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Local Motion: West Nile virus and mosquitoes

Mosquitoes aren't just annoying -- their bite can transmit diseases to humans and animals, including West Nile virus. West Nile is generally not dangerous, but in some cases can lead to serious complications and even death. In this episode, KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews experts to learn more about West Nile, mosquito control in Western Colorado, and how to avoid getting bitten this summer.

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  • 5 deaths on Colorado rivers so far this year; danger remains high
  • 2020 Census outreach begins
  • Rural residents of Western Slope at high risk of not being counted in census
  • New trend of forest bathing gaining steam in Colorado communities

  • Pumping groundwater leads to river shortages in West
  • First Democratic Presidential debate this week, 23 candidates running
  • Senator Bennet, former Guv Hickenlooper looking for support in debate
  • New report on well being of state's LGBT population

  • Rural Philanthropy Days brings non profits, donors together for networking
  • State website for fiscal oversight not updated, slow for most users

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KVNF's Lake City translator at 88.7 FM has apparently taken lightning damage, and is currently off the air. We will undertake repairs as soon as we can access the site.

  • State lawmakers will have more money than they thought next year
  • Back the Badge initiative holds public meetings, two more remain
  • Governor Jared Polis is denied some funding for education program
  • Parks and Wildlife warns paddle boarders: Be Safe, wear PFD's

  • Suicide the no. 1 cause of death for Coloradans aged 10-24
  • KUNC's Luke Runyon files a report on Paonia's water crisis
  • Roads over Uncompaghre Plateau finally cleared, camping limited

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat aboput summer garden chores and take calls from listeners.

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  • Delta police respond to gunfight early Saturday morning
  • Colorado Supreme Court rules voters can decide to end TABOR
  • Sentences handed out in deaths of sisters near Norwood in 2017
  • As a state, Colorado ranks in the middle of the pack for child health

  • Colorado has one of the lowest measles vaccination rates in the country
  • Utah proposes a pipeline that would draw off shares of the Colorado River
  • Scientists, engineers meet to discuss threats to water in Mountain West

  • Advocates question Interior Secretary at Western Governors meeting
  • Wyoming plans several dams, reservoirs on Green River
  • Road report: Kebler Pass open, Cottonwood Pass still closed


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