North Fork Heart and Soul

Ali Lightfoot

Listen as Pass the Mic student youth reporters visit the ambulance garage in Paonia and interview volunteer EMTs Linda and Bob Kaiser.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

Ali Lightfoot

Listen to youth reporters,  Cristina Rankin and Eden Clearwater interviewing local "off the gird" rancher, Todd Harding.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

Ali Lightfoot

Listen in as youth reporter, Liza Eller, interviews local dancer extraordinaire, Lindsey Ballyhoo as part of the Pass the Mic project.

“Pass the Mic” is a youth storytelling and news corps program developed by KVNF in partnership with The North Fork Heart & Soul Project.

Jim Brett

If you live in the North Fork Valley, you may have seen signs for a survey that asks "Did we get it right?"

North Fork residents are being asked to complete this survey as part of the North Fork Heart and Soul Project that has been taking place for the past year.

Christy Eller/KVNF

After being closed for about two months, the historic Paradise Theatre in Paonia is reopening its doors. 

Pass the Mic reporter, Noah McDaniel  speaks with Paonia resident,  Sanni,  about living with autism in the North Fork Valley.    

Pass the Mic's Agriculture reporters check in with local farmers Jeff Schwartz, Paul Thliveris and Mark Waltermire about last year's harvest and what they think about the future of the industry.

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.

"North Fork Valley" is a new book published by Arcadia that chronicles the beginnings of Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford.   The authors, Kathy Addams McKee – a fourth Generation native of the valley and Claudia Sutliff King,  a lifetime resident,  compiled pictures and history of the North Fork Valley from the 1880’s through present day.  Here,  the authors  talk about area's rich heritage and history.

Pass the Mic reporter, Will Ela interviews North Fork potter and teacher, David Strong. "Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul.

Youth reporter Noah Silverstein interviews musician, Sticky Mulligan for North Fork Heart & Soul's "Pass the Mic" project.

Arts Reporter, Katya Schwieterman, interviews author Craig Childs, for North Fork Heart & Soul's Pass the Mic.  

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.

Pass the Mic Arts reporters, Katya Schwieterman and Riven Sky Badgett, interview fashion designers for 2012 Paonia Fashion and Design show.
"Pass the Mic" is a project of North Fork Heart and Soul and KVNF Community Radio.


Video edited by: Ali Lightfoot

Pass the Mic reporters head to the streets of Paonia to ask some important questions on local and national issues.