Dan Richardson

Francisco Charges Dismissed, Mayor Apologizes

May 19, 2021
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It’s official: charges against Carbondale resident Michael Francisco have been dismissed. Late Tuesday, Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson issued a message and an apology... and spoke with KDNK.

As Colorado’s stay at home order lifts, residents learning about the new 'safer at home' phase, and local businesses are navigating state and county guidelines for reopening on May 4th. To learn more about how this affects the Town of Carbondale operations, local business activity, and daily life, KDNK’s Lucas Turner spoke with Mayor Dan Richardson and Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrea Stewart.

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The Town of Carbondale has thrown its support behind the 9th Judicial District’s suspension of rental eviction proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more details.

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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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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.

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Carbondale received recognition as an age-friendly community by the AARP on November 21. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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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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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.

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Carbondale’s town council voted tuesday to approve an ordinance requiring all retailers of tobacco products to obtain a license through the town. The ordinance also bans the sale of flavored tobacco products. KDNK's Lucas Turner features public comments from proponents and opponents of the ordinance.

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Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson, who is also COO at Ascendigo Autism Services, tells KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl that public radio is "the best and most effective way for the average citizen to stay accurately informed with what's going on in their world." He and his family have been members of the station for two decades. Support KDNK during our membership drive.

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Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson explains the potential of restorative justice and processes in resolving issues and healing relationships that can otherwise linger in the gray zone.

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KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with Carbondale Mayor Dan Richardson about why the Town passed a resolution opposing Amendment 74. The statewide ballot question would require state and local governments to compensate private property owners when laws or regulations reduce the “fair market value” of their private property. Any listeners interested in voicing support for Amendment 74 may contact: news@kdnk.org.

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Dan Richardson, Mayor of Carbondale, steps into a conversation about global warming, identity, and the gray zone of unresolved perspectives.