Citizens for a Healthy Community http://kvnf.org en Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study http://kvnf.org/post/paonia-nonprofit-starts-unusual-oil-gas-air-pollution-study <p>There’s a small army of citizen scientists in the North Fork Valley. Residents in the Paonia area are donning special backpacks for twenty-four hours at a time, to collect real time data for scientific study of air pollution.&nbsp; The aim is to measure what might be getting into the air from nearby oil and gas wells.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 17:13:44 +0000 Elise Thatcher 19441 at http://kvnf.org Paonia Nonprofit Starts Unusual Oil & Gas Air Pollution Study Local Motion: Mobile Air Quality Monitoring in the North Fork Valley http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-mobile-air-quality-monitoring-north-fork-valley <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today on the program we talk with Aspen Public Radio's Elise Thatcher, who was recently in the North Fork Valley reporting on a </span><a href="http://www.citizensforahealthycommunity.org/news/chc-announces-cutting-edge-air-sampling-project" style="line-height: 1.5;">mobile air quality monitoring study</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> being coordinated by Citizens for a Healthy Community and the Endocrine Disruption Exchange, or </span>TEDX<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 04:14:01 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19106 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Mobile Air Quality Monitoring in the North Fork Valley Group Asks BLM for Names of Additional Gas Lease Nominators http://kvnf.org/post/group-asks-blm-names-additional-gas-lease-nominators <p>Recently, the Paonia-based Citizens for a Healthy Community, along with nearly 30 other organizations, wrote to the Bureau of Land Management, requesting that the agency comply with a recent legal ruling and release the names of all lease parcel nominators to the public. KVNF’s Marty Durlin has more.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 May 2013 19:52:07 +0000 Marty Durlin 11042 at http://kvnf.org Group Asks BLM for Names of Additional Gas Lease Nominators Brent Helleckson on "The North Fork Alternative Plan" http://kvnf.org/post/brent-helleckson-north-fork-alternative-plan <p></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:17:53 +0000 Marty Durlin & marty 8883 at http://kvnf.org Brent Helleckson on "The North Fork Alternative Plan" BLM Defers All NF Parcels from Oil & Gas Lease Sale http://kvnf.org/post/blm-defers-all-nf-parcels-oil-gas-lease-sale <p>In a <a href="http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/newsroom/2013/blm_to_offer_nearly.html">press release sent out early this morning</a>, the BLM Colorado Office announced that all 20 North Fork Valley parcels have been removed from the Feb. 14th oil and gas lease sale.&nbsp;</p><p></p><div style="font-family: Verdana; line-height: normal; ">“We’ve listened to concerns raised in numerous comments and public meetings and we are responding by deferring the North Fork Valley parcels at this time,” said Colorado State Director Helen Hankins. &nbsp;“We are addressing the deferred parcels through continued&nbsp;dialogue with the local community and with ongoing planning efforts in the Uncompahgre Field Office.</div><div style="font-family: Verdana; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Verdana; line-height: normal; ">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: Verdana; line-height: normal; "><p><strong>KVNF’s Marty Durlin interviewed BLM spokesperson Steven Hall</strong>, a Hotchkiss native, about the decision. He was speaking on his cell phone from an airport, and began by stressing that the parcels were not deferred because the the agency’s 20-year-old Resource Management Plan is inadequate. Hear that interview below:</p><br><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:59:36 +0000 Marty Durlin 6171 at http://kvnf.org BLM Defers All NF Parcels from Oil & Gas Lease Sale CHC's Jim Ramey on BLM Lease Sale http://kvnf.org/post/chcs-jim-ramey-blm-lease-sale <p>Last week the local advocacy group Citizens for a Healthy Community announced it would file a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management if the agency does not withdraw the remaining 20,000 acres in the North Fork from its February 14 lease sale. Along with other citizens’ groups and individuals, CHC has been fighting the proposed sale since it was announced in December of 2011, saying it jeopardizes the North Fork’s economy, its organic farms, orchards, ranches, wineries and way of life. KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke with CHC director Jim Ramey.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:35:07 +0000 Marty Durlin 5868 at http://kvnf.org CHC's Jim Ramey on BLM Lease Sale KVNF Local Newscast, Wednesday, January 30, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-wednesday-january-30-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>CHC director Jim Ramey discusses possible legal action</li><li>BLM accepting nominations for advisory councils</li><li>Fern Lake Fire continues to smolder in Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park</li><li>Colorado shoppers don't face new surcharges, fees</li><li>Gov. Hickenlooper hopes tourism industry recovers from drought</li></ul><p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:21:26 +0000 Eric Goold 5860 at http://kvnf.org North Fork Oil and Gas Leasing Returns http://kvnf.org/post/north-fork-oil-and-gas-leasing-returns <p>Once again, the North Fork Valley is back on the table for oil and gas development. Despite months of widespread opposition from the community, on Friday, the Bureau of Land Management announced that it plans to offer about 21,000 acres for sale near<strong> </strong>Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford in February. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports on the new proposal.</p><p> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 17:24:00 +0000 Ariana Brocious 14224 at http://kvnf.org North Fork Oil and Gas Leasing Returns