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In partnership with Carbondale Arts, The Town of Carbondale has been awarded a 35,000 dollar Mini Local Park and Outdoor Recreation grant from the Board of Great Outdoors Colorado. The funds will be used to build the Youth Art Park, the third and final park along the town’s one-mile Rio Grande ARTway. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

 

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The Carbondale Emergency Taskforce (CETF) is a newly formed group of volunteers and organizations and public officials with an important role, to provide support and guidance to the Town of Carbondale in key areas of potential impact from the COVID-19 crisis. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke to Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson to learn more about how the task force will operate, its vision, and what it means for the community.

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Glenwood Springs Fire Department and Carbondale Rural Fire Protection District responded to a brush fire on Old Highway 82 earlier this afternoon. The fire broke out near Flying Fish Road, about 5 miles east of Carbondale.

Carbondale Chief of Police Gene Schilling will retire in September after almost 40 years of service. Town staff is hard at work looking for someone to fill his shoes. On Thursday, March 12, the town hosts a meet and greet with 4 finalists for the position. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

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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.

The Sopris Sun

Carbondale’s weekly newspaper, The Sopris Sun celebrates it’s 11th birthday today. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon has more.

The Town of Carbondale will be seeking public input on three major projects in the next few months. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more...

Jodie Cooper

Jodie Cooper is a metal sculptor and installation artist whose sculpture Finned Gateway is part of the Carbondale Public Art Commission’s current roster of art around town. Finned Gateway is located on the east edge of town, just past the Carbondale Clay Center.

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Reno Carollo is a Denver-based sculptor and jewelry artist whose marble sculpture Cynthia is part of the current Art Around Town cohort here in Carbondale. Reno is an educator, business owner and artist who has participated in international art exchanges and learned the art of the marble sculpture at the very first Marble Marble art symposium in Marble.

On Tuesday, Carbondale Trustees reviewed an update on the rollout of the town's new trash & recycling service. Public Works Director Kevin Schorzman and Mountain Waste & Recycling District Manager Mike Hinkley presented the report. So far complaints are low, and the landfill diversion rate is up, but Trustees could still make changes. KDNK's Lucas Turner has more.

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The average cost of a single-family home in Carbondale rose more than 15 percent from 2018 to 2019, topping one-million dollars. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more on housing statistics, and how Carbondale Trustees, staff, and citizen volunteers are responding to the shortage of affordable options.

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Brad Reed Nelson is a custom furniture maker and designer working in metal and wood in the Roaring Fork Valley. He and his wife own Board By Design located in Glenwood Springs. His sculpture, titled The Knuckle, is located in front of Town Hall as part of the 2019 Art Around Town program through the Carbondale Public Arts Commission. Carbondale Public Art Commission is seeking entries for Art Around Town 2020. Applications are due by February 2nd.

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This week KDNK is exploring the concept of citizen engagement in local government decision-making. KDNK’s Lucas Turner starts the series by speaking to Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson about the importance of engagement, and how the public can effectively advocate for changes in their community.

The town of Carbondale is soliciting proposals for traffic improvements, a pump back system for nettle creek, and an on-call electrician. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois joins Booked to look back at local news highlights over the past year from the perspective of his newsroom. Not only was there a lot of local news to cover, it was a year of transition at the paper as well.   

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 Carbondale resident and graduate student Genevieve J. VIllamizar is developing an Integrative Environmental Management Plan for Carbondale’s Nature Park, also called the Delaney Dog Park. KDNK's Lucas Turner reports on what that means.

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At the regular council meeting last week Carbondale’s Trustees approved a Major Site Plan Review and Conditional use permit for a lot just north of the roundabout on Highway 133, between Main Street and Colorado Avenue. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more…

 

Carbondale Trustees voted Tuesday night to adopt the Town’s 2020 budget. KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Town Manager Jay Harrington and Finance Manager Renae Gustine to get more information.

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.

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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.

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