mosquitoes http://kvnf.org en iSeeChange: Bird Watching on the North Fork of the Gunnison http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-bird-watching-north-fork-gunnison <p>On the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/year.php">Almanac</a> last week, P Kaech reported seeing snow on the top of Mt. Baldy near Crested Butte, and Andrea Lecos noticed that monsoon rains have brought up mosquitoes and other insects. Humans may hate the bugs, but birds are feasting on them.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Marty Durlin 13466 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Bird Watching on the North Fork of the Gunnison Active 2013 Mosquito Season Predicted in Delta County http://kvnf.org/post/active-2013-mosquito-season-predicted-delta-county <p>2012 was a bad year for West Nile Virus in Western Colorado. Mesa, Montrose and Delta Counties accounted for nearly half the confirmed cases in the state. In Delta County, the 22 cases included the death of an 82-year-old man from Orchard City.</p><p></p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:45:38 +0000 Marty Durlin 8218 at http://kvnf.org Active 2013 Mosquito Season Predicted in Delta County KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, March 25, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-monday-march-25-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>April 15 deadline for BLM to satisfy lawsuit</li><li>Senator Michael Bennet calls for Thompson Divide protections</li><li>Cotter Corporation to clean uranium spill with molasses</li><li>Mosquito Abatement District prepares for early start to season</li><li>Crane Count from Fruitgrowers Reservoir</li></ul> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:23:21 +0000 Eric Goold 8146 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-mosquitoes-and-west-nile <p>Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.</p><p></p><p></p><p><font size="3">Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of&nbsp;Localore, a nationwide&nbsp;production of AIR&nbsp;designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. &nbsp;&nbsp;KVNF was selected as&nbsp;one of &nbsp;only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at <a href="http://airmediaworks.org" target="_blank">airmediaworks.org</a>.&nbsp;Localore is&nbsp;funded by the Corporation for Public&nbsp;Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.&nbsp;Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced <a href="http://TheAlmanac.org" target="_blank">TheAlmanac.org</a> with iSeeChange.</font></p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:07:22 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 3897 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile