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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.
  • At last week’s Paonia Board of Trustees meeting, while the town’s attorney was parsing definitions of the water moratorium that remains in place, some trustees and members of the public sought more data on the town's water supply, hoping to find a way to move past the restrictions. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to help more people with disabilities attend college.
  • At last week’s Paonia Board of Trustees meeting, while the town’s attorney was parsing definitions of the water moratorium that remains in place, some trustees and members of the public sought more data on the town's water supply, hoping to find a way to move past the restrictions. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers have taken steps to help more people with disabilities attend college.
  • Colorado lawmakers, health professionals, and grassroots advocates held a virtual press conference on Monday to discuss the Get the Lead Our of School Drinking Water Act.
  • Days after Public Works Director Travis Loberg quit his job, the town of Paonia experienced yet another water main break, cutting off residential water for hours to many town residents. KVNF’s Kate Redmond speaks with Paonia Town Administrator Corinne Ferguson about Loberg's resignation and the town’s fragile water delivery system. Plus, Eric Galatas from Colorado News Connection reports it's getting harder to get emergency financial assistance in Colorado.
  • Days after Public Works Director Travis Loberg quit his job, the town of Paonia experienced yet another water main break, cutting off residential water for hours to many town residents. KVNF’s Kate Redmond speaks with Paonia Town Administrator Corinne Ferguson about Loberg's resignation and the town’s fragile water delivery system. Plus, Eric Galatas from Colorado News Connection reports it's getting harder to get emergency financial assistance in Colorado.
  • Demonstrators took to the streets in Denver on Monday to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Eric Galatas reports for Colorado News Connection.
  • 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.
  • Eric Galatas reports more Coloradans are self-medicating, and experiencing frequent mental distress. Plus, Asia Jami was diagnosed with ALS six years ago, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Asia is now in a wheelchair. But last month, she skied down Snowmass Ski Area with Challenge Aspen, which provides outdoor experiences to people with disabilities. KAJX Aspen Public Radio reporter Halle Zander skied alongside them.
  • 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.