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  • Grand Avenue in Paonia, Colorado
    Lisa Young
    The Colorado Outdoors business complex in Montrose is growing quickly. This includes its developing medical center, which is slated to start taking patients next year. Paonia is considering traffic law changes to enhance safety, responding to citizen requests. A high school student was injured while crossing South Fifth Street in Montrose last week.
  • John Fayhee joins Taya Jae to discuss his most recent book, A Long Tangent: Musings by an old man & his young dog hiking every day for a year and the responsibility of the recreationists to preserve and protect the places we love.
  • Paul Reich of Axis Health System walks KVNF's Cassie Knust through options available to community members in the region seeking help when it comes to suicide prevention. Housing in Montrose has been identified as a top priority based on community surveys, with housing consistently ranking as the primary concern. Cassie recently spoke with Montrose officials about the county and city’s efforts in responding to the local crisis.
  • The Bureau of Land Management is in the process of revising its oil and gas rule. Culture Fest celebrates Montrose's diverse cultures and ethnicities, is set for this Saturday, September 23, at the Ute Indian Museum.
  • Dave Bowman, former Montrose mayor and director of the Montrose Summer Music Series, has been cleared of ethics violations brought three years ago. Recently, a community group held its second annual suicide awareness walk in downtown Cortez. Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off last Friday, and economic concerns are top of mind for Colorado’s Latino voters.
  • Christopher Sorrentino, who chose not to center himself but his Mother, Victoria Ortiz, in his new memoir, joins Taya Jae to discuss familial relationship, forgiveness and curiosity.
  • The Crawford and Hotchkiss libraries will reopen next week after a temporary closing of both libraries in August. Crawford Library will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 6pm beginning Tuesday, September 19th. The Hotchkiss Library will be open on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, September 20th. National Voter Registration Day on September 20th. You can register to vote by going to your County Clerk and Recorder’s office or website OR by the Secretary of States’ site … GOVOTECOLORADO dot GOV OR through the League of Women Voters’ VOTE411 dot org website.
  • On this Local Motion, Rocky Mountain Radio's Managing Editor, Maeve Conran looks at how book banning and censorship are on the rise in our region.
  • The summer season may be winding down but things are about to heat up on Delta’s Main Street this Friday Night. Montrose has implemented a third gaming moratorium extension to block the establishment or relocation of adult gaming, also known as gambling, arcades within the city. Concerns continue over the temporary closure of the Hotchkiss and Crawford Libraries.
  • Montrose County Public Health has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus this season in a male in his 50s. KVNF's Lisa Young discusses how the City of Montrose recently added the original Coors Building to its Historic Register. The "Code of the West" is a set of principles and guidelines for living in rural areas. KVNF's Cassie Knust recently spoke with Montrose County Commissioner Sue Hanson about this code.
  • A final judgment has been issued in a multi-party civil action against Sunset Mesa Funeral Foundation and related parties. A trio of illnesses is set to converge in our region — COVID, RSV and the flu. The U.S. Forest Service recently released the latest version of its revised Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison national forests land management plan.
  • Will Grant, author of The Last Ride of the Pony Express, My 2000-mile Horseback Journey into the Old West joins Taya Jae on the Pen and the Sword.