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  • San Juan Rural Philanthropy Days get underway in Ridgway today. Gavin Dahl speaks with two organizers from the Community Resource Center about opportunities for nonprofit leaders and local officials to learn about affordable housing, fossil fuel transitions, and fundraising. Plus our partner station KDNK caught up with snowboarding legend Jess Kimura at a screening of her new film Learning to Drown in Basalt last week.
  • Downtown Paonia is zoned as a commercial district. But two projects will add new apartments along Grand Avenue. At the Paonia Trustee meeting last week, board members discussed the issue. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Coloradans view rising costs of living as a serious problem. A new Colorado Health Foundation poll shows around 1 in 3 have worked multiple jobs to pay for housing. Shannon Young at KGNU speaks with the Health Foundation’s public opinion insights officer Jace Woodrum.
  • 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.
  • This week author Paul Andersen talks about his new book “The Town That Said Hell, No!” Crested Butte Fights a Mine to Save its Soul. Plus, a commentary on affordable housing from Writers on the Range and a spring poem from Kate Redmond to mark the end of National Poetry Month.
  • Hotchkiss artist Ira Houseweart talks about his recent appearance on national TV. Plus, Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz heads to Steamboat Springs, a town on the frontlines of the housing crisis, and reports how state lawmakers plan to help.
  • Hotchkiss artist Ira Houseweart talks about his recent appearance on national TV. Plus, Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz heads to Steamboat Springs, a town on the frontlines of the housing crisis, and reports how state lawmakers plan to help.
  • Soaring prices and a limited housing stock can make finding a place to call home difficult in Colorado’s mountain towns. But as KOTO’s Julia Caulfield reports, during this winter’s housing crisis, Telluride is trying something new to find homes for locals. Plus, Paonia Town Trustees heard from their engineer on construction priorities for work to improve water systems last week. Kate Redmond has details.
  • Soaring prices and a limited housing stock can make finding a place to call home difficult in Colorado’s mountain towns. But as KOTO’s Julia Caulfield reports, during this winter’s housing crisis, Telluride is trying something new to find homes for locals. Plus, Paonia Town Trustees heard from their engineer on construction priorities for work to improve water systems last week. Kate Redmond has details.
  • We continue our series of interviews with candidates vying for Lauren Boebert's seat representing Colorado’s Third Congressional District. This time, Gavin Dahl speaks to San Luis Valley rancher and state representative Donald Valdez. Plus, roadwork on U.S. 50 between Montrose and Gunnison is now delayed until next week.
  • We continue our series of interviews with candidates vying for Lauren Boebert's seat representing Colorado’s Third Congressional District. This time, Gavin Dahl speaks to San Luis Valley rancher and state representative Donald Valdez. Plus, roadwork on U.S. 50 between Montrose and Gunnison is now delayed until next week.