Local Motion

Tuesdays 6-6:30 PM

In-depth local public affairs reporting and interviews from around the KVNF listening area.  Local Motion airs on Tuesdays from 6-6:30 pm, and is hosted by Ali Lightfoot, Laura Palmisano and Jake Ryan.

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COMMUNITY
8:44 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Local Motion: Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter (CAWS)

Credit CAWS

For this episode of Local Motion, we spoke with two members of the Delta County CAWS organization. 

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NEWS
10:17 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Local Motion: Regional Elections Wrap-Up

Credit ChartiersValleyPatch (CC)

Today on Local Motion, a look back at some local ballot initiatives across our region and the state.

We talked with area reporters and people involved in contested issues this year about the elections, the outcomes, and what the results tell us about the attitude of Colorado voters this year.

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HEALTH
1:29 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Local Motion: Connect for Health Colorado

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot explores her options for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act with Maria Forster at Connect for Health Colorado.

We also spoke with I-News Network reporter Kristin Jones about a recent statewide survey looking at the state of healthcare in Colorado.

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ENVIRONMENT
5:42 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Air Quality Study

Credit North Fork Merchant Herald

Today on Local Motion we talk with three of the people involved with the North Fork Air Quality Study, a year-long project put together by CU-Boulder, the Western Slope Conservation Center and the Delta County School District. 

The project will use low-cost, portable and permanent monitoring devices to get baseline measurements of air quality in the North Fork Valley. 

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COMMUNITY
9:01 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Local Motion: Hugh Carson on Emergency Ops during the Front Range Floods

Emergency personnel help to rescue pets after historic flooding in Larimer County
Credit Hugh Carson

For this episode of Local Motion, we spoke to retired firefighter Hugh Carson about his experience helping to coordinate emergency response in the wake of the historic flooding that hit the Front Range in September.

Carson has a long history with disaster management, and has spoken to KVNF before about his experiences with wildfire. He joins us this time for an insider's look at how emergency personnel deal with a much different element: water, and lots of it.

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ENVIRONMENT
11:32 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Jeff Tobe of Solar Energy International

Eden Clearwater interviewing Jeff Tobe

Energy reporter, Eden Clearwater interviews Jeff Tobe about the future of solar energy.

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ARTS
11:24 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Annette Petorius, Director of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Sadie Miller speaking with Annette Pretorius.

Pass the Mic's Arts Reporter, Sadie Miller speaks with Annette Pretorius about the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia.

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COMMUNITY
11:04 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Pass the Mic: Mike King of Revolution Brewery

Pass the Mic's Tao Freeman speaks with Paonia brewer, Mike King

Pass the Mic's agriculture reporter, Tao Freeman, interview Mike King - brewmaster and owner of Revolution Brewery in Paonia.

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NEWS
4:41 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

Local Motion: Susan Long with the Ouray County Fairgrounds

The fairgrounds grandstands were most recently rebuilt during WWII, but the grounds date back to the late 1800s.
Travis Bubenik/KVNF

KVNF recently spoke in Ridgway with Susan Long, manager for the Ouray County Fairgrounds as well as the 4-H Events Center for the past eight years. 

Ms. Long and I spent an afternoon touring the rodeo grounds and talking about the association's plans to renovate the fairgrounds' historic WWII-era grandstands, as well as the aging announcer's booth and bucking shoots. 

Long says the planned renovations are aimed at increasing safety and bringing more outdoor to the grounds, all while preserving the unique western heritage of the region.

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COMMUNITY
3:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Local Motion: Partners

Partners of Delta, Montrose and Ouray Colorado is a non-profit organization working to help children receive positive guidance and encouragement from a mentor. Hannah Wheeler and Holly Hernandez are members of teen advisory board at Partners.  Julianne Johnson is the coordinator for Art Partners.    Here, Ali Lightfoot speaks with them about the program.

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ARTS
1:48 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Local Motion: Harvest of Voices Sampling

Local writers, Gustavo Brett and Marilyn Colter share pieces they will be reading at the 2013 Harvest of Voices in Paonia.

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ARTS
1:39 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Local Motion: Paolo Bacigalupi

New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration in his new young adult novel "Zombie Baseball Beatdown." 

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Ambulance

Credit North Fork Ambulance

Today we speak with three members of the only ambulance and EMT service available to residents of the North Fork Valley and some surrounding areas. North Fork Ambulance is a non-profit, volunteer run group that's been serving the valley since 1969. 

Joining us in the studio for a conversation about the group's history, its mission and its methods are Richard Kinser - Operations Cheif and Board President, Dr. Dory Funk - board member and physician, and Kathy Steckel - Director of North Fork Ambulance.

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Health
3:30 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Local Motion: Michelle Amiott and Elaine Brett

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Today on Local Motion we speak with two people working to promote healthy lifestyles and diets in western Colorado. 

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COMMUNITY
3:56 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Local Motion: Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators

(L-R) Christian Eggstaff, Hector Zeferino and Seth Davis of Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators
Credit Travis Bubenik/KVNF

The Hotchkiss Paranormal Investigators (HPI) team has been exploring the spirits of Western Colorado for over a year now. 

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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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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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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Local Motion: Karen Gallob and Noah Kaplan

Karen Weinant Gallob
Credit Dave Gallob

This week's episode of Local Motion features a sampling of literary voices from our community. 

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ARTS
3:30 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Local Motion: Paradise Theatre Roundtable

(Left to right) Frederick Zimmer, Paonia Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Elaine Brett of the North Fork Heart & Soul Project, Amy De Luca, Paradise Theater Manager/Paonia Film Festival Director
Credit Christy Eller/KVNF

After being closed for about two months, the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia is reopening its doors. 

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Local Motion: Dr. Clifford Saron

Dr. Clifford Saron, UC Davis

For the past three years, Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and the Telluride Institute have joined forces to present Telluride's Compassion Festival. 

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