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Kate Redmond interviews Dr. Kris Nichols on innovative technology to map carbon and healthy biomes in soil. Nichols will present two workshops at this weekend's Food & Farm Forum in Montrose.
  • The 10th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum takes place at the Montrose Pavilion this coming Friday and Saturday. As the microbiome health of soil is becoming better understood, Kate Redmond speaks leading soil scientist Kris Nichols, one of the presenters this weekend.
  • We take a look at the importance of community.
  • Congressmember Lauren Boebert is attacking her Republican primary challenger, State Senator Don Coram. Her media blitz includes an ad disguised as a news headline above the masthead on the Sunday edition of the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. Plus, the one-year anniversary of the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol has come and gone. But anger on the far-right continues to simmer, especially here in the West where extremists have been active for many years. That includes Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family members who have battled with the feds over the use of public lands.
  • 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.
  • The Shepherd's Center is a community center in downtown Montrose that serves the homeless and other community members. The center officially opened in June of last year. It provides free breakfast and lunch on weekdays, a food pantry, a senior meal delivery program, and other services. Last week, Shepherd's Hand, the faith-based nonprofit behind the center, purchased the building housing it in downtown Montrose. For more on this milestone, KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to Garey Martinez, the co-founder of Shepherd's Hand.
  • 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.