Kori Stanton

Local Motion: The 2018 Farm Bill

The 2018 Farm Bill was officially passed on December 20th, 2018. The '18 Farm Bill is extremely vast and covers many topics including Industrial Hemp. The farm bill descheduled some cannabis products from the Controlled Substances Act for the first time. KVNF's Kori Stanton sought out to learn how this new farm bill will affect our local farmers in Western Colorado. Kori spoke with Nick Levendofsky and Harrison Topp from the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union , Hotchkiss farmer and entrepreneur...

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Marty Durlin

Playwright Marty Durlin's new radio play, Uranium: The Musical, was performed live in Paonia in March. It's the story of the uranium boom that took place in mid-50s Moab, and of the characters who were there to witness it, like Charlie Steen the Uranium King, Edward Abbey, and more.

  • Colorado will pay additional 6 million dollars for accurate 2020 census
  • Candidate Hickenlooper will introduce his ideas for gun control today
  • Rundown of Memorial Day weekend closures of popular destinations
  • Lake City, Hinsdale County looking for help from volunteers
  • Colorado becomes first state to cap cost of insulin by law

  • Governor Polis signs equal pay bill into law
  • Snowpack around state at 202 percent of normal
  • Feature story on upcoming fire season in the area

  • Rockslide closes I70 in Glenwood Canyon, mitigation work continues
  • Governor Polis signs full time kindergarten legislation
  • New study indicates Colorado mothers and infants need more health care
  • Produced water spill in North Fork Valley concerns farmers, citizens

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss spring gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

  • After six years, Colorado River drought plan finally signed at Hoover Dam
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife inspectors already finding invasive mussels
  • Interview with expert about Red Flag laws

  • Trump praises Colorado law allowing Canadian prescription drugs
  • New restrictions on winter driving along I70 set to begin on Sept. 1
  • Deal for drought mitigation signed today in Las Vegas
  • Oprah Winfrey gives graduation address at Colorado College
  • Access to mental health care for men in Colorado to be expanded
  • Governor appoints interim Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

Ellen Sander, author of Trips, Rock Life in the Sixties stopped by KVNF during her Colorado book tour. Ellen talked with Kori Stanton about her augmented edition of Trips, poetry, Jimi Hendrix and what it was like being a rock journalist in the midst of rock and roll.

The Dolores Water Conservancy District has announced a managed release, also known as a “spill,” from McPhee Reservoir in time for Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife fighting invasive species in lakes
  • Trio of laws signed by Governor Polis will help Coloradans afford health care
  • Governor Polis signs new laws improving access to health care for women
  • Anti-suicide efforts signed into law, lowers consent age for psychiatric treatment

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