Wild Horses

Grassroots TV / KDNK

  • 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.

Delta County Living

  • 80 Colorado K-12 schools have active COVID outbreaks
  • Breakthrough COVID case numbers & hospitalizations of vaccinated people are rising
  • Montrose County labor force grew in Q2
  • Ouray initiating legal action against 7 illegal short-term rentals
  • Sand Wash Basin wild horse roundups ending early
  • Drawdowns emptying Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Roaring Fork School District alumni launch comprehensive sex ed for teens
  • Orchard City trustees vote to unseat member of planning commission 

Amy Hadden Marsh / KDNK

  • Parents from North Fork Montessori in Crawford are seeking answers about COVID quarantines
  • Scientists and emergency responders tell two of Colorado's highest ranking elected officials the state's wildfire mitigation efforts are flawed
  • There are over 70,000 wild horses across the country, with many suffering due to severe drought, but as the BLM rounds up thousands, wild horse advocates worry they're headed to slaughter
  • A wild horse gather is underway this week in the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management area west of Craig, but Governor Polis & nonprofit Cloud

Liz Teitz / Ouray County Plaindealer

  • Mesa Valley School District will not require masks when school starts
  • Air Pollution Control Division withdraws proposed traffic reduction program
  • Two former Indian boarding schools will be investigated for unmarked graves
  • Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Grand Junction BLM HQ, meets CORE Act supporters in Ridgway
  • BLM removing West Douglas Herd of wild horses south of Rangely
  • For those with compromised immune systems, getting back to pre-pandemic life is not simple, and low vaccination rates aren't helping

  

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.

Courtesy of Delta County Sheriff

  • Congressman Lamborn re-introduces bill to defund public broadcasting
  • All Points Transit offering free rides to Montrose youth
  • CDOT opens Hwy 50 all weekend
  • Teacher David Hamilton fired for alleged sexual misconduct
  • CPW closes fishing in Yampa River earlier than ever
  • Congressional bill would ban slaughter of wild horses
  • Colorado House approves bill to stop HOAs from banning signs based on content
  • Bill would add regs to potent medical marijuana
  • Paige Pierce's mother & attorney talk about her killing by DCSD

Luke Runyon / KUNC

  • Delta County moves to blue on the state's COVID dial
  • BLM will relocate at least 500 wild horses from Piceance Basin herd
  • Kate Redmond reports on marijuana ordinance updates from Tuesday's Paonia trustee meeting 
  • KUNC's Luke Runyon reports Greeley's multi-million dollar water project is not without opposition

Amy Berenbeim

On this week’s show we have highlights from the 5th and 6th episodes of Wildish, a new podcast from High Country News.  Host Anna Coburn learns about federal mustang management in the not so wild West, introducing us to wildlife managers, landowners and wild horse advocates. Her guests provide various perspectives on how to work together to manage wild horse and burro populations.  Listen in to learn about a prison program where inmates train wild burros for adoption, and to meet a Montana couple who adopted a wild horse. 

Amy Berenbeim

On this week’s show, we have highlights from the third and fourth episodes of "Wildish," a new podcast from High Country News. Host Anna Coburn learns about federal mustang management in the not-so-wild West, introducing us to wildlife managers, landowners, and wild horse advocates. Her guests provide various perspectives on how to work together to manage wild horse and burro populations.

Local Motion: Wildish

Sep 22, 2020
Amy Berenbeim

On this week's edition of Local Motion we hear highlights from the first two episodes of Wildish, a new podcast from High Country News. Host Anna Coburn learns about federal mustang management in the not-so-wild west, introducing us to wildlife managers, landowners, and wild horse advocates. The Wild Horse and Burro Program could soon reach a breaking point. You can learn more about the series here.

  • U.S. Forest Service plans to implement shuttle, fees at Hanging Lake
  • Bull Draw Fire closure lifted, fire now 95 percent contained
  • BLM, advocates battle over management of wild horse herds in West

  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes immigration policies at the border
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about Pieance Mustangs
  • Group supports BLM efforts to take care of wild horses in Northwest Colorado
  • Updates on 416 Fire, Upper Mailbox Fire in listening area

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, Sept. 25, 2015

Sep 25, 2015

  • BLM conducts horse gather on schedule
  • Montrose County declines to appeal lawsuit
  • Schools grapple with negative factor that might never be repaid
  • Mountain Harvest in Paonia supported by 150 volunteers
  • Governor throws support for keeping Marijuana tax money

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

  • Mesa County DA investigation clears Grand Junction officials
  • Black Canyon receives international dark sky designation
  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for San Miguel County judge vacancy
  • Wild horse gather in Rio Blanco County draws criticism, group files suit
  • Currently temperate, the political climate in Colorado may be in for a change

No Roundup Of Wild Horses For Colorado

Jul 16, 2014
Bureau of Land Managment

The Bureau of Land Management will not be having a roundup of Colorado wild horses this year. 

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Jul 16, 2014

  Newscast

  • BLM will not do a wild horse roundup in Colorado
  • Weekend car crash kills driver
  • Hickenlooper talks highways during meeting of governors
  • Petition to expand gambling set to become ballot measure
  • Buses begin run up Western Slope

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, October 7, 2013

Oct 7, 2013

Headlines:

  • Jury Summonses Go Out for Case of Accused Palisade Mother
  • Over 1,000 People Gather to Remember Family Lost in Chaffee County Rockslide
  • Mesa Verde National Park Will Back Away from Managing Wild Horses
  • Most Colorado Resort Towns Welcoming Retail Marijuana
  • San Miguel County Commissioners Begin Campaign for Utilities Tax Increase

  • Report from KDNK Carbondale on the Fatal Shooting of an Attempted Kidnapping Suspect outside Grand Junction
  • BLM Officials Release Plans for Wild Horse Round-Up North of Grand Junction
  • Update on Colorado Sheriffs’ Lawsuit Against New Gun Laws from Aspen Public Radio
  • North Fork Mosquito Abatement District Considers Annexing Rogers Mesa
  • Size of West Fork Fire Complex Decreases Slightly, Now at 109,000 Acres
  • Ed Marston Remembers Randy Udall

KVNF Local Newscast: Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Feb 26, 2013

Headlines:

  • West Elk Mine Has Long Record of Perfect Compliance
  • "Day of Resistance" Rallies Against Gun Control
  • Colorado Wild Horses Moving To Montana
  • Thompson Divide Leasing Options Confusing
  • Illegal Immigrants Likely To Get In-state Tuition
  • What Sequestration Might Mean To Colorado

Headlines:

  • Oil and gas commission discusses setbacks
  • Foreclosure rates in state down, but up in Mesa County
  • Salazar limits the number of wild horses BLM can sell
  • Colorado National Monument to close during storms
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort set to open Saturday
  • Mesa County Libraries running a Gift Tree program