Lucas Turner

Oil Springs Fire Too Close to Nat Gas Plant for Comfort

Jul 15, 2021
Lucas Turner, Rio Blanco Herald

The Oil Springs Fire, south of Rangely, burned more than 12,000 acres, beginning in June, and is now 99% contained. Drought conditions and heavy winds fueled extreme fire behavior for over 2 weeks that threatened a natural gas processing facility. Lucas Turner, of the Rio Blanco Herald in Meeker, has this report.

Buh-Bye 2020: A KDNK Audio Collage

Dec 31, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

Enjoy an audio collage of the unique content on KDNK's airwaves this year, including live original music, love letters to KDNK, new Mountain Fair traditions, bloopers, voices you know and love, and some dude with a French accent(?). From everyone at KDNK, thanks for keeping our community resilient and our airwaves wacky. Happy New Year!

Coronavirus cases in Garfield County spiked during the month of July, averaging 81 new cases per week from June 29th to July 26th. Now that trend seems to be heading in a more positive direction. KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports.

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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 included protests in Rifle and Paonia, COVID-19 spikes in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin counties, and more.

Rifle Protest Brings Attention to Systemic Racism

Jun 22, 2020
Amy Hadden Marsh/KDNK

The City of Rifle saw an unusual amount of activity on its main thoroughfare Friday afternoon as two groups of protesters made their voices heard. Here are some of the sounds from the demonstrations. Tune in later this week for more on the story.

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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 took a look at sort of a "what happened" response to the COVID-19 shutdowns, public health orders, and government stimulus efforts. Then, there are the non- COVID stories about mustangs and goats.

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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.

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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.

RFTA Requires Facial Covering on Buses April 13

Apr 11, 2020
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Glenwood Springs City Council is satisfied with new facial covering requirement on Roaring Fork Transportation Authority buses. KDNK's Lucas Turner 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.

Weekly News Reel March 2 - 6: COVID-19 Update and More

Mar 7, 2020
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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.

Geekspeak Gets Geeky

Nov 18, 2019

Today on Geekspeak, News Director Lucas Turner and Matt Mcbrayer talk about Disney+, getting pwned and other fun topics.

KDNK Geeks Matt McBrayer, Louie Girardot, and News Director Lucas Turner answer tech questions live on air. Topics include Windows upgrading, churning memory and "good tab hygiene."

News Brief: Man Shot by Police in Rifle

Aug 7, 2019
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A Rifle man died Monday after being shot by Rifle police. The Garfield County Coroner said Wednesday that two gunshot wounds to the chest caused the death. The two police officers are on administrative leave. For this week’s News Brief, Amy Hadden Marsh talks with KDNK News Director and Rifle resident Lucas Turner about what happened on Monday before the investigation began.

Geekspeak Talks Reddit

Aug 5, 2019

Matt McBrayer is joined by KDNK's new news director Lucas Turner to chat about Reddit, 4chan and other online forums and resources.

Gavin Dahl / KDNK

On Booked, host Gavin Dahl is joined by Brent Gardner-Smith of Aspen Journalism and new KDNK news director Lucas Turner to talk about News That Matters. Brent will host an event with that name on August 13th at Aspen Meadows Albright Pavilion with Richard Tofel of ProPublica. Lucas Turner comes to KDNK after 5 years running CMC Radio, as well as becoming an adjunct faculty member at age 22, and winning the Glen-X startup prize of $10,000 last year for his production company Level Head. 

Lucas Turner, of Level Head Audio, is the radio instructor at Colorado Mountain College, and a strong advocate for Radio CMC. He speaks to station manager Gavin Dahl on Express Yourself about winning the $10,000 prize from Glen X and why he's so passionate about radio storytelling.