This year the Sherbino Theater in Ridgway is celebrating its one-hundredth anniversary.
The theater is known for the musical acts and guest lecturers it brings to the Western Slope.
A Tour Of The Historic Sherbino
"The building was built by Louis Sherbino," Patrick O’Leary, the president of the Ridgway Chautauqua Society, says. "And he built the theater so that his son and daughter-in-law would have a place to play. His son was a fiddle player."
A new ordinance in Ridgway limits the number of cultivation facilities in town to two and the number of plants each can have to 3,600. It also says grow operations need a special permit to discharge agricultural runoff into the town's wastewater treatment plant.
Recreational and medical marijuana facilities are allowed in Ridgway. The town has one hybrid storefront that sales medical and retail pot. A town ordinance passed last month puts new restrictions on marijuana grow operations in Ridgeway.
KVNF's Laura Palmisano speaks to the town's Mayor John Clark about the new rules.
The 5th & final week of the Ridgway Summer Concert Series featured Peter Rowanwith Dirty Kitchen, along with opening act Bruce Hayes. (Dirty Kitchen bandleader Frank Solivan was absent due to the recent death of his mother. Our condolences to the Solivan family.)
Orgone is a synergy of eight musicians, at the core of which are keyboardist Dan Hastie and guitarist Sergio Rios, who have been chiseling their distinctively timeless sound since their teens. Each band member shines in his own right, but together their chemistry results in a sweeping sound more tenacious than the sum of its considerable parts.
Paper Bird is a seven-piece Indie Folk/Baroque Pop band based in Denver, Colorado. The band is composed of sisters Genny and Esme Patterson (both vocals), brother and sister Mark (drums) and Sarah Anderson (vocals and cornet/trumpet), Paul DeHaven (guitar), and Caleb Summeril (Bass, Banjo, Guitar).
Last October the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced the names of 44 towns across the state awarded road improvement monies from a competitive grant program called RAMP. In Ridgway, Colorado the community will be going to the ballot box on April 1st to determine whether or not they will make use of their $10.4 million one-time-only, use-it-or-lose-it award.
KVNF's JT Thomas speaks with Ridgway mayor, John Clark and community members, Tammee Tuttle and Jill Markey.
For your listening pleasure, here is audio from Week 2 of the Ridgway Concert Series, featuring Mountain Heart and opening act The Matt Flinner Trio. Your host for the broadcast was KVNF volunteer Jon Hickam.
Concert audio from the July 4th Ridgway Concert with Yo' Mama's Big Fat Booty Band and opening act Isa & JoeAlan. Unfortunately, a power interruption during the second set caused file corruption in our recording, so we can only offer the last portion of the 2nd set by YMBFBB. UPDATE: Corrupted file fixed, 1st half of 2nd set now available.