Sarah Jacobson

Delta County Election Candidate Forum - Senate District 5 & House District 54

This program features excerpts from the Delta County Election Candidate Forum. The forum, organized by Delta's Republican and Democratic party leaders, was held in Delta in October and moderated by KVNF's Eric Goold. Senate District 5 Candidates Republican Olen Lund and Democratic incumbent Kerry Donovan and House District 54 candidates, Republican Matt Soper and Independent Thea Chase are featured in this episode.

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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.

  • Rep. Rankin talks legislative session, harassment scandal with KDNK
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park includes young and old

  • 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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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

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