On this show, a conversation KVNF's Jake Ryan had with Julia Kumari Drapkin, executive producer for iSeeChange. The project started here at KVNF as a way to connect people to the bigger picture of climate change, and it’s now grown to a nation wide platform.
Included at the end is a piece that was produced about a month ago, after a hard frost came through. A Paonia orchardist, like a lot of farmers, was hit hard by the frost.
Paonia Town Manager Jane Berryexplains the current situation with the Paonia police department and the lawsuit against former Town Finance Officer and convicted embezzler, Kristin Chesnik. She also fills us in on a new retirement housing development that is being discussed.
This week on Local Motion, we'll learn about seed libraries and seed saving.
KVNF's Laura Palmisano interviews seed librarian Sarah Pope about the North Fork Seed Library in Hotchkiss. She also talks to Mark Waltermire of Thistle Whistle Farms, based in Delta County, about seed saving and attorney Neil Thapar with the Sustainable Economies Law Center about challenges seed libraries are facing.
The Paradise Theatre in Paonia is now a Historic Landmark. Last November, the Friends of the Paradise Theatre applied for the designation. And, last week the Delta County Commissioners approved it. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Tom Stevens, the vice president of the theatre's board, about the designation.
A transitional housing program for homeless families on the Western Slope now has a permanent home.
Haven House will remain in Olathe.
"We are happy to report that the housing authority that owned the building has agreed to our contract for the purchase," Larry Fredericksen, the executive director of the nonprofit faith-based shelter, says. "The closing is set for May 28."
Earlier this month, Haven House got a notice from the Montrose County Housing Authority saying it had sold the two-acre site.
Top Left to Right: Coach Randall Palmer, Courtney Van Vleet, Mckenna Palmer, Coach Brian Mitchum, Coach Brent McRae, Morgan Hartigan, Jeze Fabijanic , Ashley Van Vleet, Cheyanna Christian, Taylor Carsten, Coach Scott Reinks -- Bottom Left to Right: Randy Rapke, Kassidy Rapke, Brianna Van Vleet, Emily Pieper, Marisa Edmonson, Easton Hartigan, Brooklynd Ericson, Deon Jensen, Chelsea Meilner, Shira Woods, Brooke Hillman
The Paonia High School Girls Track team are state champions, again. Last weekend the Eagles won their third state championship in a row. To talk about the event, KVNF's Jake Ryan sat down with Ashley Van Vleet and Chelsea Meilner.