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Water

  • 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.
  • 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 regional water authority made up of 3 municipalities and 4 rural water regions is in line to receive a $39 million dollar grant from the EPA to increase water treatment capacity. KVNF's Kate Redmond reports.
  • 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.
  • Paonia held a public hearing on the 2022 draft budget and is now moving closer to completion. Plus, Durango is hoping to ease its housing crunch by purchasing a hotel and converting it into apartment units. If successful, it would be the city's largest affordable housing project ever.
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  • 80 Colorado K-12 schools have active COVID outbreaksBreakthrough COVID case numbers & hospitalizations of vaccinated people are risingMontrose County…