Regional News http://kvnf.org en Russell Stover Candies Bought By Swiss Chocolate Company Lindt http://kvnf.org/post/russell-stover-candies-bought-swiss-chocolate-company-lindt <p></p><p>Russell Stover Candies has been bought by Swiss chocolate company Lindt &amp; Sprüngli. The purchase was announced earlier this month.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Russell Stover has two factories in Kansas, one in Texas, and one in Montrose, Colorado.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The purchase makes Lindt the number three chocolate manufacturer in North American, according to the announcement.</span></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:54:23 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29439 at http://kvnf.org Russell Stover Candies Bought By Swiss Chocolate Company Lindt Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal http://kvnf.org/post/dollar-tree-buy-family-dollar-85-billion-deal With Dollar Tree's agreement to purchase Family Dollar on Monday, two of the United States' biggest discount stores are coming together in a deal estimated at $8.5 billion in cash and stock.<p><a href="http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/dollar-tree-to-buy-family-dollar-for-8-5-billion/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHeadline&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0"><em>The New York Times</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"The deal comes amid pressure on Family Dollar by the activist investor Carl C. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 29435 at http://kvnf.org Dollar Tree To Buy Family Dollar In $8.5 Billion Deal 20,000-acre Alkali Fire contained http://kvnf.org/post/20000-acre-alkali-fire-contained <p>The Alkali Fire northwest of Craig has burned more than 20,000 acres.&nbsp;</p><p>Officials said the fire is now fully contained.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The wildfire started Wednesday and the cause of it is still under investigation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lynn Barclay with Bureau of Land Management said the fire is burning sagebrush and grass.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:03:55 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29359 at http://kvnf.org Personhood's Third Attempt Seeps Into Colorado's Close Senate Race http://kvnf.org/post/personhoods-third-attempt-seeps-colorados-close-senate-race Colorado voters will once again decide on an amendment that would give unborn babies the same constitutional and legal rights as a person. The measure is bringing out some familiar faces – it’s also impacting one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country.<p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:47:50 +0000 Bente Birkeland 29358 at http://kvnf.org Personhood's Third Attempt Seeps Into Colorado's Close Senate Race Advocacy Group Looks To Forest Service Solution http://kvnf.org/post/advocacy-group-looks-forest-service-solution <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="The group working to protect the Thompson Divide area from natural gas development is awaiting a Forest Service plan." data-attribution="Credit savethethompsondivide.org" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kajx/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/TDC_slide_aerial.jpg" alt="" /><p>Natural Gas drilling in an area near Carbondale known as the Thompson Divide is still a possibility, despite protest from many local residents. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:19:11 +0000 Marci Krivonen 29342 at http://kvnf.org Advocacy Group Looks To Forest Service Solution Mtn. Lion Struck Near Hotchkiss, Colorado State Patrol Fails To Report It To Parks & Wildlife http://kvnf.org/post/mtn-lion-struck-near-hotchkiss-colorado-state-patrol-fails-report-it-parks-wildlife <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Colorado State Patrol has a failed to report a vehicle hitting a mountain lion near </span>Hotchkiss<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sunday to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A mountain lion was reportedly hit by an SUV outside of </span>Hotchkiss<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sunday.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kathy </span>Linnell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Paonia resident, said she struck the cat on Highway 92.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:47:56 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29339 at http://kvnf.org Mtn. Lion Struck Near Hotchkiss, Colorado State Patrol Fails To Report It To Parks & Wildlife Mesa County Confirms Case Of Hantavirus http://kvnf.org/post/mesa-county-confirms-case-hantavirus <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Mesa County Health Department said a child who lives in the county is being treated for hantavirus.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The boy was transported to Denver over the weekend for treatment, according to a release from the county.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hantavirus is a rodent-borne illness mainly carried by deer mice in Colorado and other Four-Corner states. It can be deadly</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:06:31 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29336 at http://kvnf.org Mesa County Confirms Case Of Hantavirus Food Products Recalled From Whole Foods Over Listeria Concern http://kvnf.org/post/food-products-recalled-whole-foods-over-listeria-concern <p>The Colorado Department of Public Health said products made in-store at Whole Foods in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, New Mexico, and Utah are being recalled over concern the food could be contaminated with Listeria.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whole Foods Market Peach Salsa and Peach Goat Medallion products sold between June </span>1<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and July </span>21<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;have been recalled.</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:21:04 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29334 at http://kvnf.org Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/shades-middle-ages-plague-popped-china-and-colorado The plague isn't just something you read about in medieval history books.<p>This past week, five cases were reported: four in Colorado and one in China.<p>The Colorado residents <a href="http://www.cpr.org/node/115543">were diagnosed</a> after coming into contact with an infected dog.<p>According to Chinese officials, <a href="http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1557217/china-seals-entire-city-gansu-after-resident-dies-bubonic-plague">parts of a city</a> in northern China were quarantined for nine days, and 151 people were put under close observation after a man died of the disease last Wed Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:47:00 +0000 29284 at http://kvnf.org Shades Of The Middle Ages: The Plague Popped Up In China And Colorado Cedaredge Police Officers Testing Body Cameras http://kvnf.org/post/cedaredge-police-officers-testing-body-cameras <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Cedaredge police department started testing body cameras on officers last week.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke with Cedaredge Police Chief Daniel Sanders about the program.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">PALMISANO: “The </span>Cedaredge<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Police Department is testing on-body cameras. Can you tell me about that program?”</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:59:44 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29258 at http://kvnf.org Cedaredge Police Officers Testing Body Cameras