Garfield County health officials have seen a spike in new cases of COVID-19  in the past week, which could put the County’s variance from the state in jeopardy. The county is now at 244 cases since the pandemic began, with 44 diagnosed between June 8th and the 21st.

Garco Readies for Socially-Distanced Primary Election

Jun 18, 2020
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June’s primary election moves forward with COVID-19 restrictions. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh recently had a socially-distanced conversation with Garfield County Clerk and Recorder Jean Alberico  at Carbondale’s Town Hall.

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Jun 16, 2020

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Strawberry Days 2020

In a “normal” year, this upcoming weekend would have drawn crowds from near and far for "the oldest continuously held civic celebration west of the Mississippi." KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report on Strawberry Days 2020...

At a hearing last weekend about a Colorado bill on vaccination, Dr. Reginald Washington had originally planned to make several urgent points in support of the bill. 

First, that diseases like measles are resurging, and they’re serious. (He’d know. He’s treated patients with complications from measles and pertussis.) Second, due to COVID-19, children are missing well-child visits and skipping vaccinations, putting them at risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. 

Kathleen Shannon

The Mt. Sopris Montessori Preschool reopened in Carbondale last week with some new COVID-19 protocols. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon checked in with director Kira Kearsey to see how it’s going. 

The pandemic has beef markets on a roller coaster, and Shohone, Idaho's Amie Taber is among the ranchers along for the ride.


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Wilderness Workshop’s Summer Hiking Series takes on a new look this year. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Hike Series Coordinator Brandon Jones to find out more.

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KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday. This week’s news featured a peaceful vigil in Carbondale in solidarity with nationwide protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the new normal for indoor dining, gleaning local fruit trees, and how a new survey shows that most Coloradans support wolf reintroduction.

Kathleen Shannon

Governor Jared Polis gave Colorado restaurants the green light to reopen last week. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with Nikki Foust, general manager of Phat Thai in Carbondale, about the new indoor dining experience.


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Is Mountain Fair on or off? KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Carbondale Arts executive director Amy Kimberly to find out.

Is Paycheck Protection Working on the Western Slope?

Jun 2, 2020


Businesses across the country have received funds through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, also known as PPP. In Colorado so far, more than 97,000 businesses have received these loans. But, not all companies are eligible for them... nor does the Small Business Administration keep tabs on how many have been rejected.  KVNF reporter Laura Palmisano takes a look at how well the Paycheck Protection Program is working on the Western Slope.

Garfield County Fair Takes a Hit from COVID-19

Jun 2, 2020

COVID-19 has pared down the Garfield County Fair this year. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has this report.

Shooters Case Dismissed

May 28, 2020
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Shooters Bar and Grill is emerging from the thicket of court hearings and a temporary restraining order. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

Kathleen Shannon

Hair salons are now back in business under Colorado’s “Safer at Home” phase. Fiore Salon in Carbondale was closed for six weeks before reopening on May 4th and resuming operations at 50% capacity. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon spoke with co-owner Lauren Duncan about recent business.

This month on Ask the Vet Dr. Liz Foster and Vet Tech Emily Yannarella outline facts regarding transmission of COVID-19 through domestic pets. A caller asks about a finnicky cat who doesn't like her kidney-friendly diet. Our hosts also discuss COVID-19 safety protocols in veterinary clinics, and the impacts that the pandemic has had on pets, and the services they need.


Some businesses can open this week with greater capacity but still under restriction. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh has more.

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KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday.

DENVER -- A coalition of 135 Colorado organizations is urging state lawmakers to use all tools in their toolbox to blunt the most serious economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Carbondale Librarians Mask Up to Open Up

May 21, 2020
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Garfield County libraries have been open with restrictions for almost two weeks. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh went to the Carbondale Library to check out the situation (and a book) with branch manager Lacy Dunlavy.

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Carbondale Trustees Tuesday voted 6 to 1 in favor of a limited face mask ordinance. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the story.

Beatriz Soto

Beatriz Soto is and architect, environmentalist and Latino Outreach Coordinator for Wilderness Workshop. She recently co-founded Voces Unidas, a network of Latino and Latina leaders in Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle counties. Beatriz talks about traveling to the US with her parents as a two year old and adapting to new places. She also talks about work with Wilderness Workshop, Voces Unidas, and the impact of COVID-19 on the valley's Latinos.

Shooters Goes to Court

May 19, 2020
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Shooters Grill in Rifle is closed and the owner went to court Monday. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh has this update.

Most of us have never experienced anything like the coronavirus pandemic in our lifetime, and that's especially true for children. The Mountain West News Bureau spoke with five kids about what's on their minds: 6-year-old Emerson, 10-year-old Eleanor, 11-year-old Wren, 11-year-old Brennan, and 10-year-old Olivia. Amanda Peacher shares their voices in this audio postcard.

Goervnor Jared Polis

Governor Jared Polis says the state of Colorado now has enough tests to check for COVID-19 in anyone who is symptomatic. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more.

As Colorado moves into the “Safer at Home” phase, businesses and offices are tiptoeing into unknown territory. In the coming weeks, we’ll be hearing from those who are adapting to COVID-19 policies in the workplace. KDNK’s Kathleen Shannon recently spoke with Carbondale Town Manager Jay Harrington about operations at Town Hall.

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KDNK's Weekly News Reel takes a look at the week's top local and regional news stories aired on KDNK between Monday and Friday.

Carbondale Farmers' Market

The Carbondale Farmers' Market is poised to launch on June 10 as essential business with special guidelines. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with market manager Jamie Wall for an update...

Amy Hadden Marsh

Family Nurse Practitioner Lisa Robbiano and Registered Nurse Maria McHale of Midvalley Family Practice speak with KDNK's Lucas Turner about the growing number of people without health insurance who need COVID testing. They also share insights about mass community testing in partnership with MIRA Bus, explain some of the key differences between COVID-19 and the flu, and emphasize the importance of maintaing social distancing, and wearing a mask.

Today's show features clips from a Facebook webinar hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs and featuring Mayor Jonathan Godes and Rob Stein, Superintendent Roaring Fork School District. Click here for the entire bilingual forum, featuring Brianda Cervantes, School Community Organizer.