Credit Second Chance Humane Society

Local Motion: Animal shelters help pets and people

Here in Western Colorado, we love our pets. More than 65% of us have at least one dog or cat. Many of our critters come to us from animal shelters, which not only find homes for unwanted pets, they also help reduce pet overpopulation and educate people on animal care. KVNF visited three local shelters, in Delta, Montrose and Ridgway, to find out what they're doing for pets and people.

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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

A few months ago, we toured the Galactic Menagerie in the sky.  Today, let’s take flight and do some birdwatching!

  • Snowpack at 200 percent in some areas, hoped to end drought
  • Before Senate Bill 181 becomes law, some want moratorium on oil and gas lease sales
  • Delta County oil and gas working group will discuss 181 with commissioners
  • National lawmakers call for return of Obama-era restrictions on methane emissions
  • Update on lawsuits against a Montrose funeral home accused of human trafficking

  • Flood risk causes emergency declaration in Hinsdale County
  • Historic avalanche season fills drainages with debris, raises flood risk
  • Lake City officials keep eyes on historic dams, flood mitigation in place
  • Western Colorado residents pay highest health care premiums in state

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

  • Governor Polis signs education bills into law
  • Capitol Coverage of transportation debate in legislative session
  • Grand Junction Republican Ray Scott sued by ACLU
  • Sponsor of Red Flag Bill will face recall petition effort

  • Governor makes emergency declaration for Lake City, flooding is feared
  • Rapidly melting snow pack presents flooding danger for entire state
  • Montrose County passes ordinance against heavy mining on West End
  • Hotchkiss baseball team one of the favorites headed to 2A state tournament

  • Senator Kerry Donovan talks new winter driving law, end of session
  • Seismic mapping projects approved for North Fork Valley
  • Decriminalization of magic mushrooms in Denver impacts on law enforcement

Conan O'Brien says he has settled with a San Diego man who accused the late night host of stealing jokes.

Robert Alexander Kaseberg sued O'Brien and his writing staff in 2015, alleging that they stole five jokes from Kaseberg's blog and Twitter account. The Associated Press reports that attorneys for both sides of the case filed court documents about three weeks before a trial was slated to begin in San Diego federal court, and that terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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