Jodi Peterson

Local Motion: Colorado's First All-Female Wildland Fire Crew

"Be a student of fire." That's just part of the advice that Colorado's first all-female wildland fire crew received at a training camp in late May. This summer, the women will work on conservation projects and help fight forest fires in the area around Grand Junction. KVNF spoke to several of the crew members, their instructors, and a couple of longtime female firefighters.

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  • 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

Don Suppes, District 2, stopped by KVNF studios to talk with Felix Belmont and KVNF morning news host Eric Goold for the June edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report. Topics included mosquito abatement, county facilities, hemp regulations and veteran's issues.

  • Colorado emissions standards conflict with Trump Administration rollbacks
  • Colorado River water supplies dwindle while states continue to ask for more
  • Rare doe attack on woman in Craig raises awareness of danger from animals

  • Effort to put abortion restrictions on the statewide ballot
  • Report from Lake City on current conditions in Hinsdale County
  • Residents of Lake City issued sandbags, flood preparations continue
  • Lawmaker who sponsored Red Flag bill will not face recall

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

  • Petition effort underway to put popular vote issue to voters
  • Colorado Hemp Advancement Management Program to help hemp producers
  • Deadline to be stakeholder in CHAMP program is Friday

  • Jared Polis to meet with 11 other Western governors in Vail
  • Prisons in Colorado turning into defacto mental health clinics
  • Snowpack melting quickly, rivers up all around the state
  • Gunnison County river closures made due to safety threat

This program is in honor of former Paonia resident Thomas Lawley. Thomas was a huge music lover and community connector. Thomas moved to the North Fork Valley in 1970 and was a Paonia resident until 1986. During his time in the North Fork he was a community leader, KVNF DJ and often the Master of Ceremonies. In Febuary 2019 Thomas died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico after battling cancer for four years. He was 72. Thomas and his wife Paula produced the infamous Hippie Reunion in Paonia in 2010. Thomas was also the festival Director for Carbondale's Mountain Fair for 17 years.

  • Armed Forces Celebration gets underway in Delta, lasts all weekend
  • Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall visits Confluence Park in Delta
  • Veterans, families, citizens gather in Delta to commemorate D Day


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Dr. Louise Aronson says the U.S. doesn't have nearly enough geriatricians — physicians devoted to the health and care of older people: "There may maybe six or seven thousand geriatricians," she says. "Compare that to the membership of the Pediatric Society, which is about 70,000."

In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of methamphetamine at a club in San Francisco, Kim has redefined "normal" many times. At first, she says, it seemed like meth brought her back to her true self — the person she was before her parents divorced, and before her stepfather moved in.

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Two key Asian leaders — both of whom President Trump has been trying to negotiate deals with — will meet Thursday, when Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to North Korea for the first time as president, Chinese and North Korean state media report.

The two-day visit was prompted by an invitation from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to China's Xinhua News Agency.

The meeting comes just days before Trump and Xi are supposed to meet at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

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Sotheby's has accepted a merger offer from entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, who will purchase the auction house for $3.7 billion. The deal puts Sotheby's, which was founded in 1744, on a path to becoming a private company again.

Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has died, Egyptian state television reported Monday, after fainting in a Cairo court session.

The state broadcaster said that the deposed leader requested permission to speak in court, which the judge granted. He reportedly fainted and died during a break in the session.

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