Paonia

COMMUNITY
4:53 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Hundreds of Bikers Flock To Paonia For BMW Motorcycle Rally

The 43rd annual Top O' The Rockies Rally brings hundreds of motorcycle riders to Paonia.
Credit Laura Palmisano

Don’t be surprised if you see a lot of BMW motorcycle riders in the North Fork Valley over the next four days

Many of them are here for the 43rd annual Top O’ The Rockies Rally

Mark Lee is one of hundreds of BMW rider that have descended on Paonia for the event.  

"I live in Silverton and I thought I’d come down and see the other bikes," Lee said. He owns a 1975 BMW R90/6. 

"It’s a fairly old motorcycle, but its been rebuilt and it’s running really strong," Lee said. 

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NEWS
1:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Chemical Substance Illegally Dumped In Ditch Near Paonia

Credit Bart Eller

Over the Fourth of July weekend someone illegal dumped an unknown substance into an irrigation ditch outside of Paonia, according to the Delta County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement along with the hazardous material team from the Hotchkiss Fire Department were called to the scene on Price Road by a property owner.  

Ken Nordstorm, the environmental health director for Delta County, said samples from the ditch that flows across multiple properties and empties into the North Fork of the Gunnison were collected on Monday. 

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NEWS
4:58 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Paonia To Decide On Retail Marijuana In Special Election

Credit flickr.com/cwhitfield

Listen to the report.

Paonia residents will decide if they want to allow retail marijuana facilities in their town during a special election in November. 

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COMMUNITY
6:27 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Cherry Days Brings Crowds To Paonia

The #4 tractor heading down Grand Ave in Paonia.
Credit KVNF's Laura Palmisano

Last weekend was the 68th Annual Cherry Days Festival in Paonia. 

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NEWS
8:19 am
Tue December 3, 2013

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Headlines:

  • Elk Creek Mine Goes “Idle,” 115 More Workers Affected
  • City of Ouray Reviewing its 2020 Economic Development Plan
  • Senator Mark Udall to unveil plans for Brown’s Canyon
  • Group Tells Front Range Water Interests to Stay Away from Western Slope
  • Euology for Pete Poulos, aka “Pete the Barber”
NEWS
9:57 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Paonia Residents to Vote on Sidewalks and Mill Levy Questions

Marty Durlin/KVNF

Paonia’s five and a quarter miles of bumpy, deteriorating sidewalks are a problem. Earlier this year the Town attempted to get homeowners to pay for their own sidewalk repair -- but met with resistance from residents who said they could not afford it, even if the Town contributes half the cost of concrete up to $500.

Now ballot question 2A calls for a three dollar per month addition to utility bills for ten years to cover the cost of sidewalk maintenance. 

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COMMUNITY
8:42 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part Two

This week on Local Motion, we present part two of Marty Durlin's interview with Dennis McKenna, about his book "The Brotherhood of the Screaming Abyss," which tells the story of Dennis and Terence McKenna's life together, beginning in Paonia. 

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COMMUNITY
3:30 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Local Motion: Dennis McKenna, Part One

Credit Dennis McKenna

The McKenna Brothers are two of Paonia's illustrious, possibly infamous, hometown icons. Younger brother Dennis is an ethnobotanist. His older brother Terence, who died in 2000, was known for his books on psychedelics and the nature of consciousness, with such titles as "True Hallucinations and The Archaic Revival: Speculations on Psychedelic Mushrooms, the Amazon, Virtual Reality, UFOs, Evolution, Shamanism, the Rebirth of the Goddess and the End of History."

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COMMUNITY
3:00 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Slideshow: 67th Annual Paonia Cherry Days Parade

Joanna Calabrese

Friends, families and neighbors from near and far gathered this Independence Day for the annual Cherry Days Parade through downtown Paonia. From firefighters to fiji-dancers, to clowns and a very-well behaved marching goat, the parade showcased and celebrated the North Fork Valley's diversity and communal spirit. 

KVNF's Joanna Calabrese was on hand to capture that spirit. 

COMMUNITY
10:45 am
Fri July 5, 2013

KVNF Youth Reporters Ask: What's Cherry Days Without a Carnival?

The Carnival at Cherry Days 2012

An altercation between local teens and carnival workers during last year's Cherry Days Celebration in Paonia resulted in the cancelation of the well-beloved carnival this year. KVNF youth reporters spoke to some of the people most concerned about it.


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