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  • We conclude the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions with the 19th story in the series. It’s hard to imagine a carbon neutral world without considering airplanes. Aviation contributes about 2.5 percent of annual CO2 emissions worldwide. As KOTO’s Matt Hoisch explains, airports are starting to find ways to bring down that number.
  • We conclude the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions with the 19th story in the series. It’s hard to imagine a carbon neutral world without considering airplanes. Aviation contributes about 2.5 percent of annual CO2 emissions worldwide. As KOTO’s Matt Hoisch explains, airports are starting to find ways to bring down that number.
  • Plans are kicking into high gear to move the Delta Library branch out of the historic Carnegie building, and into a much larger facility, the soon-to-be-renovated former City Market building. But predictably, costs to keep going up. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, mining has been an economic driver in Southwest Colorado since the late 1800s. But when a local mine and power plant closed in 2017, a number of communities were forced to reimagine. KOTO’s Julia Caulfield has more on the region’s effort to create a new economic future, as part of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.
  • Plans are kicking into high gear to move the Delta Library branch out of the historic Carnegie building, and into a much larger facility, the soon-to-be-renovated former City Market building. But predictably, costs to keep going up. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, mining has been an economic driver in Southwest Colorado since the late 1800s. But when a local mine and power plant closed in 2017, a number of communities were forced to reimagine. KOTO’s Julia Caulfield has more on the region’s effort to create a new economic future, as part of the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.
  • Despite heavy snow in the North Fork Valley, a motorist braving the weather to drive to Carbondale on New Year’s Eve didn't make it. But she was rescued the next morning on McClure Pass. Kate Redmond tracks down the details. Delta County redraws its district maps every ten years according to population changes as reflected in the Census. Even though the county has seen plenty of real estate changing hands the past decade, overall population numbers have not changed that much. Plus, scientists say climate change created perfect conditions for last week’s wildfire in Boulder County.
  • Despite heavy snow in the North Fork Valley, a motorist braving the weather to drive to Carbondale on New Year’s Eve didn't make it. But she was rescued the next morning on McClure Pass. Kate Redmond tracks down the details. Delta County redraws its district maps every ten years according to population changes as reflected in the Census. Even though the county has seen plenty of real estate changing hands the past decade, overall population numbers have not changed that much. Plus, scientists say climate change created perfect conditions for last week’s wildfire in Boulder County.
  • Six months have passed since Delta County Commissioners began the project to refurbish a building they bought, to turn into a new library in Delta. Kate Redmond reports the project just got more expensive. Plus, climate change is having an impact on the state’s agricultural sector, including the fruit grown here on the Western Slope. KUNC's Rae Solomon has the story.
  • Today, we hear part two of Gavin Dahl's interview with the new CEO of Delta Montrose Electric Association. Alyssa Clemsen Roberts talks about prioritizing renewable energy sources, the new Garnet Mesa Solar Array, and what’s next for Elevate broadband. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Delta County Commissioners made several decisions of note at their meeting last week.
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  • In the September edition of the Delta County Commissioners Report, Felix Belmont and Eric Goold for KVNF News speak with District 2 Commissioner Don…