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  • Downtown Paonia is zoned as a commercial district. But two projects will add new apartments along Grand Avenue. At the Paonia Trustee meeting last week, board members discussed the issue. Kate Redmond reports. Plus, Coloradans view rising costs of living as a serious problem. A new Colorado Health Foundation poll shows around 1 in 3 have worked multiple jobs to pay for housing. Shannon Young at KGNU speaks with the Health Foundation’s public opinion insights officer Jace Woodrum.
  • There will be no Town of Paonia special election in May. Kate Redmond reports on the results of a special meeting Monday night. Then as KVNF News continues interviewing each candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, today Gavin Dahl speaks to Democrat Debby Burnett.
  • There will be no Town of Paonia special election in May. Kate Redmond reports on the results of a special meeting Monday night. Then as KVNF News continues interviewing each candidate for Colorado’s Third Congressional District, today Gavin Dahl speaks to Democrat Debby Burnett.
  • Delta Health approved a sales tax increase ballot item at their meeting last night. Lisa Young reports. Plus, the water system for the town of Paonia continues to pose a contentious set of challenges. Solid Solutions Geosciences, the company under contract with the town, took issue with Town Trustees and members of the Water Advisory Committee touring the facility. Kate Redmond reports from last week’s Paonia Trustee meeting. *CORRECTION*: A speaker identified in this story as Christina Patterson was in fact her sister Sherin Patterson.
  • KVNF board member Betsy Marston reflects on four decades at High Country News, and talks with KVNF's Gavin Dahl about the inspiring work she's doing at the nonprofit Writers on the Range she started with her son. HCN recently published a tribute by Florence Williams.
  • Kate Redmond reports a Town of Paonia contractor has laid out recommendations for a way forward on addressing the troubled water system. Plus, Eleanor Bennett reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on a group of stakeholders working with Pitkin County to capture methane leaking out of abandoned coal mines above the town of Redstone.
  • Kate Redmond reports a Town of Paonia contractor has laid out recommendations for a way forward on addressing the troubled water system. Plus, Eleanor Bennett reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio on a group of stakeholders working with Pitkin County to capture methane leaking out of abandoned coal mines above the town of Redstone.
  • Governor Jared Polis called in to KVNF while kicking off his re-election campaign. Gavin Dahl asked him about crisis management, what he’s learned during a very challenging first term, and what he hopes to accomplish if voters give him another four years to run Colorado. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Delta County Citizen Report, a local nonprofit media outlet, is suing Delta County for failing to turn over records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • Governor Jared Polis called in to KVNF while kicking off his re-election campaign. Gavin Dahl asked him about crisis management, what he’s learned during a very challenging first term, and what he hopes to accomplish if voters give him another four years to run Colorado. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Delta County Citizen Report, a local nonprofit media outlet, is suing Delta County for failing to turn over records requested under the Colorado Open Records Act.
  • Law enforcement has made an arrest of a man in Idaho connected with the double murder in Paonia from two weeks ago. Plus, Kate Redmond reports Colorado’s wolf reintroduction got a surprise assist from a family of wolves who wandered over state lines from Wyoming, giving Parks and Wildlife officers an opportunity to collar them and study their movements. Then, for Rocky Mountain Community Radio’s journalism collaboration, KGNU’s Hannah Leigh Myers reports 169 low-income essential workers in Colorado are using eBikes paid for by the state. The Can Do Colorado eBike pilot program appears to be a hit with participants and a positive step in the transition away from fossil fuels.