affordable housing

KHOL / Courtesy of Meg Daly

  • Colorado tops EPA list of states where 'forever chemicals' pose health risks
  • Ranchers fighting back against consolidated power in beef processing
  • KHOL's Will Walkey reports on Community Housing Fund in Jackson Hole, in latest story for RMCR's affordable housing collaboration with Solutions Journalism Network

  

Christopher Biddle

  • San Juan Cinema in Montrose considers reopening
  • Aspen activists will attend UN climate change conference in Glasgow
  • Delta County commissioners asked for a zoning change for Hotchkiss project
  • winterizing project in Crested Butte helpful in the housing crisis

Hannamariah / Shutterstock

  • Colorado Farm & Food Alliance cheers new COMPETES Act introduced by Senator Hickenlooper to end noncompetitive bidding on public land drilling permits from BLM
  • Saturday's 1K run in Ridgway is only 6 blocks, downhill, with multiple rest stops
  • KHOL Jackson's Kyle Mackie reports mountain towns are eyeing early signs of success after Vancouver, Canada enacted a tax on residential properties sitting vacant for more than half the year

  

Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Find Support in Montrose

Oct 7, 2021
Laura Palmisano

Imagine turning 18 and finding yourself aged out of the foster care system. You don't have the resources to support yourself and now face homelessness. There's a program in Montrose aimed at helping youth in this situation. As Laura Palmisano reports, CASA is providing affordable housing along with support and guidance. This story is part of a Rocky Mountain Community Radio reporting collaboration on affordable housing, funded by the Solutions Journalism Network.

Matt Hoisch / KOTO

  • Colorado Board of Health may weaken vaccine mandate for hospital workers at October 21st meeting
  • Montrose School District rolling out rapid COVID testing program at all schools
  • Paonia River Park trail extension now open
  • Local teen Cayden Matuszak opens Illusions art exhibit at Creamery Art Center in Hotchkiss
  • KOTO's Matt Hoisch reports on Telluride Foundation's approach to affordable housing, developing new sites with factory-built homes

  

KVNF Regional Newscast: October 5, 2021

Oct 5, 2021
Laura Palmisano

  • Democrat Kerry Donovan, challenger to Republican Lauren Boebert, suspends campaign fundraising as redistricting commission draws her out of CD3
  • Ouray County pulls paid ads from Plaindealer following accusation of open meeting violations
  • Delta County a hotspot for West Nile Virus
  • Governor ends executive order helping Coloradans avoid eviction
  • Laura Palmisano reports on CASA program in Montrose aimed at helping youth who age out of foster care

  

  • Montrose County reports first death from West Nile virus this year
  • Fentanyl overdoses more than doubled each of the past 3 years in Colorado
  • City of Aspen addressing impaired waterway status of Roaring Fork River
  • Colorado River District funds 4 Western Slope projects
  • Dillon town council wants to incentivize home owners building ADUs to rent to locals
  • Kate Redmond talks to David Alderdice about World Music in Paradise shows & outreach programs

  

Lucas Brady Woods / KSJD

  • CORRecycling in Grand Junction caught fire Monday
  • Hops growers in Colorado navigate new business terrain
  • Surface Creek Valley Historical Society raising money to save Shortbranch building
  • Mudslides in Glenwood Canyon reshape the Colorado River
  • Local organizations in Montezuma County are building affordable housing developments

  

Julia Caulfield / KOTO

  • Secretary of State requests inspection of Mesa County election equipment due to potential security breach
  • Oil & gas company KP Kauffman facing fines & COGCC hearing for long list of alleged violations
  • Montrose City Council commits $500k to support improvements at 3 mobile home parks
  • 4 local businesses buying Ouray Chalet Inn to repurpose for workforce housing
  • KOTO's Julia Caulfield reports on Telluride's short-term rental tax to fund affordable housing efforts

  

Scott Franz

  • 107 degree temperature on Friday in Grand Junction was hottest ever
  • USFS releases environmental impact statement for Berlaimont Estates project in Eagle County
  • At CPAC, Lauren Boebert says, 'we don't want your welfare' and yet over 30,000 constituent families in CD3 receive SNAP benefits
  • Steamboat Springs crackdown on short-term rentals in the name of housing causing friction

  

cherry tree, orchard
Laura Palmisano

  • Scott Green leaving Mead police department to be new Hotchkiss Marshal
  • Hay crops down severely, prices way up
  • At Grand Junction rally, Boebert says 'not a coincidence that Independence Day is on a Sunday this year'
  • Former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice under investigation
  • Biggest wave of mortgage defaults in years coming in September
  • Governor ends COVID state of emergency
  • Historic drought increasing likelihood of bear conflicts, like in Log Hill this week
  • Program helps migrant workers with housing & transportation

KDNK

  • Talking Gourds Poetry Program presents Partridge Boswell at Bardic Trails tomorrow
  • Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm promotes transition away from fossil fuels during Colorado visit
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports on a new effort in the Roaring Fork Valley to connect locals dealing with housing insecurity to resources

Will Walkey / KHOL

  • Mandatory watering restrictions decrease water demand, voluntary restrictions do not
  • Facing false fraud allegations, County Clerks Association recommends changes to election system
  • Grand Junction City Council rooting for defeat of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who says her office will no longer run the city's election
  • Gunnison County Sheriff deputies arrest man with pipe bombs at Monarch Pass
  • Second Chance vet tech Tabitha Wright offers ideas for scared dogs on 4th of July
  • Jackson & Vail helping offering workers down payment assistance

Courtesy of Eric Abramson

  • 20 positive COVID tests at West Elk Mine 
  • Telluride Foundation close to securing land for affordable housing in Norwood
  • Ouray plans to allow RVs on private property for workforce housing
  • Central High Warriors in Grand Junction dropping indigenous mascot
  • Storage facilities see unprecedented demand
  • Precedence hosts benefit July 1 for flooded Yurtstead Farms in Montrose
  • New study refutes argument that red flag gun laws are unconstitutional
  • Grace Barrett of Planet Bluegrass reflects on Spring Grass & Telluride Bluegrass

Heather Sackett / Aspen Journalism

  • Hotchkiss town meeting featured several domestic abuse survivors led by Nina Barrow
  • North Fork Merchant Herald reports fired Hotchkiss deputy Chad Lloyd says he didn't violate any Town policy or law
  • Crested Butte takes aim at affordable housing
  • City of Montrose and Colorado Yurt Company win Governor's Award for Downtown Excellence
  • Colorado River District shares grim news about the Gunnison River Basin
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports the White River National Forest is assessing safety on the Lead King Loop near Marble during OHV season

Andre Moura / Pexels

  • Telluride Foundation proposes 60 deed-restricted affordable housing units in Ouray
  • Carson Lake drained for repairs
  • Frontier Airlines begins Grand Junction flights
  • Second Chance Center expands from Aurora to Denver, to address recidivism 
  • Apollo Rodriquez speaks to Delta County Emergency Manager Kris Stewart about 9-digit dialing
  • Kate Redmond filed an open records request to obtain the long-awaited hydrology report for the town of Paonia's water system, but the report comes with some surprises

  

Montrose County School District

  • JoAnn Kalenak of Delta County Citizens Report is sharing Delta County School Board email correspondence acquired through CORA request that shows sex ed decision-making 'panic'
  • Ouray silver mine hiring new workers, but housing is in short supply
  • Routt County man survives bear attack in his garage
  • Montrose County School District superintendent Carrie Stephenson reflects on the approach to managing the learning environment during the COVID pandemic, and discusses plan to help families obtain a year of free school supplies using federal grant money

Matt Hoisch / KOTO

  • Climber Patrick Eells dies on Gilpin Peak
  • North Fork Merchant Herald sheds light on Hotchkiss Marshall & Judge keeping marshall's daughter's shoplifting charge off public docket
  • New Delta County recycling center opens in Austin
  • CPW announces emergency fish salvage at Spring Creek Reservoir 
  • Conservation groups oppose state weakening Clean Water Act
  • State Supreme Court rejects changes to redistricting process
  • Colorado creates new gun violence prevention office
  • KOTO reports on struggle to hire in Telluride

Governor Jared Polis

  • More people caught COVID than received a COVID vaccine in Mesa County last week
  • Ela Family Farms has planted over 1000 'adopted' trees
  • Telluride Town Council purchases vacant lot to build 20-30 affordable housing units
  • Outgoing Western Colorado University president getting extra year of salary, paid vacation
  • Town of Carbondale drops charges against Black resident and KDNK DJ Michael Francisco
  • From KBUT: Gov. Polis answers questions from Christopher Biddle about affordable housing

  

Courtesy of Don Suppes

  • Colorado will offer on-site vaccine clinics at workplaces
  • Gunnison affordable housing shortage leads to packed extended stay motels
  • Drost's Chocolates moves from Eckert to Delta
  • Learning Council announces Pride Parade outside DCSD meeting on May 20th
  • Transportation bill moving through State Capitol
  • Survey finds broad support for redirecting some police funds to social services
  • Kate Redmond speaks with Delta County Commissioner Don Suppes about taking over COVID policy

  

Laura Palmisano

  • Governor Polis not publicly supporting assault weapon ban sought by Boulder Democrats
  • East Portal Road will be closed for 2021
  • Paonia and Cedaredge make progress on marijuana legalization
  • Supply of affordable housing not keeping up with demand in Colorado
  • Laura Palmisano speaks to project officials about Little Blue Creek Canyon Project road closures on Highway 50 between Gunnison and Montrose

  

Outdoors International

  • Ela Family Farms facing devastating fruit tree losses
  • Montrose City Council approves $16M for new police station
  • Ridgway School District declines Telluride Foundation's request to donate field for affordable housing
  • 75% of Colorado school staff now vaccinated
  • USFS accepting comments on pine beetle management, email nicole.hutt at usda.gov
  • Restaurants will likely be able to keep delivering alcohol after the pandemic
  • Andrew Taylor, Colorado Parks & Wildlife, talks about removing high fences to help deer and elk

Paul Major / Telluride Foundation

On this week's Local Motion, KVNF news director Gavin Dahl speaks with Telluride Foundation CEO Paul Major and Telluride Daily Planet contributor Amy M. Peters about plans to build 55 to 60 new homes in Nucla, Norwood, and Ridgway. The two-year affordable housing initiative is called Rural Homes: For Sale, For Locals.

Western Slope Consulting

  • Telluride Foundation presents plan for affordable housing on old baseball field at tonight's Ouray Commissioner meeting
  • San Miguel County wastewater COVID testing has not found UK variant so far
  • CPW still points to trash as biggest reason for bear conflicts
  • Carbondale-based Mountain Flow EcoWax attracts investors on Shark Tank
  • Luke Runyon reports a new study shows when rainstorms diminish, mountain streams suffer
  • KVNF speaks to consultant Matt Farrar about the Paonia in Motion community planning process

  

Fair Vote

  • District 51 announces USDA will extend free school meals through end of school year
  • Delta County Housing Authority will rehab 3 single-family rental properties with DOLA money
  • Blue Valley Ranch in Kremmling wants to release phosphorus into Blue River to promote river trout
  • Hanging Lake set to reopen in May
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon explores how Basalt put Ranked Choice Voting to the test in 2020

  

Wyoming Fish & Game

  • State names Delta Walmart pharmacy, Delta Building Center as COVID outbreak sites
  • Affordable housing project in Ridgway to break ground next spring
  • Luke Runyon: Colorado River's largest reservoirs expected to keep struggling due to climate change
  • Scott Franz: Gray wolf reintroduction proposition will be on the statewide ballot 

  

San Juan Habitat for Humanity

More than three-quarters of Western Slope residents say that affordable housing is a serious problem in their community, ranking it above crime and infrastructure as a concern. In this edition of Local Motion, which originally aired July 15, 2019 and was updated in July 2020, we delve into the housing crisis, and talk about how it affects communities and families across the KVNF listening area.

  • Governor Jared Polis talks about lack of affordable housing for job seekers
  • Famous gondola connecting Telluride and Mountain Village offers free transit
  • Big storm set to move through the listening area on Thanksgiving Day

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans

More than three-quarters of Western Slope residents say that affordable housing is a serious problem in their community, ranking it above crime and infrastructure as a concern. In this edition of Local Motion, we delve into the housing crisis, and talk about how it affects communities and families across the KVNF listening area. KVNF's Jodi Peterson interviews representatives of two local organizations -- Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans and Housing Resources of Western Colorado -- that help people with various aspects of affordable housing, mostly in Mesa County and Montrose County.

Capitol Conversation: A Race to the Finish Line

May 10, 2016

With only a few days left in the state's legislative session, lawmakers in both parties are trying to get something across the finish line that will help with the state's high cost of housing, while lots of other bills are failing.

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