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Thanks to a $35,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, Carbondale's Rio Grande ArtWay will see another feature built in early 2021. Landscape architect Nicholas DiFrank spoke with KDNK about plans for the Youth Art Park. A detailed presentation and document are available for review here. Community feedback is solicited through October.

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Garfield County residents west of Rifle have a new option for public transportation, the Parachute Area Transit System, or PATS. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

 

 

Carbondale Business Confluence 2020 is this Wednesday, October 21, with the theme "Carbondale Through Change: an Evolution of Community." Carbondale Chamber Executive Director Andrea Stewart shared details with KDNK. More information and registration can be found here.

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After defeating 5-term incumbent Scott Tipton in the Republican primary election earlier this year, Rifle resident and restaurant owner Lauren Boebert is now contending in the general election against Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush. Lauren recently spoke with KDNK's Lucas Turner about some of her priorities if elected to represent Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.

Mountain Voices Project hosts an accountability session with Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin county commissioner candidates on Tuesday, October 13, at 6:30 PM. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with English in Action Executive Director Lara Beaulieu about this bilingual, virtual event. Click on the headline to find registration information.

Mike Samson

Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson has lived in Rifle for most of his life and worked for the RE-2 School District for 20 years. KDNK spoke with Samson about running for his fourth term. Tune in tomorrow for an interview with Commissioner Samson's challenger Leslie Robinson.

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.

Leslie Robinson

Grand Valley Citizens Alliance chair Leslie Robinson is running for Garfield County Commission's District 3 seat. She spoke with KDNK about her vision for the county's future.

Beatriz Soto

Architect and organizer Beatriz Soto is running with the Democratic Party for Garfield County Commission's District 2 seat. She spoke with KDNK about what prompted her to join the race and the changes that she seeks. Stay tuned for interviews with unaffiliated challenger Brian Bark, as well as District 3 candidates Mike Samson and Leslie Robinson.

Colorado Mountain College

In response to questions surrounding the future of Colorado Mountain College's Glenwood Center, CMC published a statement on August 28. Vice President and Campus Dean of CMC Spring Valley Heather Exby spoke with KDNK late last week.

Andrew Roberts-Gray

First proposed in 2015, the doors to Carbondale's new City Market open on August 26. Corporate Affairs Manager Jessica Trowbridge spoke with KDNK about what shoppers can expect from the new store.

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Like the country as a whole, schools locally are returning to classes with a patchwork of strategies. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

GCF Incident Management Team

Check this page for the latest updates on the Grizzly Creek Fire and links to official information sources for evacuations and closures. Closures now include the area burned by the fire and hiking trails into the burned area, including Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and No Name. The Glenwood Canyon Bike Path and other Colorado River recreation areas from Dotsero through Glenwood Canyon to No Name also remain closed.

Colorado Mountain College

At a special meeting on July 29, Colorado Mountain College trustees unanimously approved endorsing a measure to repeal key aspects of the Gallagher Amendment. The measure was passed by the Colorado General Assembly and certified for the 2020 ballot on June 12. According to CMC Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff Dr. Matt Gianneschi, the economic impacts of COVID-19 stand to deeply exacerbate the conditions set forth by the Gallagher Amendment.

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UpRoot Colorado has already donated 782 pounds of fruits and vegetables to local food pantries this season. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Westslope Director Ciara Low to learn more.

Crystal River Marketplace, LLC

The Town of Carbondale will soon have added over 400 new housing units to its inventory since 2016. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

SARAH JEANETTE MEYER

The rise of COVID-19 cases locally is affecting the Latino demographic with notable prominence. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more on why this might be.

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Basalt's edible public permaculture food forest is abundant with fruits and vegetables for the taking. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh shares this audio postcard from a recent planting trip with Sustainable Settings.

Mountain Voices Project

As confirmed cases of COVID-19 surge locally, Mountain Voices Project seeks government support for its Landlord/Tenant Housing Recovery Plan. Pat Morrissy describes the iniative.

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Local demonstrations in support of Black Lives Matter continued over the weekend. Among Carbondale's participants, Meagan Shapiro detailed the implications of defunding police. For more voices from the weekend's local protests, click here.

350 Colorado

On Wednesday, June 24, 350 Colorado hosted a webinar to discuss trends in regenerative agriculture with researchers Nicole Civita of the University of Colorado Boulder and Dr. Dawn Thilmany of Colorado State University. Wendy Peters Moschetti, director of strategic initiatives for LiveWell Colorado, also spoke about her organization's rebranding and the Colorado Farm and Food System Response Team.

CDC

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.

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...

Alpine Legal Services

The governor's statewide moratorium on evictions expires on Saturday, June 13. To mitigate potential conflict between landlords and tenants, Alpine Legal Services has established a mediation hotline (970 230-3935). Executive Director Jennifer Wherry shares details about the program with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh.

LIFT-UP

LIFT-UP's Farm to Food Pantry Program is expanding at a time of increased food insecurity and desire for resiliency in the Roaring Fork Valley. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has this report.

UpRoot Colorado

In its fourth season, UpRoot Colorado continues its statewide mission of reducing agricultural surplus and food loss while stocking local pantries with nutritious produce. Co-founder and co-director Ciara Low describes how listeners can help by identifying local fruit trees.

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Across the country, millions of U.S. citizens were excluded by the CARES Act from receiving a stimulus check due to filing taxes jointly with an immigrant spouse. During a recent virtual press conference organized by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, restaurant owner and mother of two Alaina Silva gave voice to families affected by this provision. You can watch the full presentation here.

Peach Valley CSA

Glenwood's Saturday Farmers' Market celebrates 35 years this summer. For founding vendor Peach Valley CSA Farm, the advantages of an alternative distribution method are affirmed this season by the pandemic crisis. KDNK caught up with farmer Ken Kuhns to learn more.

Lucas Turner / KDNK

KDNK News and Public Affairs won big this year, taking home two regional Murrow Awards from the Radio and Television Digital News Association and multiple first and second place awards from Colorado Broadcasters Association.

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...

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