Last year St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville, Colo. announced it plans to close in March. Hospital officials say the closure comes after voters failed to pass a property tax increase to help fund the facility.
A policy adopted by the Delta County School Board allows outside parties to distribute religious materials on school grounds. Ali Lightfoot speaks with Kurt Clay, Assistant Superintendent for the Delta County School District who explains the policy and Andrew Seidel, an attorney for the Freedom From Religion Foundation, an organization that believes the distribution of religious materials in schools creates social pressure for students and infringes on the rights of parents to direct the religious or non-religious upbringing of their children.
There's a new campaign from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Ali Maffey is the Retail Marijuana Education Program Manager, and she says an awareness campaign is needed for Coloradans and visitors.
"Through our legislative mandate, we received funding from the marijuana sales tax dollars," says Maffey, "to educate all of Coloradans and the visitors about what the laws are in Colorado, and what potential health effects to look for.
The Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, maintains a statewide map of bike routes. The agency is looking to upgrade this online map with more local information. KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to CDOT spokesman Dan Wilson about the effort. Wilson says the agency wants local governments to help it update the map.
Delta County Memorial Hospital expanded its health care options for patients in 2014. It took over two clinics in the North Fork Valley and opened an Urgent Care. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to the hospital's CEO Jason Cleckler about the expansion and what's ahead for it in 2015.
The Moon is very bright during the first week of January, and it’s tempting to go for a snow shoe trek or ski tour by moonlight. But two weeks ago, the moon was hardly visible at all. There is one main factor that determines the visibility and brightness of the moon: lunar phase. But, varying Earth-Moon distance also plays a role.
One of the pre-eminent practitioners of “live looping”, Zach Deputy’s one-man show of "Island-infused, Drum 'n' Bass, Gospel-Ninja-Soul" has the energy and sound of a 6-piece band. Ensconced behind an array of microphones and technology, Zach and his nylon stringed guitar weave a tapestry of instrumentation and voices in an ever-evolving, improvised arrangement that is ultimately based on a composition but allowed to breathe with the audience.
Region 10 is an organization of governments that serves six counties on the Western Slope. It funds services and resources for senior citizens. The organization recently wrapped up a community conversation series where it got feedback from seniors. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Eva Veitch the director of Region 10's Community Living Services about what was learned from the meetings.