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High Country News

West Obsessed: Ecocide

Climate chaos, mass extinction, and the potential collapse of civilization? In the episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News ask the question: How can we face grief in the age of ecocide?

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  • Montrose Center for Mental Health to open new facility
  • 24-hour  mental health crisis clinic will house mobile response team
  • Coal stockpiles dwindling in hot summer
  • Trump budget will help wealthy states, hurt lower classes

  • Capitol Coverage of transgender ban in military
  • Transgender veteran of 20 years confident military won't make snap decision
  • Protests across country hope to save ACA
  • Montrose County names new attorney

  • Colorado 10th on list of wind energy producing states
  • Vandalism and grafitti at Mesa Verde
  • Grand Mesa Moose Day tomorrow
  • Parks and Wildlife soliciting input on game units
  • Free entry to all 41 state parks on August 7th


October 15, 1997 – The Cassini Mission to Saturn is launched. After almost seven years en-route to Saturn, the space probe entered orbit on July 1, 2004.

  • LGBTQ groups in Colorado react to President Trump's military ban
  • Feature film Lily N Rose to film in Paonia this weekend
  • Volunteer effort to restore watershed in South Park
  • Paonia Town Council appoints new Trustee
  • Paonia Planning Commission hears hemp proposal tonight

  • Colorado Health Exchange gets high marks in audit
  • Summer meals program feeds Colorado kids
  • Cleanup of fracking ponds expensive, complicated

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about summer gardening & take calls.

Amber calls with a question about whiteflies.

Andrea has a question about dealing with ants in a potted cactus that she wants to be able to bring indoors this winter.

Tim calls with a question about a sickly cherry tree, and also a report that the CSU Extension Research Center on Rogers Mesa west of Hotchkiss will be reopening.

Lake City Translator Off the Air

Jul 25, 2017
Jeff Reynolds


To our Lake City Listeners-

KVNF's Lake City translator is down for repairs. We apologize for the inconvenience. We are ordering necessary replacement parts & making preparations to go up & make repairs. We will keep you posted as we have updates.

Eric Goold

KVNF News looks at two different expressions of the Progressive Movement in Colorado. First we have an interview with filmmaker Jacob Smith, who screened the documentary "Waking the Sleeping Giant" in Paonia. And we'll have interviews with panelists from the D3Indivisible Summit that was held in Ridgway. Both events reflected the influence of Senator Bernie Sanders.

  • Secretary of Education visit causes protests
  • D3Indivisible Summit held in Ridgway
  • Progressive workshops and panel discussions at D3 Summit
  • Lawmakers want more digital technology made available to students
  • Paonia Town Council meets tonight


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