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  • Potter Bill Wilson joins Gavin Dahl at Studio M to reflect on decades making art in Montrose and talk about his next chapter, moving to Manitou Springs to spend more time with his grandkids. Plus, 11 percent of Colorado kids live in poverty. Kaleb Roedel reports for the Mountain West News Bureau.
  • Congressmember Lauren Boebert and State Senator Don Coram clashed in a Republican primary debate in Ignacio on Thursday. The wide-ranging forum included personal attacks and calls to arm school teachers. KSUT's Mark Duggan reports. Plus, Grand Junction Sentinel reporter Charles Ashby attended a CD3 candidate forum on Wednesday hosted by the Mesa County Democratic Party. He writes the candidates, Sol Sandoval, Alex Walker, and Adam Frisch spent more time attacking Boebert than each other.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ten candidates for Congress in Colorado's Third District shared their views about Rep. Lauren Boebert's first term with Kate Redmond and Gavin Dahl. Here he parses their comments, as heard on the KVNF Regional Newscast during March 2022. State assemblies take place April 9. Each party primary takes place June 28. Election day is November 8. Boebert's re-election campaign has not responded to KVNF's interview requests.