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Join KDNK for the Chili & Cornbread Cookoff on Saturday, March 16th.

Inclusion Campaign: Meet Josh and Rick Chavez

Strawberry Shortcut

This summer would have marked the Strawberry Shortcut’s 43rd year. Although it’s been canceled, or maybe postponed, it’s good to remember what the Shortcut has done for community members with disabilities and for the Special Olympics. Josh Chavez and his family have been one of the larger sponsors of the Strawberry Shortcut since 2000, when Josh ran his first race at age three. You can read more about Josh and the Strawberry Shortcut here.

Local nonprofit Valley Life for All is working to build inclusive communities where people of all abilities belong and contribute. Request a training or join the conversation at www.valleylifeforall.org or #voicability4all.

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.
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