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  • It's been a hard couple of years. Many people are struggling with mental health or addictions. Kate Redmond speaks with Kathleen Burnell, a Center for Mental Health clinician in the area, who offers an innovative program. Plus, Eric Galatas reports Colorado officials say now is the time to prepare for wildfires in your neighborhood.
  • A new Interior Department report is sharply critical of the Indian boarding school system used as a tool to assimilate indigenous people during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Lucas Brady Woods reports. Plus, Coloradans are on edge as climate change is fueling bigger, more destructive fires. Some forecasters say things could get worse this summer than they’ve ever been. Scott Franz reports for Capitol Coverage.
  • DART, the City of Montrose Development and Revitalization Team, earned the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for what the city calls Block 64, anchored by Chow Down Pet Supplies and San Juan Brews. KVNF attended a celebration Thursday. Plus, the federal government’s pandemic response program to fund free school meals for all students is set to expire at the end of June. KGNU's Shannon Young reports.
  • The Colorado Senate has approved a thirty billion dollar state budget. Scott Franz explains the final steps lawmakers must take before sending it to Governor Polis. Plus, the National Park Service is trying to change stereotypes about park rangers through a program called NPS Academy, hosting a spring break orientation at Grand Teton National Park in March. Kyle Mackie of KHOL reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio.
  • The Colorado Senate has approved a thirty billion dollar state budget. Scott Franz explains the final steps lawmakers must take before sending it to Governor Polis. Plus, the National Park Service is trying to change stereotypes about park rangers through a program called NPS Academy, hosting a spring break orientation at Grand Teton National Park in March. Kyle Mackie of KHOL reports for Rocky Mountain Community Radio.
  • As the snow melts, big game comes near roadways for food. Kate Redmond reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tips on avoiding deer and elk collisions. Plus, reporter Justin Higginbottom from KZMU speaks with the founder of Four Corners K-9 Search and Rescue about what she and her two dogs find in the desert, while helping Native families locate missing loved ones.
  • As the snow melts, big game comes near roadways for food. Kate Redmond reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife has tips on avoiding deer and elk collisions. Plus, reporter Justin Higginbottom from KZMU speaks with the founder of Four Corners K-9 Search and Rescue about what she and her two dogs find in the desert, while helping Native families locate missing loved ones.
  • Delta’s first ever Western Movie Celebration happens this Thursday, April 7 thru Sunday, April 10 at Delta’s Tru Vu Drive In Theater, along with a Saturday matinee at the Egyptian. Tickets are available at each box office. Gavin Dahl spoke to Darin Hamm from City of Delta to learn more about the lineup of classic westerns on the big screen. Plus, Colorado provides opportunities for incarcerated individuals to better themselves, including arts education. Inmates produce plays, write poems, and make music. But their newest creative project sounds different. KUNC’s Samantha Coetzee went to Limon last month to learn more about a unique broadcast that just launched.
  • Delta’s first ever Western Movie Celebration happens this Thursday, April 7 thru Sunday, April 10 at Delta’s Tru Vu Drive In Theater, along with a Saturday matinee at the Egyptian. Tickets are available at each box office. Gavin Dahl spoke to Darin Hamm from City of Delta to learn more about the lineup of classic westerns on the big screen. Plus, Colorado provides opportunities for incarcerated individuals to better themselves, including arts education. Inmates produce plays, write poems, and make music. But their newest creative project sounds different. KUNC’s Samantha Coetzee went to Limon last month to learn more about a unique broadcast that just launched.
  • Yesterday Bluecorn Cafe and Mercantile opened to the public at the new Bluecorn beeswax candle factory in Montrose. Owner Jon Kornbluh walked KVNF's Gavin Dahl around the 25,000 square foot space for candle production, distribution, and retail, along with a new cafe, and a live music venue on the way too. Plus, Scott Franz reports the Colorado State Senate approved a bill to force hospitals to allow visitors during future public health emergencies like the coronavirus pandemic.