Amy Hadden Marsh

KZMU

This week on Wildcard, nine stories from around the region, produced by reporters at KVNF's partner stations in the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition. We'll hear from KSJD about fighting food insecurity with gleaning, and from KGNU about a new app to help gardners avoid wasting food. KSUT covers the ceremony at Fort Lewis College to remove inaccurate displays misrepresenting the school's history as a federal Indian boaring school. KSJD introduces us to the 69th Miss Navajo Nation, Niagara Rockbridge.

Amy Hadden Marsh / KDNK

  • Highway 50 returns to regular closures Sept 1
  • July the hottest month ever recorded
  • Research shows wildfire smoke harmful to dairy cows
  • Colorado will require vaccines for workers at 24/7 facilities for vulnerable populations
  • FEC alleges Lauren Boebert has been spending campaign funds for personal use
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reports Cottonwood Pass, at times narrow and dangerous, has become more popular during Glenwood Canyon closures, but a long-term plan is needed

  

  • 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

Courtesy of KDNK

  • Journalist & former Telluride resident Danny Fenster has contracted COVID in a Burmese prison
  • Delta variant of COVID showing up not only in Mesa County, but Delta County too
  • Olathe sweet corn harvest is underway, with 26 million ears headed to consumers in 30 states
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh speaks to state climatologist Dr. Russ Schumacker about La Niña weather

  

Courtesy of Wilderness Workshop

  • Montrose County joins area governments in declaring Stage 1 fire restrictions
  • Water Quality Control Commission declines to adopt proposal allowing industries to further degrade polluted waterways
  • CU-Boulder professor Hannah Brenkert-Smith at the Institute for Behavioral Science discusses her study on wildfire preparedness
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh reviews the decade-long process to create the CORE Act, which was discussed in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources last week

Local Motion: Mustangs, Burros Still in Danger

Jun 11, 2021
Amy Hadden Marsh / KDNK

On this week's Local Motion, KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh interviews Suzanne Roy, executive director of the advocacy group American Wild Horse Campaign about the current state of mustangs and burros in the American West.

Laura Palmisano

  • KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviews Hinsdale County Sheriff Chris Kambish as OHVs are back for the season in Lake City
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh covers Gunnison County's decision to allow ATVs on certain roads in Marble

  

Colorado Avalanche Information Center

  • Many Colorado ski resorts expect 20+ inches of new snow over the holiday weekend
  • 109 Winter Park ski area employees have tested positive for COVID
  • Proposed Jordan Cove export terminal & Pacific Connector pipeline faced another blow this week
  • Ethan Greene, director of Colorado Avalanche Information Center, speaks with KOTO's Julia Caulfield about avalanche conditions, staying safe in the backcountry, and how to process avalanche deaths

Courtesy of Wilderness Workshop

  • Delta County Hospital vaccinating adults over 70, Delta County Health accepting pre-registrations 
  • CU Boulder computational biologist Daniel Larremore speaks to KVNF about the new study published in Science this week that finds prioritizing older adults when distributing COVID vaccines would save substantially more lives
  • KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh talks to stakeholders who have supported the CORE Act about what's next

  

Don Usner / Searchlight New Mexico

  • FEC finds Republican Lauren Boebert failed to report donations for a third time
  • Colorado sending $375 stimulus payments to unemployed residents
  • Montrose School District adds more COVID safety measures
  • State lawmakers approve 10 relief bills at special session
  • Reporter Ed Williams talks about his Rolling Stone article on year's biggest marijuana bust

  

MELVIN WOODY / US FOREST SERVICE

  • Grand Junction Sentinel finds contradictions in congressional candidate Boebert's claims
  • Theft and vandalism of campaign signs rampant in Ouray County
  • New trails complete at Crossroads Park in Hotchkiss 
  • Governor allows high school football this fall
  • Disability community want to make sure all eligible voters can cast

  • School district guidelines released by Colorado education officials
  • Mask mandate may not be enforced in some Western Slope counties
  • Governor Polis announces rental assistance fund to help lower eviction rates
  • Wait times for COVID-19 test results are getting longer as rates increase
  • Republican governors are losing support over their handling of the pandemic
  • Domestic abuse hotlines are seeing an uptick in calls
  • Crews are removing weeks' worth of vandalism at the State Capitol
  • In July, 3 oil and gas pipelines have shut down