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West Obsessed: 2017 in Review

The past year has been one of huge changes for the West. The Trump administration has made huge strides in rolling back environmental regulations, while natural disasters across the region surged. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss what 2017 meant for the West.

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Yesterday afternoon, the Delta County Commissioners took additional evidence and testimony on two applications for laying hen operations in the county. One of them, Western Slope Layers, has been operating for a few months already on Powell Mesa. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that the hearing was required after a district court sent the commissioners original approval of both applications back to the county for further review.

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Robert McHugh

Enos T. Hotchkiss arrived in the North Fork Valley in 1881, and started homesteading along with the town’s other founders.

As awareness about the critical role bees play in agriculture grows, so has interest in backyard bee keeping. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin looks into questions that North Fork Valley beekeepers have about bee swarms this year.

You can see a video of Rita Clagett’s honeybees on the iSeeChange and the KVNF Facebook pages. Stay tuned for more iSeeChange animal stories later this month.

Pass the Mic reporters head to the streets of Paonia to ask some important questions on local and national issues.

Local Newscast 9/4/2012

Sep 4, 2012

  • Six Coloradoans To Speak At Democratic National Convention
  • Paradox Valley Solar Panels Available For Sale To San Miguel Power Consumers
  • Delta County Commission Hearing On Chicken Farms Today
  • Utah Man Falls In Tunnel, Splints Broken Leg, Crawls Out Four Days Later

Pickwick

Sep 1, 2012

Seattle band, Pickwick, have cultivated their own unique take on garage rock, gospel, and 60s era pop while interpreting those genres through a modern lens. KVNF DJ, Stephanie Ogburn interviewed the band backstage at Blues and Brews…

John Hiatt / Mystic Pinball / New West

He always manages to make you think and laugh and scratch your head and with 12 new songs, you may be doing all of the above at the same time.

Shamekia Copeland / 33+1/3 / Telarc

With the reference to good old vinyl, the Blues maven is joined by Buddy Guy and she covers songs made popular by the likes of Dylan, Lucinda Williams, Sam Cooke, and makes them entirely their own.

Ry Cooder / Election Special / NonesuchPolitically

iSeeChange: Animals

Aug 28, 2012

iSeeChange producer,  Julia Kumari Drapkin and biologists, Michael Soule and Chris Floyd take calls from listeners about changing animal populations and behaviors  in Western Colorado.

Pass the Mic reporter, Sadie Miller interviews 11 year old singer-songwriter,  Jaden Carlson.

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