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Local Motion: Affordable housing on the Western Slope

More than three-quarters of Western Slope residents say that affordable housing is a serious problem in their community, ranking it above crime and infrastructure as a concern. In this edition of Local Motion, we delve into the housing crisis, and talk about how it affects communities and families across the KVNF listening area. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews representatives of two local organizations -- Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans and Housing Resources of Western Colorado -- that...

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  • Efforts to lower cost of insurance premiums in Colorado starting to manifest
  • Hickenlooper, Bennet still trailing in polls headed to 2nd Presidential debate

  • Nelson Ditch fire outside Norwood, Arizona wildfires contribute to heavy smoke in region
  • Attorney General Phil Weiser meeting and greeting on the Western Slope
  • Weiser says local mental health resources, drug prevention programs needed
  • Reactions to the BLM moving part of its headquarters, 27 jobs to Grand Junction

  • Representative Matt Soper returns to Delta County, holds town hall
  • 12 deaths on Colorado waterways represent average compared to other years
  • Reinsurance program to go into effect, Western Slope residents set to gain

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Host Jill Spears and garden guru Lance Swigart chat about garden chores and take calls from listeners.

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  • Veteran walks across America to raise awareness of veteran's issues
  • Operation Song brings together veterans, song writers for music therapy
  • July 17th concert in Montrose will showcase Operation Song
  • Summer meals program available for Colorado students

  • Western Conservative Summit held in Lakewood; Polis, Trump jr. both speak
  • Veteran calls for increased awareness of issues for citizens, military
  • On Hayden Fire 3 year anniversary, Parks and Wildlife seeks return of cutthroats

  • Capitol Coverage of school safety meeting among lawmakers
  • Colorado census officials ready to proceed regardless of Trump's plans
  • Denver one of 10 cities scheduled for roundups, deportations on Sunday
  • Western Conservative Summit starts today, will have special guest speaker
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife schedules public meeting
  • Petition to repeal Popular Vote law gets enough signatures

Joyce Tanihara

The North Fork Valley of the Gunnison River has built its reputation on riches from the Earth, whether coal deposits to fuel the mining economy, or fertile irrigated land for the valley's productive agriculture. But what might surprise you is the amazing resource found when we raise our awareness up above towards the night sky.

  • Town of Paonia issues back flow warning to water users
  • Capitol Coverage of efforts against opioid addiction in state
  • BLM seeking comment on RMP for much of Eastern Colorado
  • Advocates seek reintroduction of gray wolf into the state

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District 3 Commissioner Mark Roeber joins Eric Goold and Felix Belmont for KVNF News and the July edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report. Topics include water issues in the North Fork Valley, oil and gas development, a lawsuit against Delta County is dropped, and the Back the Badge Initiative.

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The headlines about presidential candidate Joe Biden's new health care plan called it "a nod to the past" and "Affordable Care Act 2.0." That mostly refers to the fact that the former vice president has specifically repudiated many of his Democratic rivals' calls for a "Medicare for All" system, and instead sought to build his plan on the ACA's framework.

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke has released a new solo album. It's called "Anima." And it's accompanied by a short Netflix film of the same name. The album, just like the film, evokes an urban dystopia right out of a George Orwell story. Tom Moon reviewed the music and declared it Yorke's most harrowing solo work yet.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TWIST")

THOM YORKE: (Vocalizing).

TOM MOON, BYLINE: He's trembled like a broken man on his knees.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TWIST")

YORKE: (Singing) To you, who brought me back to life.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has released a new solo album. It's called "Anima." And it's accompanied by a short Netflix film of the same name. The album, just like the film, evokes an urban dystopia right out of a George Orwell story. Tom Moon reviewed the music and declared it Yorke's most harrowing solo work yet.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TWIST")

THOM YORKE: (Vocalizing).

TOM MOON, BYLINE: He's trembled like a broken man on his knees.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "TWIST")

YORKE: (Singing) To you, who brought me back to life.

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