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KVNF's Kate Redmond has an in-depth interview with pulmonologist Anuj Mehta, critical care physician at Denver Health, about the vaccines: what they are, how they work, and how the science has developed over the past year.
  • Governor Jared Polis delivered his fourth state of the state address to lawmakers yesterday at the state Capitol. He vowed to help Coloradans recover and rebuild after a steady stream of tragedies this past year, including the ongoing COVID pandemic, mass shootings in Boulder and Denver, and the Marshall fire in Boulder County. Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage. Plus, Kate Redmond speaks to a CEO with an innovative radon gas testing method. In winter months radon can build up while there is less fresh air ventilation.
  • Tracy Ihnot is communications coordinator for Delta County Libraries. KVNF’s Gavin Dahl caught up with her to get a sense of some numbers that reflect how much the libraries were used last year.
  • All Colorado rivers begin in snow. Listen to an update on regional snowpack for Colorado in Jan 2022.
  • Last week, the faith-based nonprofit Shepherd's Hand purchased its building in downtown Montrose. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to co-founder Garey Martinez to learn more.
  • Colorado cannabis consumers may soon have a public place where they can safely and legally imbibe. Kate Redmond speaks to Denver hotelier Chris Chiari to learn more. Plus, Governor Jared Polis is asking lawmakers to boost the state budget by an extra five hundred million dollars to address some urgent issues, including raising the state’s firefighting budget.
  • KVNF's Kate Redmond shares highlights from the floor speech U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Denver) delivered on Thursday, marking one year since supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempted insurrection. You can watch his entire speech here.
  • The western slope has been working to fulfill obligations to the Colorado River Compact, including reducing salinity in the irrigation water that we percolate back down to the river, for populations downstream. A recent conference in Las Vegas was a reckoning for many water users signing on to participate in preserving this precious resource. Kate Redmond reports. Thursday's commemorations of the January 6th riot included a rousing floor speech by Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet.
  • What will it take to make Mars habitable? For human life to survive on another planet, either the environment needs to be naturally similar to Earth, or be modifiable.
  • Gavin Dahl speaks with Will Toor, the director of the Colorado Energy Office, about efforts underway to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and improve rural infrastructure for electric vehicles.
  • Last year's shooting of an Austin woman by Delta County Sheriff's Deputy Nolan Davis left lingering questions, like why the Deputy's mother was in the car on that fateful day. The family of Paige Pierce is now bringing a civil suit in State Court against the deputy and his supervisor. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, on the anniversary of the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol, how is national polarization playing out in local classrooms? Matt Hoisch with KOTO in Telluride checked in with government teachers in San Miguel County to see what it’s like teaching about our country in divided times.
  • Don Coram has filed to run for Congress, challenging Lauren Boebert in the Republican primary this June. The State Senator is about to begin his final year representing Montrose at the Capitol in Denver. Plus Gavin Dahl speaks with Will Toor, the director of the Colorado Energy Office, about efforts underway to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and improve rural infrastructure for electric vehicles.
  • Affordable housing in Paonia is an urgent need. But the Board of Trustees put off a preliminary grant application to address it because of even more urgent issues. Kate Redmond speaks with Mayor Mary Bachran to learn more. Plus, the next story in our Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaborative on the transition away from fossil fuels comes from Kyle Mackie at KHOL. Construction is underway in Wyoming on what will be the country’s largest wind farm, but a federal agency is stalling a key aspect of the development.