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.

Aspen Community Foundation

The cost of housing has been rising in the Roaring Fork Valley. For some locals already dealing with housing insecurity, COVID-19 was a tipping point. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon reports on a new effort to connect those people to assistance.

Montana Livestock Loss Board

Colorado Parks and Wildlife held its third education session about Gray Wolf reintroduction on June 16, focused on wolf-livestock damange minimization and compensation.

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Summertime in Marble means more traffic on the Lead King Loop. The White River National Forest is starting a safety assessment of the area this summer. Hear more from Aspen-Sopris District Ranger, Kevin Warner.

Garfield Clean Energy

June is Colorado's bike month! KDNK learns more from Zuleika Pevec: Clean Energy Programs Coordinator for Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), which also manages events for Garfield Clean Energy, or GCE.

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Earlier this month, volunteer crews broke ground on a new connection between Red Hill and Sutey Ranch just outside Carbondale. And, with more people visiting the area than ever, some existing trails need work. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with members of the Red Hill Council and other local trail stewardship groups to learn more.

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In Colorado, abortion access for patients on Medicaid has been limited. But, the General Assembly passed a bill May 11th changing that. Jack Teter, Regional Director of Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, explains.

Pitkin County

Months of back and forth about a lease through Pitkin County Open Space and Trails came to an end at the Board of County Commissioners meeting May 12.

In March, the Aspen Community Foundation launched a new program in the Roaring Fork Valley that’s designed to help locals navigate financial and other setbacks brought on by COVID-19.

Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association

Volunteers are breaking ground this week on a Carbondale trail that will create a new access point to the Red Hill recreation area from Sutey Ranch. This one is designed with mountain bikers in mind.

Nancy Shanks

The $2.8 million project is planned across five sites between Carbondale and the top of McClure Pass. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon got the details from the project's Public Information Manager, Nancy Shanks.

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Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers were at the Hanging Lake Trail media event last week. KDNK caught up with Education Director, Ben Sherman, and Communications and Engagement Manager, Jacob Baker. Garfield County Public Libraries will host a Grizzly Creek Fire Virtual Townhall Thursday, May 13, at 6pm.

Hanging Lake Trail Ready to Rock

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KDNK's Kathleen Shannon and Halle Zander hit the trail for a special sneak peek of the hike before it reopens.

Will Grandbois

Colorado saw more drug overdose deaths in 2020 than any year on record, dating back to 1975. Glenwood Springs resident Maggie Seldeen founded a new nonprofit to reduce overdoses locally. The group's currently in its education phase.

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Phoenix-based permaculturalist Greg Peterson returns to Living Permaculture to get into the gnitty gritty of what grows in his garden, when, and for how long. Plus, Greg and Jerome get philosophical.

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Some attendees at Michael Francisco's 4th scheduled hearing stood outside Carbondale Town Hall, holding signs that read "Drop the Charges." KDNK spoke with a few of them.

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Carbondale’s Promenade Park, behind Town Hall, has a new installation: the cross-section of a 120-year-old tree. Hear from the man behind the project, John S. Williams, who’s also on the Carbondale Historical Society’s Board of Directors. 

Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources

Colorado Mountain College hosted a recent continuing education talk about fire, but with a unique perspective: it was less about why wildfires are worsening, and more about the decisive actions communities can take to protect themselves from those fires.

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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.

Jon Kovash

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.

Steve Anthony

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.