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West Obsessed: The Alaskan Pipeline Trail

The massive trail network of the West has always been a place for pilgrimages. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss an ongoing effort by the state of Alaska to turn toward more recreation and a long-distance trail--along an oil pipeline.

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Ali Lightfoot

Local storytellers share stories about Fire and Ice...

  • Executive Director of West Slope COGA responds to CHC report
  • Natural gas royalties pay for water projects, schools in North Fork Valley
  • Single parents in Colorado have hard time finding child care

Jeff Reynolds

Eilen Jewell, with opening act Carrie Rodriguez, live from Ridgway's Hartwell Park tonight at 7 pm! Live stream here at, or tune in to 90.9 or 89.1.

The Columbus Ohio-based rock band band, Angela Perley and the Howlin' Moons played a show for the Montrose Summer Music Series back in June.   They stopped by the KVNF studios for a chat before their show.

  • West Elk Walk In Clinic in Paonia will open August 21st
  • Open House at new Paonia clinic scheduled for August 31st
  • Inside Energy report on solar industry
  • Some Colorado towns requiring homeowners to go solar

  • Phone scam targets DMEA members
  • Parks and Wildlife library program gains popularity
  • Raccoon starts wildfire outside of Craig
  • Montrose City Council taking applications to fill vacancy

Suze Smith

Jill, Lance & Lulu dive into mid-summer gardening tips & take calls from listeners every Tuesday, 6:30-7:00 pm.

Email your questions to if you like, or call 866-KVNF-NOW during the program.

In this episode of West Obsessed, High Country News Assistant Editor Paige Blankenbuehler and Tribal Affairs Editor Tristan Ahtone talks with editor Kate Schimel about the recent attempts to overhaul the American health insurance system. The most recent version of a health insurance bill would implement big cuts to Medicaid and to other programs vital to the rural West and to tribal communities in the West. It prompted protests and pressure on some Western senators to block the bill; it's not yet clear how they'll respond.

  • Most wildfires caused by humans
  • New CU study examines wildfires from past to present
  • Increased bear and human interaction leads to 34 bear killings this year
  • Over 7 million tourists to Colorado National Monuments boost economy

  • Trump creates election commission, states sue
  • Over 3,000 Colorado voters ask to be removed from registered rolls
  • Most voter information confidential, can't be released
  • Western states seek qualified drivers for oil and gas jobs


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