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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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As we celebrate the Summer Solstice, (10:24 pm MDT Tuesday 6/20/17,) host Jill Spears and her gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss tips for summer gardening, including dealing with the current heat wave.

Garlic is ready for harvest. Time to plant fall cabbage crop.

Dave calls from Delta to ask "Are carrot tops edible?" Answer: Yes they are.

  • High Country News interview about Hotchkiss area chicken farm
  • Jury rules in favor of hen egg laying farm outside Hotchkiss
  • Veterans march to DC to protest for sage grouse protections

What value can be found in a truly dark, star-speckled sky? Simply put, there is no universal answer.

  • Trustee resigns from Paonia Town Council
  • New speed limits in Paonia approved
  • Ute Indian Museum in Montrose celebrates grand reopening
  • Olympic Museum in Colorado Springs breaks ground
  • Paonia prep baseball player piles up postseason awards

Health Policy Analyst Bob Semro speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the spending, cost and waste in the American healthcare system.

  • Paonia Trustee Bill Brunner resigns
  • Secretary Zinke recommends downsizing Bears Ears National Monument
  • Colorado falling behind other states in child welfare economics
  • Rivers at peak summer runoff, dangerous rafting conditions exist
  • Democrat Jared Polis throws hat into crowded 2018 Governor's race
  • Weather conditions prompt red flag fire warnings all over Western Slope

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

Jefferson in Paonia has an issue with the crew's potato advice.
Margit in Paonia has a question about compost.
Dave, who helps with Northside Elementary School garden in Montrose, has a couple of questions.
Scott from Moab calls in, with issues similar to Dave's - yellowing leaves.

  • New laws aim to crack down on illegal pot grows
  • Marble hosts new farmer's market starting Saturday
  • Governor Hickenlooper signs controversial asset seizure bill
  • Paonia Town council meets tonight

  • Colorado's National Monuments under review by President Trump
  • Delta County Master Plan rewrite underway, should be done around New Year
  • Small towns in Colorado will be hurt by proposed Medicaid cuts
  • Local prep baseball players earn all state honors

  • Portion of Gunnison River to remain closed through weekend
  • Ute Indian Museum in Montrose prepares for grand reopening weekend
  • Area prep track stars earn all state recognition


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