The third Roaring Stories event takes a bow next Wednesday at Rock Bottom Ranch. Because of COVID restrictions, the event is already sold out. But do not despair. The event will be livestreamed and also broadcast on KDNK. Here, Alya Howe of Writ Large, and Mac Scott of CORE fill us in.

Craft Brewers to Urge Gardner to Advance CORE Act

Mar 11, 2020
Lucas Turner

DENVER -- Leaders from Colorado's multi-billion-dollar craft beverage industry delivered a letter this week urging U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy - or CORE - Act, designed in part to protect watersheds.

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.

Lucas Turner/KDNK

Solar Rollers is a non-profit high school energy education program where student teams design, build and race high-performance, solar-powered R.C. cars. In May, the race comes back to the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

Kathleen Shannon

Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) has invited four different valley artists to make 8-foot by 8-foot billboards for public display starting next week, and the pieces will have some things in common. They’ll all be black-and-white, bilingual, and contain the same slogan: “THIS ART IS

CLEER, CORE Host Climate Summit Wednesday in Carbondale

Oct 22, 2019

Local clean energy groups CLEER and CORE host the Beyond the Strike Climate Forum Wednesday at 5 PM at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Stefan Johnson of CLEER to find out more.

Wednesday Community Calendar

Jun 5, 2019
Roaring Stories

Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday, June 5, 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 Roaring Stories at Rock Bottom Ranch, click on the headline.

Dan Bayer

Future Energy: a Technologist, a Climate Scientist and an Artist Walk Into a Bar… was a moderated panel and live broadcast hosted by CORE, the Community Office for Resource Efficiency, at the Aspen Center for Physics. CORE executive director Mona Newton asked the questions, assisted by suggestions from the live audience. Panelists included Bryan Hannegan of Holy Cross Energy, Roger Pulwarty of NOAA-Boulder, and environmental artist Sarah Uhl. Due to Internet dropouts, about ten minutes of the middle of the event were not broadcast. That section has been removed from this archive. CORE is celebrating their 25th anniversary.


Here’s your community calendar for Wednesday,March 13th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine on the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company.  For a list of today's events like CORE and KDNK presenting Future Energy: a technologist, a climate scientist, and an artist walk into a bar follow the headline...

KDNK to Broadcast Live From "Future Energy" Event

Mar 12, 2019

Join KDNK this Wednesday evening at CORE’s 25th anniversary kick-off, Imagine Climate, a celebration of climate art and technology. The moderated discussion offers creative perspectives on the future of energy. Doors open at 5:30, the discussion and our live broadcast begins at 6 at the Aspen Center for Physics.


The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, in partnership with The City of Aspen, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Writ Large present Fire in the Belly: an evening of storytelling at Rock Bottom Ranch on Wednesday, June 6, at 5:30pm.

Holy Cross Energy

The Community Office for Resource Efficiency, known commonly as CORE, is urging Holy Cross Energy customers to participate the energy cooperative’s board election. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Sarah Gruen, community sustainability leader for CORE, to learn more. Holy Cross Energy customers who have not yet mailed their ballot have an opportunity to vote in person at the Community Picnic on Thursday, May 31, at Crown Mountain Park at 4:30pm.

Clean Energy Economy CLEER

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, May 18th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Buidling (s) for a Sustainable Future at the Third Street Center follow the headline...

Lara Whitley

Local students are rallying around climate change. Last week, youth activist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez visited four schools in the Roaring Fork Valley to initiate a social media challenge, sponsored by CORE and CLEER with support from the Town of Carbondale. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Monday Community Calendar

Mar 12, 2018
Adaptation Now Saving Snow

Here’s your community calendar for Monday, March 12th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale. For a list of today's events like the debut showing of Saving Snow at the Limelight follow the headline...

State lawmakers denied funding for the Colorado Energy Office last session, but Federal funds will keep it in operation until next July. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out how that will affect local renewable energy programs.

Sonja Hinrichsen

Sonja Hinrichsen, an artist based in the Bay Area, is in the valley for two weeks making snow drawings at Ashcroft as a creative intervention into the natural environment. CORE and the City of Aspen partnered on the Aspen Energy Challenge to inspire people to save as much energy as possible and wanted to keep up the participatory aspect of “stepping forward” on climate. These snow drawings are the first of a new series of environmental art projects they have planned. Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois spoke with Sonja last weekend and shared this audio with KDNK. Participants can sign up for community snow drawing events that will take place at Ashcroft this weekend. More info at

Photo Courtesy of CORE

On this evening's Nonprofit Spotlight, Amy Hadden Marsh interviews Mona Newton, executive director of CORE, Community Office for Resource Efficiency. They are celebrating 20 years in the Roaring Fork Valley.