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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  • Two wildfires continue to pour smoke, haze to Western Slope
  • Community meeting tonight in Parachute to discuss Cache Creek Fire
  • Initiative proposed to limit personal campaign contributions
  • Colorado Congressman stops deportation of 4-year old Peruvian girl

  • City of Aspen institutes mandatory water restrictions for first time
  • Climate change hurting Colorado's summertime outdoors economy
  • Governor's race most expensive in history, prompts calls for reform

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss the challenges of gardening in this year's very dry conditions and take calls from listeners.

  • Bull Draw Fire near Nucla doubles in size, containment not expected till Sept. 15th
  • Land and Water Conservation Act will sunset unless reauthorized by Congress
  • Rural Philanthropy Days conference set for North Fork Valley next June
  • Ridgway resident sets national speed record in a piston-driven vehicle- over 440 mph

  • Local rally in Paonia presents letter for Secretary Ryan Zinke
  • Zinke's speech in Steamboat Springs twice interrupted by protestors
  • New education director at Ute Museum has a homecoming
  • Free event this weekend for kids at Ute Museum in Montrose

  • Bull Draw Fire outside of Nucla grows, community meeting tonight
  • Update on firefighting efforts on Western Slope
  • Initiative 93 certified, would raise money for education with tax increase
  • Sales of marijuana in state since legalization goes over 2 billion dollars

  • Western Slope wildfire update; Bull Draw Fire largest in the region
  • Feature on Initiative 97; voters polarized over controversial setback measure
  • EPA holds meeting in Colorado Springs

Delta's District 2 commissioner Don Suppes speaks with KVNF's Felix Belmont and Eric Goold about the CAFO and Oil and Gas Working Groups and disbanding the area planning groups.

  • Bull Draw Fire outside Nucla grows, causes smoke advisory in Mesa County
  • Move to limit politicians' spending on their own campaigns gains momentum
  • Colorado Latino population lagging behind in number of college graduates
  • Initiative 97 would require oil and gas setbacks to be standard 2,500 feet

Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss summer harvest and other gardening topics, and take calls from listeners.


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