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  • The Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, Colorado has been hosting the Smithsonian's Crossroads: Change in Rural America Exhibition since mid-June. KVNF's Lisa Young spoke with Ali Lightfoot, Blue Sage executive director, about the exhibit highlighting rural America.
  • One week ago today, our nation celebrated 248 years of independence and democracy. To honor our nation, the City of Delta hosted its second annual 4ht of July Western Sky Balloon Festival at Confluence Park. The four day event began with a parade and evening fireworks presented by the all volunteer Delta Fire Department.
  • Vaccination rates in Colorado for K-12 schools are still below pre-pandemic levels, according to recent state data. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is hoping to reverse that trend. The agency is sending out notices to parents whose kids are behind on vaccines. Its mobile public health clinic is also hitting the road this summer to provide vaccines in underserved areas. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano speaks to Colorado State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy about the agency's effort to increase vaccination rates before the start of the next school year.
  • FEATURE STORY: The recent decision by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the sentencing of Montrose Funeral Home owners Megan Hess and her mother Shirley Koch, who plead guilty to mail fraud in one of the state’s most egregious body brokering schemes, brought out rage from Colorado State Representative Matt Soper.
  • Adam Frisch, Democrat candidate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, is calling for President Biden to step aside following the recent Presidential Debate. Frisch made his comments public in a video posted on his X account.
  • Colorado’s outbreak of bird flu among dairy cattle is now the worst in the country, reports the Colorado Sun. Colorado has more cases in the past month than any other state, according to the latest state and federal data. As of Monday evening, Colorado had identified 26 herds with cases of avian influenza. Of those, 22 were identified within the past month and the herds are still in quarantine.
  • Delta County will be the focus of targeted DUI patrols this Friday through Saturday. The patrols, conducted by the Colorado State Patrol’s Statewide DUI team and Troop 5C, will monitor the area's major traffic arteries and feeder roads.
  • On today’s newscast we hear a statewide survey that asks voters to identify their priorities for candidates in the general election. With at least 20 water-related deaths in the state this summer, we hear tips on staying safe. Delta Montrose Electric Association is one of two Colorado utilities to receive millions of federal dollars to help its transition to renewable energy.
  • On today’s newscast we hear how ballots with queried signatures need to be addressed by July 3. A new report says the federal government needs to change its program for farmers in the Colorado River basin states due to the ongoing drought. And the need to have Pride events in rural Colorado.
  • On today’s newscast we hear from the Montrose County Clerk and Recorder and the Elections Manager for Delta County on what you need to know about today’s primary election. We hear a report about two hotly contested primary elections in Colorado’s 4th and 8th congressional districts. Then, with large parts of Colorado under a heat advisory Monday and Tuesday, we’ll hear tips on staying safe in the heat.