Ashton Ray Hanson

Local Motion: Mental Health First Aid

Robin Berndt, a training and outreach coordinator for the Center for Mental Health, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about programs offered in western Colorado that help educate the community about mental health, suicide prevention and those in crisis.

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Carrie Szabo

KVNF's Ashley Krest speaks with Stefan and Carrie Szabo of National Park Radio in Ouray after their show at The Wright Opera House. 

  • TSA employees at DIA calling in sick as government shutdown continues
  • Air travel becoming longer and more stressful amid TSA struggles
  • Colorado State Forest Service issues yearly survey about forest, tree health
  • Bark beetle activity flourishing in Southwest due to drought conditions

  • Democrat leaders meet at DIA, discuss shutdown with TSA employees
  • State forest service releases annual report on forest and tree health
  • San Juans, West Elks and Sawatch Range see spruce beetle increase
  • Governor Polis releases first budget goals, full time kindergarten a priority
  • Second phase of oil and gas drilling on Battlement Mesa approved

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardener Lance Swigart and Delta County Library staffer Sara Smith for a discussion about seed saving and the library's seed swap collection.

  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Durango group wants to lower solar costs by eliminating installation fees
  • Conservationists buy famous Fisher's Peak outside of Trinidad
  • Department of Interior to limit FOIA requests during shutdown

  • Paonia meth house bust may be part of a larger Federal drug case
  • Citizens calling Congress members and venting frustration about shutdown
  • Capitol Coverage interview with new minority leader Chris Holbert

  • Governor Polis delivers ambitious State of the State address
  • El Salvador man in Colorado Springs seeks sanctuary in local church
  • Initiatives in State of the State address will need to find money in budget
  • Trinidad taking steps to fuel its outdoor recreation industry

  • Colorado among other states cutting funding, workers at National Parks
  • Wildlife advocates in state fear changes to Endangered Species Act
  • Luke Runyon reports on history of a Colorado dam funded by KKK
  • Clydesdales usher in new era of state liquor laws, full strength beer

  • SWAT team, law enforcement agencies descend on Paonia, suspected meth house
  • Jared Polis inaugurated Governor of Colorado
  • Polis under pressure from antifracking groups before he's even sworn in
  • Outgoing John Hickenlooper recalls favorite moments after 8 years as governor

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears & gardener Lance Swigart are back in the Bamboo Room for the first show of 2019.


The KVNF Board of Directors

next meeting is Monday, January 21st, 6:30pm, KVNF Community Room, 233 Grand Ave., Paonia

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