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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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Delta County's Community and Economic Development Director, Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry is the guest on this episode. She joins Felix Belmont and Ali Lightfoot to talk about new projects and initiatives aimed at creating jobs as well as several new working groups focused on planning for oil and gas development and concentrated animal feeding operations.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

  • Three of four Republican candidates for governor have debate
  • Dry southwest, low snowpack, warm weather  contribute to fire danger

Paonia singer songwriter Steve Clisset plays some music and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

  • 416 Fire causes evacuation of Hermosa area, now over 4,000 acres in size
  • Love Fire in Montrose County deemed fully contained
  • Stage I fire restrictions enacted for most BLM lands in Western counties
  • Governor Hickenlooper responds to SCOTUS ruling in favor of cake maker
  • Governor vetoes nine bills in two weeks, drawing criticism
  • Climate change has big impact on Colorado River system

  • 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.

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