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Local Motion: Club 20 Debates - Senate District 6

This episode of Local Motion features the Club 20 debate between the candidates in Senate District 6: Republican incumbent Don Coram and Democratic candidate Guinn Unger, Jr.

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart chat about gardening issues and take calls from listeners.

  • Paonia awarded a rural development grant for marketing, development
  • North Fork Valley will host Rural Philanthropy Days conference next July
  • Fire update across the Western Slope, conditions ripe for fire expansion

  • Petition effort to get setbacks on ballot facing uphill battle
  • Update on Buttermilk Fire outside Montrose in Gunnison Gorge
  • Two high country hiking fatalities last week
  • Two incidents of political pranking bring Russia debate to local venues
  • Study shows both parties agree that climate change is real, disagree on what to do

  • Paonia Town Park will get watered, Stewart Ditch not totally dry
  • Colorado Attorney General appointed head of leadership group
  • Sounds of Yampa River set to classical music

  • Final installment of water conservation series
  • Denver follows others in recycling sewage, people wary of drinking it
  • Climate change in state can be altered by diet choices

  • Stewart Ditch gets river call, flows reduced by  50 percent
  • Town of Paonia will no longer be able to water Paonia Town Park
  • School District 51 gets special training to deal with school shootings
  • Two wildfires outside of Meeker, one outside of Montrose, one on Fruitland Mesa

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Vockhausen discuss hot, dry summer gardening tips.

  • Water users in Phoenix find ways to conserve
  • Veterans in the West urge Congress to fund access to parks program

  • Naturita looks to future without coal, power plant
  • Industrial hemp, recreation some of the economic options for West End
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • New VA facility in Aurora breaks ground, will not have more beds

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes December BLM land lease sale
  • Town of Paonia wants BLM to defer leases until RMP is completed
  • Executive order requires old wells, oil and gas machinery to be capped for safety
  • Department of Interior supports moving headquarters of BLM to the West

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