Celia Roberts

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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  • Colorado's senators take stances on Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination
  • Polis gives statements about wild horse management, suicide prevention
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park part of nationwide movement

  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun conversation
  • Outside money pouring in to Senate District 5 race
  • Colorado River suffers decline due mainly to temperature increase
  • Glance at the high school football schedule tonight

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK

  • Department of Agriculture works on improving rurual broadband access
  • Animas River survives toxic contamination, drought and wildfire
  • Conservation program allowing better access to parks not funded yet

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about harvest-time chores & take calls from listeners.

  • 5,000 North Fork Valley acres removed from December BLM oil and gas sale
  • Acreage around old Bowie No. 2 mine in Somerset removed from sale
  • Longtime High Country News publisher Ed Marston passes away
  • Marston leaves lasting legacy as environmental activist, lover of outdoors

  • Town of Paonia's comment on BLM's environmental assessment omitted
  • Special Meeting scheduled at Paonia Town Hall to write new comment to BLM
  • Five amendments referred to voters on Nov. 6th ballot
  • New data collection rules to be enacted by state starting tomorrow
  • High school football teams kick off the season around the listening area tonight

  • Initiative 97, mandating oil and gas setbacks, will be on the November ballot
  • Town of Paonia receives letter from Colorado chapter of ACLU
  • Paonia among 31 cities in Colorado asked to remove panhandling ordinance
  • BLM issues environmental assessment, Paonia comment ignored

Eric Goold

Local filmmakers produced the documentary film, Of Apples and Anthracite, in conjunction with Elsewhere Studios. The movie was screened at the Paradise Theater as part of Elsewhere's Inspired: Art at Work Symposium in Paonia on August 24th. KVNF News spoke with director Clara Pena and co-producers and writers Matt Jenkins and John Steele before the screening. The documentary tackles the issues of gentrification and oil and gas development in the North Fork Valley and portrays Paonia as a community at a crossroads.

  • Peak season of West Nile approaches, human case confirmed in Mesa County
  • Bull Draw Fire slowed by steady rains over the weekend
  • Full containment of Bull Draw Fire expected in mid-September
  • Polis speaks in Carbondale about immigration, rural broadband access

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