The West End School District has seen its enrollment continue to drop over the last couple decades, and has had trouble keeping school facilities up to code. This year, the district was awarded a nearly 13 million dollar BEST grant from the State of Colorado. BEST grants — which stands for Building Excellent Schools Today— provide matching money for school districts that can’t afford building repairs on their own.
Hotchkiss senior Cody Bartlett is far ahead of the pack as he nears the finish line at the 12th annual Hotchkiss Invitational cross country meet. Bartlett won the race in 18 minutes, 38 seconds. Credit: Tamie Meck.
More than 140 runners competed at the 12th annual Hotchkiss Cross Country meet last Saturday. KVNF’s Tamie Meck has this report.
The Hotchkiss girls team had 16 points for the win—securing the two best times of the day and placing four runners in the top 10. Montrose, led by Dana Shellhorn, placed second with 41 points. Paonia was third with 49 points.
The boys team also claimed the top two times to win the team title with 22 points. Second-place Palisade had 33 points, and Montrose was third with 42 points.
Hotchkiss senior running back Jacobe Galley carries for a first down on Sept. 7, against No. 1-ranked Buena Vista. Galley scored 26 points, including a 99-yard touchdown run on the opening kickoff of the second half.
As new technology allows the oil and gas industry to develop areas once thought to be off-limits, across Colorado, local governments are pushing the boundaries of the state’s regulatory authority to protect land and citizens. KVNF’s Ariana Brocious reports that can land them in tricky territory.
The KVNF Annual Meeting is right around the corner, on Thursday, October 4th at 6pm at Paonia Town Hall. This year there are 3 open seats on the Board. If you are a KVNF member, we hope that you will cast a vote. Your membership and participation is vital, enabling KVNF to remain at the forefront of community radio stations nationwide. There are four nominees to fill three open seats on the KVNF board of directors: Linda Bacigalupi (incumbent), Smyth Boone, Jay Canode (incumbent) and Jill Spears.