Emily Guerin http://kvnf.org en Local Motion: The Anti-Vaccine Movement in Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-anti-vaccine-movement-colorado <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Trading Post in </span>Paonia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the kind of place you might expect to meet people who don’t vaccinate their kids. There’s bulk quinoa on the shelves, local potatoes in baskets and all sorts of sugar and wheat free goodies for sale near the cash register. The whole place has a decidedly crunchy, alternative vibe, and that extends to medicine. The last time I went there, the first three people I talked to told me they didn’t vaccinate their children.</span></p><p></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:27:20 +0000 Emily Guerin 26279 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: The Anti-Vaccine Movement in Colorado Western Colorado schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids http://kvnf.org/post/western-colorado-schools-have-high-rates-unvaccinated-kids <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado has one of the country's highest rates of un or&nbsp;undervaccinated&nbsp;school children. And some school districts in Western Colorado have rates five times higher than the state average. The majority of those kids have personal belief exemptions, which allow parents to easily opt out of some or all vaccines.</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:50:56 +0000 Emily Guerin 24811 at http://kvnf.org Western Colorado schools have high rates of unvaccinated kids Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners http://kvnf.org/post/senator-gail-schwartz-and-other-state-officials-offer-little-reassure-laid-coal-miners <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">Coal miners and their families filled the gym at the Paonia branch of the Delta Montrose Technical College on Saturday. Many of them were among the 300 people laid off by Oxbow’s Elk Creek Mine in Somerset last month. They were there to hear state Senator Gail Schwartz and others talk about how the state could help them deal with the job losses. Some ideas included rural economic development grants and financial aid for miners to go back to school. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:44:22 +0000 Emily Guerin 22116 at http://kvnf.org Senator Gail Schwartz and other state officials offer little to reassure laid off coal miners