razorback sucker, fish
Laura Palmisano

Endangered Fish Recovery In The Colorado River Basin

Some native fish in the Colorado River and its tributaries are struggling to stay afloat. Invasive species, dams and water diversions all complicate the recovery of endangered fish in those waterways. One long-standing program ties together federal and state agencies with regional groups to help these cold-blooded creatures make a comeback.
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A crowd-sourced reporting project with KVNF that draws on community observations about seasonal shifts in the weather

  •   Lake City prepares for a special election
  • Agencies band together to save Colorado native fishes
  • November wildfire destroys structures, causes evacuations
  • Montrose warrant stop ends in suicide

  •  Time bank hits milestone
  • Officials fight to lower CMU suicide rate
  • Republican lawmakers petition to keep refugees out, but some don’t sign on
  • Gas pries continue to drop ahead of holiday travel
  • Voter turnout dips for 2015

  • Roadless Rule Exemption back on track
  • Counties conflicted over pay raises
  • Officials warn about stomach virus spreading
  • Longer growing seasons could mean good news and bad news for growers

DMEA, Delta Montrose Electric Association, Marv Ballantyne
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

The Delta Montrose Electric Association hosted an energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss on Tuesday night.

About 45 people attend the forum at Hotchkiss Memorial Hall.

DMEA set up informational tables about energy efficiency programs the co-op offers such as rebates for LED light bulbs and energy efficient appliances.  

There was even an interactive display where people rode a stationary bike to see how much energy it took to light up an incandescent bulb versus an LED one.  

  • Montrose mental health center awarded $600K
  • Reward for information about area cattle killers
  • Health insurance meeting brings some answers, more questions
  • Water plan for state unveiled

NPS photo by Neal Herbert - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Today I am going to discuss a few simple tips that will allow you to take pictures of the night sky.  These may not compare with professional images, but they will be YOUR images!

  • Hickenlooper defends Syrian refugee policy
  • Delta County Library Board responds after district director leaves
  • Norwood woman seriously injured in backcountry snowmobile accident
  • BLM releases draft EIS for White River National Forest oil & gas leases
  • BLM recommends cancelling 17 oil & gas leases on Roan Plateau
  • DMEA hosts energy efficiency forum in Hotchkiss

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot explores various viewpoints,  the history and current laws for sex education in the US.   Hear interviews with faith-based abstinence until marriage advocate Shelly Donahue and Andie Lyons an advocate for comprehensive sexual education from Colorado Youth Matter.   A Paonia High School student also shares her perspective. 

  • Child advocacy center in Montrose receives national accreditation
  • SMPA partners with Nucla, Naturita, Norwood on LED lighting
  • Arch Coal considers bankruptcy
  • Hillary Clinton's plan for coal country

  • Power outages affect DMEA customers
  • More snow forecasted for Western Slope
  • Shepherds get minimum wage increase
  • Hickenlooper says Colorado open to Syrian refugees
  • Local control over oil and gas development considered



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Nov 11- Dec 11

Sugar's Pick November 23rd, 2015

Sugar's Pick November 23rd, 2015: Stick Figure / Set In Stone / Ruffwood: Written, produced & recorded by self taught musician Scott Woodruff, The Roots/Dub/Reggae CD stands out as a sonic journey and deserves a listen.
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Special Series: Stories From The Karen Refugee Community In Delta, Colo.

saw peter, karen refugees
Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Refugee From Myanmar Leads The Way For Others In Rural Colorado

Saw Peter is Karen. That’s an ethnic group in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. And for more than 100 Karen refugees in rural Delta, Colo., he’s the go-to person for advice, translation and other essential information. Like the other refugees in this community, life hasn’t been easy for Peter. As a young man, he smuggled his family to Malaysia because the government in Myanmar seized their farm and threatened to kill them.
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Donate your old car to KVNF

Have an elderly vehicle that we could take off your hands? Why deal with the hassle of having it towed and scrapped? We'll handle it all, and the funds earned will be a nonprofit donation to KVNF!