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  • Pediatrician Barbara Zind volunteering with Palestine Children’s Relief Fund.
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    Pediatrician Barbara Zind recently retired from full-time practice in Grand Junction. She volunteered for the Palestinian Children's Relief Fund. She arrived in Gaza the day before the war began and was trapped there for nearly a month.
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    While this coming weekend opens up the official summer vacation season, we at KVNF remind our loyal listeners that Memorial Day originally known as Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. From 1868 to 1970, it was observed on May 30. Since 1971, it has been observed on the last Monday of May.
  • On today’s Farm Friday we take a look at how the US 50 middle bridge closure is impacting our local ag producers. More recently CDOT has opened County Road 26 for larger commercial vehicles easing some of the pain, however, ag producers are still experiencing financial impacts from the closure. Joining me today is Katie Alexander, Tri River Area Agriculture Marketing and Small Acreage for CSU Extension.
  • The Cedaredge Planning and Zoning Commission recommended denial of the Back Nine Equity, LLC’s proposed 421-home major subdivision in a 3-1 vote last week, reports the Delta County Independent.
  • The rain held off last Friday as community members gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the North Fork Miner’s Trail in Hotchkiss. Delta County Commissioner Wendell Koontz spearheaded the project and the groundbreaking ceremony.
  • This Regional Roundup with Rocky Mountain Community Radio Editor Maeve Conran features: An interview with Kate Gienapp at KBUT and Lisa Young at KVNF about the impact of the closure of US 50 which is impacting thousands on Colorado's Western Slope. (RMCR)A feature about how one school district is working with high school students ahead of prom to warn them about the dangers of driving under the influence. (Aspen Public Radio)An interview with a student activist from The University of Colorado about Los Seis of Boulder, 6 Chicanx activists who were killed 50 years ago this month in two car bombs in Boulder. (KGNU)A feature on the largest powwow in North America that took place recently in Albuquerque, NM. (KSUT/KSJD)
  • Colorado’s legislative session wrapped up last week . KUNC’s Lucas Brady Woods reports lawmakers painted a rosy picture of their accomplishments.
  • The surprisingly complicated operation of Colorado’s largest irrigation project.
  • Colorado Attorney General Weiser made a stop in Ridgway on Wednesday to hold a community conversation on the challenges and opportunities related to affordable housing in southwestern Colorado and to hear the experiences of Ouray County families and surrounding communities. KVNF’s Lisa Young spoke with the Attorney General following his visit to Ridgway.
  • The bridge closure on U.S. 50 between Montrose and Gunnison is affecting the delivery of beer and other beverages to the remote mountain town of Lake City. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano speaks to Tyler Crump, co-owner of Lake City Liquors about the impacts the bridge closure and restrictions on the cutoff are having on the store and the regional delivery of goods.
  • Cindie Sorensen, owner of Zenzen Gardens, in Paonia is experiencing deja vu coming off last year’s closure of CO Highway 133 that cut off tourism traffic from Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.Now she and numerous businesses in the North Fork Valley in Delta County are facing the closure of US 50, the highway between Gunnison and Montrose, often used by tourists traveling west to a number of Western Slope destinations including the Zenzen Gardens.
  • The KVNF News and Public Affairs team was acknowledged for outstanding journalism by both The Society of Professional Journalists and The Colorado Broadcasters Association.