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2022 Election

  • Montrose Regional Health CEO Jeff Mengenhausen explains what's planned for a new ambulatory care center. He also comments on the new medical center planned for the Colorado Outdoors project and talks about why they are once again requiring masks at the hospital and clinics in response to rising COVID numbers. Plus, candidates for Colorado’s Third Congressional District primaries answered questions at a League of Women Voters forum last night. KSJD’s Lucas Brady Woods has a recap.
  • Third congressional district primary candidates are meeting tonight at 6 at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Lucas Brady Woods sits down with the League’s president, Karen Sheek. Plus, Scott Franz reports some Colorado lawmakers say they want to pass new laws promoting abortion access if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal protections.
  • June is Pride month. Kate Redmond speaks with Dr. Lynda Spann about emotional and mental health in the LGBTQ community. Plus, planning to visit Lake San Cristobal in Hinsdale County this summer? There are new rules for the lake and other area recreation sites. Laura Palmisano reports. Learn more here.
  • It's been a hard couple of years. Many people are struggling with mental health or addictions. Kate Redmond speaks with Kathleen Burnell, a Center for Mental Health clinician in the area, who offers an innovative program. Plus, Eric Galatas reports Colorado officials say now is the time to prepare for wildfires in your neighborhood.
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and deputy Belinda Knisley will not be allowed to oversee elections for a second year in a row, a district court judge ruled yesterday. Plus, Colorado is poised to take an unusual step in granting state lawmakers paid parental leave. Robyn Vincent reports the move highlights a legacy of female political representation. Also, Kate Redmond speaks with one of the Paonia Town Trustees, seated since the recent election.
  • Adam Frisch is one of three Democrats on the June primary ballot for the Third Congressional District hoping to challenge Republican Lauren Boebert in the November election. Over the weekend he kicked off his Beat Boebert BBQ Tour with stops at nearly a dozen restaurants from Pueblo to Grand Junction. Unfortunately, campaign manager Sarah Shook tells KVNF tensions arose at a variety of stops with a law enforcement response necessary in Trinidad and visits to multiple locations moved after restaurants allegedly received violent threats from Boebert supporters. Plus, Colorado lawmakers have passed a bill they say includes the most money they have ever spent on affordable housing projects. As Scott Franz reports, it creates a first of its kind loan program to help jumpstart new developments.
  • Adam Frisch is one of three Democrats on the June primary ballot for the Third Congressional District hoping to challenge Republican Lauren Boebert in the November election. Over the weekend he kicked off his Beat Boebert BBQ Tour with stops at nearly a dozen restaurants from Pueblo to Grand Junction. Unfortunately, tensions arose at a variety of stops with a law enforcement response necessary in Trinidad and visits in Pueblo, Montrose, and Grand Junction were moved after restaurants allegedly received threats from Boebert supporters. Sarah Shook is campaign manager for candidate Adam Frisch.
  • The precipitous drop in Lake Mead is a wake-up call about the dire nature of the aridification of the west. Kate Redmond speaks with Sinjin Erberle, Southwest communications director for American Rivers about the future of the Colorado River Basin. Plus, Colorado lawmakers are on the verge of passing a bill to address a spike in fentanyl overdose deaths. As Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage, the senate is rejecting a push from prosecutors to make possessing small amounts a felony.
  • When’s the last time you sent a fax? Medical facilities routinely use antiquated technology to send medical records. Kate Redmond speaks with a CEO who seeks to change that. Plus, Colorado social services are desperately seeking foster parents. Ariel Clinical Services is one of the groups working to solve the problem with offices in Delta and Grand Junction. Gavin Dahl learns more from foster family recruiter Kathy McCoy.
  • Kate Redmond interviews Cherokee artist SD Youngwolf. He is traveling from Taos, New Mexico next week to begin an artist residency in Hotchkiss. Plus, we hear clips from last night’s Local Motion, on ballot measure 6A to create a sales tax increase of less than one cent per dollar for the next 8 years to help fund Delta Health. Business owner Jere Lowe recommends voting no. Philanthropist Sarah Bishop recommends voting yes.