On this week's Local Motion, we’ll be looking at organic farming, and really, what that means. There are a number of unique certifications that differentiate produce from conventional farming. It can get a little confusing as to what the word "organic" means, what makes a farm certified USDA organic, and why some farmers choose different programs, or none at all.
KVNF's Jake Ryan talked to Steve Ela, Mark Waltermire, Lynn Gillespie, and Don Holt.
The second North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Obsession. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia. Here, Liz Evans, Emily Guerin, and Krista Langlois share their stories.
On this week's Local Motion, KVNF's Laura Palmisano takes us on a drive around Grand Mesa with geologist Andres Aslan. On the drive, Aslan talks about the geological history of the mesa and why it's landslide prone. He also discusses May's massive landslide on the edge of the Grand Mesa near Collbran that claimed the lives of three men.
KVNF's Jake Ryan interviews all eight candidates for the DMEA board of directors. They discuss who they are and why they're running. Each person touches on the contract with Tri State, the future of high speed internet, and the current state of DMEA.
93 year old retired Colonel Robert Bryson recounts his experience as a fighter pilot in The Battle of Guadalcanal, a military campaign that took place between august 1942 and February 1943 in the Pacific Theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Japan. KVNF's Ali Lightfoot spoke with Bryson at his home in Paonia.
North Fork residents Jim Ramey, Alexis Halbert and Ty Gilespie discuss their recent trip to Washington DC. They were part of the delegation that met with officials about the North Fork Alternative plan, a community-based plan which aims to protect North Fork’s public lands from oil and gas development.
The Trading Post in Paonia is the kind of place you might expect to meet people who don’t vaccinate their kids. There’s bulk quinoa on the shelves, local potatoes in baskets and all sorts of sugar and wheat free goodies for sale near the cash register. The whole place has a decidedly crunchy, alternative vibe, and that extends to medicine. The last time I went there, the first three people I talked to told me they didn’t vaccinate their children.
Ali Lightfoot takes a look at the issue of plastic pollution from the mountains of Colorado to the middle of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Learn about this growing environmental movement from local experts and activists including: Carol Kwiatkowski, Joanna Calabrese, Carolyn Yates, Don Holt (of Don's market) and Kevin Hunt, manager of the Adobe Buttes Landfill.
Hear about the effects of plastic pollution on our coastlines and marine life with oceanographer, Captain Charles Moore and surfer, Tom Jones.
The first North Fork Storytelling Series brought together talented people from around the Valley to tell tales about Guts. There were stories of entrails, courage and boldness. This is a re-broadcast of the live event, which was held at The Blue Sage in Paonia.
Cyn Holder speaks with author and professor, John Ikerd. Ikerd is a Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He writes and speaks on issues related to sustainability with an emphasis on economics and agriculture.