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3:23 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Talkin Music: Classical Music at the Blue Sage

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Annette Pretorius and pianist, Susan Ellinger about the classical series they have developed at The Blue Sage Center for the Arts.  Hear music from  Susan Ellinger, along with principal players from the Grand Junction Symphony in a performance of piano concertos arranged for string quartet and piano.

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NEWS
11:43 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Fire at Stahl Orchards in Paonia Took 5 Hours to Extinguish

Brian Cambria

Paonia Fire Chief Mike Byers and his volunteer crew responded to a fire in a shed belonging to Stahl’s Orchards just outside of Paonia about 4 pm Monday afternoon. Twenty-one fire-fighters and seven trucks were involved in fighting the blaze, which took five hours to extinguish.

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NEWS
4:49 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Local Farmer Jere Lowe on How Marijuana Should be Regulated

Local farmer Jere Lowe
Credit Marty Durlin

Local farmer Jere Lowe thinks he has a better framework for regulating recreational marijuana than anything the Colorado Legislature has come up with. In fact, he wrote his own alternative plan, and emailed it to state legislators and the governor last week.

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NEWS
2:24 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Hen Houses in Delta County: Take 3

Commissioners ponder their options in the hen-laying operation case that is before them for the second time in a court-remanded hearing on May 1.
Marty Durlin

It was same song, second verse at a court-remanded hearing on Western Slope Layers, the Hostetler hen-laying operation on Powell Mesa. At issue is whether the 15,000-hen facility is compatible with the rural neighborhood or a menace to nearby residents.

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Local History
1:30 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Beezley Journal Offers Glimpse of the Past

Will Beezley was an orchardist and farmer who lived up Steven’s Gulch just outside of Paonia. In the 1930s, 40s and 50s, he kept a daily log of his tasks, along with the weather and conditions. The brief entries offer a glimpse of his work on the land and his chase with water. The journals are now in the hands of Paonia resident Amber Kleinman, who has been selecting and posting entries for ISeeChange at thealmanac.org. She was interviewed by KVNF’s Marty Durlin, who asked her first about the process of transcribing the journals.

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