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    Mr. Roaring Fork Now Receiving Contestants

    Prepare your pageant name and gather your outfits... KDNK's Mr. Carbondale event returns on Saturday, February 15, as Mr. Roaring Fork: Valentine's Hangover . Top prizes include a hand-forged trophy, Founders Club membership at Batch, a custom Dave Kodama hat, and a night's stay at Avalanche Ranch! To sign yourself up, email Erin@ . All bodies welcome! Tickets now on sale!

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    Tuesday Community Calendar

    3 hours ago
    Adam McCurdy, ACES Forest Programs Director

    Here’s your community calendar for Tuesday, January 28, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Forest of Snowmass: A Virtual Tour at the Collective Snowmass, click on the headline.

    LIFT-UP

    LIFT-UP Executive Director Angela Mills provides insight into this organization's history, ongoing initiatives and partnerships and how local residents may best benefit from the program.

    Monday Community Calendar

    Jan 27, 2020
    Parachute Branch Library

    Here’s your community calendar for Monday, January 27th, underwritten by Basalt Regional Library, a safe and welcoming space providing access to tools, programs, and information that nurture lifelong learning. For the list of today's events, like Yokoso! at Parachute Library, click on the headline…

    Children's advocates in Colorado are working to ensure that all children are counted in the upcoming 2020 Census, even children younger than five years old and not yet in school. The once-a-decade population count, set for April 1, will determine how many federal tax dollars return to Colorado over the next 10 years.

    Garfield County

    Garfield County Commissioners unanimously approved $278,360 for the Town of Parachute Monday to boost the development of a new bus service that would connect the town with Battlement Mesa and Rifle. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has the details.

    Colorado's legislative session is just over two weeks old, and lawmakers have already introduced more than 270 bills and counting. With hundreds more bills expected to land in the coming weeks, here are some of the ones we are starting to watch at the state Capitol.

    Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

    Thursday marks the 19th consecutive year of Winter X Games in Aspen. That means increased traffic and crowded public transportation.? KDNK’s Lucas Turner reports on how the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority prepares to handle the crowds and keep services running smoothly.

    NASA

    The National Environmental Protection Act is 50 years old this year and under attack by the Trump Administration. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Jayson O’Neill, deputy director of Western Values Project, a Montana-based public lands watchdog group, about NEP, the proposed changes, and what that might look like for future federal lands projects. Click the headline for more information about upcoming hearings and a public comment period.

    When Blondie's Diner closes around 9 p.m. and a table of hunters finish their green chili cheeseburgers and head back to their hotel, the town of Naturita feels a bit like a ghost town.

    There are two new marijuana dispensaries still open late with green neon signs, but on a November night at the start of hunting season, not many customers are partaking.

    The only sound punctuating through the cold evening is a semi-truck idling in the parking lot of the Rimrocker Hotel, its driver trying to stay warm.

    It's a good day when Tammie Delaney hears a train rumbling down the tracks outside of the century-old granary building she owns in Hayden.

    "Oh, you get the train noise today!" she shouts as a train whistle pierces the usual silence in the small town of about 2,000 people.

    The train whistles are an indicator of the economy in the Yampa Valley.

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    Richard Rhinehart on the Discovery of Witches Pantry Cave and Implications for RMR Quarry

    In this special edition of Valley Voices. Lucas Turner talks to Richard Rhinehart with the Colorado Cave Survey about the discovery of "Witches' Pantry" and how the cave could play a role in the fight to oppose Rocky Mountain Resources' proposed Quarry Expansion. Click the headline for more images of the cave.

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    Nancy Bo Flood Shares Power of Storytelling

    Nancy Bo Flood is a child therapist and celebrated author of 20 books, many of them for children. Tune in as Nancy reflects on her life, her work in the Navajo Nation and the power of storytelling.

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    EXPRESS YOURSELF

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    World Champion Fancy Dancer Larry Yazzie Appears on Express Yourself

    Larry Yazzie is an actor and renowned fancy dancer of the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa. While visiting the Roaring Fork Valley, Larry stopped by KDNK to talk about Native Pride Arts and the upcoming Shining Mountains Pow Wow. Barbara "Babs" Frota leads this interview with Raleigh Burleigh co-hosting.

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