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.

Kathleen Shannon

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.

Neo Studio

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!

Carbondale Arts

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.

Carbondale Arts

Leah Potts is an Aspen-based watercolor artist, specializing in animals and pet portraits. She'll be having her first solo show at The Art Base early in 2021.

Carbondale Arts

Jesssie Chaney is a fine-art photographer working out of Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen. She's currently focused on photographing abandoned places. Meet other local artists here.

Carbondale Arts

Karen Alldredge, now based in Redstone, has been weaving traditional and functional baskets for 30 years. Meet more local artists here. 

Carbondale Arts

Esther Nooner is a photography-based artist, working at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Meet more 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.

Kathy Honea is a mixed media artist based in Basalt. Meet more local artists here.

Trae Story is a ceramicist specializing in sculpture and functional pottery. Meet more local artists here. 


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.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife

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.

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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. 

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In a series of demonstrations from Aspen to Basalt last week, local artists tried out a new medium: sculpting and painting in virtual reality. 

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.

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Have your ballot handy? Question 7A asks for a mill levy increase in the Colorado River Water Conservation District’s fifteen counties. For the full discussion, click here.

KDNK News reporter Kathleen Shannon interviews For Land's Sake host Bill Kight about the spirit of his show and views on the future of our public lands.

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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.

Grizzly Creek Fire incident Management Team

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.

Amore Realty

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.

Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees

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.

Bureau of Land Management

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.