Marty Durlin

Contributing Reporter

Marty Durlin contributes freelance news features, including coverage of Delta County Commissioner's meetings and local governmental issues.

Marty  is a writer, reporter and playwright currently living in Paonia, Colorado. She contributes to Writers on the Range, a service of High Country News, and is a Delta County native. Her prestigious works include the plays, "Babbit", "Pollyana", and the completely original musical, "Beautiful Radiant Things". Marty was General Manager of KGNU Community Radio in Boulder, Colorado for more than 20 years.

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NEWS
8:28 am
Fri August 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Republican State Senator Draws Criticism for Comments on Race and Diet
  • Legal Battle Between State of Colorado and Reporter Covering Aurora Shootings Continues
  • Hearings on Commercial Marijuana Continue, State Recommends New Taxes
  • Budget Restraints Lead to Fewer Hours for Delta County Health Employees
  • Colorado Moose Population Growing Rapidly
  • CollaborativeWater Agreements Increase Around the State
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NEWS
8:18 am
Thu August 22, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, August 22, 2013

  • Governors Say Public-Private Partnerships Can Protect Lesser Prairie chicken
  • Coloradans Consuming More Energy, Spending Less
  • Arch Coal Foundation Announces More Grants for Delta County Teachers
  • Victim of Montrose Shooting Cited with False Reporting to Authorities
  • Water Officials Say Shortages Could Pose Problems by 2021
  • Grand Mesa Parking Lot Gets Upgrade after January Deaths
  • Pot Now a Petty Offense in Grand Junction
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NEWS
8:24 am
Wed August 21, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, August 21, 2013

  • Mountain Village Likely to Institute Moratorium on Commercial Marijuana Sales
  • Public Weighs In on Marijuana Regulation at State Capitol
  • Fire Season in the West Worst in Five Years
  • Organization advocates for Equal Use of Conservation and Energy on Public Lands
  • Secession Question to Appear on Weld County Ballot in November
  • Mesa County Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly From June to July
  • Colorado Set to Begin Online Testing Pilot Program in 2014
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KVNF
3:30 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Local Motion: KVNF General Manager Rick Watts

KVNF General Manager Rick Watts

Today's episode of Local Motion features a conversation with new KVNF General Manager Rick Watts. 

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NEWS
8:28 am
Fri August 16, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 16, 2013

  • State Committee Looks at How to Handle Colorado Wildfires
  • Evacuation Orders Lifted Today After Wildfire Near Glenwood Springs
  • Rep. Jared Polis Says He’d Be “Happy” to see Attorney General Eric Holder Leave Office
  • Texas Senator Wendy Davis Wows Democrats in Pitkin County
  • Colorado Supreme Court Declines to  Hear Recall Case
  • Paonia Town Council Continues Course of “No Action” on Amendment 64
  • Western Slope Skies – August Planets
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NEWS
8:30 am
Thu August 15, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, August 15, 2013

  • Smooth Transition Reported as Naturita Clinic Goes Independent
  • Test Results Reveal Many Colorado Students Struggling in Core Subjects
  • Agreement Reached in Dispute Over Power Lines Near Delta Airport
  • Colorado Judges Decide to Not Change Majority of Reviewed Prison Sentences
  • Mesa County Residential Real Estate On the Rise
  • Veterans, Military Officials Discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Denver
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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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NEWS
8:25 am
Wed August 14, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, August 14, 2013

  • State Enforcers Increasingly Penalizing Oil and Gas Industry with Public Service
  • Release of Gasland II Stirs Controversy
  • Mesa County Bans Retail Pot in Unincorporated Areas
  • Majority of Colorado School Districts Will Use Model Evaluation System
  • Paonia Council Rescinds Sidewalk Letter
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NEWS
8:29 am
Fri August 9, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 9, 2013

  • Grazing Permit Owners Advise BLM Not to “Micro-Manage” Public Lands
  • Oil and Gas Industry Hoping to Shift Dialogue on Fracking
  • Former Delta County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Sexually Abusing a Child
  • Colorado West Nile Death from 2012 Linked to Tainted Blood Transfusion
  • University of Colorado Contest Will Send Haiku to Mars
  • Cleanup of Tanker Spill on Loveland Pass Could Take Weeks
  • North Fork Citizens Rally to find Homes for Abandoned Chickens
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NEWS
8:32 am
Thu August 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, August 8, 2013

  • BLM Extends Public Comment Period on Dominguez-Escalante Draft RMP
  • New Study Finds Natural Gas Industry Leaking 9 Percent of Product Into Air
  • Housing Resources of Western Colorado to Offer Weatherization Services for Low-Income Residents
  • Western Slope Conservation Center Awarded Grant to Expand Paonia River Park Trails
  • Childhood Colorado Obesity Up, While National Levels Down
  • Telluride Voters Will Decide on Sugary Drinks Tax
  • State Republicans Criticize Hickenlooper’s “Attack on Transparency”
  • CU-Boulder Falls to
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NEWS
8:38 am
Wed August 7, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, August 7, 2013

  • KDNK’s Sounds of the High Country – Life in the Baaken Oil Fields
  • US Fish & Wildlife, BLM Dispute Desert Plant Habitat
  • Thousands of Colorado Children May Be Denied State-Funded Preschool
  • Oil and Gas Leaders Discuss Innovation and Controversy in Denver
  • BLM to Reevaluate Air Pollution Effects of Garfield County Wells
  • Garfield County Commissioners Support Sheriffs’ Lawsuit

 

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NEWS
10:00 am
Tue August 6, 2013

Delta County's Conservative Budget in Good Shape

Delta County’s conservative budget process got an A-plus this year from auditor Pete Blair.

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NEWS
8:26 am
Fri August 2, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 2, 2013

  • Allegiant Air Again Offering Flights from Arizona and California to Montrose This Winter
  • 200 Million Gallons of Contaminated Groundwater Removed During Uranium Mill-Tailings Cleanup
  • Western Slope Skies – Meteor Showers in August
  • Billion-Dollar Tax Increase for Education Likely to Appear on Ballot
  • Controversial Grading System for Colorado Teachers Begins This Fall
  • Delta County November Ballot Likely to Include More Questions than Usual
  • Report: Illegal Exports of
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NEWS
10:12 am
Thu August 1, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, August 1, 2013

 

  • Restorative Justice considered in Crawford
  • Atchley disputes BLM draft plan in Dominguez Escalante Conservation Area
  • BLM to hold advisory council meeting in Ridgway
  • Local farmers await Congressional action on Farm Bill
  • State readies for Affordable Care Act
  • NFMAD sprays for West Nile Virus mosquitoes in North Fork
  • Grand Junction mayor comments on abuse in the work place

 

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NEWS
8:54 am
Wed July 31, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • FBI and Montrose Authorities Release Illustrations of Missing Woman
  • Tom Tancredo Challenges Hickenlooper to Debate on Tax Increase
  • Some Montrose Residents Angry About Airport Improvement Spending
  • Marty Durlin Speaks with Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
  • Harvest Public Media – Can Planned Grazing Revive Grassland Soil?
  • Upper Management of Pueblo Newspaper Sign Giron Recall Petition
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NEWS
8:27 am
Wed July 31, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • FBI and Montrose Authorities Release Illustrations of Missing Woman
  • Tom Tancredo Challenges Hickenlooper to Debate on Tax Increase for Education
  • Some Montrose Residents Angry about Airport Improvement Spending
  • Marty Durlin speaks with Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory about Bird Monitoring
  • Harvest Public Media – Can Planned Grazing Revive Grassland Soil?
  • Upper Management of Publeo Newspaper Sign Giron Recall Petition
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ENVIRONMENT
8:15 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Bird Tracking with Jason Beason

Jason Beason of the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory
Marty Durlin/KVNF

As the special monitoring projects coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, Jason Beason has surveyed yellow billed cuckoos and monitored the breeding sites of great blue herons, snowy egrets and other water birds. KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke to Jason at the farm he owns with his wife Kerry near the North Fork of the Gunnison. 

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NEWS
8:32 am
Fri July 26, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Friday, July 26, 2013

  • Pueblo-Area Democrat Petitions to Join Giron Recall Election
  • Connecting the Drops: San Luis Valley Water Shortages
  • Grand Junction Company to Participate in US-China Eco-Partnership
  • Open-Source EID Software for Sheep Tracking
  • Illegal Insecticide Spraying Reported by North Fork Mosquito Abatement District
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NEWS
8:27 am
Thu July 25, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, July 25, 2013

  • State Capitol First of Its Kind to Use Geothermal Cooling System
  • Senate President John Morse Prepared for Recall Election
  • US Senators Bennet and Udall Propose Measures to Help Cities Create Railroad Quiet Zones
  • Body of 17-year-old Montrose Boy Found in Montrose Pond
  • Tri-County Health Network Receives Grant to Educate Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel Residents on Healthcare Options
  • Mayor Pro-Team Corinne Ferguson Resigns from Paonia Town Council – Councilmembers Discuss Civil Lawsuit Against Convicted Embezzler Kristen Chesnik
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NEWS
8:29 am
Tue July 23, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Headlines:

  • iSeeChange Report – Bird Watching on the North Fork of the Gunnison
  • US Secretaries Sign Agreement to Tackle Fire Prevention and Response
  • Fire Restrictions Lifted Across Much of Southwestern Colorado
  • One Colorado School Keeps Tuition Low
  • Democrats for Education Reform Hire Former Denver Public Schools Staffer as Director
  • Colorado Attorney General Claims Mineral Royalties Sequester is Illegal
  • Paonia Junior/Senior High Unveils Master Plan for New Sports Facilities


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