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Basalt's edible public permaculture food forest is abundant with fruits and vegetables for the taking. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh shares this audio postcard from a recent planting trip with Sustainable Settings.

Unofficial election results for Basalt and Carbondale’s municipal elections are in. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

Basalt Chamber of Commerce

The entire state of Colorado is now under a stay at home order, but the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been felt for weeks. In response, organizations up and down the valley have been coordinating to respond to the crisis. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Kris Mattera, Executive Director of the Basalt Chamber of Commerce about the role the chamber is playing to help small businesses and provide a hub of online information for the community.

Lucas Turner

This membership drive, KDNK wants to hear from you! Please consider joining us at one of many outreach events throughout the Roaring Fork Valley this month. We will be renewing and adding members with all of the newest schwag, including t-shirts with News Director Lucas Turner's featured logo design.

Saturday Community Calendar

Feb 1, 2020
Iron Fly Competition

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, February 1st, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like the 5th Annual Iron Fly Competition at The Tipsy Trout in Basalt, click on the headline.

 


The public drop-off recycling center in Willits will close for good at the end of January. Now Basalt staff and Trustees are considering alternative options. KDNK's Lucas Turner has the story.

 

Saturday Community Calendar

Oct 5, 2019
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Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, October 4, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, announcing their bi-annual customer appreciation event today with tastings from noon to 5. For the list of today's events, like Pumpkin Jazz in Basalt, click on the headline.

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Basalt Town Council and Carbondale trustees Tuesday night voted unanimously to oppose the Mid-Continent Limestone Quarry expansion in Glenwood Springs. KDNK’s Lucas Turner attended the Carbondale meeting.

Glenwood Springs mayor Pro-tem Shelley Kaup, Councilor Paula Stepp, and City Manager Debra Figueroa presented to Carbondale trustees prior to the vote.

Basalt Forms a 2019 Master Plan

Apr 24, 2019
Basalt Chamber of Commerce

Heather Henry and Wayne Freeman jumped on Merle and The Chameleon to share details about forming Basalt's new Master Plan.

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Ed Grange is the son of Italian Immigrants. He grew up on a farm outside of Basalt in the 1930's without electricity. Here, he shares with Walter Gallacher about his career at Holy Cross Energy and tells the backstory of how Vail got started.

The Arts Campus at Willits will close The Temporary in May, but executive director Ryan Honey and artistic director Marc Breslin will not be slowing down their fundraising efforts, or straying from the vision for a permanent facility in Basalt. They spoke to KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself about what's happening with the current space, the pop-ups and outdoor concerts they will host over the coming year, and the plan for phased development of their permanent home down the street from the Temporary. Between now and early May, bookings include Devotchka, Toubab Krewe, Joan Osborne, and Lowdown Brass Band.  

For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with M. John Fayhee, editor of the Roaring Fork Valley’s newest newspaper: The Roaring Fork Weekly Journal. The full interview with John is available here.

M. John Fayhee

KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke to M. John Fayhee, editor of The Roaring Fork Weekly Journal, on the day of the newspaper's launch.

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On Thursday, December 13, a new weekly newspaper will debut in the Roaring Fork Valley centered around Basalt, El Jebel and Willits. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Dave Cook, managing editor and publisher of Aspen Daily News, about the Roaring Fork Weekly Journal.

Olivia Pevec invites you to a benefit concert featuring Let Them Roar and Erika Ryann on Thursday night, November 15th in Basalt. The Mountain Music Showcase is a new collaboration between KDNK and The Temporary, providing paid gigs and an intimate setting for Colorado artists. Thanks to Roaring Fork Beer Company and Woody Creek Distillers for supporting our kickoff event! Tickets are available here for only $9 in advance, with net proceeds benefitting community radio. Doors open at 7:30 with music starting at 8.

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670 properties have been identified as at a higher risk of flooding. Homeowners can find a list of these properties and information about flood prepardeness and national flood insurance here. The map is here.

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The Lake Christine Fire has been added to the National Incident Information System, restating the acreage at 5,263 as reported yesterday afternoon by the local map. 214 personnel are fighting the fire.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here. Nearly 100 spaces offered to evacuees!

On Friday morning, Garfield County Sheriff's Office announced that thanks to the combined efforts of local first responders and the Type 2 Incident Command Team called in by Eagle County, the immediate danger to the residents of Missouri Heights, living in Garfield County, has lessened significantly. The voluntary evacuation of the Missouri Heights area in Garfield County has been lifted. The mandatory evacuation for Missouri Heights in Eagle County, however, is still in full effect.

Eagle County wrote at 9:30 that residents who have been evacuated need to register for a re-entry tag starting at 10:30am, July 6, at the Basalt High School shelter. Red Cross called KDNK to inform that the Rapid Pass for the Rapid Check in System will only be available at the Basalt High School Evacuation Center and not at Roaring Fork High School. The Rapid Pass will be utilized by evacuees when roads are opened to them.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

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At 4pm, the map updated to 5,263 acres.

Roaring Fork Swap's Lake Christine Fire help spreadsheet is available here.

At 7am on Tuesday morning, management of the Lake Christine Fire was transitioned from local authorities to a Type 2 Incident Management Team. Keith Brink spoke on behalf of the team at a community meeting held at Basalt High School last night. Applause erupted at the same meeting when Eagle County Sheriff James Van Beek addressed concerns of immigration officials hanging around evacuation centers.

Evacuation orders will remain in effect for the indefinite future. It was confirmed that only three houses were lost and those owners have been notified. For people that haven’t been told otherwise, their home is okay. When safety of evacuated areas is assessed and utilities are restored, evacuees will be advised that they may return to their homes.

For urgent information regarding this incident you can call 970-445-4911.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres,  zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during yesterday’s evening newscast.

Megan Webber

On Wednesday evening, July 4, the Lake Christine Fire was reported at 2,377 acres, zero percent contained, with 500 homes evacuated. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh, joined by Amy Hadden Marsh and Megan Webber, gave an update during the evening newscast.

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Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District​ is updating a map indicating the size of the fire, evacuation areas, closed roads, and more.

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Unauthorized drones will suspend air operations and prevent fire suppression.

 

The fire is reported at 2,377 acres as of 5:30pm on Tuesday.

PitkinAlert announced at 4:51pm, July 4, that power to the Roaring Fork Valley above Basalt is at risk due to the fire. This includes the communities of Old Snowmass, Aspen Village, Woody Creek, and Snowmass Village. Residents are asked to prepare for up to 72 hours of outage.

The evacuation orders that are currently in place will remain in place with no estimated time for being lifted. These include the areas around Original Road, Silverado Drive, Hillcrest Drive, Sagewood Court and the Pineridge area.  Additional evacuations ordered on July 4 at 12:50 for Homestead Trailer Park, the Wilds (Promontory and Wildsprings), Ridge Road, Pinion Drive and Cedar Drive. 1:30pm evacuations include the following streets: Homestead, Sopris, Spur, Tucker, Hillside, Curtis, Longhorn and all addresses on the north side of Midland Ave.

The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at Basalt High School.

The White River National Forest has issued an emergency area closure order effective at 5:00 p.m. on July 4, 2018 for all National Forest Lands north of the Basalt State Wildlife Area between the National Forest Boundary and Bowers Gulch to the west, and southwest of Red Table Mountain and Frenchman Creek to the east. This includes Basalt Mountain, the Cattle Creek area, Sawmill Gulch area, the Seven Castles area, and all hiking, biking and motorcycle trails between Basalt Mountain and Cottonwood Pass.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Fire District, Carbondale Fire District, Snowmass Wildcat Fire District, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Colorado River Fire Rescue, Aspen Fire Department, United States Forest Service, Upper Colorado River Fire Team, Rifle Helitak, Colorado State Patrol, Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Basalt Police Department, Salvation Army, and Red Cross are working collaboratively on this fire.

Suspects have been issued a summons by the Eagle County Sheriff's Department for shooting tracer rounds, forbidden by a Stage 2 Fire Ban, that started the fire at the shooting range.

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KDNK DJ Bob Schultz included a friendly reminder of what to remember when evacuating during the Merle and Chameleon show on Wednesday, July 4.

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Basalt mayor Jacque Whitsitt joins host Diane Johnson to talk about suicide prevention.

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Incumbent Gary Tennenbaum is one of six candidates vying for three open seats on Basalt Town Council. He spoke with KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh. The Basalt Chamber’s Candidate Forum is at the Basalt Library on March 5th at 6 PM.

Todd Hartley


Todd Hartley is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Todd to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Carol Hawk

 

Carol Hawk is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Carol to learn more about why she is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Ryan Slack

 

Ryan Slack is one of six candidates competing for three open seats on the Basalt Town Council. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Ryan to learn more about why he is running. The Basalt Chamber will host a Candidates Forum at the Basalt Regional Library on March 5th, from 6 to 8pm.

Steve Cole and Roberta Lewis

Here’s your community calendar for Thursday,  February 1st, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like Steve Cole and Roberta Lewis at Heather's follow the link...

WP SEO HUB Founders Lindsay Halsey and Lori Calcott

As countless businesses and corporations compete for web traffic, search engine optimization becomes increasingly relevant for organizations of all sizes. WP SEO Hub, founded by two women in Basalt, Colorado, provides the tools and training for individuals to maximize their online visibility. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Lindsay Halsey to learn more.

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