Who Will Challenge Bennet For His Senate Seat In 2016?

The Republican field to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is still very much up in the air, but some possible contenders have not ruled out entering the race.Bennet's seat is one of 10 Democratic seats across the nation the party must defend in 2016. So far Republicans do not have a clear front-runner. Bright prospects including Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman and Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler have both decided not to run.
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A crowd-sourced reporting project with KVNF that draws on community observations about seasonal shifts in the weather

  • Facebook helps in Grand Junction arrest
  • Initiative nears deadline for health insurance overhaul
  • Burns planned for slash piles near Lake City
  • Ballots sent out today, voting machines tested
  • Entrepreneurs aim to make insects compete with meat

  • Mine spills near Crested Butte
  • Montrose, Mesa County clinics receives grants
  • Water Conservancy District looks to get around TABOR
  • Republican challenger for Sen. Bennett up in the air

Host Jill Spears & gardening experts Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart discuss harvest time issues. Amber calls with a question about broccoli. Lance points out the downsides of consuming "baby greens."  New compost piles are underway.

  • Open records request shows allegations of misconduct for former Delta police chief
  • Health insurance company in jeopardy after federal payment falls through
  • A conversation with Delta hospital’s CEO over clinic closures and openings

If you rise early on these crisp October mornings, you may see an eye-catching planetary sight in our pre-dawn sky. 

Something unusual is happening in America's wilderness — some animals and plants are moving away from their native habitats. The reason is a warming climate. It's getting too hot where they live.

Species that can't migrate may perish, so some biologists say we need to move them. But they admit that's a roll of the dice that violates a basic rule of conservation: If you want to keep the natural world "natural," you don't want to move plants and animals around willy-nilly.

  • Hickenlooper appoints replacement for Mesa County DA
  • Montrose fast-­tracks new city dispatch center
  • State commission to study use of American Indian mascots in schools
  • Some Colorado towns look to rein in oil and gas ahead of state rules

  • Former Delta chief of police received $50K severance package
  • Local organizations hope to create business and resource center in Delta
  • Governor heads aboard on trade mission
  • Demonstration plot help farmers optimizes, prepare for drought
  • Nonprofit announces $20 million prize for CO2 innovation

Black-footed ferrets have "a lot of hair, big bad teeth and a bad-boy attitude," says Kimberly Fraser. She and other federal wildlife officials are re-introducing the rare creatures to the prairie in a suburb of Denver.

"They're a native species. They belong here," says Fraser, an outreach specialist with a program to re-introduce the ferrets in 12 states from Montana to Texas.

  • Marijuana grow operation on public lands found in Montrose County
  • Schools take the fight against bullying into the 21st century
  • Gov. Hickenlooper pushes to develop state’s recreation opportunities



Thursday, Oct. 15th, 6pm at Paonia Town Hall


Anderson East / Delilah / Elektra: A Stand Out release from the Southern R&B/Soul Singer with a real flair.
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