American West

Horsemanship Still a US Forest Service Tradition

Jun 3, 2021
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

In a world where technology promises more efficiency, the US Forest Service still relies on horses and mules for backcountry work. In late May, rangers from the White River National Forest got comfortable with a pack string of horses from Wyoming at the Gus Darien Arena. KDNK’s Halle Zander and Amy Hadden Marsh report.


A new study in the journal Science says that human-driven climate change is pushing the American West into a megadrought, and into its driest period in more than 400 years.


Christa Sadler on Explorer John Wesley Powell

Nov 13, 2018
courtesy photo

Explorer John Wesley Powell was the first white man to float the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon over 100 years ago. He's featured in a new book by Christa Sadler. She spoke with KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh last week.  Sadler talks about her book in Aspen Wednesday at 6 PM at the Pitkin County Commissioners room and at the Third Street Center Thursday at 6 PM. Both events are free. You can listen to the entire conversation by clicking here.