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  • Tonight at 6:30 at Horsefly Brewing in Montrose, Dave Bowman hosts a Montrose Summer Music Series Lineup release party. Meanwhile, Kate Redmond reports Paonia Town Trustees heard from the North Fork Valley's most prolific concert promoter Rob Miller at their meeting last Thursday. Plus, Ben Katz is public lands program director for the Western Slope Conservation Center, based in the North Fork Valley. He’s headed to the state capitol tomorrow and I asked him to tell us more about two bills he’s fired up about, related to oil and gas accountability.
  • Next in our series of interviews with candidates vying for Lauren Boebert's seat in Congress, Gavin Dahl speaks to Republican Marina Zimmerman. She has denounced threats of violence toward Democrats by right wing extremists and called out her fellow Republicans for downplaying the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. Plus, Americans looking to support Ukrainians since the Russian invasion there have found a novel way to do that. Kate Redmond learns more from a Paonia woman.
  • Next in our series of interviews with candidates vying for Lauren Boebert's seat in Congress, Gavin Dahl speaks to Republican Marina Zimmerman. She has denounced threats of violence toward Democrats by right wing extremists and called out her fellow Republicans for downplaying the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump. Plus, Americans looking to support Ukrainians since the Russian invasion there have found a novel way to do that. Kate Redmond learns more from a Paonia woman.
  • John Hickenlooper reflected on his first year as the oldest Junior Senator in Washington at a virtual event on Monday. The former geologist, Mayor of Denver, and Governor of Colorado spoke to The Colorado Sun and Kate Redmond has a recap. Plus, credible threats of violence from a man who allegedly sent out a manifesto full of violent fantasies involving schools and universities prompted an hours-long standoff on Boulder's University Hill yesterday and led to the evacuation of an elementary school. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • John Hickenlooper reflected on his first year as the oldest Junior Senator in Washington at a virtual event on Monday. The former geologist, Mayor of Denver, and Governor of Colorado spoke to The Colorado Sun and Kate Redmond has a recap. Plus, credible threats of violence from a man who allegedly sent out a manifesto full of violent fantasies involving schools and universities prompted an hours-long standoff on Boulder's University Hill yesterday and led to the evacuation of an elementary school. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • Paonia trustees are zeroing in on the water system for the town and surrounding mesas. Kate Redmond brings us a report from the town meeting earlier this week. Plus, 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.
  • Paonia trustees are zeroing in on the water system for the town and surrounding mesas. Kate Redmond brings us a report from the town meeting earlier this week. Plus, 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.
  • 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.
  • The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission holds public hearings this week on the bond necessary for the oil and gas industry to post for defunct well clean-up.
  • Gov. Jared Polis says the state is ramping up coronavirus testing and vaccine clinics. Plus, Kate Redmond speaks to Colorado West Land Trust about a new agreement between a ditch company in Crawford and the Bureau of Reclamation. It’s the first time a conservation easement has been put in place in exchange for habitat credit.