Local Motion

Tuesdays 6-6:30 PM, Saturdays 10-10:30 AM

In-depth local public affairs reporting and interviews from around the KVNF listening area.  Local Motion airs on Tuesdays from 6-6:30 pm and Saturdays from 10-10:30 am.  The program is hosted by various members of the KVNF News Team.

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Local Motion: Paonia Cherry Days 4Ever

Jun 12, 2013

Paonia Cherry Days 4 Ever is a new group of community members who have come together to organize this year’s Cherry Days Festival.    Ali Lightfoot talks with members of the group about what to expect at this year's event.

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Yacht Club

Jun 11, 2013

KVNF’s Annette Pretorius reports on the new yacht club started by Ty and Helen Gillespie at Azura Cellars in Paonia.

Local Motion: DMEA Forum

Jun 4, 2013
DMEA.org

Six candidates for seats on the board of the Delta Montrose Electric Association participated in a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters on Wednesday, May 15th. KVNF's Marty Durlin recorded the event. Voted ballots must be returned by mail to DMEA no later than June 13, or members can vote in person at DMEA's annual meeting at the Hotchkiss Senior Center, 276 E. Main Street, Friday, June 14, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Local Motion: Sally Kane

May 24, 2013

During her last week at the station,  Sally Kane  reflects on her 10 years as KVNF's manager.

Local Motion: Students Weigh in on School Lunch

May 24, 2013
Christy Eller

KVNF youth reporter, Azure Eller,  talks with fellow students about the changes to their school lunch due to the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.

Local Motion: Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act

May 24, 2013

Rhonda Vincent, director of the  lunch program for Delta county schools,  talks with Ali Lightfoot about the challenges of  implementing the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act at local schools.

Will Beezley was an orchardist and farmer who lived up Steven’s Gulch just outside of Paonia. In the 1930s, 40s and 50s, he kept a daily log of his tasks, along with the weather and conditions. The brief entries offer a glimpse of his work on the land and his chase with water. The journals are now in the hands of Paonia resident Amber Kleinman, who has been selecting and posting entries for ISeeChange at thealmanac.org. She was interviewed by KVNF’s Marty Durlin, who asked her first about the process of transcribing the journals.

Local Motion: Living with Autism

Apr 16, 2013

Pass the Mic reporter, Noah McDaniel  speaks with Paonia resident,  Sanni,  about living with autism in the North Fork Valley.    

Chris Yates on the "Gift Economy"

Apr 3, 2013

Paonia resident and businessman,  Chris Yates, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the "Gift Economy." A new movement emerging locally, that focuses on developing local currencies, resource-based economics and the restoration of the commons.

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For every miner, there’s a family – and in the best cases, the family offers a support system that allows the miner to go into the dark to work various shifts under sometimes dangerous conditions, sleep during the day, adapt to various clocks and take it in stride when there’s a disruption of work or routine.

KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke to someone who’s managed it for decades.

Local Motion: Davis Coombe

Feb 19, 2013

Film editor, Davis Coombe, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the documentary  "Chasing Ice."  The film is about acclaimed environmental photographer, James Balog as he participates in an Extreme Ice Survey for National Geographic.    Here, Davis talks about editing this film and his other work as an academy award winning documentary filmmaker.

V-Day Poetry

Feb 13, 2013

Amber McDaniel reads the poem "Over It"  by Vagina Monologues creator, Eve Ensler, in honor of V-Day.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Robin Berndt, Stacyee Curry and Cameron Nelson from Center for Mental Health. They discuss new initiatives to reach men in the community. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot:

Chuck Lemoine and Debbie Malgosa, of  Delta County Department of Health and Human Services,  speak with Ali Lightfoot about meeting the challenges of a high number of requests for assistance.

Public Assistance

Food/Jobs/Child and Adult Welfare

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (970) 874-2030 (Option #1, then Option #1 again)

Fax: (970) 874-2068

After Hours: Delta County Dispatch (970) 874-2015

Local Motion: Julia Kumari Drapkin

Jan 10, 2013

Ali Lightfoot speaks with iSeeChange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin,  about the online almanac she developed for record keeping on climate change.

Local Motion: Lane Taplin

Jan 2, 2013

Artist Lane Taplin talks about a new community art project that involves collecting memories from North Fork residents.

Local Motion: North Fork Heart and Soul

Jan 2, 2013

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Alexis Halbert,  coordinator of the community planning project,  North Fork Heart and Soul.

Local Motion: North Fork Valley Book

Dec 11, 2012

"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford.   The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King,  a lifetime resident,  compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day.  Here,  the authors  talk about area's rich heritage and history.

Local Motion: Harvest of Voices

Dec 4, 2012

The Harvest of Voices invites North Fork Valley writers to share an original piece of prose or poetry.   Here, North Fork writers:   Marion Stewart, Diane Sylvain and Stephanie Ogburn share their work.

Marion Stewart:

Diane Sylvain essay (read by Marty Durlin):

Stephanie Ogburn:

Political Perspective: Registered Independent

Oct 30, 2012

Registered Independent,  Rand Kokernot,  shares his views on the election, the candidates and being an independent voter.   

The Western Slope Constitutional Patriots meet up once a month in Delta county at various locations.  The groups aligns themselves with the tea party movement and met with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot last April to talk discuss candidates, politics, ideas and the constitution. 
 

Political Perspective: Kathleen Curry

Oct 30, 2012

Former state Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, is running as an independent on the ballot for House District 61 this year.  The newly drawn House District 61 includes Summit, Lake,  Pitkin, Gunnison and Delta counties.  In this interview, Kathleen Curry talks about running as an unaffiliated candidate and the growing independent movement in the U.S.

Vox Pop: Amendment 64

Oct 25, 2012

People on the streets of  Hotchkiss and Paonia weigh in on amendment 64 - a controversial measure on the ballot in Colorado.   Amendment 64 proposes to amend the Colorado Constitution to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state.  It would allow those over the age of 21 to grow, process, and transport up to 6 marijuana plants with certain restrictions. It would allow the state to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales to be credited to an account for construction of public schools. And finally, it would require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing and sale of industrial hemp.

Political Perspective: Republican

Oct 16, 2012

Crawford resident and republican party member, Bob Koehler, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the upcoming election.

Political Perspective: Democrats

Oct 16, 2012

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.

Political Perspective: Libertarian

Oct 9, 2012

Local Libertarian,  Ron Bain,  shares his viewpoints on politics,  the presidential candidates, agenda 21, Ron Paul and his paper, the Western Slope Watchdog.

Local Motion: Pass the Mic Commentaries

Oct 1, 2012

Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with the The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.  Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context.   All 7 young reporters are assigned to a “beat” reporting on a North Fork industry.  Today the kids share their opinions on some important issues and the industries they are reporting on.   

iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile

Sep 12, 2012
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Andrew Cranson

Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.

Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans.   KVNF was selected as one of  only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at airmediaworks.org. Localore is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced TheAlmanac.org with iSeeChange.

Pass the Mic: Vox Pop

Sep 5, 2012

Pass the Mic reporters head to the streets of Paonia to ask some important questions on local and national issues.

Local Motion: Michele Haines

Aug 12, 2012

Traveling French chef, Michele Haines, shares her thoughts on the food produced in the North Fork valley and talks about being a "foodie".

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