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Local Motion: Immigrant Rights and Resources in Colorado

Two Colorado organizations that provide resources and legal aid to immigrants weigh in on the humanitarian crisis on the border. We hear from Tom Acker from the Hispanic Affairs Project – a grassroots organization serving western Colorado and Cristian Solano-Córdova from the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition – a statewide organization advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.

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  • Governor Hickenlooper opposes immigration policies at the border
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting about Pieance Mustangs
  • Group supports BLM efforts to take care of wild horses in Northwest Colorado
  • Updates on 416 Fire, Upper Mailbox Fire in listening area

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Host Jill Spears and gardeners Lance Swigart & Lulu Volckhausen chat about all things pertaining to gardening & take calls from listeners.

  • Reservoirs along Colorado River to remain less than half full all year
  • Cost of sexual harassment scandal at state capitol measured in more than dollars
  • Despite Pride Month in Colorado, LGBTQ teens report bullying

Delta County's Community and Economic Development Director, Elyse Ackerman-Casselberry is the guest on this episode. She joins Felix Belmont and Ali Lightfoot to talk about new projects and initiatives aimed at creating jobs as well as several new working groups focused on planning for oil and gas development and concentrated animal feeding operations.

Host Jill Spears and gardening gurus Lulu Volckhausen and Lance Swigart discuss gardening subjects and take calls from listeners.

  • Three of four Republican candidates for governor have debate
  • Dry southwest, low snowpack, warm weather  contribute to fire danger

Paonia singer songwriter Steve Clisset plays some music and talks with Ali Lightfoot.

  • 416 Fire causes evacuation of Hermosa area, now over 4,000 acres in size
  • Love Fire in Montrose County deemed fully contained
  • Stage I fire restrictions enacted for most BLM lands in Western counties
  • Governor Hickenlooper responds to SCOTUS ruling in favor of cake maker
  • Governor vetoes nine bills in two weeks, drawing criticism
  • Climate change has big impact on Colorado River system

  • 416 Fire causing economic stress on Silverton
  • Love Fire in remote Montrose County fought by hotshot crews
  • Further reaction to SCOTUS ruling on baker's case in Lakewood

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