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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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Suze Smith

The garden gurus share mid-summer gardening tips & take your calls on the Independence Day Edition of As the Worm Turns. Watering tips, how to transplant irises, harvesting & drying garlic.

  • Parks and Wildlife urges people to bear-proof houses and garbage
  • Shoreline at Ridgway State Park closed to vehicles
  • Public meetings in Paonia, Cedaredge about game management units
  • Annual bass fishing contest at Ridgway State Park

  • First case of West Nile Virus found in Larimer County
  • Medicaid cuts could leave 630,000 Coloradans uninsured
  • Dramatic rent increases leave many employed residents homeless

  • Lightner Creek Fire near Durango one of 30 blazes in the West
  • Studies detail damage caused by pollution from wildfires
  • Huge black market pot bust in Denver
  • CU resident details impact of Medicaid cuts in state
  • Delta Hospital CEO to hold Paonia town hall


“As one great furnace flamed, yet from those flames / No light, but rather darkness visible,” wrote English poet John Milton in Paradise Lost, describing the infernal realm into which the archangel Lucifer fell. Milton’s words could equally describe a more astronomical sort of descent-- the whirling dervish and collision of orbiting black holes, warping the very fabric of space and time around them. Such events are detectable from Earth in the form of gravitational radiation, a phenomenon offering a novel way of seeing the Universe.

  • Small business owners waiting for Supreme Court decision on LGBT rights
  • BLM accepting public comment on proposed drilling operation outside Grand Junction
  • BLM taking a look at uses of public land in Colorado region
  • Rep. Millie Hamner will sit on education committee in next session
  • DU to conduct survey about state government efficiency

  • Energy Office to lose funding on July 1st
  • Growing moose population creates problems on highways, in cities
  • Tax breaks in new health care bill to heavily favor city residents
  • Fire danger in Western Slope growing, counties implement Stage 1 precautions
  • Colorado has lowest unemployment rate in country

Eric Goold

Eric Goold of KVNF News offers a commentary about the Paonia Town Council, in the past and present. Interviews with former Trustee Bill Brunner as well as with former Trustees/Mayors Ron Rowell and Neal Schwieterman.

Jill, Lance & Lulu discuss the best ways to beat the heat in the garden! "Lots of water" is the answer for many issues with our current dry spell.

  • State parks system overused, underfunded
  • Montrose County, Park County wildfires caused by humans
  • Canyons of the Ancients in Cortez unlikely to be downsized


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