The Paradise Theatre in Paonia is now a Historic Landmark. Last November, the Friends of the Paradise Theatre applied for the designation. And, last week the Delta County Commissioners approved it. KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Tom Stevens, the vice president of the theatre's board, about the designation.
Last weekend saw the Western Colorado Climate Challenge in Paonia. It was a conference focused on the impacts of climate change on the Western Slope, and what could be done to address them. This event was a little different than others like it. This is Rob Menzies, one of the facilitators.
There's a new work of outdoor art on display in Paonia.
The Harvester Building in downtown now has a landscape oil painting mounted to the front it.
Artist Maya Arthur Jensen created the piece.
"The gentleman who owns the building and I got together in March of last year and he wanted to fancy up his building a bit," Jensen said. "We discussed different designs and different ideas and eventually we came up with a portrait of the valley floor."
The painting looks like a snapshot taken from one of the mesas that overlooks Paonia.
Judy Livingston and Claudia King are best friends with deep roots in the North Fork Valley. They've lived in Paonia their whole lives and met in school over 70 years ago. As part of the Local Motion episode on community roots, Ali Lightfoot spoke to them about their lifelong friendship and how Paonia has changed over the years.
From left to right, Trustee Erik Gould, Trustee Ross King, Mayor Pro-Temp Charles Stewart and Mayor Neal Schwieterman at the Paonia Board of Trustees meeting where Town Clerk Barbara Petersen was officially dismissed.
There are a lot of new trends and models when it comes to how we look at food. There have been broad shifts towards local and organic food, but there’s also specific, organized changes. To start off tonight’s program, we’ll talk with Mathew Coniset and Emma Stopher Griffin. They both came to the North Fork Valley three years ago as interns on a farm. Since then they became involved with a food movement known as Slow Food.