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Local Motion: Immigrant Rights and Resources in Colorado

Two Colorado organizations that provide resources and legal aid to immigrants weigh in on the humanitarian crisis on the border. We hear from Tom Acker from the Hispanic Affairs Project – a grassroots organization serving western Colorado and Cristian Solano-Córdova from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition – a statewide organization advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

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  • 416 Fire causing economic stress on Silverton
  • Love Fire in remote Montrose County fought by hotshot crews
  • Further reaction to SCOTUS ruling on baker's case in Lakewood

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Host Jill Spears and her favorite gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen discuss gardening tips & take calls from listeners.

  • State capitol reaction to SCOTUS ruling in favor of Lakewood baker
  • Latest report from Western Slope Resources Reporting
  • Scientist proposes using sediment, methane to make bricks in North Fork
  • Governor Hickenlooper vetoes five bills in two days

  • Four Democrat candidates for governor debate issues
  • New study cautions countries considering fracking technology
  • 416 Fire outside of Durango disrupting lives, traffic in area

One-man-band Forest Beutel plays some tunes and talks with Ali Lightfoot about touring with punk bands, cats on leashes, and how to stay hopeful during troubled times.

  • Hinsdale County School District wins BEST grant
  • Lake City Community School to be renovated, repaired
  • Immigrant getting sanctuary in Mancos church a national leader

  • Parks and Wildlife offers free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday
  • Emergency life saving devices installed on Arkansas River for rafters
  • Parks and Wildlife will hold commission meeting in Cortez
  • Feature story on reestablishing beaver presence in the West

The hosts of My Generation interview rock journalist Ellen Sander about the Greenwich Village folk scene, Haight-Ashbury in its heyday and studio sessions with the Rolling Stones - all chronicled in her book, "Trips: Rock Life in the 60s"

City of Montrose

On May 14th, citizens, police officers and members of Montrose Crime Stoppers went before the City Council and asked for a ballot initiative in November that would raise sales tax revenue for public safety. A sharp increase in petty and property crime has taxed an already shorthanded Montrose Police Department. KVNF News got the details from Montrose Police Chief Tom Chinn and Montrose Crime Stoppers head John W. Nelson.

  • Local farmers get boost in spending from legislature
  • H2O Radio reports on trees and how they live
  • Colorado juvenile justice system undergoes outside review

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