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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