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  • 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.
  • Colorado River water managers are facing a monumental task. Federal officials have given leaders in seven western states a new charge, to commit to an unprecedented amount of conservation and do it before a deadline later this summer. Without major cutbacks in water use the nation’s two largest reservoirs are in danger of reaching critically low levels. KUNC’s Alex Hager reports. Plus, Gavin Dahl speaks with one of the leaders of the Canary Committee.
  • Erin Easton, host of KVNF's Mindful Moments, stopped by Studio M to talk about the new nonprofit she just launched called Healing Collective of Western Colorado. Plus, the snow that supplies most of the water to local rivers is melting. KUNC’s Alex Hager shares a preview of what to expect this summer in the Colorado River basin.
  • Kate Redmond took a tour last week of the one million gallon tank for the domestic water supply in Paonia. The tank has been offline for years, but now the Public Works Department is preparing it to run again. Plus, a controversial proposal to bring water from the San Luis Valley to Douglas County is now unlikely to become a reality. As KUNC’s Alex Hager reports, county commissioners voted against using American Rescue Plan funds to build the pipeline.
  • As Earth Day is celebrated across the globe today, we continue inching toward a tipping point where reversing the climb of greenhouse gasses in the environment may no longer be possible. Some corporations and organizations respond by using carbon offsets. But a group of locals is digging their hands in the dirt to not only act locally and think globally, but also engage in a practical response. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like wildfires rebuild their homes, creating a new grant program and a new government office.
  • As Earth Day is celebrated across the globe today, we continue inching toward a tipping point where reversing the climb of greenhouse gasses in the environment may no longer be possible. Some corporations and organizations respond by using carbon offsets. But a group of locals is digging their hands in the dirt to not only act locally and think globally, but also engage in a practical response. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Colorado lawmakers are unveiling another effort to help survivors of natural disasters like wildfires rebuild their homes, creating a new grant program and a new government office.
  • Delta’s first ever Western Movie Celebration happens this Thursday, April 7 thru Sunday, April 10 at Delta’s Tru Vu Drive In Theater, along with a Saturday matinee at the Egyptian. Tickets are available at each box office. Gavin Dahl spoke to Darin Hamm from City of Delta to learn more about the lineup of classic westerns on the big screen. Plus, Colorado provides opportunities for incarcerated individuals to better themselves, including arts education. Inmates produce plays, write poems, and make music. But their newest creative project sounds different. KUNC’s Samantha Coetzee went to Limon last month to learn more about a unique broadcast that just launched.
  • Delta’s first ever Western Movie Celebration happens this Thursday, April 7 thru Sunday, April 10 at Delta’s Tru Vu Drive In Theater, along with a Saturday matinee at the Egyptian. Tickets are available at each box office. Gavin Dahl spoke to Darin Hamm from City of Delta to learn more about the lineup of classic westerns on the big screen. Plus, Colorado provides opportunities for incarcerated individuals to better themselves, including arts education. Inmates produce plays, write poems, and make music. But their newest creative project sounds different. KUNC’s Samantha Coetzee went to Limon last month to learn more about a unique broadcast that just launched.
  • As the Colorado River shrinks, there’s a lot on the line: water that supplies 40 million people throughout the southwest, plus farms, wildlife, and hydropower at the nation’s largest reservoirs. The federal agency that deals the most with the Colorado River is the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. David Arend is the new deputy regional director for the lower basin. He’s worked for the agency for 20 years, most recently overseeing hydropower. He spoke with Alex Hager about some of the biggest issues going forward.
  • As the Colorado River shrinks, there’s a lot on the line: water that supplies 40 million people throughout the southwest, plus farms, wildlife, and hydropower at the nation’s largest reservoirs. The federal agency that deals the most with the Colorado River is the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. David Arend is the new deputy regional director for the lower basin. He’s worked for the agency for 20 years, most recently overseeing hydropower. He spoke with Alex Hager about some of the biggest issues going forward.