Ridgway Creative District

Local Motion: Creative Districts spark economic growth

Colorado is home to thousands of artists, artisans and creators of all kinds – musicians, potters, painters, to name just a few. Twenty-six Colorado cities have state-certified Creative Districts, and today we’ll talk about what those creative districts are, and how they benefit the communities they’re located in. We’ll hear from a state official and the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, and we’ll pay a visit to Ridgway’s Creative District. On the Western Slope, creative districts are...

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  • Former BLM officials lobby lawmakers not to fund move West
  • Critics say BLM move to Grand Junction will lessen the agency's influence
  • Newest recreation trend in Colorado relies on water supplies

  • Group hoping to reintroduce gray wolf to Colorado turns in signatures
  • Gray wolf, kicked out of state in 1940's, looks to return by vote
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  • CU releases economic forecast- record number of skiers last year
  • Restaurants supporting ski industry in dire need of employees
  • Snowpack in Colorado and the Southwest is above normal at this time of year
  • Parade of Lights in Montrose ushers in Holiday Season

  • Wolf reintroduction ballot bid close to having enough signatures
  • Proposal suggests Western Slope farmers and ranchers should use less water
  • Douglas County High School makes innovative classroom out of freight car
  • Officials working on removing salty wastewater from Paradox Valley
  • District 3 Representative Scott Tipton will have primary competition

  • Delta County program helps school kids grow vegetables
  • Public option for health care pitched by Colorado lawmaker

  • Colorado lawmakers in US House react to impeachment hearing
  • State to receive federal land it's been owed since statehood
  • City of Montrose approves first reading of ordinance allowing election cancellations
  • Legendary Paonia High School coach Scott Rienks to be inducted into Hall of Fame

  • CDOT plans I70 rock work starting today, lasting until Christmas
  • Grand Junction weapons manufacturer settles with Federal Government
  • Mark up of wildlife bill in US House could impact species in Colorado
  • Ouray County Sheriff arrested, released over Thanksgiving for alleged DUI
  • Black Canyon Boys and Girls Club raising money for new Montrose facility

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  • Small family farms the source of most Christmas trees in the country
  • Agriculture officials hope to avoid farm sector crash similar to one in 1980s

  • Democratic senate primary field gets smaller by one
  • Four groups partner together for land trusts in Western Colorado
  • New interactive map highlights climate changes in state
  • Predicted bomb cyclone event over Thanksgiving misses much of Western Slope
  • Delta Panthers make first football state title game since 1961


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