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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.
  • Delta-Montrose Electric Association and Elevate will provide free internet service to qualifying families in Montrose County School District, reports the Montrose Daily Press. The service is available to students who receive free and reduced lunch. Sales activity held steady for the town of Ouray during August. Sales tax revenue for August is up nearly 55% over August 2019. Two tax-related measures are on Colorado ballots this year.State ballot Proposition 121 asks voters if they would like to decrease the state income tax rate while, Prop GG would add a table to all income tax-related ballot measures in an effort to clarify how tax measures will affect different socioeconomic groups.
  • After a brief hiatus KVNF Regional Newscasts will now air on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.Delta County Dispatch received a call on Tuesday, September 20 regarding an active shooter in progress at Delta and Cedaredge High Schools. The information was deemed to be untrue. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office is investigating whether Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario broke campaign finance laws by using public resources to support U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert. Delta-Montrose Electric Association will conduct aerial line inspections across its service area next Wednesday. Citizens may see and hear the low flying helicopter during the inspection process.
  • Journalist Stephanie Maltarich will be producing KVNF Regional Newscasts for a few weeks while the station hires our next news director. A new project at Western Colorado University in Gunnison wants to help Ukrainians charge their cellphones -- something that can be challenging without proper equipment. Christopher Biddle from KBUT has the story. Plus, Caitlin Tan from the Mountain West News Bureau reports on how inflation prices are affecting farmers in the West.
  • Delta County Commissioners could entertain a second opportunity to approve a nearly 400-acre solar project east of Delta. The original application, twice approved by the county’s planning commission, was denied by the board of county commissioners on a 2 to 1 vote in March, however a new application has been submitted by DMEA. KVNF freelance reporter Lisa Young has the details ahead of tomorrow’s planning commission meeting.
  • Kate Redmond takes a look at the documentary film The Spirit Who Walks Among His People, on Crow painter Earl Biss, screening at the Paradise Theater in Paonia tomorrow. She speaks to director Lisa Gerstner and musician Cary Morin.
  • Kate Redmond takes a look at the documentary film The Spirit Who Walks Among His People, on Crow painter Earl Biss, screening at the Paradise Theater in Paonia tomorrow. She speaks to director Lisa Gerstner and musician Cary Morin.
  • The Delta County Board of Commissioners denied an agro-voltaic project on Garnet Mesa, despite a Delta County Independent poll showing 84 percent of Delta County residents in favor of it. Then, they approved a concrete plant in the same area. Kate Redmond speaks to Natasha Leger from Citizens for a Healthy Community about ongoing debates on land use. Plus, Colorado Democrats are advancing a bill to create a new statewide recycling program, paid for by businesses making or selling recyclable products. Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage.
  • The Delta County Board of Commissioners denied an agro-voltaic project on Garnet Mesa, despite a Delta County Independent poll showing 84 percent of Delta County residents in favor of it. Then, they approved a concrete plant in the same area. Kate Redmond speaks to Natasha Leger from Citizens for a Healthy Community about ongoing debates on land use. Plus, Colorado Democrats are advancing a bill to create a new statewide recycling program, paid for by businesses making or selling recyclable products. Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage.
  • A sizable Delta Montrose Electric Association solar project was denied by Delta County Commissioners this week in a 2 to 1 vote despite a strong recommendation from the county’s planning commission. KVNF’s Lisa Young has the details. Plus, we continue our series of interviews with candidates vying for Lauren Boebert's seat representing Colorado’s Third Congressional District. Kate Redmond speaks to Democrat Sol Sandoval.