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.

Chuck Lemoine and Debbie Malgosa, of  Delta County Department of Health and Human Services,  speak with Ali Lightfoot about meeting the challenges of a high number of requests for assistance.

Public Assistance

Food/Jobs/Child and Adult Welfare

Department of Health and Human Services

Phone: (970) 874-2030 (Option #1, then Option #1 again)

Fax: (970) 874-2068

After Hours: Delta County Dispatch (970) 874-2015

Ali Lightfoot speaks with iSeeChange producer, Julia Kumari Drapkin,  about the online almanac she developed for record keeping on climate change.

Artist Lane Taplin talks about a new community art project that involves collecting memories from North Fork residents.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Alexis Halbert,  coordinator of the community planning project,  North Fork Heart and Soul.

"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford.   The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King,  a lifetime resident,  compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day.  Here,  the authors  talk about area's rich heritage and history.

The Harvest of Voices invites North Fork Valley writers to share an original piece of prose or poetry.   Here, North Fork writers:   Marion Stewart, Diane Sylvain and Stephanie Ogburn share their work.

Marion Stewart:

Diane Sylvain essay (read by Marty Durlin):

Stephanie Ogburn:

Registered Independent,  Rand Kokernot,  shares his views on the election, the candidates and being an independent voter.   

The Western Slope Constitutional Patriots meet up once a month in Delta county at various locations.  The groups aligns themselves with the tea party movement and met with KVNF's Ali Lightfoot last April to talk discuss candidates, politics, ideas and the constitution. 

Former state Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison, is running as an independent on the ballot for House District 61 this year.  The newly drawn House District 61 includes Summit, Lake,  Pitkin, Gunnison and Delta counties.  In this interview, Kathleen Curry talks about running as an unaffiliated candidate and the growing independent movement in the U.S.

Vox Pop: Amendment 64

Oct 25, 2012

People on the streets of  Hotchkiss and Paonia weigh in on amendment 64 - a controversial measure on the ballot in Colorado.   Amendment 64 proposes to amend the Colorado Constitution to regulate marijuana like alcohol in the state.  It would allow those over the age of 21 to grow, process, and transport up to 6 marijuana plants with certain restrictions. It would allow the state to enact an excise tax on marijuana sales to be credited to an account for construction of public schools. And finally, it would require the state legislature to enact legislation concerning the growth, processing and sale of industrial hemp.

Crawford resident and republican party member, Bob Koehler, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the upcoming election.

The Delta County Democrats share their views on Obama, and being a minority in Western Colorado.

Local Libertarian,  Ron Bain,  shares his viewpoints on politics,  the presidential candidates, agenda 21, Ron Paul and his paper, the Western Slope Watchdog.

Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with the The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.  Youth participants learn the skills of how to produce interviews and stories in a multi-media context.   All 7 young reporters are assigned to a “beat” reporting on a North Fork industry.  Today the kids share their opinions on some important issues and the industries they are reporting on.   

Andrew Cranson

Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.

Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans.   KVNF was selected as one of  only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at airmediaworks.org. Localore is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced TheAlmanac.org with iSeeChange.

Pass the Mic reporters head to the streets of Paonia to ask some important questions on local and national issues.

Local Motion: Michele Haines

Aug 12, 2012

Traveling French chef, Michele Haines, shares her thoughts on the food produced in the North Fork valley and talks about being a "foodie".

Al Withers , director of an Agriculture in the Classroom program in Minnesota,  talks about his visit to the North Fork Valley and the importance of educating people about where their food comes from.

Change is in the air in the North Fork. What can newcomers to the valley do to show respect to long time residents and their traditions while still being civically engaged and involved in planning local events?  Listen as long-time locals and newcomers discuss these sometimes uncomfortable issues in our community.

KVNF looks into the Cherry Days parade tank incident that made national news.  Sid Lewis, the protester, Lee White, the tank driver and community members share their thoughts.

Local News: North Fork Mosquito Update

Jul 12, 2012

Summer is here, and mosquitoes are out in force. June 24th-30th is National Mosquito Awareness Week. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious sat down with Kevin Parks and Elizabeth Collins of the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District to talk about this year’s work and challenges.

The phone number for the North Fork Mosquito Abatement District is 527-6681. They will also have a booth at Cherry Days.

Local Motion: Ben Cook

May 2, 2012

In a new report published last week, scientists are discovering their warming models are failing to accurately predict the impact of global warming. They found that compared to long-term studies in the real world, plants are flowering EIGHT TIMES FASTER than their models ever predicted. KVNF’s Julia Kumari Drapkin and iSeeChange spoke to Ben Cook, one of the  lead researchers about how citizens here in the North Fork Valley and the Western slope can help.

Delta County Memorial Hospital Administrator, John Mitchell, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about new developments at the hospital and in the county, and shares his opinions about healthcare reform.

Paonia resident Thea Deley is debuting her one-woman show, “One Nation Divided Over God: One Woman’s Journey from Believer to Blasphemer” (now titled, "Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)" at the Paradise Theater in Paonia on October 14th. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious talked to Deley about the inspiration for the show, and her personal experiences with religion.