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Local Motion
Wednesdays 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 Wednesdays from 6-6:30 pm and Saturdays from 10-10:30 am.  The program is hosted by members of the KVNF News Team.

Latest Episodes
  • On this Local Motion, we’ll hear about the prominence of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado politics in the 1920s, a collaboration between a Colorado printmaker and a Texas musician on the children's book “Who Built the Moon? (KSJD)” and spoken word poetry from a world poetry slam champion, a poet laureate of Dallas, Texas.
  • On Local Motion, we celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month. We pay a visit to the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose where KVNF's Cassie Knust meets CJ Brafford, the museum's director and care keeper. We'll explore the history of the Ute tribe in our region and what efforts the museum is making to preserve that history. A high school in our region decided to create a Navajo language class. In a special report for the Mountain West News Bureau, a journalist in our region recently spoke with her 84-year-old grandmother about her experience in U.S.-supported boarding schools. Diné photographer and artist Eugene Tapahe shares about his Art Heals: The Jingle Dress Project to bring awareness to Native American causes through the healing power of the traditional Ojibwe jingle dress dancers.
  • In this week’s edition we’ll learn about the latest on the Paonia Skate Park which includes a renovation of the skatepark with beautifully crafted concrete skate features. Host Lisa Young speaks with community members Jay Canode, Max Heepke and Taydin Pettit on what the new park means to the community.
  • This week on Local Motion, we join Maeve Conran, the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition’s managing editor, for a regional news roundup on the Colorado River Compact and the Colorado River Drought Taskforce, as well as a feature on naturalist Steve Jones, who won a Nebraska Book Award for writing about the sandhills.
  • This year’s school board elections in both Montrose and Delta County have major impacts on the respective communities. KVNF reached out to the candidates in both counties, however not all candidates were interviewed. Some candidates did not respond while others did not respond to our request. If we missed any candidates, we sincerely apologize.Delta County School Board President Dan Burke is running for re-election in newly drawn District 4. Burke is running against Hardy Hutto who lives in the Cedaredge area. KVNF did not hear back from Mr. Hutto at the time of this interview.This interview with Dan Burke is in addition to the interviews on our Local Motion: Meet the 2023 School Board Candidates.
  • In this Local Motion, we continue our coverage of the 2023 Coordinated Election taking place on November 7. We meet the 11 Montrose and Delta school board candidates…there are seven candidates in Montrose vying for four open seats, and four candidates in Delta running for three open seats.
  • In this Local Motion, we dive into the 2023 State Ballot Information Booklet to learn more about next month’s coordinated election.
  • In recognition of Latiné Heritage Month, KVNF's Cassie Knust takes a look at some of her favorite KVNF stories highlighting members of our Latiné community.
  • On this edition of Local Motion, Lisa Young highlights a few of her favorite stories featured on our KVNF Stories tab on our web-site.The audio journey takes listeners from a joyous story about Paonia’s Color the Town Campaign in June all the way to a heart wrenching story about families impacted by the Sunset Mesa Funeral Home as they gather at Delta's Confluence Park to release "cremains" given to them by the now defunct funeral home.Story #1 - Our first story is about how a decision last fall by the town of Paonia led numerous volunteers from The Learning Council to step up with the Color the Town With Us Campaign.Story #2 - From rainbows to balloons, we go to Confluence Park in Delta for the first inaugural 4th of July Western Sky Balloon Festival.Story #3 - While our region is known for plentiful parades and fun festivals, some folks would rather be up “in them thar hills”. That’s where I found "Richie" White, Camp Host at Ward Lake talking about his busy Friday morning in mid-July at the popular campground on Grand Mesa.Story #4 - Next up we have a story about how the North Fork Community stepped up to repair damage along the Paonia River Park trails due to flooding this spring. Story #5 - Our story comes from our KVNF Farm Friday Feature on our Friday Regional Newscasts. I share the story of one North Fork Valley family that placed its orchard in a “permanent” conservation easement.Story #6 - We wrap up this Local Motion with the heartbreaking story about several families impacted by Sunset Mesa Funeral Home body-brokering scam. Family members and friends gathered at Confluence Park in Delta recently to pay respect to loved ones and to release remains.More original reporting by KVNF's News Team can be found under our News Tab - KVNF Stories.
  • On this edition of Local Motion, KVNF's Lisa Young interviews Jackie Felix, administrator of the Delta County Detention Center Jail Based Behavioral Health Services program and Joel Watts, owner/founder of Integrated Insight Community Care in Delta.