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League of Women Voters

  • The recent closure of Integrated Insight Community Care came as a shock to nearly one hundred employees and its growing client population on the Western Slope. Over the past year, the multi-county behavioral health provider’s CEO Joel Watts came under scrutiny with the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing regarding numerous allegations over patient safety at the clinics.
  • League of Women Voters of the Uncompahgre Valley hosted four leaders of organizations working to preserve and improve water conditions in the Uncompahgre River Watershed. Leaders shared their organization's missions and activities, as well as conditionsthey believe need to be addressed the most to ensure long-term watershed health in the valley. Presenters: Tanya Ishikawa, Executive Director of Uncompahgre Watershed Partnership; Mendy Stewart, Education and Outreach Coordinator of Shavano Conservation District; Joel Evans, President of Gunnison Gorge Anglers chapter of Trout Unlimited and Melanie Rees, Board President of Friends of the River Uncompahgre.
  • KVNF's Cassie Knust speaks with Matt Jenkins, spokesperson for Montrose County School District, about the district’s threat reporting option, Safe2Tell, after hearing about the death of a 17-year old in Aurora who was shot over the weekend during a house party. Safe2Tell is an anonymous online reporting tool that students, families and community members can use if they suspect a threat or incident might occur. KVNF’s Lisa Young met with one local League of Women Voters in our region during its first in-person meeting since the pandemic.
  • Third congressional district primary candidates are meeting tonight at 6 at a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Colorado. Lucas Brady Woods sits down with the League’s president, Karen Sheek. Plus, Scott Franz reports some Colorado lawmakers say they want to pass new laws promoting abortion access if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal protections.
  • A new study from the U.S. Forest Service shows that existing water conservation efforts might not be enough to meet demand in the future, as climate change causes drought to be more severe. KUNC’s Alex Hager will bring us that story.The League of Women Voters sponsored a webinar which welcomed Jeff Roberts, Executive Director of the Freedom Of Information Coalition. He brought some specific examples of school boards who seek to circumvent Open Meeting and Sunshine Laws.
  • A new study from the U.S. Forest Service shows that existing water conservation efforts might not be enough to meet demand in the future, as climate change causes drought to be more severe. KUNC’s Alex Hager will bring us that story.The League of Women Voters sponsored a webinar which welcomed Jeff Roberts, Executive Director of the Freedom Of Information Coalition. He brought some specific examples of school boards who seek to circumvent Open Meeting and Sunshine Laws.
  • This week on Local Motion, we hear highlights from a panel on election systems led by the League of Women Voters of the Uncompahgre Valley. Montrose County Clerk Tressa Guynes talks about how exactly mail ballots are counted and Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer shares everything you need to know about voter registration. Learn more about the League here.
  • This week on Local Motion, we hear highlights from a panel on election systems led by the League of Women Voters of the Uncompahgre Valley. Montrose County Clerk Tressa Guynes talks about how exactly mail ballots are counted and Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer shares everything you need to know about voter registration. Learn more about the League here.
  • County Clerks from Delta, Montrose, and Ouray Counties are participating in a panel discussion tomorrow hosted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of the Uncompaghre Valley. They’ll discuss this year’s elections, including changes to precincts, election security, and how vote tabulation works. Carol Howe, VP of the local League, talks to Gavin Dahl about why they're convening this panel. Plus, the northern skies of the Navajo Nation are clearer after the closure of the coal-powered Navajo Generating Station. But the region also lost jobs and tax revenue. For Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s series on fossil fuel transitions, KZMU’s Justin Higginbottom reports on the legacy of Navajo Nation coal power and what comes next, a proposed hydropower plant. *Correction: Gavin mistakenly said Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer is a Democrat. She is unaffiliated.*
  • County Clerks from Delta, Montrose, and Ouray Counties are participating in a panel discussion tomorrow hosted by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of the Uncompaghre Valley. They’ll discuss this year’s elections, including changes to precincts, election security, and how vote tabulation works. Carol Howe, VP of the local League, talks to Gavin Dahl about why they're convening this panel. Plus, the northern skies of the Navajo Nation are clearer after the closure of the coal-powered Navajo Generating Station. But the region also lost jobs and tax revenue. For Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s series on fossil fuel transitions, KZMU’s Justin Higginbottom reports on the legacy of Navajo Nation coal power and what comes next, a proposed hydropower plant. *Correction: Gavin mistakenly said Ouray County Clerk Michelle Nauer is a Democrat. She is unaffiliated.*