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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Suze Smith

Host Jill  Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss harvesting and other late-summer gardening subjects, and take calls from listeners.

  • Wildfires slowing, some closures impact start of hunting season
  • River rafting industry hanging on despite drought, low water
  • XCel Energy releases Colorado Energy Plan, cleaner air expected

  • Transportation petition initiatives certified to be on November ballot
  • Despite expected shortages, projects slated to draw more water from Colorado River
  • City of Montrose names new assistant City Manager

  • Bull Draw Fire slows down under rainfall, burning over 30,000 acres
  • Immigrant in sanctuary at Carbondale church receives reprieve, now free
  • Historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park gets a strange visitor to its lobby

  • Grand Junction sets mandatory outdoor water restrictions
  • Town of Hotchkiss looking at low water storage, considers options
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about economy in Western counties
  • Heirloom fruit production being revived to help rural economies in West

  • Town of Paonia sends letter detailing water regulation violations
  • Water in Paonia clean and safe, violations occurred in reporting test results
  • CU scientists looking at possible severe flooding due to climate change

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Suze Smith

This week, host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart are joined by special guest Wind Clearwater of Clearwater Design.

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair at Paonia Public Library
  • County, state agencies prepare for fires, floods, flu and other emergencies
  • Three Colorado health clinics recognized, serve as modeal for rest of country

  • Disaster Preparation Fair held at Paonia Public Library
  • Emergency Management Director talks Code Red, preparation
  • Delta County soon to implement Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • Bull Draw Fire, Cache Creek Fire continue to burn, send smoke and haze
  • Fire season already one of the costliest ever, expected to continue

  • New report indicates Colorado River to be at unprecedented low flow by next year
  • Lower Basin states expected to have water cutbacks by September 2019
  • Congress debates critical Farm Bill, set to expire next month, has little agreement
  • San Luis Valley program helps poor in state get healthy food at reduced cost


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