Western Slope Conservation Center

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

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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