Local Motion: Hilltop Domestic Violence Services

Jackie Sievers and Leslie Sparks of Hilltop's Domestic Violence Services respond to the tragic death of Hotchkiss resident Madelaine Loh, 27, who died at the hands of her boyfriend Edgar Macias-Moreno in June. Hilltop serves Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works to help those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

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  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes December BLM land lease sale
  • Town of Paonia wants BLM to defer leases until RMP is completed
  • Executive order requires old wells, oil and gas machinery to be capped for safety
  • Department of Interior supports moving headquarters of BLM to the West

  • St. George Utah has strong water conservation ethic
  • Utah second driest state in US, plans in place for a Colorado River siphon
  • Drought, wildfires raising water temps, stressing out native fish
  • Parks and Wildlife cutthroat trout restoration efforts ongoing

Colorado’s foster care system needs more than a thousand new foster families by 2019 according to the Colorado Department of Human Services.    On this episode of Local Motion, we hear about the process of becoming a foster parent, why the need is so great and how foster kids are helped through the organization CASA as they go through the court proceedings to determine guardianship.  Rebecca Lansdown of the child placement agency, Whimspire,  Carlton Mason executive director at CASA and a Grand Junction foster mom are interviewed. 

Western Slope Resource Reporting: West End

Jul 18, 2018
Chris Marcinek

Naturita means “little nature” in Spanish, but the thousands of acres of high-desert canyons that surround this mining town are anything but little. Located roughly thirty miles from the Utah border on the Uncompahgre Plateau, this tightknit rural community is no stranger to the boom and bust cycle of the mining industry. Still, the forty five employees that currently work at the local coal-fired power plant will be out of a job once it fully shuts down by 2022. And, with a population of just 11 people per square mile on the West End, that has one woman concerned for its future.

  • Flash floods, mudslides most recent results of 416 Fire outside Durango
  • Residents of Tucson, Arizona take creative approach to water conservation
  • Low-water landscaping in Southwest lessens impact of Colorado River scarcity
  • Oil and gas executive gets new job: public relations at CMU

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Suze Smith

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardeners Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart, plus special guest Chris Tschinkel of NFMAD, the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District. NFMAD Mosquito hotline: 970-527-6681.

With help from broadcast engineer Bill Frost from Grand Junction, we got the KVNF 90.9 transmitter back on the air Tuesday, July 17. Translators in Ridgway, Ouray, Lake City & Hotchkiss/Crawford should also be back on as a result. Thanks for your patience!

  • First part of a series on water conservation efforts in West
  • City of Longmont finds unique way to conserve water
  • Update on wildfires; flash flood danger increased in burn areas

  • Science teacher from Delta High School wins fellowship, goes to Greenland
  • Initiative 97, defining strict oil and gas setbacks, needs signatures to get on ballot
  • Two suspected of starting Lake Christine wildfire turn themselves in
  • Largest child care facility in Mesa County closes

Eric Goold

Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Paonia Board of Trustees was disrupted when former trustee Suzanne Watson, who was trying to speak during the public comment portion of an agenda item, was ordered to leave the meeting by Mayor Charles Stewart. KVNF News has audio from the meeting and spoke with all participants.


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