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  • Today we hear another installment of The Colorado Howl by Raymond Toney, distributed by KDUR Durango. Then, Blue Mesa Reservoir once resembled a deep and healthy lake. But a 22-year drought, coupled with obligations to release water to downstream users, has left the reservoir far below the normal high watermark. Experts say it will take a lot more than one snowy winter to refill the reservoir. Reporter Stephanie Maltarich visited both ends of the reservoir to understand its purpose and its future.
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  • Today we hear another edition of The Colorado Howl, by Raymond Toney and KDUR. Plus, the streams, creeks and rivers that run from jagged mountains into Crested Butte’s watersheds are iconic. At a glance, water in creeks and streams around the area is clear and pristine. But the legacy of mining tells a different story. For the Headwaters series, Stephanie Maltarich reports on the continued progress being made by the area’s most upstream stewards.
  • The Colorado Howl is focused on gray wolf restoration in Colorado following voter approval of Proposition 114 in 2020. The producer is Raymond Toney of Bayfield, a lawyer by trade. Jon Lynch, the Program Director at our Rocky Mountain Community Radio partner station KDUR, based at Fort Lewis College serves as liaison to the project. Plus, for nearly a century, scientists from around the world have studied water and climate in the north end of the Gunnison Valley. And in 2021, the high mountain watershed entered a new chapter: a first-of-its-kind project where scientists will trace snow from where it arrives in the atmosphere, to where it melts into the ground. The research aims to understand water and snow in mountain systems for the first time. This story is the first in a five-episode series, Headwaters, reported by Stephanie Maltarich.
  • Today we take a mindful look into our possessions and how they may actually be possessing us.
  • On this week's show, Gavin Dahl interview James Pagliasotti, a longtime music critic at the Denver Post now writing and living in Oregon, about his book What it Was: Growing Up When the Music Mattered. Plus, Colorado Sun editor and co-founder Larry Ryckman shares his latest column, I’m a journalist and still an optimist, from Writers on the Range.
  • The US Forest Service has released a report into a planned burn that turned into New Mexico's largest-ever wildfire. Anger against the Forest Service is simmering among the thousands affected by the Calf Canyon/Hermits Peak fire. Dave Rosenthal of the Mountain West News Bureau reports.A group of Delta County students spoke at the School Board Meeting, describing discrimination and ill treatment. Kate Redmond brings that story.
  • In celebration of Pride month, an award winning film screens this weekend at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia.
  • Kate Redmond speaks with Dr. Bruce Lanser, pediatric allergist and immunologist at National Jewish Health in Denver, about food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities and the difference between them in symptoms and treatments.
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