Carbondale

For the last 4 years, a group called Carbondale Homeless Assistance has been making efforts to help the homeless population in the area. Lynn Kirchner started the group and took some time to tell KDNK about their approach.

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On October 1st, the Town of Carbondale Board of Trustees voted unanimously to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples' Day, rather than Columbus Day. The new event was inaugurated by historian and former Northern Ute Tribal Chairman Roland McCook, accompanied by drummers and dancers from the Ute Mountan Ute Tribe located in southwest Colorado. For archival audio of the event, beyond the highlights included in this program, click here.

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On Monday, October 14, 2019, Carbondale celebrated its first Indigenous Peoples' Day with a small pow wow in Sopris Park. This is archival audio of the event, lead by historian and former Northern Ute Tribal Chairman Roland McCook.

Town of Carbondale

On Tuesday September 24th the Town of Carbondale recognized the second Monday in October as Indigenous People's Day. Mayor Dan Richardson read the proclamation out loud to the room..

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Last Tuesday Carbondale Trustees voted to recognize the second Monday in October as Indigenous People’s Day. The vote came after Carbondale residents John Hoffman and Rita Marsh presented a case for the proclamation. KDNK’s Lucas Turner was there and has more..

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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.

Roaring Fork School District

Carbondale Middle School bilingual teacher Grace De La Sala was named the 2019 English as a Second Language Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association for Bilingual Education. Grace spoke with KDNK News Director Lucas Turner about the award and the importance of bilingual education.

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On Friday, September 20, hundreds of students, teachers and concerned citizens gathered in Sopris Park for the climate strike organized by 350 Roaring Fork in conjunction with other strikes around the world. Speakers included Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, Dr. Greg Feinsinger, Arn Menconi, and local students. For audio of these speeches, click here.

On Friday, September 21, The Launchpad in Carbondale hosts The Salon curated by Alya Howe. Performers include a filmmaker, dancers, and a comedian. Alya stopped by Express Yourself with playwright Cassidy Willey to share details about this and a partnership with Aspen Words, bringing poetry to youth at KDNK.

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The proposed road realignment project at the base of Red Hill road in Carbondale has been postponed until next spring. Carbondale's Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman gave us details on what the project will entail, why it was postponed, and where stakeholders can go for more information.

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Ransomware attacks have become more common over the years. Last week a coordinated attack affected 23 towns in Texas. These attacks lock down computer systems, requiring owners to pay a "ransom" to regain control. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington about the town's efforts to mitigate these attacks as well as the planned response to such an event.

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The Carbondale Age-Friendly Community Initiative (CAFCI) seeks to raise seniors' voices through an ad hoc caucus of Carbondale citizens. Founding members Nicolette Toussaint and Ron Kokish joined Diane Johnson on Senior Matters to talk about this initiative.

Carbondale Public Arts Commission

Carbondale will soon see a new round of sculptures prop up around town. Sarah Moore joins Megan Tackett on Express Yourself to talk about the Carbondale Public Arts Commission and Art aRound Town.

Town of Carbondale

Carbondale Trustee Ben Bohmfalk talks about a recent work session, highlighting findings from a housing needs assessment and changes to waste hauling. Starting June 3, Carbondale residents can sign up for the new single-hauler trash service.

Saturday Community Calendar

May 11, 2019
Dandelion Day

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, May 11th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Dandelion Day in Sopris Park, click on the headline.

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After a notable decline in the species' local presence, citizens of Carbondale seek to make the American Dipper its official town bird. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh reports...

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This month's guest on Senior Matters is Brian Zaragoza, the new executive director at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Brian shares about how Heritage Park is empowering lives and restoring independence for our senior community.

The Sopris Sun

On this week's edition of Everything Under the Sun, Genevieve Villamizar talks about the "Bonedale G-Squad," Carbondale's new Garden Squad, Town Arborist Mike Callas shares details for the annual Arbor Day Celebration and Natalie Rae gives the low-down for this year's Dandelion Day.

Watermelon Snow

Local author Linda Romero Criswell talks about her new book Watermelon Snow, inspired largely by Carbondale, with host Diane Johnson.

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KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh joined muralist Valerie Rose for a painting session with other community artists to complete a new installation for the Latino Folk Art Garden in Carbondale. The 20ft mural will be installed along the Rio Grande Trail later this Spring. To get involved with the painting, email hellovalerierose@gmail.com.

The Sopris Sun

The most recent episode of Eveything Under the Sun features Jonathan Stokely of Carbondale's Coventure, which recently opened downtown. Everything Under the Sun airs Thursday afternoons on KDNK. Sopris Sun staff talk about the most recent edition of the paper and answer questions from callers. Hear past episodes here.

On this month's edition of Immigrant Stories, local attorney Claire Noone contrasts her recent work with Central American refugees to her experience with the war widows of Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia.

Poss Architecture

As diligently reported by the Sopris Sun, Carbondale trustees unanimously approved a major site plan review for an eleven-building, mixed-use development due west of the roundabout. Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois described the plan, which includes 23 deed-restricted units, during yesterday’s Everything Under the Sun on KDNK.

Roaring Fork Schools

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, November 7th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine inviting you to visit their newly renovated and expanded 12,000 square foot space on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Roaring Fork Schools Community Visioning Forum at Crystal River Elementary School follow the headline...

Carbondale Cracks Open Historic Safe

Oct 9, 2018
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Carbondale's 109th Potato Day saw the opening of a mysterious locked safe located for decades in what is now Steve's Guitars. Funds raised from this event benefitted the Carbondale Historical Society. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

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Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois is joined by Carbondale librarian Lacy Dunlavy and Eric Brendlinger Carbondale Parks and Recreation director to talk about the latest issue. Namely, about Potato Day.

Physical Activities Abound Under the Sun

Aug 16, 2018
The Sopris Sun

Reporter Megan Tackett of the Sopris Sun interviews Joelle Fotion, of Fotion's Clubhouse Gym, about Carbondale's first ever Strongman competition. Additionally, Olivia Deihs, program manager for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers shares about some ongoing projects.

The Sopris Sun

Sopris Sun editor William Grandbois and reporter Megan Tackett are joined by Kevin Schorzman, director of Carbondale Public Works, and Scott Fitzwilliams, forest supervisor for the White River National Forest, to talk about fires, water restrictions, and drought.

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Reporter Megan Tackett and editor Will Grandbois for The Sopris Sun chat with Carbondale Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman about changes to waste hauling and Sarah Herron about SheLift.

Colorado Parks & Wildlife

When natural food sources fail to feed black bears, they often find new sources of food among humans. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports on how Coloradans are responding to an increase in incidents.

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