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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Pass the Mic: Mike King of Revolution Brewery

Oct 16, 2013

Pass the Mic's agriculture reporter, Tao Freeman, interview Mike King - brewmaster and owner of Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

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KVNF recently spoke in Ridgway with Susan Long, manager for the Ouray County Fairgrounds as well as the 4-H Events Center for the past eight years. 

Ms. Long and I spent an afternoon touring the rodeo grounds and talking about the association's plans to renovate the fairgrounds' historic WWII-era grandstands, as well as the aging announcer's booth and bucking shoots. 

Long says the planned renovations are aimed at increasing safety and bringing more outdoor to the grounds, all while preserving the unique western heritage of the region.

Local Motion: Partners

Sep 26, 2013

Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado is a non-profit organization working to help children receive positive guidance and encouragement from a mentor. Hannah Wheeler and Holly Hernandez are members of teen advisory board at Partners.  Julianne Johnson is the coordinator for Art Partners.    Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with them about the program.

Local Motion: Harvest of Voices Sampling

Sep 24, 2013

Local writers, Gustavo Brett and Marilyn Colter share pieces they will be reading at the 2013 Harvest of Voices in Paonia.

Local Motion: Paolo Bacigalupi

Sep 24, 2013

New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration in his new young adult novel "Zombie Baseball Beatdown." 

North Fork Ambulance

Today we speak with three members of the only ambulance and EMT service available to residents of the North Fork Valley and some surrounding areas. North Fork Ambulance is a non-profit, volunteer run group that's been serving the valley since 1969. 

Joining us in the studio for a conversation about the group's history, its mission and its methods are Richard Kinser - Operations Cheif and Board President, Dr. Dory Funk - board member and physician, and Kathy Steckel - Director of North Fork Ambulance.

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Today on Local Motion we speak with two people working to promote healthy lifestyles and diets in western Colorado. 

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The Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators (HPI) team has been exploring the spirits of Western Colorado for over a year now. 

Today's episode of Local Motion features a conversation with new KVNF General Manager Rick Watts. 

Local Motion: Elaine Brett

Aug 13, 2013
Jim Brett

If you live in the North Fork Valley, you may have seen signs for a survey that asks "Did we get it right?"

North Fork residents are being asked to complete this survey as part of the North Fork Heart and Soul Project that has been taking place for the past year.

Dave Gallob

This week's episode of Local Motion features a sampling of literary voices from our community. 

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After being closed for about two months, the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia is reopening its doors. 

For the past three years, Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and the Telluride Institute have joined forces to present Telluride's Compassion Festival. 

This week on Local Motion, we present part two of Marty Durlin's interview with Dennis McKenna, about his book "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss," which tells the story of Dennis and Terence McKenna's life together, beginning in Paonia. 

Dennis McKenna

The McKenna Brothers are two of Paonia's illustrious, possibly infamous, hometown icons. Younger brother Dennis is an ethnobotanist. His older brother Terence, who died in 2000, was known for his books on psychedelics and the nature of consciousness, with such titles as "True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History."

The North Fork Valley has been designated as a Certified Creative District by the state of Colorado.  Ali Lightfoot speaks with Susie Kaldis who is the executive director of the North Fork creative coalition about what this designation means for the valley.

Local Motion: Doug Fritz on the Fire Season

Jun 19, 2013

Doug Fritz is the fire chief for the Hotchkiss Fire district speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the fire season so far and what we can do locally to prevent and prepare for a wild fire.

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Local Motion: People's Emergency Action Team

Jun 18, 2013

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia resident, Kalvin Evans, who is working with other volunteers in the area to establish the People’s Emergency Action Team ( PEAT).  The group’s mission is to be prepared in the event of a crisis situation by being proactive, working with local authorities and engaging community in wide participation.

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
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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.

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