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West Obsessed: Native American Housing Crisis

From the earliest days of white settlement, fortunes have been made and dynasties built on land taken from Native Americans, this continent’s first victims of gentrification. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss the impacts of modern housing crises on Indigenous populations.

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  • Partisan battle brewing at statehouse over Civil Rights Division
  • Feature story about the first dam on the Colorado River
  • Recap of results from high school wrestling state tournament

  • Republicans name challenger for State Senate Dist. 5
  • Senator Donovan says culture needs to change at statehouse
  • Bill to allow guns without a carry permit passes first committee
  • 15-year old boy brings gun to Delta Vo. Tech campus, no one hurt
  • CHC revises report on gas proposal, sends it to Delta County Commissioners

Sen. Randy Baumgardner said he will no longer serve as chairman of a powerful committee in the wake of formal complaints of sexual harassment. He said he volunteered to do so in a conversation with Senate President Kevin Grantham to help put a controversy behind him that has been simmering since November.   

“This is painful for me to do so in many ways because I’ve worked on these issues for years," Baumgardner said, as he announced he would no longer lead the Transportation Committee. "I think it’s probably one of the best things I can do."

  • State Senator Donovan co-sponsors bill in support of rural communities
  • Senate Bill 5 passes Senate, moves on to House
  • Hate groups on the rise in the West and throughout the country
  • Montrose funeral home shut down, allegedly harvesting body parts for profit

Carmen shares her thoughts on social media and its use in our lives.

KVNF's Felix Belmont speaks with District 2 Commissioner Don Suppes about marijuana laws in the county.

  • CPACE program helps businesses fund energy efficient programs
  • Ela Family Farms in Hotchkiss gets solar array for warehouse
  • Solar energy jobs increase in Colorado, other good markets
  • Overall, solar energy jobs drop last year nationwide

Host Jill Spears visits with her guest, Health Coach  Charlie Spears of Natural Grocers, and they take calls from listeners.

  • A second accuser comes forward in Senator Baumgardner's case at state capitol
  • Plans in motion to build second largest solar farm in the state
  • US Forest Service wants to raise cost of Christmas tree cutting permits
  • Statewide marijuana revenue, sales largest ever in 2017
  • Politicians in West still hope to move BLM headquarters to Grand Junction

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