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Local Motion: Ed Marston

KVNF celebrates local journalist Ed Marston who passed away on August 31st. In this interview conducted by reporter Abigail Censky in February of 2018, Ed talks about covering the rural west, Delta County politics, accepting change and the importance of having vision.

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Jill, Lance & Lulu discuss harvest season gardening.

KVNF News spoke with The Colorado Sun reporter John Frank in this edition of The Purple State Update, our weekly interview on the Friday KVNF Regional Newscast focusing on statewide and Western Slope political issues throughout the election season. In this episode we talk about the growing homeless population in tourist towns on the Western Slope, and about the growing number of out-of-state political groups pouring money into the Governor's Race.

  • Bennett, Hickenlooper request that BLM oil and gas lease sale be deferred
  • Health clinics in Colorado serve a vital role for low income health care
  • Western State University in Gunnison gets largest ever donation

  • Unaffiliated voters in Colorado growing in number, influence
  • Voters on Western Slope more likely to be unaffiliated

  • 416 Fire consumes two of the largest trees in the state; three others survive
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Financing the governor's race; homelessness in tourist towns on the rise
  • Site of Lake Christine Fire origin to reopen this weekend

  • Record number of unaffiliated young voters in state
  • School lunch programs seek to provide free meals for all students
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks Gallagher Amendment with KDNK

KVNF talks with Delta county's district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber about proposed fracking operations, disbanding the area planning committees and his work with Colorado Counties Inc.

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at 39 percent capacity, boat launch facilities closing
  • Durango and Silverton suing narrow gauge railroad, says train started 416 Fire
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks health care
  • Lawsuit about oil and gas lease cancellations on Thompson Divide settled
  • Five cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Montrose County

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss harvest-time subjects and take calls from listeners.

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KVNF News spoke with The Colorado Sun reporter John Frank in the first episode of our collaboration, The Purple State Update. The show will feature a weekly interview on the Friday KVNF Regional Newscast focusing on statewide and Western Slope political issues throughout the election season. John Frank talks about dark money groups funding ad campaigns in the Senate District 5 race. He starts off talking about The Colorado Sun and its mission.

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