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For decades the town of Paonia struggled to maintain its complex water system. In February 2019 the town ran completely dry in what state and federal agencies called a "perfect storm." Following the water crisis, a number of Paonia citizens decided to take matters into their own hands.
  • Delta County School Board member Beth Suppes recently cautioned school board members and Superintendent Caryn Gibson about adhering to the Sunshine Law, reports the Delta County Independent. U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert wants to open Thompson Divide to oil drilling, according to the Daily Sentinel. Mercy Hospital is Durango’s only hospital with a maternity ward, and it’s no longer allowing women to get their tubes tied, reports the Colorado Sun.January was National Radon Action month and health officials in the Rocky Mountain region are urging people to test their homes for the gas that is the leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers.KVNF’s former news director Gavin Dahl reviewed “Deep Rising” at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival last week. The documentary film examines a potential shift from ocean floor exploration to exploitation by private companies.
  • Colorado based singer Hazel Miller joins Taya Jae on Talkin' music to talk about performing for over 35 years, the encouragement she's had along the way and what she loves about her job.
  • House District 58 Representative Marc Catlin is backing a bill to codify the Rural Opportunity Office, reports the Montrose Daily Press. Stacie’s Apothecary Shoppe, the only pharmacy in Ouray County, closed Jan. 31 due to staffing challenges, reports the Ouray Plaindealer. Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction was fined 50 thousand dollars for raising student tuition by more than the state allowed last year, reported the Daily Sentinel. A bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives aims to improve the nation’s supply chains by recruiting more drivers to the trucking industry
  • Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon reopened on Tuesday after a semi-truck accident closed both lanes around 11:15 a.m. Monday. The Hispanic Affairs Project in Montrose received a major nod from the Community Resource Center, recently reports the Montrose Daily Press. Hotchkiss resident Samira Vetter is the new town clerk for the Town of Paonia after the Board of Trustees unanimously approved the decision at the council meeting on Jan. 24, reports the Delta County Independent.
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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday that the Department is investing $2.7 billion to help 64 electric cooperatives and utilities. The Colorado State Patrol held a press conference last Friday to talk about recent crashes involving vehicles in District 1 in the Denver Metro area.Proposed state legislation in our region is all over the map when it comes to transgender rights. Emma Gibson of the Mountain West News Bureau has more on what types of trans-related bills are being considered. Remote Hinsdale County is not a ski destination like Aspen or Telluride. Lake City, the county’s only incorporated town, touts its ski hill as what skiing was like before the rise of mega ski resorts.
  • Grand Junction placed 45th on The New York Times’ annual “52 Places to Go” list, reported the Daily Sentinel earlier this month. The City of Montrose is selling a small parcel of land located on the Black Canyon Golf Course back to the individual who originally donated the property, according to the Montrose Daily Press. Republican U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Silt introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, reports Colorado Newsline.
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  • Republican Representative Matt Soper from Delta was elected Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Legal Services. City-owned property on Cerro Summit in Montrose could be the future home of a professionally-designed mountain biking park, reports the Montrose Daily Press. Zack’s BBQ in Hotchkiss changed hands after five decades as a family business, reports the Delta County Independent. While the West is grappling with a long-running drought, activists are calling for stronger state policies on water sustainability. But a new report shows that the Mountain West is lagging behind. Small newspapers, and local reporting, can be essential to the communities they serve. Recently, a newspaper in Montrose County’s West End changed hands, but stayed in local ownership. For Rocky Mountain Community Radio, K-O-T-O’s Gavin McGough sat down to talk with the paper’s new publisher, Regan Tuttle.
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