Colorado’s wildfires lit up in the months of June and July. This year? The state saw six fires spark in August, half of which set records in size. To learn more, KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with the Colorado State Climatologist and Director of Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University, Russ Schumacher.
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.
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.
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.