right to farm http://kvnf.org en KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-december-17-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headline</strong></p><ul><li>Delta County Commissioners adopt 2014 Budget</li><li>Local Grower wants to use Hostetler Hen House</li><li><em>Sounds of the High Country</em> - Tree Health in the West</li><li>State Loses Personal Information for 18,800 Employees</li><li>Ouray&nbsp;Student Selected as Alternative Delegate to Senate Youth Program</li><li>Over 137,000 Coloradans Signed Up for New Health Exchange So Far Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:57:56 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19945 at http://kvnf.org Delta County Hires Denver-Based Attorneys for Ongoing Hen House Case http://kvnf.org/post/delta-county-hires-denver-based-attorneys-ongoing-hen-house-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Monday the Delta County Commissioners went into executive session to discuss ongoing litigation over the </span>Hostetler<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa. The closed door sessions with county attorney Christine Knight have become a hallmark of the commissioners’ regular meetings as the case has dragged on for two years.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:09:59 +0000 Marty Durlin 17573 at http://kvnf.org Delta County Hires Denver-Based Attorneys for Ongoing Hen House Case Right-to-Farm Policy dates to a More Rural Delta County http://kvnf.org/post/right-farm-policy-dates-more-rural-delta-county <p>The Powell Mesa Hen House dispute has renewed questions about zoning and the &quot;right to farm&quot; in Delta County. Adopted in 1996 by the state of Colorado and the county, the &quot;Right to Farm and Ranch&quot;&nbsp;policy lays out some parts of rural life that residents are expected to accept, including noise from tractors, manure, odor from animal confinement and the use of pesticides.</p><p>For some historical context on the policy,&nbsp;KVNF&rsquo;s Marty Durlin spoke with former Delta County Commissioner Jim Ventrillo about the early days of the right-to-farm policy. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 20:10:31 +0000 Marty Durlin 16969 at http://kvnf.org Right-to-Farm Policy dates to a More Rural Delta County Farm Bureau Fundraiser for Hen House Owners Renews Claims of Bias http://kvnf.org/post/farm-bureau-fundraiser-hen-house-owners-renews-claims-bias <p>The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel on Saturday <a href="http://www.gjsentinel.com/news/articles/delta-county-chicken-farm-opponents-fuming-over-ap">reported</a> that the Delta County Farm Bureau will host a fundraiser for the Hostetler family, owners of a Hotchkiss hen house at the center of a years-long legal dispute over whether the facility is compatible with the surrounding Powell Mesa neighborhood.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:05:48 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16962 at http://kvnf.org Farm Bureau Fundraiser for Hen House Owners Renews Claims of Bias KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-october-8-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Fundraiser for Chicken Farmers&rsquo; Legal Defense Renews Questions of Bias</li><li>Right-to-Farm Policy dates to a More Rural Delta County</li><li>State Audit Criticizes Lottery</li><li>Front Range Flooding Leads to Thousands of Students Classified as Homeless</li><li>US Forest Service Entomologist Says Ouray Beetle Infestation is Impossible to Stop Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:36:17 +0000 Brian Cambria 16950 at http://kvnf.org