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Aspen Journalism Breaks Story of Spill at Marble Quarry

Heather Sackett / Aspen Journalism

Aspen Journalism reporter Heather Sackett broke the story of a 5500-gallon diesel spill that halted operations at the quarry in Marble for two months. The Yule quarry in Marble is a source of pride in the history of our region with local stone carved for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Lincoln Memorial and the Colorado State Capitol.

Gavin became one of the youngest station managers in public radio on February 1, 2017. He is a writer and producer with a passion for community media. Prior to starting at KDNK as news director in 2016, Gavin worked for national radio programs Alternative Radio with David Barsamian and Nonprofit Radio with Tony Martignetti along with local stations KGNU Boulder, KYRS Spokane, KRBX Boise, KAOS Olympia, and Air America Radio affiliate KPTK Seattle. His nonprofit management experience includes Open Media Foundation, where he led a government transparency team, and Common Frequency, where his policy advocacy supported dozens of noncommercial radio startups. Boulder Weekly, Raw Story, Austin American-Statesman, Boise Weekly, and The Sopris Sun have published his reporting. His TV credits include directing teams at Colorado Channel, crewing for Democracy Now!, and hosting on Free Speech TV. He graduated from the Evergreen State College in 2008 with a BA in media production and community organizing.
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