Sarah Jacobson

Delta County Election Candidate Forum - Senate District 5 & House District 54

This program features excerpts from the Delta County Election Candidate Forum. The forum, organized by Delta's Republican and Democratic party leaders, was held in Delta in October and moderated by KVNF's Eric Goold. Senate District 5 Candidates Republican Olen Lund and Democratic incumbent Kerry Donovan and House District 54 candidates, Republican Matt Soper and Independent Thea Chase are featured in this episode.

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  • Montrose Police Chief calls it a career after 45 years in law enforcement
  • Trial in deaths of two Norwood girls continues, one defendant incompetent
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Native cutthroat trout species making a comeback after reintroduction efforts

  • Propositions 109, 110 would fund transportation in different ways
  • Author returns to Paonia to read from debut novel
  • National Parks in state, country hope to get funding from Congress

  • Report indicates drought in Colorado is getting worse
  • Flu season last year in the state was busiest ever
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Purple State talks Club 20 Debates, state economy and beer industry

  • ICELAB comes to Delta County, promotes job growth and new business
  • Amendment X would take hemp out of state constitution

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at record low volume, toxic algae blooms confirmed
  • Bull Draw Fire 95 percent contained, special techniques aid firefight
  • Statewide expansion of Medicare greatly benefitted rural residents
  • Victims of shooting outside of Hotchkiss identified, investigation ongoing

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, plus special guest Ron Godin, soil specialist & consultant.

  • Water Sheriff patrols Four Corners, water theft up during drought season
  • Historic Leadville Opera House eligible for preservation grant
  • Update on investigation of two bodies discovered outside Hotchkiss

  • Toxic algae confirmed in Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Boaters encouraged to stay away from Iola Basin, protect pets
  • Paonia Elementary School wins prestigious award

  • Colorado has fourth best economy in the country
  • Statewide surplus expected this year and next
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Recycling, election security, Governor possibly running for President

  • Candidates for 3rd Congressional District disagree about Jordan Cove project
  • Flare up in the Bull Draw Fire causes more closures of the Divide Road
  • Changes to Endangered Species Act could impact oil and gas, recreation in Colorado
  • Glance at high school football schedule this weekend


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