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  • 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.
  • Over 100 people rallied in Montrose on Saturday, demonstrating support for women's autonomy in response to a controversial draft Supreme Court decision leaked to the news outlet Politico signaling the high court is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, PFAS chemicals are in some ski waxes, which then get into the environment, groundwater and even our bodies, causing health issues. The Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck reports on one local source to get rid of that wax.
  • 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.
  • Two Republican attorneys filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court last week challenging petition signatures Don Coram used to get his name onto the Republican Party ballot in the June primary race for the Third Congressional District. Plus, since 2021, Republicans have created a wave of new laws targeting the LGBTQ community. But as Bert Johnson reports, some nonbinary, trans, gay and bisexual candidates are pushing back in this year’s elections.
  • KVNF freelance reporter Lisa Young speaks with Delta Health CEO Matt Heyn. Delta Health recently received Sole Community Hospital Provider status from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, the hospital will ask Delta County voters to approve a countywide sales tax initiative during a Special District Election coming up on May 3. Plus, Governor Jared Polis says a package of bills advancing at the Capitol will generate hundreds of thousands of new affordable housing units. Scott Franz reports.
  • KVNF board member Betsy Marston was honored with a Keeper of the Flame award by the Society of Professional Journalists on Saturday for her two decades of work as editor at High Country News and her ongoing work as editor of Writers on the Range. Plus Nevada, Idaho and other states are looking at reservoirs as a solution to secure a water supply. Alex Hager of KUNC reports on one huge project known as Chimney Hollow.
  • KVNF board member Betsy Marston was honored with a Keeper of the Flame award by the Society of Professional Journalists on Saturday for her two decades of work as editor at High Country News and her ongoing work as editor of Writers on the Range. Plus Nevada, Idaho and other states are looking at reservoirs as a solution to secure a water supply. Alex Hager of KUNC reports on one huge project known as Chimney Hollow.
  • We have election results for Paonia, Hotchkiss, Cedaredge, Montrose, Palisade, and Ridgway. Plus, Kate Redmond reports access to labor and employment standards can be inconsistent for guest workers coming to the U.S. to do farm and ranch work. A local advocacy organization, Hispanic Affairs Project, is making great strides to remedy that.