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Local Motion: Perspectives on Racism

This week on Local Motion we’ll hear interviews with a Black pastor from Lake City, Colorado and an ethnic studies professor from CU Boulder. The pastor, Brendan McMillan, is the only Black religious leader in his small mountain town, but he and his family were not invited to a recent Black Lives Matter protest. McMillan and associate professor Hillary Potter discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and racial issues with KVNF's Laura Palmisano.

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss mid-summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

  • Mesa County reported 12 new COVID cases on Sunday
  • Public Utilities Commission consumer affairs unit offering help for customers
  • Colorado's independent redistricting commission is now accepting applicants
  • Arts orgs are adapting to new reality with virtual events
  • Gov. Polis is skeptical Trump's unemployment order will work in Colorado
  • Part Two: Noah Glick reports on the eviction crisis

  • The Pine Gulch Fire is expected to continued growing
  • Montrose County School District releases in-person learning details
  • A hiker named Larry Vangelder died on the Box Canyon Trail in Ouray
  • New law means Cedaredge residents must control mosquitoes, rodents on their property
  • Big Sky Conference postpones college football until Spring 2021
  • Part One: Noah Glick reports on the eviction crisis

  • North Fork Valley Skatepark gets new funding from Delta County
  • EPA settles first Gold King lawsuit
  • Census now visiting households that still haven't responded 
  • Tracking data shows Texans most active in San Juan Basin
  • A renewed effort is underway to rename some geographic features in Colorado

Holly Rubinstein

KVNF spoke with the mayors of the tourism-dependent towns of Ouray and Ridgway to see how they're holding up during the pandemic.

  • Delta County Schools release Restart Plan for upcoming school year
  • Colorado Mesa University and Technical College of the Rockies release fall plans
  • KSJD Reporter Austin Cope shares personal COVID-19 story
  • New study says reopening colleges will need to do a lot of testing
  • Jodi Peterson speaks with Ouray mayor Greg Nelson and Ridgway mayor John Clark about their town economies

  • The Pine Gulch Fire was at 9,200 acres as of Wednesday afternoon and only 5% contained
  • A new report finds the worst of the COVID-19 recession may be over for Colorado
  • COGCC voted Tuesday to raise mill levy for oil & gas companies
  • Colorado voters may see as many as 11 statewide ballot questions in November
  • Public health officers across the country keep quitting

Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen take your calls and discuss mid-summer gardening subjects of all kinds (while maintaining appropriate social distancing.)

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  • Montrose School District seeks survey input on Return to Learn plan
  • Pine Gulch Fire spreading rapidly north of Grand Junction
  • An effort to recall Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters fell short 
  • Ventilation a factor in safe school reopenings
  • Paid family leave supporters submit 200,000 signatures for ballot access
  • KOTO's Matt Hoisch examines parenting infants during a pandemic

Judy Fahys

  • Smoke from area fires, including the Pine Gulch Fire in Mesa County, is impacting our area
  • A second person has died from COVID-19 in Mesa County
  • Western Slope fruit growers are feeling impacts from the April freeze
  • Democrats need four seats to take the U.S. Senate
  • Colorado voters may only get to see one U.S. Senate debate this year
  • Judy Fahys reports for InsideClimateNews about humpback chubs in the Grand Canyon

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