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  • Delta County Assessor Debbie Griffith. The Colorado Assessors’ Association honored Griffith as the 2022 Colorado Assessor of the Year at its annual conference held earlier this month. Delta-Montrose Electric Association has appointed Jack Johnston as the cooperative’s new CEO. The Montrose Municipal Court located on South Cascade Avenue will be temporarily relocating to the Montrose Public Safety Complex at 434 South First Street for up to three months due to renovations. State and federal officials are warning horse owners not to feed their animals Top of the Rockies brand alfalfa cubes after nearly 100 horses developed neurologic illnesses. The Colorado River is in crisis. Forty million people depend on its water, and the supply is shrinking due to climate change. Policymakers met in Las Vegas last week to discuss its future, but didn’t emerge with any new commitments to significantly cut back demand. That leaves hydropower facilities in jeopardy at the nation’s largest reservoirs, and a murky picture of the river’s future.
  • 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.
  • Kate Redmond speaks with Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet about priorities he was able to include in the 1.5 trillion dollar omnibus bill passed by Congress, despite opposition by Colorado's Republican Congress members. Plus, Colorado Democrats are sending Governor Jared Polis a bill that aims to protect unrestricted access to abortions after dozens of hours of debate at the State Capitol.
  • Kate Redmond speaks with Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet about priorities he was able to include in the 1.5 trillion dollar omnibus bill passed by Congress, despite opposition by Colorado's Republican Congress members. Plus, Colorado Democrats are sending Governor Jared Polis a bill that aims to protect unrestricted access to abortions after dozens of hours of debate at the State Capitol.
  • Governor Jared Polis called in to KVNF while kicking off his re-election campaign. Gavin Dahl asked him about crisis management, what he’s learned during a very challenging first term, and what he hopes to accomplish if voters give him another four years to run Colorado. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Delta County Citizen Report, a local nonprofit media outlet, is suing Delta County for failing to turn over records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • Governor Jared Polis called in to KVNF while kicking off his re-election campaign. Gavin Dahl asked him about crisis management, what he’s learned during a very challenging first term, and what he hopes to accomplish if voters give him another four years to run Colorado. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Delta County Citizen Report, a local nonprofit media outlet, is suing Delta County for failing to turn over records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • Gov. Jared Polis says the state is ramping up coronavirus testing and vaccine clinics. Plus, Kate Redmond speaks to Colorado West Land Trust about a new agreement between a ditch company in Crawford and the Bureau of Reclamation. It’s the first time a conservation easement has been put in place in exchange for habitat credit.