The moose population on the Grand Mesa is growing. The area is home to more than 400 of the large animals.
This Saturday, July 25 is the sixth annual Grand Mesa Moose Day event. It features viewing opportunities and safety tips, informational hikes and activities for kids. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. at the Forest Service Visitor Center atop the mesa.
KVNF's Laura Palmisano to Brad Petch, a senior wildlife biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, to learn more about moose in the state.
Mosquitoes in Mesa County tested positive for West Nile Virus.
Local officials say this is the first confirmed activity of the virus in area mosquitoes this year.
However, other counties across Colorado have already reported positive tests to the state health department.
Jennifer House is a state public health veterinarian.
"We've recently had an increase in the number of positive mosquitoes," House says. "So far we have been able to find West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in Boulder, Denver, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld counties."
In science class students learn about the world around them. However, getting kids to make a connection to nature without them experiencing it firsthand is a challenge. That’s why a Western Slope school district in partnership with a state wildlife agency is taking middle school students to the woods.
Stacy Lischka, a scientist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is surrounded by 15 sixth-graders in a forest on the Grand Mesa.
She's leading them in lesson on stream ecology. The students are looking for macroinvertebrates, animals without a backbone, in Mesa Creek.
Art Partners is a program where area youth, who are interested in art, are matched with a mentor from the community. Julianne Johnson, who is an Art Partners case manager in Delta county and her youth partner, Erin Johnston tell us about the program.
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By definition, Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects.
It all started with humans looking at the night sky with just their eyes, and contemplating all those gleaming lights above them.
Today there is the Hubble Space Telescope which brings us brilliant photos of far off galaxies, space probes reaching out and sending back images of planets, asteroids and comets, and huge land based telescopes, that since Galileo’s time have grown from 1.5 centimeters, to 1 meter, to 10 meters in diameter.
Host Jill Spears welcomes her regular guest gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, plus special guest Caren von Gontard of Rancho del Gallo Farm in Paonia. Caren is a proponent of biodynamic & homeodynamic farming techniques. She is also involved in bringing Enzo Nastati from Eureka Institute in Italy to the Western Slope for a seminar in August.
Your dream of a tropical vacation to banish the winter blues is about to come true! KVNF is holding a raffle for a 7 day/6 night trip to the Koro Sun Resort, Fiji's premier adventure resort on the island of Vanua Levu. Enjoy an authentic Fiji experience with what Conde Nast calls "the friendliest people on earth."
Denise Weaver lives in Sanborn Park, near Norwood, Colorado. Weaver and her husband have lived there for 10 years. For the first time this spring, they heard something they were a little unfamiliar with: some sort of humming coming from the pine trees. They investigated, and described finding locusts.
Denise asked around, and eventually a local farmer said that they were cicadas, and not to be worried at all. Still, she had some questions.
Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor. KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.
A few years ago, a grassroots program started in Portland to encourage people to adopt solar power. That idea spread across the county and inspired similar initiatives like one in a rural community in western Colorado.
A crew of six is working to install mounts for solar panels on a residential rooftop in Delta County.
This home sits atop a mesa that overlooks the North Fork Valley. And, it’s the first to get a sun-powered system through a local pro-solar campaign.