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North Fork Valley

  • A federal judge has vacated a plan for drilling and fracking in the North Fork and Thompson Divide areas. KDNK’s Morgan Neely has more. Plus, Hinsdale County Sheriff Chris Kambish speaks to reporter Laura Palmisano about Off-Highway Vehicle education and enforcement. OHVs are permitted on a three-mile section of State Highway 149 in Hinsdale County for the season starting this coming weekend. This allows OHVs to access the Alpine Loop, a backcountry byway that connects Lake City, Silverton, and Ouray.
  • This week Gavin Dahl speaks with Colorado Sun reporter Margaret Fleming about the impacts of high prices on Colorado wheat farmers and Montrose Press reporter Anna Lynn Winfrey on how inflation is impacting the Sharing Ministries Food Bank. Plus, Dave Marston from Writers on the Range shares the commentary “Want to Farm? Get a Cash Register.”
  • Over the weekend KVNF was honored at two different events in Denver. Our news department brought home 3 third place wins, 6 second place wins, and 2 first place wins in the Top of the Rockies contest administered by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Chapter on behalf of chapters in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. At the gala for the Colorado Broadcasters Association, we earned 3 second place wins, and 2 first place wins.
  • Over the weekend KVNF was honored at two different events in Denver. Our news department brought home 3 third place wins, 6 second place wins, and 2 first place wins in the Top of the Rockies contest administered by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Chapter on behalf of chapters in Utah, New Mexico and Wyoming. At the gala for the Colorado Broadcasters Association, we earned 3 second place wins, and 2 first place wins.
  • The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is determining whether companies need to commit more money upfront. Financial assurance, commonly known as a bond, guarantees the state can afford to clean up a well site if a company goes bankrupt or walks away. KVNF’s Chad Reich reports for the Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration on fossil fuel transitions.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • Extractive industries often leave behind environmental degradation that area residents and taxpayers have to take care of. Colorado’s Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is working on a new draft of their Financial Assurance rules this week shaped in part by public comment. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, state lawmakers have introduced more than 160 bills already this session. Capitol Coverage reporter Scott Franz outlines the measures that will likely spark debate.
  • This week on Local Motion, we listen to the audio version of a documentary that played a variety of film festivals over the past year before premiering on Rocky Mountain PBS last weekend. KVNF freelance reporter and Western Colorado University professor Chad Reich is a multimedia producer who runs Laccolith Media. His film is called “A Monolithic Folly: Fracking Colorado’s North Fork Valley.” It chronicles those who will be adversely affected by fracking on land above Paonia and Hotchkiss.
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