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Community Briefs

KDNK news open house and live broadcast with AR’s David Barsamian

The KDNK News Department invites the community and local journalists into their studios on Aug. 27 for a news open house and an exclusive, live broadcast with David Barsamian. Barsamian is the creator of Alternative Radio (AR). AR is a weekly, independent and progressive radio series that regularly tackles some of the most important societal questions our world faces. Over decades of broadcasts Alternative Radio airs voices of reform like Noam Chomski and the next generation of truthseekers like Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill and Naomi Klein.

At 7:30 p.m. KDNK (88.1 FM) will broadcast Barsamian’s talk, “Media, Capitalism and the Environment,” and then take questions from the audience. At 6:30 p.m., KDNK will host Barsamian, other valley journalists and the public for a news open house reception.

Libraries community meeting

The Garfield County Libraries are offering community meetings throughout the county to hear what residents want from their library today and in the future. Dinner will be provided. The final meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, Aug. 27. For more information visit

Colorado Trappers Convention/Rendezvous

Learn how to call a coyote, trap a bobcat and support Colorado furharvesting at the 38th Colorado Trappers Convention/Rendezvous Aug. 29-31 at the Garfield Creek State Wildlife Area near New Castle. Demos, vendors, contests, auction, barbecue and more. Sponsored by Cabelas, Sportsmans Warehouse, Big D Motorsports, Glenwood Springs Ford, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, Bookcliffs Fur, and others. Contact Dan Gates at 719-275-4077, Kandy Herrman at 970-379-6024 or go to for information.

Libraries closed for Labor Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2. You can still browse and request books, movies and more at during the closure.

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