Will Beezley was an orchardist and farmer who lived up Steven’s Gulch just outside of Paonia. In the 1930s, 40s and 50s, he kept a daily log of his tasks, along with the weather and conditions. The brief entries offer a glimpse of his work on the land and his chase with water. The journals are now in the hands of Paonia resident Amber Kleinman, who has been selecting and posting entries for ISeeChange at thealmanac.org. She was interviewed by KVNF’s Marty Durlin, who asked her first about the process of transcribing the journals.
Last weekend young dancers took to the stage of the Paradise Theater in Paonia for a song and dance tribute to Michael Jackson. The show, called "The Songs of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop", was a tribute to Michael Jackson presented by Paonia Players. Featuring local singers and dancers of all ages, the performance was produced by Merrily Talbott, director of Paonia Players, an organization that supports theater, dance and vocal education and performances in the North Fork Valley.
At 4 pm on Tuesday, April 16, the Blue Sage in Paonia will present a practical session to help people deal with a topic no one wants to talk about. Jean Ceriani is trying to tell us something. As a healthcare provider, she’s seen how the body wears out, gives up, or is wounded beyond repair. But most of us can’t seem to communicate with one another about this most basic fact of our existence – that it will end.
Paonia resident and businessman, Chris Yates, speaks with Ali Lightfoot about the "Gift Economy." A new movement emerging locally, that focuses on developing local currencies, resource-based economics and the restoration of the commons.
For every miner, there’s a family – and in the best cases, the family offers a support system that allows the miner to go into the dark to work various shifts under sometimes dangerous conditions, sleep during the day, adapt to various clocks and take it in stride when there’s a disruption of work or routine.
KVNF’s Marty Durlin spoke to someone who’s managed it for decades.
Saturday, March 9th, 3:00 pm @ Paradise Theater, Paonia
See the North Fork Valley through the eyes of seven young reporters, ages 8-12. Hear their dialog with business owners, coal executives, farmers, artists and ranchers about the future of the North Fork Valley.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women. It promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Listen below, as Marty Durlin speaks with Amber McDaniel and Rand Kokernot, organizers of a local V-day event.
In the North Fork Valley, Wednesday morning began with the surprising news that the BLM removed all of the North Fork land parcels from the February 14 oil and gas lease sale. KVNF's Marty Durlin hit the streets of Paonia to record public reaction to this decision.
Ali Lightfoot speaks with Robin Berndt, Stacyee Curry and Cameron Nelson from Center for Mental Health. They discuss new initiatives to reach men in the community. Listen to their interview with Ali Lightfoot:
Here's a taste of what's to come from these young reporters. You'll hear segments of interviews the kids conducted with locals, exploring the industries of the North Fork Valley. The kids speak with author - Craig Childs, Jeff Schwartz of Big Bs, Dr. Heidi Marlin, local artist - Maya Arthur, president of the Oxbow coal mine - Jim Cooper, local bike enthusiast - John Eckert and long time resident and rancher - Norm Smith.
The Delta county school district is facing tough challenges this year: A budget shortfall, a controversial district-wide effort to design and implement a new curriculum, new standardized testing, and a search for a new superintendent. Delta county school board president, Tom Mingen, and Director of Curriculum, Connie Vincent, talk about these issues.