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.
Several wildfires are remembered around this time of the year. On July 4th, 1994, the Wake Fire ripped through an area outside Paonia, destroying KVNF’s antenna and three homes. KVNF’s own Felix Belmont was one of those homeowners.
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.
Memorial Day weekend, 50 people gathered out in the wilderness, about 15 miles south of Montrose. It was the site of the Uncompahgre Freetrappers Happy Canyon Rendezvous. KVNF’s Jake Ryan went to go find out what a rendezvous is, and why they show up.