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Paonia

  • Days after Public Works Director Travis Loberg quit his job, the town of Paonia experienced yet another water main break, cutting off residential water for hours to many town residents. KVNF’s Kate Redmond speaks with Paonia Town Administrator Corinne Ferguson about Loberg's resignation and the town’s fragile water delivery system. Plus, Eric Galatas from Colorado News Connection reports it's getting harder to get emergency financial assistance in Colorado.
  • Days after Public Works Director Travis Loberg quit his job, the town of Paonia experienced yet another water main break, cutting off residential water for hours to many town residents. KVNF’s Kate Redmond speaks with Paonia Town Administrator Corinne Ferguson about Loberg's resignation and the town’s fragile water delivery system. Plus, Eric Galatas from Colorado News Connection reports it's getting harder to get emergency financial assistance in Colorado.
  • Town councils not only represent citizens, they have significant influence in shaping the direction of municipalities. Board of trustees elections are coming up on April 5th in towns within KVNF’s listening area, including Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, and Norwood. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, as the Biden Administration speeds up the transition away from fossil fuels to combat climate change, many battles between conservationists and business interests are being waged over federal lands. For our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration, Will Walkey reports from KHOL in Wyoming, where millions of acres and thousands of livelihoods are at stake.
  • Town councils not only represent citizens, they have significant influence in shaping the direction of municipalities. Board of trustees elections are coming up on April 5th in towns within KVNF’s listening area, including Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, and Norwood. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, as the Biden Administration speeds up the transition away from fossil fuels to combat climate change, many battles between conservationists and business interests are being waged over federal lands. For our Rocky Mountain Community Radio collaboration, Will Walkey reports from KHOL in Wyoming, where millions of acres and thousands of livelihoods are at stake.
  • 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.
  • The 10th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum takes place at the Montrose Pavilion this coming Friday and Saturday. As the microbiome health of soil is becoming better understood, Kate Redmond speaks leading soil scientist Kris Nichols, one of the presenters this weekend.
  • The 10th annual Western Colorado Food and Farm Forum takes place at the Montrose Pavilion this coming Friday and Saturday. As the microbiome health of soil is becoming better understood, Kate Redmond speaks leading soil scientist Kris Nichols, one of the presenters this weekend.
  • Affordable housing in Paonia is an urgent need. But the Board of Trustees put off a preliminary grant application to address it because of even more urgent issues. Kate Redmond speaks with Mayor Mary Bachran to learn more. Plus, the next story in our Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaborative on the transition away from fossil fuels comes from Kyle Mackie at KHOL. Construction is underway in Wyoming on what will be the country’s largest wind farm, but a federal agency is stalling a key aspect of the development.
  • Affordable housing in Paonia is an urgent need. But the Board of Trustees put off a preliminary grant application to address it because of even more urgent issues. Kate Redmond speaks with Mayor Mary Bachran to learn more. Plus, the next story in our Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaborative on the transition away from fossil fuels comes from Kyle Mackie at KHOL. Construction is underway in Wyoming on what will be the country’s largest wind farm, but a federal agency is stalling a key aspect of the development.
  • A citizen's initiative petition is circulating in Paonia. Kate Redmond sat down with co-author Bill Brunner to learn more. Plus, the holiday season can be an especially difficult time of year for former foster youth. CASA of the 7th Judicial District will host an open house on December 14th at 1st Place on Palmer Street. The new facility, opening later this month, offers six fully furnished units of supportive housing for young people who are aging out of foster care.