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1:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Measure for Pleasure

How many units of pleasure are contained in a bottle of scotch?

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Western Slope Skies
10:16 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Western Slope Skies 8/16/13

As August began, all of the bright planets were visible in our western slope skies. Since all of our solar system planets orbit the sun, the visible planets change from night to night. 

As of today’s program, we have already lost Mercury from view for the rest of this month. It was visible in the early dawn for the first two weeks of the month. However, we still have Venus shining low on the evening horizon. Saturn will end the month just a little higher than Venus. Jupiter rises well after midnight, followed by Mars even later.

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ENVIRONMENT
2:37 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest

Allie Goldstein and Glenn Austin pet the Austin family dog while riding around the orchard via golf cart
Credit Kirsten Howard/Allie Goldstein

iSeeChange had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading iSeeChange posts about frosts on the Almanac, they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North Fork Valley. Here's what they found.

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Paonia & Hotchkiss, CO

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NEWS
11:05 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Paonia Town Council Holds Off on Sidewalk Fines

A damaged portion of a Paonia sidewalk
Credit Marty Durlin/KVNF

The Paonia Town Council last night walked back their “fix the sidewalk or else” approach, after hearing from residents upset about a letter requiring sidewalk repair, based on a decades-old ordinance that has never been enforced. Residents who failed to comply would have been faced with a $1000 fine which could take the form of a lien on their home if they failed to pay. 

Paonia citizens waited through eleven agenda items and several reports before the opportunity to talk about sidewalks finally arrived. By then, one 37-year resident of the town had a bit of pent up anger.

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MUSIC
10:47 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Talkin Music: Bradford Lee Folk

Bluegrass and country artist, Bradford Lee Folk,  speaks with Ali Lightfoot before his show in Paonia Town Park.

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Local Motion: Elaine Brett

Elaine Brett
Credit Jim Brett

If you live in the North Fork Valley, you may have seen signs for a survey that asks "Did we get it right?"

North Fork residents are being asked to complete this survey as part of the North Fork Heart and Soul Project that has been taking place for the past year.

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iSeeChange
9:35 am
Tue August 13, 2013

iSeeChange: Apple Economics in Western Colorado

Colorado Apples
Credit Flowercat via Flickr (CC-NC-SA)

The height of the fruit season is approaching here in western Colorado, so for this week’s iSeeChange report, we decided to zoom out a bit and look at how Colorado’s biggest fruit crop fits into the national scene.  

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NEWS
8:34 am
Tue August 13, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, August 13, 2013

 

  • Six Garfield County Fisheries May See Instream Flow Protections
  • Study Finds Colorado Solar Installations are Cheapest in Nation
  • Colorado's First Biomass Power Palnt Nearly Complete
  • Committee Debates Feasibility of New Renewables Standard for Rural Providers
  • More Cases of West Nile Virus Confirmed in Delta County
  • iSeeChange - Apple Economics of Western Colorado
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NEWS
9:03 am
Mon August 12, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Monday, August 12, 2013

  • BLM and Christo Fight Lawsuit Against Arkansas River Art Installation
  • Boulder-Area Businesses Say Drones Can Help Farmers With Weeds
  • Campaign Mailers Against Republican Recall Candidates Begin Circulating
  • Ouray County and City Officials Debate Sales Tax Increase
  • Terrorism Preparedness Training Organized for USA Pro Challenge
  • Autism/Animal Behavior Expert Temple Grandin to Speak in Grand Junction
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NEWS
1:40 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Chickens Abandoned, Rescued from Stevens Gulch Road in Paonia

On Friday, August second, a mysterious bunch of domesticated chickens were left on Stevens Gulch Road, just north of Paonia, seemingly to fend for themselves. A picture of the flock appeared online, and a flurry of social media activity from area residents soon followed, prompting the obvious question: what do you do with stranded chickens? 

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