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  • After a canceled 2020 and a scaled back 2021, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival is back in full force this weekend. The 49th annual festival runs today through Sunday with 12,000 attendees daily. But the festivities were already underway a few days before the official start as throngs filled the Telluride Town Park Campground. KOTO's Matt Hoisch spoke with campers about what they're excited for and how it feels to be back.
  • This week on Local Motion we look ahead to Mountainfilm in Telluride, coming up over Memorial Day weekend. KOTO’s Julia Caulfield speaks with festival director Suzan Beraza and executive director Sage Martin, plus the filmmakers behind new documentaries Surf Nation and Sam Now.
  • Access to abortion in the U.S. could soon be left up to states if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, which has made abortion a right in the U.S for five decades. Over the weekend, thousands marched across the country to demonstrate support for reproductive reports and protest the expected decision. KOTO’s Julia Caulfield reports from the march in Telluride.
  • The Town of Paonia's Board endured three abrupt resignations in the past four months. Kate Redmond reports on Thursday, trustees discussed slowing down and codifying how board resignations happen. Plus, schools have become contentious. COVID regulations and mask mandates led to contested school board elections. Districts have also been a battle ground when it comes to discussions of race, LGBTQ rights, and mental health. Districts face challenges from parents claiming they have broken the law and are liable for damages. Now, as KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports, Telluride School District is part of that conversation.
  • The Town of Paonia's Board endured three abrupt resignations in the past four months. Kate Redmond reports on Thursday, trustees discussed slowing down and codifying how board resignations happen. Plus, schools have become contentious. COVID regulations and mask mandates led to contested school board elections. Districts have also been a battle ground when it comes to discussions of race, LGBTQ rights, and mental health. Districts face challenges from parents claiming they have broken the law and are liable for damages. Now, as KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports, Telluride School District is part of that conversation.
  • Soaring prices and a limited housing stock can make finding a place to call home difficult in Colorado’s mountain towns. But as KOTO’s Julia Caulfield reports, during this winter’s housing crisis, Telluride is trying something new to find homes for locals. Plus, Paonia Town Trustees heard from their engineer on construction priorities for work to improve water systems last week. Kate Redmond has details.
  • Soaring prices and a limited housing stock can make finding a place to call home difficult in Colorado’s mountain towns. But as KOTO’s Julia Caulfield reports, during this winter’s housing crisis, Telluride is trying something new to find homes for locals. Plus, Paonia Town Trustees heard from their engineer on construction priorities for work to improve water systems last week. Kate Redmond has details.
  • 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.