Ann Wenzel, Ann Brach and Elaine Brett of The Western Colorado Community Foundation speak with Ali Lightfoot. The organization primarily serves Mesa, Garfield, Eagle, Rio Blanco, Delta, Montrose and Ouray counties and works closely with individuals, families and organizations to create charitable legacies to benefit our residents and improve the quality of life in western Colorado.
For more info, visit: http://www.wc-cf.org/index.htm
A special program to celebrate KVNF's 35th Birthday. Explore the history of KVNF with station founder Campbell Stanton, former staffers Patrick Webb, Jeff Reynolds and Sally Kane, and longtime volunteers Liz Lilian and Felix Belmont. They share stories about the station's first broadcast and studio and discuss KVNF's mission to serve the community. Explore the past and find out what these longtime supporters hope for the future.
The North Form Mosquito Abatement District is a small operation based out of Paonia that has to strike a balance between keeping populations in check, while also trying to keep the citizens they’re protecting happy and safe. It's a tricky tightrope that has been the source for debate for years. KVNF's Jake Ryan talks to the employees about disease, fruit juice, dynamite, and more.
The 19th Amendment guarantees women in the United States the right to vote. Tuesday was the 94th anniversary of its passage and Women’s Equality Day.
To celebrate about 15 women dressed like they’re from the early 1900's marched around the courthouse in downtown Montrose. They chanted and waved signs that said “vote it counts” and “women make a difference”.
Karen Connor wore a tri-color sash that read “votes for women”.
"We’re here to remind people that women worked really hard to get the vote and they need to remember that and go out and vote," Connor said.
Hearing Hinsdale: An Oral History of Mining was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013. It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County. The reporters, ages 10 to 14, collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth. The program mirrored KVNF's Pass the Mic youth radio program.
A furry beast, a brave rider and a roaring crowd make up the list of ingredients for the Western rodeo tradition known as “mutton busting.” Think of it as bull-riding, but for 6-year-olds, and the furry beast is actually a wooly sheep.