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Local Motion: Covering How Schools Manage COVID & Hearing From Paonia Senior

On this week's Local Motion Gavin Dahl speaks with Chalkbeat Colorado bureau chief Erica Meltzer about how school districts are managing coronavirus outbreaks statewide. Plus, Kori Stanton speaks to Paonia Experiential Leadership Academy senior Liza Eller, who wrote and directed 2020 The Musical, produced with fellow students.

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Colorado lawmakers passed a state-funded stimulus package worth more than $200 million during a three-day special session that stayed mostly cordial and bipartisan.

They also gave Gov. Jared Polis an additional $100 million to respond to the pandemic and rejected Republican lawmakers’ attempts to limit Polis’ power to issue more executive orders during the virus outbreak.

Lawmakers stressed the stimulus package is far short of what the federal government could provide.

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  • Kori Stanton speaks with Paonia Clayworks co-founder Karen Good about how they're facing pandemic
  • Jodi Peterson speaks with Delta County Health Department Medical Director Dr Susan Bright about rising case numbers

  

Kori Stanton

Many industries have gone through massive disruptions during the pandemic and the Arts is no exception. KVNF's Kori Stanton reports on the economic impacts and spoke with Paonia Clayworks co-founder, Karen Good about the pottery collective, their new retail space, and shopping local.

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Host Jill Spears and her gardening gurus, Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen, discuss early winter gardening subjects and take your calls.

  • Oil production dropped 13% during the pandemic, largest drop in 20 years
  • Colorado food pantries reporting 2-3 times normal demand for food, 1/3 served never needed help before
  • Research from Yellowstone backs up theory that wolves may be effective way to control spread of chronic wasting disease
  • Will Walkey from KHOL reports on new threats to Wyoming's wind rush potential

  • Delta County moves to High Risk level orange on COVID dial
  • Governor Jared Polis tests positive for COVID, asymptomatic, working remotely
  • New state task force hopes to help schools return to in-person learning safely
  • Lawmakers return to Capitol for special session on coronavirus relief spending
  • Update on historical monuments removed this year
  • Senator Michael Bennet hears input on Future of Local News Commission Act from news leaders

The Old Farmer's Almanac has been sharing farming and homesteading tips and offering weather predictions since the 1700’s. While it is unclear exactly how they make their weather predictions, an answer to a listener's question helps us see that what is clear is that climate change is making weather much more variable and extreme and so prediction methodologies based primarily on historical weather patterns are becoming less reliable.

Western Slope Skies - Deeds In Outer Space

Nov 27, 2020
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The American West of the 1500s would be almost unrecognizable to us moderns. For a moment, step into the shoes of a Native American or an early European explorer. Imagine sharing mountains, forests, and prairies with wild creatures like the American Bison.

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  • KZMU: Lake Powell level drop allows river runners to discover hidden rapids

  

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  • Reporter Moe Clark talks about her story on grassroots efforts to distribute survival gear to people living on the street, as the pandemic causes more homelessness, limiting shelter capacity, and Denver sweeps encampments against CDC recommendations

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After initially saying he didn't do anything wrong, Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, says he now realizes he "set a bad example" by traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for vacation last month.

Gitanjali Rao, a Colorado teenager who invented a mobile device to test for lead in drinking water, is Time's Kid of the Year for 2020. The magazine announced the award Thursday, citing Rao's ability to apply scientific ideas to real-world problems — and her desire to motivate other kids to take up their own causes.

Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai was charged with fraud and denied bail Thursday, ensuring that one of the region's loudest pro-democracy voices will be behind bars until at least spring. On Thursday a Hong Kong court, finding that he was a flight risk, ordered him to stay in custody until his next hearing, currently expected in April.

In a last-minute push, the Trump administration announced Thursday that it will auction off drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in just over a month, setting up a final showdown with opponents before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

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