Carbondale Police

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Some attendees at Michael Francisco's 4th scheduled hearing stood outside Carbondale Town Hall, holding signs that read "Drop the Charges." KDNK spoke with a few of them.

Gwen Garcelon

This time on The Inner Game, Nikki Beinstein and April Crow-Spaulding join host Gwen Garcelon to explore how community members can respond to injustices in our communtiy in a way that allows for compassion, connection, understanding, and solutions. 

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The Weekly News Reel takes a look at the top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news includes mystery seeds in the mail, growth in new housing in Carbondale, and a special interview with outgoing Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling. The Weekly News Reel is taking a hiatus after this week's show. Archived editions can be found here.

After 23 Mountain Fairs as Carbondale Police Chief, Gene Schilling will miss this year's fair. Here he tells a few Mountain Fair stories and doesn't take credit for putting his deputies in tie-dye, one of the signatures of Mountain Fair.

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Since the killing of George Floyd on May 25th, protests across the nation have spurred conversations about police brutality. Minneapolis may dismantle the police department, and the mayor of Los Angeles is canceling planned budget increases for that city’s department. But, policing looks different in small, rural communities. KDNK's Kathleen Shannon spoke with Carbondale Police Chief Gene Schilling and his soon-to-be replacement Lieutenant Kirk Wilson about the town's police department - it's past and future. Here's the 2-part conversation.

 

 

Carbondale Trustees confirmed Town Manager Jay Harrington’s pick for Police Chief Tuesday. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the story.

The Sopris Sun

Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois discusses the four finalists competing for the job of Police Chief in the Town of Carbondale, Lee Damuth, Sean Dugan, David Shaffer, and Kirk Wilson. He also reflects on covering retiring Carbondale chief Gene Schilling over the years.

Lisa Dameron

 

A bear cub met with a tragic end this morning in Carbondale after coming into contact with a power line near 2nd Street and Euclid. Carbondale resident Lisa Dameron spoke with KDNK DJ Amber Sparkles on the air shortly after the incident. According to Police Chief Gene Schilling, the bear was taken to be euthanized as advised by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.