Local Motion: The Nature Connection joins up with the Western Slope Conservation Center to help support the Backcountry Youth Trail CrewToday on Local Motion we take a look at a collaborative effort between the Nature Connection and the Western Slope Conservation Center to sponsor a Youth Trail Crew, young people who spend their summers maintaining the trail systems throughout the West Elks and Raggeds Wilderness. Taya Jae is joined by the young people on this crew and by Ben Grave of the Nature Connection, and Ben Katz of the Western Slope Conservation who join her to talk about the collaborative efforts behind this program – and what they believe is the importance of facilitating this type of work. Stay Tuned.
KVNF freelance reporter Lisa Young takes us to the dry adobe hills near the base of Grand Mesa in Delta where nutrient-rich composting material is being created. Tina Peters raises funds and requests a recount of the June primary elections. Peters and another GOP candidate are raising unfounded claims of voter fraud. Plus, the Ute Games returned to Southwest Colorado this week after a pandemic hiatus.
Aridification in the West is putting pressure on drinking water supplies. Add in a water main break and the situation can be catastrophic. Caitlin Tan reports for the Mountain West News Bureau on one area that’s already under water restrictions. And Justin Higgenbottom from Moab about why The U.S. Department of Energy is building up the country's strategic uranium reserve.
Rocky Mountain Community Radio, Aspen Public Radio’s Halle Zander reports on a house roundup in northwest Colorado. The BLM recently started rounding up wild horses on land between Rangely and Meeker. The ongoing round-up, or what the BLM calls a gather, was originally set for September. But BLM officials announced in June they were moving the event up two months. The BLM cited the poor condition of the wild horses, and the high numbers of horses roaming in the 190-thousand-acre Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area. The federal agency is seeking to remove 1,050 wild horses from the area. But wild horse advocates say the horses are not in poor condition, and that cattle are causing more problems on the range than the horses. The Mountain West News Bureau's Emma Gibson reports on climate change and cannabis.
Mountain West News Bureau's Emma Gibson reports from New Mexico on recently celebrated the purchase of 54-thousand acres to create its largest state-owned recreation area. The deal carries special meaning for tribes in the area. And it’s one of the biggest public land acquisitions in the U-S this year. And the state of Colorado launches a grant program that will award $1.8 million to help get youth from underserved communities outdoors.
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