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  • Colorado COVID hospitalizations at highest point of 2021
  • Outbreaks in Colorado schools have risen for 8 weeks in a row with 3000 children testing positive so far
  • New study shows lotteries did not encourage vaccination
  • BLM's largest wild horse gather in history underway in Wyoming
  • Water experts testify on drought in Congress
  • Colorado legislators may raise property taxes on short-term rentals, let cyclists cruise through stop signs
  • VP of Garfield County Re-2 school board resigns in face of threats, intimidation

  

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

  

Will Evans / KDNK

Colorado's 38th Governor Richard Lamm died on July 29, 2021. This week on Local Motion, we listen back to a conversation from May 2019 with Dr. Will Evans on Shifting Gears from KDNK in Carbondale. Lamm reflects on the human relationship with Mother Nature and the Law of Unintended Consequences. 

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

  

This week on Local Motion, we hear part 2 of a series produced by KDNK and Carbondale Arts in anticipation of the 50th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair happening July 23-July 25. Hear the voices, stories, and sounds of 5 decades celebrating art, music, and community. 

This week on Local Motion, we hear a special program produced by KDNK and Carbondale Arts, in anticipation of the 50th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, July 23-25. 50 years ago, people gathered in a small park in Carbondale to celebrate art, music, and community. Hear the voices, stories, and sounds as we take you on a journey of 50 years of the fair.

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

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

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

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.

In a special edition of Wildcard, KVNF's Gavin Dahl assembles a selection of stories from around the Rocky Mountain Community Radio coalition.

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

  

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

  

Kathleen Shannon / KDNK

  • Orchard City declares first stage of drought, meaning new fees & regulations
  • Vaccine supply outpacing demand in Mesa County
  • Pandemic EBT program extended for 2021 academic year, low-income families will receive $136/month per student learning remotely, $82/month per student in hybrid model
  • New report shows Colorado River reservoirs will drop to lowest levels ever this year
  • From KDNK: Town of Marble struggling with lack of enforcement for ATV overuse 

  

Steve Anthony / Garfield County

  • Montrose seeks City Council member, Lake City seeks Town Manager
  • Faculty at Gunnison's Western Colorado University vote to oust president Greg Salsbury
  • Proposed dam on Homestake Creek in Eagle County opposed by biodiversity advocates
  • Country Jam announces June headliners
  • Governor Polis: COVID vaccine appointments for general public will open Friday
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports on efforts to reduce weeds without chemicals in Garfield County

  • Delta County Commissioners meet with Delta City Council today 5:30-7:30pm
  • San Miguel County moves from orange to yellow on COVID dial today
  • Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon reopening to visitors May 1
  • Governor Polis says 1m more Coloradans will be eligible for COVID vaccine starting March 5
  • Montrose School District responds to proposed bill seeking to end Native mascots
  • Plastic has been around for a century and its environmental impacts are worsening, KDNK's Kathleen Shannon reports on one small solution

  

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

  

Nick Isenberg

This week we check out The Tactile Traveler, hosted by blind journalist Nick Isenberg and produced by Lucas Turner at KDNK. Today’s show explores PPE questions like how hearing impaired Americans who rely on lip reading can keep communicating effectively with so many people wearing masks, plus voting while blind, and making Amtrak more enjoyable for travelers with special needs. The show seeks to empower blind and low vision people to explore the world and help the sighted to see the world in a new way.

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

  

About twice a week, oil and gas operators in Colorado’s Piceance Basin file “Form 19” also called a Spill/Release Report with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC). Nine times out of 10, the spilled substance is a form of hazardous waste byproduct called produced water. KDNK’s Lucas Turner has more on this waste water and its impact in the Piceance Basin in 2019.

Lucas Turner / KDNK

  • Montrose School District employee arrested, accused of embezzling
  • Montrose County approves $92M budget for 2021, Ouray County approves $15M budget
  • Nicholas Aldridge ID'd as person found dead in the Adobes
  • Forest Service: Northern Spotted Owl deserves endangered species protection
  • KDNK's Lucas Turner reports oil & gas spills in Piceance Basin topped 700,000 gallons last year

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

  • Honda settles defective airbag suit with Colorado for $1.6M
  • Ouray County offering free COVID testing Aug. 31 & Sep. 1, giving up on mask compliance
  • No charges filed against officers who shot David Martin 17 times in Fruita
  • State says West Elk Mine may have violated the law
  • House Republican sues Gov. Polis over mask mandate
  • Airline industry may not recover for several years
  • KDNK's Kathleen Shannon learns about pandemic EBT from Hunger Free Colorado

  • 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

  • Ballots mailed out across state, what to do if you don't get one
  • KDNK examines Proposition 111- seeks to set fixed rate on payday loans
  • Reservoirs for Colorado River at all time low as water year begins
  • Capitol Conversation about most recent governer's debate, one left to go

  • Huge illegal pot grow in Delta busted, eight arrests, over 800 pounds seized
  • New police chief in Montrose named, starts on November 2nd
  • Democratic congressional candidate Diane Mitsch Bush visits Carbondale

  • Road work, closures scheduled next week for Red Mountain Pass
  • Telluride climber makes history, skis down 4th largest mountain in world
  • KDNK feature about nationwide opposition to Jordan Cove pipeline plan

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