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Local Motion: Club 20 Debates - 3rd Congressional District

As part of KVNF’s midterm election coverage, we are featuring portions of the 2018 Club 20 Debates. This 2 part debate is between 3 rd congressional district candidates Diane Mitsch Bush and Scott Tipton. The 3rd Congressional district covers most of Western Colorado including the counties of Delta , Garfield, Gunnison , Hinsdale , Mesa , Montrose , Ouray , Pitkin , San Juan , and San Miguel counties.

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  • 416 Fire consumes two of the largest trees in the state; three others survive
  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun
  • Financing the governor's race; homelessness in tourist towns on the rise
  • Site of Lake Christine Fire origin to reopen this weekend

  • Record number of unaffiliated young voters in state
  • School lunch programs seek to provide free meals for all students
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks Gallagher Amendment with KDNK

KVNF talks with Delta county's district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber about proposed fracking operations, disbanding the area planning committees and his work with Colorado Counties Inc.

  • Blue Mesa Reservoir at 39 percent capacity, boat launch facilities closing
  • Durango and Silverton suing narrow gauge railroad, says train started 416 Fire
  • Representative Bob Rankin talks health care
  • Lawsuit about oil and gas lease cancellations on Thompson Divide settled
  • Five cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Montrose County

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart and Lulu Volckhausen discuss harvest-time subjects and take calls from listeners.

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KVNF News spoke with The Colorado Sun reporter John Frank in the first episode of our collaboration, The Purple State Update. The show will feature a weekly interview on the Friday KVNF Regional Newscast focusing on statewide and Western Slope political issues throughout the election season. John Frank talks about dark money groups funding ad campaigns in the Senate District 5 race. He starts off talking about The Colorado Sun and its mission.

  • Rep. Rankin talks legislative session, harassment scandal with KDNK
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park includes young and old

  • Colorado's senators take stances on Kavanaugh's SCOTUS nomination
  • Polis gives statements about wild horse management, suicide prevention
  • Rise For Climate action at Paonia Town Park part of nationwide movement

  • The Purple State Update with the Colorado Sun conversation
  • Outside money pouring in to Senate District 5 race
  • Colorado River suffers decline due mainly to temperature increase
  • Glance at the high school football schedule tonight

  • Colorado River flow declines 15 percent in last century
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir facing record low levels this Fall
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area announces closures
  • Governor candidate Jared Polis talks Western Slope issues with KDNK


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