Raleigh Burleigh

News Director

Raleigh Burleigh is a born local. Raised in the sweet backwaters of Satank, he attended the Carbondale Community School and later Roaring Fork High School. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile for a year before his graduation in 2011. Raleigh then attended Colorado Mountain College, building his associate degree first online from California, then across the Roaring Fork Valley and finally at the Leadville campus. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America for the following year. Having returned to Carbondale to recollect himself, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which has led to this golden opportunity to serve his community as news director while drawing deeper into the rich soils of this confluence. News story suggestions are welcomed and appreciated at news@kdnk.org.

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Democrat Jovan Melton is being asked by his party to resign from his role as representative of Colorado’s 41st District. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh is joined by CPR’s Bente Birkeland.

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Self-taught mycologist Matthew Rader founded Toadstool Traditions to study the role that mushrooms and fungi play in our diets and our ecosystems. Here he discusses his work with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh.


In recognition of October as domestic violence awareness month, Response has organized a storytelling event on Thursday, October 18 at The Wheeler Opera House. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with executive director Shannon Meyer to learn more.

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Crystal nos aconseja cómo tener precaución durante el invierno en el caso de que uno llega a estar atrapado con su auto.

Living in the Future's Past

This Thursday, October 11, Carbondale’s Crystal Theatre will feature one of the first public screenings of Jeff Bridge’s new climate documentary Living in the Future’s Past thanks to local nonprofit Solar Rollers. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh caught up with Solar Rollers founder and director Noah Davis to learn more.


Dana Hersh Don and Carin Lockhart lead Clarify Your Energy, a weekend retreat hosted by True Nature Healing Arts and Avalanche Ranch on October 25, 26, 27 and 28. Dana spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about her work and about the retreat.

Neither Wolf Nor Dog

The first-ever Shining Mountains Film Festival features the Aspen premier of Neither Wolf Nor Dog on Monday, October 8. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with director Steven Lewis Simpson about his adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn and the experience of working with the late Chief Dave Bald Eagle.

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Rounding out this week’s coverage of 2018 ballot issues, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson about why the Town recently passed a resolution opposing Amendment 74 which would require state and local governments to compensate private property owners when laws or regulations reduce the “fair market value” of their private property. Any listeners interested in voicing support for Amendment 74 may contact: news@kdnk.org.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Los osos se preparan por el invierno comiendo hasta 20 horas por dia. Charlando con Crystal nos recuerde las precauciones que debe tomar.

Crystal Mariscal

Como octubre es el mes para crear consciencia sobre la violencia doméstica, Jacqueline de Achaval, Coordinadora Bilingue de Response, visito a KDNK para traer consciencia a la audiencia de Charlando con Crystal.

Raleigh Burleigh

RFTA announced on Tuesday, October 2, that a federal grant will help to replace several aging rapid transit buses. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports...

Carbondale Community School

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Michael Hayes, executive director of Compass for Lifelong Discovery.



Local youth advocacy nonprofit YouthZone has departed from their longtime fundraiser, the annual Kiss ‘N Squeal, to explore a talent showcase for participants of the program. The Ascent Showcase is on Wednesday, October 3 at the Temporary, from 6 to 8 pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports…

Aspen Ute Foundation

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Deanne Vitrac-Kessler sharing about the Aspen Ute Foundation and Shining Mountains Film Festival.

Christie Henderson

Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Christie Henderson moved to Aspen in 1999 for the ski season and never left. Her compassion for mental health began in June of 2015 when a friend made a call to the HOPEline (1 - 970 - 925 - 5858) and she credits the Hope Center with saving her life. In September 2017 she became the Outreach Coordinator. Christie shares her story openly to help others know they are not alone and it is okay to reach out.


KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program represented by executive director Beth Wyong.

Dawn Dexter

Former Carbondale residents Ellie Davis and Dawn Dexter recenty returned from the U.S. Mexico border. They shared stories from the journey with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. Resources for helping refugees are available here.

Aspen Hope Center


KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Aspen Hope Center, presented by outreach coordinator Christie Henderson.

Colorado Succeeds

Last week, Carbondale Middle School received statewide recognition for its service to local students. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Principal Jennifer Lamont to learn more.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Francisco Nevarez-Burgueño, Program Director for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Folklórico.

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with LIFT-UP represented by acting executive director Debbie Wilde.

Carbondale Arts

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joined by Amy Kimberly, executive director at Carbondale Arts.

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Leadville’s historic Tabor Opera House has been chosen among 19 other historic sites in the country to compete for a 2018 Partners in Preservation Grant. The campaign kick-off party is this Friday at 6pm at the Tabor Opera House. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Leadville Mainstreet Program manager Destinee Lukianoff. People can vote up to 5 times per day through October 26 at this link.

Potato Day 2018

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewing Sue Gray, Board President for the Carbondale Historical Society.


KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Spotlight continues with Adelaide Waters and Beth Shoemaker sharing with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh about Women’s Forum.

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Last Thursday, Western Colorado Independent Voters hosted a candidate forum for Colorado House District 57 candidates Bob Rankin and Colin Wilhelm. The most contention topic of the evening was Proposition 112, the 2500 foot setback initiative. This clip begins with Representative Rankin, the Republican incumbent. Audio of the full hour is available here.

Diane Orlov

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with Diane Orlov, introducing the Angel of Hope Mosaic Project.

Charlando con Crystal

Amy Taylor, miembro de la comisión de KDNK, llamó durante Charlando con Crystal para compartir su gratitud por el programa informativo en español.

Crystal Mariscal

Crystal Mariscal presentadora de Charlando con Crystal anuncia durante la programa que fue eligida la noche anterior para servir en City Council de New Castle como la primera latina con este puesto en esa ciudad.

True Nature Healing Arts

True Nature Healing Arts is hosting a screening of National Geographic’s Gender Revolution on Thursday, September 20, in the Kiva at 5:30pm. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Deva Shantay to learn more.