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Roz Turnbull died on July 4th. She was a woman with a generous loving spirit. This month's Immigrant Stories honors her memory with an episode from the archives, speaking with Roz' mother Ditty Perry.

"Ancient" Art Hosts Swing, Swing, Swing from Home

Mar 20, 2020
Art Ackerman

KDNK's Spring Membership Drive 2020 ended on a heartfelt note at DJ "Ancient" Art Ackerman hosted Swing, Swing, Swing from his home in Carbondale. Station Manager Gavin Dahl made it possible to take these precautions by picking up Art's records and spinning them from the studio. Here we present some highlights. For the full program, click here.

The Nickel Boys

It's happy hour book club time on KDNK! Erin Go-Book and Ape on the Dink talk about the brutal yet revealing The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Next month's book is the much lighter Calypso by David Sedaris. Read along and call in on April 13 to participate.

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Alex Menard from the Redstone Historical Society shares details about the Marble Museum’s Winter Open House and Chocolate Extravaganza on February 8 at The Marble Hub.

Photo by Sue Rollyson Persiko

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.

Aspen Historical Society, Shaw Collection

Writer, freelance journalist, and historian Tim Cooney's latest piece for the history desk at Aspen Journalism is called Deep Sea Divers Dewater Flooded Smuggler Mine. It ran on the cover of the Aspen Sunday News last month. On Booked, he speaks with KDNK station manager Gavin Dahl about the incredible story deep inside the flooded Smuggler Mountain mine.  

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For a second consecutive year, Marble celebrates its history with a self-guided walking tour that brings characters from the town's rich past to life. Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Alex Menard, representing the museum and Marble Hub, on Express Yourself. The event runs from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday, June 29th and concludes with a taco dinner at 5.

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Thomas Edison became a household name for inventing the first practical incandescent light bulb. But because of what happened in a small town in Colorado, his bitter rival Nikola Tesla won the bigger prize to electrify our modern grid. Over a century later, could revenge be in the offing?

On this month's episode of Immigrant Stories, José Miranda describes his life in Venezuela and why he and his family had to leave their water buffalo ranch and start over in the United States.

The area around Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Silt was once 'Teddy Roosevelt country.' A century after his death, he's still remembered as a larger-than-life figure - in both American history and that of Western Colorado.

The Sopris Sun

This week on Everything Under the Sun, Carbondale Fire Chief Rob Goodwin and Carbondale Library Branch Manager Lacy Dunlavy talk about the success of local ballot initiatives to help fund their respective organizations. Plus, Sopris Sun Editor Will Grandbois shares what he learned about the Spanish Flu of 1918.

Carbondale Cracks Open Historic Safe

Oct 9, 2018
Photo by Jane Bachrach

Carbondale's 109th Potato Day saw the opening of a mysterious locked safe located for decades in what is now Steve's Guitars. Funds raised from this event benefitted the Carbondale Historical Society. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

Potato Day 2018

KDNK’s Fall Membership Drive Nonprofit Showcase continues with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh interviewing Sue Gray, Board President for the Carbondale Historical Society.

Raleigh Burleigh

The Hotel Colorado and Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves celebrated 125 years of business over the weekend. As KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh reports, the event was also recognition of a deeper history. For full audio of the Ute blessing and presentation, click here.