Roaring Fork School District


Roaring Fork School District teachers are undergoing multiple shifts between virtual and in-person learning. Some teachers spoke out about what these transitions are like and how they think it will impact teachers long-term. KDNK's Halle Zander reports.

Natasha Lucero-Conklin and Brianda Cervantes of the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork Schools talk with Superintendent Dr. Rob Stein about the distance-learning model and various school-based programs.

Natasha Lucero-Conklin y Brianda Cervantes del Centro de Recursos Familiares de las Escuelas Roaring Fork hablan con el Superintendente Dr. Rob Stein sobre el modelo de aprendizaje a distancia y varios programas basados ​​en la escuela.

During the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program's 'Health is the New Happy,' the Family Resource Center of the Roaring Fork School District talks with Superintendent, Dr. Rob Stein about summer opportunities for families and students. Stein also presents options for the upcoming school year. Support for this program comes from Delta Dental of Colorado.  

Durante el Programa de Empoderamiento Juvenil Andy Zanca 'Health is the New Happy', el Centro de Recursos Familiares del Distrito Escolar Roaring Fork habla con el Superintendente, Dr. Rob Stein, sobre las oportunidades de verano para familias y estudiantes. Stein también presenta opciones para el próximo año escolar. El soporte para este programa proviene de Delta Dental de Colorado.

Raising a Reader Aspen to Parachute



Soon after COVID-19 shut down schools, local school districts started delivering regular meals to locations from Aspen to Parachute. But the shutdown meant many students also lost access to story books that were being provided every week by local non-profit "Raising A Reader." The organization adapted to start including story books with Roaring Fork School District's free meals program. KDNK's Lucas Turner spoke with Raising a Reader Executive Director Cindy Blachly to learn more.


Today's show features clips from a Facebook webinar hosted by the City of Glenwood Springs and featuring Mayor Jonathan Godes and Rob Stein, Superintendent Roaring Fork School District. Click here for the entire bilingual forum, featuring Brianda Cervantes, School Community Organizer.

Courtesy of Post Independent

Post Independent reporter John Stroud has covered the Roaring Fork Valley for 30 years. Since the outbreak of COVID-19 his journalistic output has been as prolific as ever. He spoke with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about interviewing the first person to test positive for COVID in Garfield County, how the Roaring Fork School District is handling the crisis, the 9th Judicial District putting eviction and foreclosure proceedings on hold, and more. 

Roaring Fork School district is now offering free, nutritious meals to children under 18. They can receive one breakfast and one lunch per day, regardless of or where they attend school or, household income status. Parents and legal guardians can pick up meals without children present. More information, including a schedule and a list of pickup locations,


Colorado Succeeds

In recognition of the Senior Capstones Program started in 2016, Roaring Fork School District has been selected as one of three finalists for the Excellence In Education Innovation Award from Colorado Succeeds. KDNK News Director Lucas Turner spoke with Capstone Coordinator Tom Penzel to learn more about the capstone program and the upcoming awards ceremony in Denver.

RFHS senior Tyler Treadway debutes three songs on KDNK with youth DJ Alan Apodaca during the Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program.

With vaping on the rise among youth, especially in Colorado, Youth Zone is piloting a project with the Roaring Fork School District to intervene before students are issued a ticket. To learn more about the program, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Youth Zone executive director Lori Mueller.

Raleigh Burleigh

The Roaring Fork School District on Tuesday, December 18 celebrated the installation of a new solar array that will power Riverview School. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

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Next week, the Roaring Fork Schools are hosting a community visioning process to engage with parents, staff, students, community members, and partners about their hopes for our children and schools. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Superintendent Rob Stein to learn more about the meetings scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 on Tuesday, November 6th at Glenwood Springs Elementary School, on Wednesday, November 7 at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale and on Thursday, November 8 at Basalt High School.

Roaring Fork Schools

The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education passed a resolution in support of Amendment 73 which would raise an estimated $1.6 billion annually for Colorado schools through a tax increase on corporations and individuals and families earning over $150,000 a year. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with Superintendent Rob Stein to learn more.

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program and students throughout the Roaring Fork Valley would like to thank teachers for the impact they make in our community. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

The Andy Zanca Youth Empowerment Program News Team interviewed students and teachers in the Roaring Fork School district about the construction and renovations taking place throughout area schools.

AH Marsh photo

Roaring Fork School District students in Glenwood Springs are taking a different kind of bus to school this fall. The Walking Bus is designed to reduce traffic on downtown streets during morning and afternoon commutes until the new Grand Avenue Bridge opens. And, as KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh found out, Glenwood’s Walking Bus has some unique qualities.

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Three seats are up for election on the education board for the Roaring Fork School District. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with designated election official Angie Davlyn to learn more.

Will Grandbois/Sopris Sun

The Roaring Fork School Board just hired a new principal for Roaring Fork High School. For this week's News Brief, Sopris Sun editor Will Grandbois talks to KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh about the hiring process and where the controversy stands. Read the whole story by clicking here.

John Stroud GWSPI photo

Friday is Kindergarten Enrollment Day at Roaring Fork Schools. KDNK's Gavin Dahl spoke to the school district’s Senior Project Manager Angie Davlyn to find out all the last-minute details parents need to know.


And, congratulations to six Roaring Fork High School students who have received Boettcher and Daniels Fund scholarships for college. The Boettcher prize offers a full-ride to schools within Colorado; the Daniels Fund offers a full-ride to any school in the nation. The Sopris Sun reports that the recipients are Tavia Teitler, Julia Lee, Enrique Gonzalez, Nick Penzel, Lorenzo Andrade, and Fabian Rico.

Update from RFSD at 1:13PM: The Roaring Fork Schools and the Carbondale Police Department believe there is no credible threat to our students, and we have lifted lockout restrictions at this time.

Last year, voters approved a $122 million dollar bond for Roaring Fork School District. KDNK featured an interview last week with Adam Volek, principal of the new Eastbank school under construction in south Glenwood Springs. Today, KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl speaks to Jeff Gatlin, Chief Operating Officer for Roaring Fork Schools, about teacher housing, school construction, and the projects completed the first year.  Roaring Fork School District publishes an executive summary of bond projects before the first School Board meeting each month. You can click here and select bond project updates. KDNK News will continue to follow the money and track the progress of the new K-8 campus at Eastbank in South Glenwood.

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 KDNK's local newscast airs weekdays at 6:41 and 7:41 AM.

The Roaring Fork High School football team has their biggest game in a decade tonight at 7pm here in Carbondale. KDNK got ahold of head coach Jeff Kelley to learn more.

Amy Hadden Marsh

KDNK's Local Newscast airs weekday mornings at 6:41 and 7:41 during Morning Edition.

Adam Volek is principal of the new elementary and middle school that the Roaring Fork School District will open next fall. KDNK News Director Gavin Dahl sat down with him for an update.

Kelsy Been

KDNK news director Gavin Dahl speaks to Roaring Fork School District superintendent Dr. Rob Stein about education funding, the digital divide, affordable housing, school lunches, and why equity is important at the new school coming to Glenwood Springs.