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Local Motion: Forest Health

Our Western Slope forests provide a home for birds, big game and other wildlife. They furnish timber for building and firewood. They hold soil in place and prevent erosion, and filter rainwater and snowmelt flowing into streams and rivers. But our forests are in trouble. In parts of the Western Slope, aspens have died out, and conifers have turned reddish brown. To find out what’s affecting these trees, KVNF's Jodi Peterson spoke with forestry experts from Colorado State University and the US...

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late summer gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

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  • Delta County Commissioners will vote to repeal oil and gas regulations
  • Parks and Wildlife official talks awareness as hungry bears on the prowl
  • KVNF Raffle Winner has ties to Ridgway, Montrose; bought ticket online

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late summer gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

  • Roaring Fork Schools experience a data breach
  • Labor Day temperature in Denver the highest ever in September
  • AARP of Colorado asking state senators for help lowering RX prices
  • Sweitzer Beach reopened for Labor Day, no more E coli detected in water

  • Luke Runyon from KUNC reports on Yampa River near Steamboat Springs
  • Yampa River one of the last nearly free-flowing rivers in Colorado

  • Agricultural research center reopens on Rogers Mesa, focus on organic farming
  • High School football preview: several listening area teams kick off season tonight
  • Petition to repeal National Popular Vote law succeeds, on ballot for Nov. 2020

  • Governor Polis tells oil and gas execs to follow the market, not politics
  • Sheriff Mark Taylor defends positions in front of Delta County Democrats
  • Shawnee Peak Fire near Kenosha Pass still listed as 0 percent contained
  • Bear euthanized near Pine was the one that attacked a 71-year old man
  • 8-year old boy in Bailey recovering from dangerous mountain lion attack

  • Advocates for veterans and homeless in Montrose face separate crises
  • Bear attacks a 71-year old man in his own kitchen
  • Update on the Shawnee Creek Fire near Kenosha Pass
  • Chronic wasting disease starting to show up in Montrose County deer populations

photo of Lance
Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen chat about late summer gardening chores and take calls from listeners.

Got a question? Email worm@kvnf.org or call during the show! 970-527-4868 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW, 6:30-7:00 pm every Tuesday!

  • Petition to put Presidential electoral issue to voters submitted, has enough signatures
  • Business owner in DeBeque Canyon fined for actions that led to July rockfall on I 70
  • Two mountain lions killed by Parks and Wildlife officials; one of the lions bit a boy
  • Three small wildfires burning across the state; two are being allowed to burn out
  • Free dental services will be offered to any and all in Glenwood Springs in October

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