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Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Voters across the Western Slope overwhelming approved broadband measures. 

Communities across the region asked residents to opt-out of Senate Bill 152. The decade-old state law prevents local governments from providing internet services or spending money on broadband infrastructure unless residents overturn it.  

Voters in Gunnison, Delta and Ouray Counties approved opt-out measures. Residents in Crested Butte, Paonia, Hotchkiss, Crawford, Cedaredge, Delta, Ridgway, Ouray and Telluride also passed similar ballot issues.  

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A mother bear and her two cubs were causing trouble around Crawford, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

J. Wenum, the game manager for the North Fork Valley and Gunnison Basin, said the bears were reported last week. 

Summer festivals are in full swing across the Western Slope.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan brings us this report from Crawford.

Laura Palmisano

Over 60 people attended a Memorial Day service at the Crawford Cemetery on Sunday. 


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Dave Gallob

This week's episode of Local Motion features a sampling of literary voices from our community. 


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  • Atchley disputes BLM draft plan in Dominguez Escalante Conservation Area
  • BLM to hold advisory council meeting in Ridgway
  • Local farmers await Congressional action on Farm Bill
  • State readies for Affordable Care Act
  • NFMAD sprays for West Nile Virus mosquitoes in North Fork
  • Grand Junction mayor comments on abuse in the work place