2020 Census

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  • Interior Department restarts oil & gas leasing on public lands while fighting lawsuit by industry
  • Colorado proposes new transportation planning standards to reduce pollution
  • Delta, Montrose among 16 recipients of CDOT funds to revitalize Main Streets
  • Palisade faces criticism over regulation of retail pot shops
  • Ruedi Reservoir so low Aspen could struggle to generate hydro power
  • Water shortage declared for lower Colorado River Basin
  • Kate Redmond reports on release of 2020 Census numbers

  

  • Redistricting Commission pushes deadline to October 1st
  • Closures on Red Mountain Pass pushed back again
  • Aspen Jewish Congregation sues Aspen Interfaith Chapel over agreement
  • Montrose lost power for 45 minutes
  • Lake City pub crawl comes with history lessons
  • USFS proposes overnight camping fees in Snowmass Wilderness Area

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  • Congressional redistricting commission releases preliminary map which removes Pueblo County from CD3 and adds Summit County 
  • Delta's refurbished Cleland Park finally reopens after two years
  • Good samaritan Johnny Hurley was reportedly killed by police responding to Arvada shooting
  • Grand Junction blogger Anne Landman joins Gavin Dahl to talk about why she calls right wing culture the biggest threat to Mesa County's population in the last hundred years

  

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  • Delta County Citizens Report files notice of intent to sue School District over open meeting violations
  • New Ridgway Community Apiary home to 100,000 honeybees
  • At least 95% of remaining COVID patients hospitalized in Colorado are unvaccinated
  • Colorado Redistricting Commissions now accepting public comment
  • Utah doubling fish limits for trout & bass due to projection of mass die-offs from drought
  • Mountain West News Bureau's Paul Boger reports on racial reckoning in former Sundown Town

  • EcoGen BioSciences acquires 165-acre hemp farm & production campus south of Delta
  • Montrose Republican representative Marc Catlin named vice chair of House Ag Committee
  • Lawmakers make more changes to bill aiming to cut insurance premiums
  • Unexpected buyer partly to blame for continued increase in housing prices
  • Tech leaders active fighting climate change say Colorado will see green job growth
  • Colorado will add 8th seat in Congress thanks to new Census data

  

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  • Fentanyl overdose deaths more than doubled last year in Colorado
  • Skiers who died in avalanche Monday were Seth Bossung, Andy Jessen, Adam Palmer
  • State Senator Kerry Donovan will challenge Lauren Boebert in 2022 Congressional race
  • Governor, Ag Commissioner send letter of support for National Western Stock Show
  • Weld County residents once again attempting to secede, join Wyoming
  • KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports the CORE Act is back

  

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  • Delta County Planning Commission certifies draft land use code, removes Right to Farm expansion
  • 2020 U.S. Census counting has officially ended
  • Voters returned over 400,000 ballots by Thursday in Colorado, 25 times as many as in 2016
  • Part two of KVNF's interview with Republican congressional candidate Lauren Boebert

  

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  • Area counties lift Stage 1 fire restrictions
  • Colorado now celebrates Cabrini Day instead of Columbus Day
  • Lawsuit filed in federal court seeks removal of National Park Service acting director
  • Conservation scientists facing pushback, misinformation about biodiversity & endangered species
  • KSUT's Sarah Flower reports on rural and tribal efforts to complete the Census as judge rules count must continue through October after all

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  • Now 15 human cases of West Nile in Delta County
  • Montrose Lighthouse looking for new location to avoid reduced shelter capacity due to COVID
  • Arch Resources looking to sell West Elk Mine in North Fork Valley, the largest coal producer in Colorado
  • Legal fate of 2020 Census count deadline still uncertain
  • Scott Franz explains the most complicated statewide ballot question, Amendment B, which would change the Gallagher amendment in Colorado

  • North Fork Valley Skatepark gets new funding from Delta County
  • EPA settles first Gold King lawsuit
  • Census now visiting households that still haven't responded 
  • Tracking data shows Texans most active in San Juan Basin
  • A renewed effort is underway to rename some geographic features in Colorado

  • 4 Delta County Sheriff's office staff tested positive for COVID-19, recovered, and are back to work
  • Colorado Division of Insurance anticipates 2021 individual health plans will cost less thanks to the reinsurance program
  • New report: coal mine reclamation could create thousands of jobs
  • 2 Colorado ballot initiatives on oil and gas have been pulled
  • Communities of color are vulnerable

  • Governor Jared Polis says state will begin more widespread testing for coronavirus
  • Study shows rural counties in West don't have testing resources of cities
  • Update on spread of COVID-19 in three Western Slope counties
  • Some hospitals slowly starting to do more elective surgeries
  • Foundations in the state are working to ensure everyone gets counted in 2020 Census

  NEWS UPDATES

  • COVID-19 updates from Montrose, Mesa and Delta Counties
  • EPA will not enforce many regulations of oil and gas industry during pandemic
  • On Census Day, a look at how the pandemic is going to impact critical census taking

  NEWS UPDATES

  • Montrose aids small businesses
  • Delta County donations still needed
  • State officials urge President Trump to increase supplies of medical equipment

U.S. Census Bureau

It’s Census time again – that nationwide government survey that aims to count the members of every household in the country every ten years. This edition of Local Motion delves into the U.S. Census to explain how this nationwide headcount is at the core of power and money distribution in our country, and why it matters if you fill it out. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews officials with the federal  Census Bureau and the Census Project, a coalition of national, state, and local organizations supporting an inclusive and accurate 2020 Census.

  • Death penalty repeal passes in House, Governor's signature expected
  • Montrose County issues press release about coronavirus
  • Immigrant groups working hard to get accurate count in Census
  • Narrow gauge railroad switches to oil burning locomotive

  • Vaccination debate takes center stage at state capitol once again
  • Many Colorado residents do not speak English, challenge Census takers
  • Efforts to trim population of non-native animal paying off
  • Utah bill would raise money for new dinsoaur themed state park near Moab

  • Several presidential candidates will be visiting Colorado soon
  • Lake City ice climbing festival organizers hope for year round tourism boost
  • 2020 census needs volunteers, paid census takers to complete accurate count

  • Former Governor Hickenlooper leads all senate candidates in fundraising
  • Proposed bill looks to lower health care costs by reimbursing clinics
  • Two land conservation easements look to permanently protect private lands
  • Census takers in state being trained to count disabled citizens

  • Oil and Gas, mining companies get out of paying severance taxes to state
  • Feature story about Doomsday Clock looks at history, future of mankind
  • Census takers trained to accurately count people of color when tally starts in April

  • Cedaredge man killed while trying to help at accident scene
  • Census looks to count children below the age of 5 in Colorado
  • Second sighting of wolf pack causes Governor Polis to comment
  • Rep. Soper to introduce bill that would make corpse abuse a felony

  • Capitol Coverage of school safety meeting among lawmakers
  • Colorado census officials ready to proceed regardless of Trump's plans
  • Denver one of 10 cities scheduled for roundups, deportations on Sunday
  • Western Conservative Summit starts today, will have special guest speaker
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife schedules public meeting
  • Petition to repeal Popular Vote law gets enough signatures

  • 5 deaths on Colorado rivers so far this year; danger remains high
  • 2020 Census outreach begins
  • Rural residents of Western Slope at high risk of not being counted in census
  • New trend of forest bathing gaining steam in Colorado communities

  • Colorado will pay additional 6 million dollars for accurate 2020 census
  • Candidate Hickenlooper will introduce his ideas for gun control today
  • Rundown of Memorial Day weekend closures of popular destinations
  • Lake City, Hinsdale County looking for help from volunteers
  • Colorado becomes first state to cap cost of insulin by law

  • Waterways in Colorado among many threatened by pollution rollbacks
  • Census in Colorado might not count the state's accurate population
  • Municipalities adjust schedules caused by President's Day closures

  • Drought impacting Front Range as well as Mountains
  • KDNK interview with census official
  • Time for public comment about controversial census questions running out

  • Shortage of foster homes creates backlog of needy children in Colorado
  • 2020 Census could leave out many Colorado children and cut funding
  • Montrose election results should be finalized this morning