Local Motion: Lisa Young & Gavin Dahl in Conversation

This week, listen in on a conversation between news director Gavin Dahl and Delta County Independent staff writer Lisa Young from KVNF's Happy News Hour on September 9th. They talk about news deserts and the challenges of providing comprehensive coverage in rural communities.

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  • 4 horses killed in car accidents on 550 on Thursday
  • School board candidate forums are scheduled for Grand Junction, Austin, Montrose next week
  • Dual Immersion Academy principal Monica Heptner awarded by Latino Chamber of Commerce
  • Republican Lauren Boebert violated federal campaign finance laws, used campaign funds for rent, bills
  • NPR TV critic Eric Deggans speaks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the new documentary Summer of Soul, directed by Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson, opening tonight at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia

  

  • Montrose School District now screening for COVID symptoms upon arrival at all schools
  • Only 22% of schools are enrolled in state's weekly COVID testing program
  • Delta County revamps COVID dashboard
  • Delta County School Board candidate forum scheduled for Surface Creek Church in Austin on 9/28
  • Colorado raising home health care workers' minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Kate Redmond speaks to Mark Chalmers, CEO of Energy Fuels, about processing rare earth materials at White Earth Mill in Utah, plus Ute tribal member Regina Lopez-Whiteskunk

Betty Soskin has accomplished a lot over the course of her life.

She's been a published author, a songwriter-activist during the civil rights movement and a businesswoman and now serves with the National Park Service — holding the title as the country's oldest ranger.

Now Soskin can add another milestone to her story: turning 100.

Laura Palmisano

  • Colorado now offering rapid, at-home COVID tests directly to residents
  • Advantage Treatment Center at community corrections complex in Montrose is a COVID outbreak site
  • About 1 in 99 people in Colorado is contagious with COVID, the highest rate this year
  • Colorado Congressmembers urge FCC to add text option to national suicide prevention hotline
  • State economists boost revenue expectations
  • Census Bureau identifies risk factors in the way of community resilience during disasters
  • Scientists identify Colorado rivers, streams to protect

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Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss last-day-of-summer gardening topics and take your calls.

The toys that come in McDonald's Happy Meals will soon be made mostly from corn and other materials rather than from fossil fuel-based plastic, the fast-food chain says. The switch is already underway in some international markets; it's expected to be complete globally by 2025.

  • New Redistricting Commission state legislative maps make dramatic changes on Western Slope
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters retains attorney Scott Gessler, former Secretary of State
  • Norwood may cap short-term rentals at 3, total
  • Six candidates are running for two seats on Delta County School Board
  • Samaritan Johnny Hurley was killed by police in Arvada, coroner confirms
  • Comedian Alex Hooper talks about going on tour during the pandemic, his new book & his comedy special ahead of Healthy Rhythm Gallery gig this Saturday in Montrose

Insight New Mexico

  • BLM HQ moving back to DC
  • Tina Peters back in Grand Junction
  • Colorado GOP votes not to opt out of open primaries
  • Radio host dies of COVID after urging boycott of vaccines
  • Montrose Memorial Hospital losing employees over vaccine mandate
  • Hospitals in our region implement crisis standards of care
  • Hesitancy hardens to resistance for half of Colorado's unvaccinated
  • Supply chain disruptions hit farmers hard
  • Yvette Henson explains how CSU extension office helps farmers & gardeners 
     

  

  • AG Phil Weiser finds pattern of racially biased policing & excessive force at Aurora PD 
  • Congressmember Lauren Boebert: God should remove Democrats from office
  • Montrose County approves $33M expansion of the airport
  • Shay Coburn leads progress by Delta Planning Commission on comprehensive plan
  • Gunnison & Garfield County school districts reinstituting mask mandates
  • Linda Gann, Kelly Fox plead with Montrose County School Board to protect kids with mask mandate

  

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 Grand Mesa Observatory. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the old, small building on top of the mesa where the chipmunks live!

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A storm brewing in the Atlantic is now a "major hurricane," but forecasters say it currently poses little threat to land.

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Sam was bringing wind speeds higher than 110 miles per hour, the threshold for a storm to be dubbed a major hurricane.

It's the fourth storm to receive such a designation this year, according to Andy Latto, a hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center.

Smoldering lava is exploding into the sky, residents have been evacuated and the local airport has been closed — but one small home on the island of La Palma has been spared, bringing a small amount of relief as a volcanic eruption intensifies off the northwestern coast of Africa.

Social media users are calling the home — which was surrounded by lava — the "miracle house."

What if we told you there was a hamster who has been trading cryptocurrencies since June — and recently was doing better than Warren Buffett and the S&P 500?

Meet Mr. Goxx, a hamster who works out of what is possibly the most high-tech hamster cage in existence.

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"Six o'clock in the morning. How's your head?"

So begins a poem written this month by the Cuban writer Katherine Bisquet. She continues:

"Is it cold in Berlin?


I go to bed this morning - I'm trying to change my habits - with a complaint,


There's an animal in the front yard that eats the neighbor's pigeons.


The beast eats everything it sees in its path,


How can I tell it not to eat what doesn't belong to it?


Are there cypresses there?


Here the ceibas have lost their leaves

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