Raleigh Burleigh

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Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the sweet backwaters of Satank and attended the Carbondale Community School then 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 led to the opportunity to serve his community as News Director. After briefly returning to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh is now drawing deeper into the rich soils of this confluence as Program Director at KDNK.

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After 12 years in Aspen, the Hudson Reed Ensemble is moving to Basalt. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with owner and founder Kent Reed about this year's Shakespeare in the Park Productions, taking place at Basalt Regional Library on July 12, 13, 14, 19, and 21 at 7pm.

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After 28 years as the voice of StarDate, Sandy Wood's 10,166th and final episode will air on Tuesday, July 16.

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Paonia activist Pete Kolbenschlag was awarded attorney fees by the Colorado Court of Appeals after being sued by oil and gas company SG Interests for his comment on a Post Independent article. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Pete about his victory and anti-SLAPP legislation that went into effect on July 1st.

Maureen and Zac are a mother and son sharing the journey of autism. Maureen is mother to four adopted children, a teacher and a counselor and Zac’s biggest advocate and fan.  Zac is a hard worker and a force for positivity and enthusiasm in his quiet, unassuming way.


For a second consecutive year, Marble celebrates its history with a self-guided walking tour that brings characters from the town's rich past to life. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Alex Menard, representing the museum and Marble Hub, on Express Yourself. The event runs from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, June 29th and concludes with a taco dinner at 5.

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Here’s your community calendar for Friday, June 28th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Orquesta Akokan at The Little Nell, click on the headline...

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Comedian Kevin Nealon, known for his time on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Weeds and films like Happy Gilmore and The Wedding Singer, spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself prior to performing at Belly Up Aspen.

Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission

Early next week, the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission meets to begin implementing changes in accordance with SB 181, signed into law in April. COGCC Assistant Director Julie Murphy described the changes to come at a recent Northwest Colorado Council of Governments Water Quality / Quantity Committee meeting.

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Alexandra and Anthony Jerkunica share with Raleigh Burleigh about Bonedale Ballet’s upcoming Summer Dance Camp on Express Yourself.

Roaring Fork Insight

Lisa Goddard founded Roaring Fork Insight to make meditation practices accessible and approachable for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to weekly practices in Carbondale and Aspen, Roaring Fork Insight offers a one-day silent meditation at Flying Dog Ranch on July 14.

Colorado State Beekeepers Association

On Saturday, June 8, the Colorado State Beekeepers Association hosts its Summer Bee College conference at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. To learn more, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with CSBA President and New Castle resident Ed Colby.

Rylan Jack's Story

Rylan loves looking for deer and elk, running, jumping, climbing and watching movies like Moana, Trolls, and Storks. He has autism and a sensory processing disorder. He is a non-verbal 3-year-old that his mom Kayla describes as “the most pure human being.” Kayla can’t imagine life without this vivacious child who has in her words “…taught us so much about love, acceptance, and kindness.”


Barbara Frota organizes a monthly series of ecstatic dances and potlucks called the Bonedale Boogie. The next dance is on Saturday, June 1, at Coredination & Bonedale Ballet from 7pm to 9pm.


The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund is bringing its Democracy School to Paonia in October. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lesandre Holiday of the group North Fork Valley Community Rights Advocates at the recent Community Fair and Solutions Expo in Paonia Town Park.

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Krista Gaudio launched GrowHands in January of 2019. This salt scrub is designed to remove plant resin from hands, although it also works to remove other substances. Krista's intention is to share this and other chemical-free products with as many people as possible to support a more sustainable future.

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Artists Savanna LaBauve, Stephanie Seguin and Eden Keil currently have work on display at The Launchpad's R2 Gallery. Raleigh Burleigh dropped by for another edition of From The Gallery on Express Yourself. Exhibits Linear // Planar and Yellow for Frances run through May 31 at The Launchpad.

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Sanctuary Unidos presents Refuge(e) and Vida En Santuario, two short films that reveal the hardship of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. Raleigh Burleigh spoke to filmmakers Sylvia Johnson and Laurel Smith about their work. The event is on May 29 at the Crystal Theatre at 5:30.


They recently formed a non-profit that aims to reduce light pollution and acquire designation as an International Dark Sky Community. Raleigh Burleigh interviewed organizer Aaron Watson among the sounds of Paonia's North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo. You will hear the North Fork Community Band performing in the background as well as the coal train.

Organizer Peter Kolbenschlag gives details about the North Fork Community Fair and Solutions Expo in Paonia Town Park. The event is in its 5th year and was previously called the Solar Fair and Permaculture Expo.

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Local nonprofit VOICES premiers The Women's Voices Project this weekend. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh met with Executive Director Renee Prince and performer Gabriella Alvarez-Espinoza about the concept. The Women’s Voices Project performs on May 10, 11 and 12 at the Thunder River Theatre at 7pm.


KDNK’s Megan Tackett and Raleigh Burleigh speak to local herbalist Sheridan Semple. Sheridan is offering a series of classes about our native plants and their medicinal uses in the Roaring Fork Valley. The first class is at True Nature on at May 11 at 2:30 with focus on evergreens.

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After a notable decline in the species' local presence, citizens of Carbondale seek to make the American Dipper its official town bird. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports...

Steve's Guitars presents Ladies in the Round with Natalie Spears and Ellie Barber of Pearl and Wood, as well as Lizzy Plotkin and Gillian Grogan. The show is on Friday, May 3rd at 8:30. The ladies graced KDNK with a preview during Express Yourself.


Filmmaker Peter Devlin joins KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the 2019 Montana Fishing Film Festival, showing at the Basalt Regional Library on May 3rd at 7pm.

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Valley Life for All is building inclusive communities, one voice at a time. Tim was 19 years old when he suffered a cervical spinal cord injury while skiing. This hasn't come between him and his love of being in nature. Inspired by organizations that helped him and opened his eyes to the positive side of life, he founded Return to Dirt, an organization that aims to make anyone backcountry capable.

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Residents of Carbondale are invited to provide feedback on proposed changes to Riverfront Park and the Weaver Ditch diversion. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more...

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Members of Carbondale’s Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist Church traveled to Denver Monday in support of The People’s Resolution, which seeks to improve state and federal immigration policy.

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KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh joins artists Will Gurley and Bobby Martin at The Launchpad where their work is on display. Both exhibits play with the notion of preservation and encroaching development. The artists host a special closing reception in conjunction with 5Point Film on April 26 from 5 to 6pm. Will Gurley also speaks about “The Art of Business” the following day at The Thunder River Theatre. The full schedule of community events related to 5Point is available here.

Aspen Ute Foundation

Aspen Ute Foundation's annual pow wow will be at Aspen High School this year with a new name and more activities than ever. Aspen Ute Foundation Founder Deanne Vitrac-Kessler, coordinator Anuk Bald Eagle, board member Karin Gieske and volunteer Bill Hildebrand joined Raleigh Burleigh on Express Yourself to talk about the Shining Mountains Pow Wow, at Aspen high School from 1pm to 10pm on April 13. Grand Entry is at 5pm.

Thunder River Theatre Company

Thunder River Theatre presents Bluenose, a pirate comedy for kids and adults, on April 12 and 19 at 6:30pm and on April 13 and 20 at 2pm. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with cast and crew about the show.