North Fork Creative Coalition

Ridgway Creative District

Colorado is home to thousands of artists, artisans and creators of all kinds – musicians, potters, painters, to name just a few. Twenty-six Colorado cities have state-certified Creative Districts, and today we’ll talk about what those creative districts are, and how they benefit the communities they’re located in. We’ll hear from a state official and the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition, and we’ll pay a visit to Ridgway’s Creative District.  On the Western Slope, creative districts are also found in Grand Junction, Telluride, Carbondale, Salida and Steamboat Springs.

  • North Fork Creative Coalition working on Paonia signage
  • For the first time in Colorado history, state public defender is a woman
  • Hickenlooper asks feds to rescind rule regulating doctor-patient conversations
  • Health advisory issued in Mesa County due to wildfire smoke

  • Paonia awarded a rural development grant for marketing, development
  • North Fork Valley will host Rural Philanthropy Days conference next July
  • Fire update across the Western Slope, conditions ripe for fire expansion

  • Vision Home and Community Program Launches Delta County’s First Charter School
  • North Fork Valley Named Official Creative District
  • Group Pushes for Increase On Taxes to Benefit Public Schools
  • West Fork Fire Complex Grows to over 81,000 Acres, Still Uncontained
  • Magpul gives away magazines before state gun laws go into effect

Headlines:

  • Sen. Udall challenges NSA over spy techniques, Patriot Act
  • West Fork Fire Complex now burning over 80,000 acres
  • Paonia Town Council discusses implementation of Amendment 64
  • North Fork Valley is certified as a Creative District of Colorado
  • Sounds of the High Country report from KDNK in Carbondale
  • 6-year old transgender student was discriminated against in Colorado Springs

Pass the Mic reporter, Athena Peters, speaks to  local artists, Susie Kaldis and Birdie Kuhl of the North Fork Creative Coalition, about their community mural  project and passion.