Western Slope Conservation Center

ENVIRONMENT
11:22 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Tracking Changes In Drinking Water

A water sample is taken from a property outside of Paonia.
Credit Jake Ryan

Last weekend, conservationists, students, and volunteers were spread out across the North Fork area, collecting water samples.  KVNF’s Jake Ryan found out why.

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ENVIRONMENT
11:30 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Water Study Looks To Track Changes In The North Fork

Credit Jessica Reeder via Flickr (CC BY creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

There’s a new study that’ll be happening in the North Fork area.  The Western Slope Conservation Center and University of Colorado Boulder are teaming up to test water wells.

The collaboration is looking for drinking well owners who would like to participate in the tests.  The first round of testing is planned for September 20th and 21st. 

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ENVIRONMENT
5:42 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Local Motion: North Fork Air Quality Study

Credit North Fork Merchant Herald

Today on Local Motion we talk with three of the people involved with the North Fork Air Quality Study, a year-long project put together by CU-Boulder, the Western Slope Conservation Center and the Delta County School District. 

The project will use low-cost, portable and permanent monitoring devices to get baseline measurements of air quality in the North Fork Valley. 

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NEWS
8:32 am
Thu August 8, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast Thursday, August 8, 2013

  • BLM Extends Public Comment Period on Dominguez-Escalante Draft RMP
  • New Study Finds Natural Gas Industry Leaking 9 Percent of Product Into Air
  • Housing Resources of Western Colorado to Offer Weatherization Services for Low-Income Residents
  • Western Slope Conservation Center Awarded Grant to Expand Paonia River Park Trails
  • Childhood Colorado Obesity Up, While National Levels Down
  • Telluride Voters Will Decide on Sugary Drinks Tax
  • State Republicans Criticize Hickenlooper’s “Attack on Transparency”
  • CU-Boulder Falls to
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NEWS
3:14 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Fly-over Stresses Importance of Alternative Oil & Gas Plan

Lamborn Mountain

The fight to keep negative impacts of gas drilling out of the North Fork Valley got a boost as community members got a glimpse of the area from a higher plane. On Monday The Western Slope Conservation Center and Eco-Flight offered two tours of the North Fork Valley to graphically show the importance of the North Fork Valley Alternative Plan – a proposal created to provide a rallying point for residents concerned about oil and gas extraction on public lands. The Conservation Center’s director Sarah Sauter explains the purpose of the flights.

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Local Newscast
8:19 am
Fri April 19, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Friday, April 19, 2013

Headlines:

  • Benzene detected in Parachute Creek for first time
  • Nearly half a million state residents eligible under new health care laws
  • INFORM loses challenge, uranium waste to remain in Western Colorado
  • Conservation Center sponsors e-cycling event in honor of Earth Day
  • Powderhorn ski resort will be open this weekend after new snow
  • Money sought to sustain program drawing movies to Colorado
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Paonia River Park
2:20 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Celebration of Improvements to Paonia River Park

Chris Sturm, Ralph D’Alessandro, Mike Zeman, Craig Ullman, Willy Kistler, Sarah Sauter, Jeff Crane and Joanna Calabrese

A dedicated troupe showed up to tramp around the Paonia River Park yesterday and mark another step in its transformation from an in-stream gravel operation into a thriving fish and wildlife habitat, wetlands, swimming and boating area, and riverside park.

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ENVIRONMENT
2:59 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Interview with Sarah Sauter of Western Slope Conservation Center

Sarah Sauter in her Paonia Office

The Conservation Center held an annual meeting yesterday, and chose a new name: Western Slope Conservation Center. The nonprofit was created by the marriage of two deep-rooted local organizations, the North Fork River Improvement Association, known as NFRIA, and the Western Slope Environmental Resource Council, known as WSERC.

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Local Newscast
8:26 am
Mon February 11, 2013

KVNF Local Newscast, Monday, February 11, 2013

Headlines:

  • BLM defers leases from Mesa Verde, Dinosaur National Monument
  • Poll shows residents of Rocky Mountain states strongly favor conservation
  • Dems at State House face conflict from friends and foes over gun control
  • Western Slope Conservation Center moves forward after merger of non-profits