John Martin

Garco Commission Race Talks Planned Parenthood

Oct 9, 2020
graphic by Lucas Turner for KDNK

KDNK's Before the Ballot forum on Thursday, Oct. 8, featuring the Garfield County Commissioners race, included audience questions. One was directed to incumbents John Martin and Mike Samson about why the Board cut funding to Planned Parenthood in 2015. Here's that segment, including remarks from Democratic challengers Leslie Robinson and Beatriz Soto. 

John Martin

First elected in 1996, Garfield County Commissioner and Chairman John Martin is running for his 7th term. KDNK spoke with John Martin about how he got started, what he's proud to have accomplished, and what his priorities are for Garfield County going into 2021. Stay tuned for interviews with his challengers Beatriz Soto and Brian Bark, as well as District 3 candidates Mike Samson and Leslie Robinson.

Garfield County Democrats

Former Carbondale Town Trustee Katrina Byars is challenging Garfield County Commissioner John Martin for his District 2 seat this November. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more from her campaign announcement Saturday.

Garfield County Raises Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

Nov 21, 2019
Garfield County

Garfield County Commissioners voted Monday to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21, joining other counties and municipalities in the state.

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.

Locals Reflect on Muddied Garco BOCC Race

Oct 31, 2016
Ryan Summerlin, GWSPI


This year’s race for Garfield County Commissioner for District 2, which includes east and north Glenwood Springs as well as New Castle and Silt, has turned muddy. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks to citizens from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, and Parachute to find out their thoughts about the contest between incumbent Republican John Martin and Democratic challenger John Acha.

Ryan Summerlin, GWSPI

Today's show features portions of interviews with Garfield County Commissioner candidates, incumbent Republican John Martin and Democratic challenger John Acha.