COMMUNITY

Delta County's Community and Economic Development Director, Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry is the guest on this episode. She joins Felix Belmont and Ali Lightfoot to talk about new projects and initiatives aimed at creating jobs as well as several new working groups focused on planning for oil and gas development and concentrated animal feeding operations.

David Starr

The Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center is getting ready to open its doors this month.  This new venue, located in Cedaredge,  will host concerts, artist exhibits, classes and receptions. One of the founders, musician David Starr, shares information about this new community center and plays some songs from his latest CD, South and West.

Elsewhere Studios

Elsewhere Studios is an artist in residency program in Paonia, Colorado.  Here, Carolina Porras and Deirdre Morrison from Elsewhere talk about the Inspired Art At Work project, the residency program, upcoming events and the role artists can play building bridges and celebrating a community.

Ali Lightfoot takes to the streets of Montrose to talk to  residents about what makes their town special.

Felix Belmont discusses the Delta County master plan with district 3 commissioner Mark Roeber.

Ewelina Bajda

The town of Crawford, like many other rural areas,  has limited resources for law enforcement.  Crawford's mayor, Delta county sheriffs and residents share stories about how the lack of police presence affects them. 

Kori Stanton

A local gun control activist,  gun enthusiast, school official, parents and a Columbine survivor weigh in on the issue of gun control, gun safety and school security. 

Courtney Ryan

Feb 23, 2018

The KVNF Family would like to send our heart felt condolences to our former news producer Jake Ryan,  who lost his wife Courtney in a car accident on Monday.  Courtney was a beloved member of the Paonia community. She and Jake were an important part of KVNF and contributed their time and energy to many other great area non profits and causes while they lived here.  We send all our love to Jake and Courtney's family as they cope with this tremendous loss.  

Salvador Dali

North Fork Storytellers: Roots

Feb 2, 2018
Jerry N Uelsmann

Theo, Aiya, Sky and Helena share creative stories, ideas, opinions and British accents from the 2017 Youth Radio Camp.

The Four Portals (Kalia, Hannah, Trinity and Twyla) take us to strange and wonderful places in the stories they produced during the 2017 Fall Radio Camp. 

 

The Giant Pandas Youth Radio Group - Ace, Carmen, Nikoya and Otus, share their stories from the 2017 Fall Camp...

Carmen went down to Mrs. Simpsons second grade class at Paonia Elementary School to ask them all about Thanksgiving.

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Heather Ripley, Director of Public Relations and Development for HomewardBound of the Grand Valley.  HomewardBound provides safe shelter and resources for homeless adults and families on their pathway home.

KVNF's Felix Belmont speaks with district 3 Commissioner, Mark Roeber.

KVNF Announces Youth Radio Camp!

Sep 7, 2017

This after-school Fall camp takes places from Wednesday Sept 27th - Friday November 10th, 2017. During the  8 week camp, youth participants will learn to produce stories,conduct interviews, and host a music show.

ADVANCED SESSION: Wednesdays 4-6pm at the KVNF Studios, Paonia

INTRO SESSION: Fridays 4-6pm at KVNF Studios, Paonia

Youth ages  8-14  are encouraged to apply by Wednesday September 20th. Contact Ali Lightfoot at ali@kvnf.org or call 970-527-4866 for more info and an application

Michelle Amiott

KVNF is working with Montrose and Ouray County community members to open up a new studio in Montrose.   KVNF’s General Manager Jon Howard and two members of the Community Advisory Board heading up the project – Margaret Freeman and Chris Marcinek give us an update on the project.

Ali Lightfoot

KVNF News takes at the issue of racism in Western Colorado.   Locals share their feelings about the events in Charlottesville, VA. including those who attended a vigil in Montrose for Heather Heyer.   History Professor, Steven Schulte talks about the history of the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado.  The Grand Junction chapter of Black Lives Matter responds to KKK flyers being distributed in their area.

Raffle Countdown!

Aug 11, 2017

Felix Belm0nt speaks with Delta County's Community and Economic Development Director, Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry.

KVNF's Felix Belmont speaks with Jeffrey Wright, who serves as Delta County's Emergency Manager. Emergency Management works with County departments, local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector across Delta County to develop disaster preparedness plans and provide training and exercise activities.

Michelle Amiott

Aiya, Ellie, Julian and Jackson share the stories and interviews they produced during the 2017 Youth Radio Camp.

HopeWest is a non-profit hospice, palliative care and grief support organization serving western Colorado.   Here, Deb Horowitz and Nancy Hovde of HopeWest discuss the work of the organization with Ali Lightfoot. 

KVNF's Eric Goold and Ali Lightfoot speak with the editors and publishers of three local newspapers.  Jay Seaton of the Daily Sentinel, Randy Sunderland of the Delta County Independent and Thomas Wills of the Merchant Herald discuss fake news, the first amendment and what's news-worthy in rural western Colorado.

2016 saw the end of one economic driver in Delta, coal mines, and the beginning of another, broadband. As 2017 begins, Delta looks to the future.  KVNF's Eric Goold speaks to Delta’s new police chief, Delta’s city manager, a board member for DMEA, a longtime Delta County public servant and an economic forecaster about their hopes for the future.

Delta County Independent

A new program called "A Little Help" was launched in the North Fork Valley this summer. Elder members of the community are connected with their neighbors who provide a little help with work around the house and yard, transportation, caregiver respite and social engagement.   Here, local volunteers and members talk about the organization.

Ali Lightfoot

Board members and residents of Abraham Connection Homeless Shelter in Delta talk about the organization.   Abraham Connection provides emergency overnight shelter,  winter housing and meals to homeless families and individuals in Delta County.

As the U.S. transitions from a labor- to a knowledge-based economy, rural communities face a huge challenge. In this episode of West Obsessed, the writers and editors of High Country News discuss how rural schools will be at the forefront of that challenge. 

KVNF's Felix Belmont and Commissioner Bruce Hovde discuss the BLM's Draft Resource Management Plan and recap Hovde's 8 years as district 2 commissioner for the county.

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