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Josiah Utsch Dedicates Life to Saving Endangered Nautilus

savethenautilus.com

Josiah Utsch, a senior at Colorado Rocky Mountain School, is dedicated to raising awareness about the nautilus, an ancient, shelled species related to the squid and octopus. Despite having survived several mass extinctions over 500 million years, the nautilus is now in danger of disappearing.  Josiah gave a presentation to students at Basalt Middle School about his nonprofit Save the Nautilus on Thursday, December 6. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewed him shortly after that presentation.

Raleigh Burleigh was raised in the historic floodplanes of Satank. The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsored him as a youth ambassador to Chile the year before his graduation from Roaring Fork High School. He studied International Affairs and Journalism at the University of Colorado, Boulder then applied those studies traveling throughout South America the following year. Returning to Carbondale thereafter, Raleigh acquired an internship with KDNK News which led to the opportunity to serve as News Director from 2017 to 2019. After another trip to South America in early 2019, Raleigh Burleigh drew deeper into the confluence as Program Director at KDNK. Raleigh now serves on KDNK's board of directors and as editor of Carbondale's weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun.