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Mountain West News Bureau

  • COVID cases are increasing in most of the country, but it’s hard to say how much. Madelyn Beck reports. Plus, much-needed new housing projects in Paonia may require a Special Review by the Board Of Trustees due to zoning. Kate Redmond speaks to Mayor Pro Tem Dave Knutson and Trustee Paige Smith.
  • Over 100 people rallied in Montrose on Saturday, demonstrating support for women's autonomy in response to a controversial draft Supreme Court decision leaked to the news outlet Politico signaling the high court is poised to overturn Roe V. Wade. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, PFAS chemicals are in some ski waxes, which then get into the environment, groundwater and even our bodies, causing health issues. The Mountain West News Bureau’s Madelyn Beck reports on one local source to get rid of that wax.
  • Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and deputy Belinda Knisley will not be allowed to oversee elections for a second year in a row, a district court judge ruled yesterday. Plus, Colorado is poised to take an unusual step in granting state lawmakers paid parental leave. Robyn Vincent reports the move highlights a legacy of female political representation. Also, Kate Redmond speaks with one of the Paonia Town Trustees, seated since the recent election.
  • At different points throughout the year, it may feel like your whole state or all of the Mountain West is on fire. But officials say that during times of increased fire danger, they have a plan. Emma Gibson of the Mountain West News Bureau reports. Plus, Cassie Knust, reporter for the Delta County Independent and the Montrose Press, summarizes what she learned about the four candidates running for three seats on the North Fork Recreation District board.
  • At different points throughout the year, it may feel like your whole state or all of the Mountain West is on fire. But officials say that during times of increased fire danger, they have a plan. Emma Gibson of the Mountain West News Bureau reports. Plus, Cassie Knust, reporter for the Delta County Independent and the Montrose Press, summarizes what she learned about the four candidates running for three seats on the North Fork Recreation District board.
  • Colorado has been collecting more taxes than it can legally spend in recent years. As Scott Franz reports, Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers are planning to send out $400 refunds this summer. Then, trails around Paonia and other recreational amenities are coming to fruition. Kate Redmond shares an update on the Paonia In Motion initiative. Plus, spending on dietary supplements has jumped dramatically during the pandemic. The Mountain West News Bureau looks into what’s driving the demand, and what concerns it raises for healthcare providers.
  • Colorado has been collecting more taxes than it can legally spend in recent years. As Scott Franz reports, Gov. Jared Polis and Democratic lawmakers are planning to send out $400 refunds this summer. Then, trails around Paonia and other recreational amenities are coming to fruition. Kate Redmond shares an update on the Paonia In Motion initiative. Plus, spending on dietary supplements has jumped dramatically during the pandemic. The Mountain West News Bureau looks into what’s driving the demand, and what concerns it raises for healthcare providers.
  • Two Republican attorneys filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court last week challenging petition signatures Don Coram used to get his name onto the Republican Party ballot in the June primary race for the Third Congressional District. Plus, since 2021, Republicans have created a wave of new laws targeting the LGBTQ community. But as Bert Johnson reports, some nonbinary, trans, gay and bisexual candidates are pushing back in this year’s elections.
  • The Delta County Planning Commission hears more about public support for solar energy, and signals upcoming limits to public access by ending online meeting attendance. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, the housing crunch has folks looking to public lands as a place to live.
  • The Delta County Planning Commission hears more about public support for solar energy, and signals upcoming limits to public access by ending online meeting attendance. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, the housing crunch has folks looking to public lands as a place to live.