POLITICS http://kvnf.org en DMEA Candidates Discuss Future of Electricity in the Area http://kvnf.org/post/dmea-candidates-discuss-future-electricity-area <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">An attentive audience at the DMEA building in Montrose Wednesday night got a glimpse into the inner workings of the 75-year-old co-op as six candidates squared off for three seats on the governing board. The Delta Montrose Electrical Association has about 33,000 customers in Delta and Montrose Counties who elect the nine paid board members who serve three-year terms.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 19:59:02 +0000 Marty Durlin 10414 at http://kvnf.org DMEA Candidates Discuss Future of Electricity in the Area The Mystic's Almanac - Lincoln's Leadership http://kvnf.org/post/mystics-almanac-lincolns-leadership <p><em>Aired Sunday, Dec. 16th, 2012</em></p><p>Abraham Lincoln's visionary leadership was "for the people."<br> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Dr. Judith Boice 4013 at http://kvnf.org The Mystic's Almanac - Lincoln's Leadership Historic Number of LGBT Lawmakers Elected http://kvnf.org/post/historic-number-lgbt-lawmakers-elected <p></p><p>During the November 6th election, Americans elected more gay and lesbian lawmakers than ever before. And in states like Wisconsin, Oregon and Colorado, gay and lesbian officials will hold some of the highest positions of power. Bente Birkeland takes a closer look at what’s driving the change.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:15:34 +0000 Bente Birkeland 3649 at http://kvnf.org Historic Number of LGBT Lawmakers Elected Civil Unions Impact on Statehouse http://kvnf.org/post/civil-unions-impact-statehouse <p>Civil unions supporters in Colorado won big during last week’s election – successfully targeting and ousting three Republican lawmakers over their opposition to civil unions. And as Bente Birkeland reports, many in the GOP feel the issue contributed to their losses.</p><p> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:14:30 +0000 Bente Birkeland 2853 at http://kvnf.org Civil Unions Impact on Statehouse Votes Differ Across Western Slope http://kvnf.org/post/votes-differ-across-western-slope <p>Colorado once again backed Barack Obama in this year’s election, part of his swing state sweep in his successful bid for re-election. Statewide, Coloradans also approved all three ballot measures, including a controversial one legalizing recreational marijuana. But voters on the Western Slope don’t all agree. Ariana Brocious took a closer look at some of the election results in the KVNF listening area, and reports that opinions vary.</p><p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 16:32:14 +0000 Ariana Brocious 14227 at http://kvnf.org Votes Differ Across Western Slope KVNF Local Election Results http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-election-results-0 <p><strong>On the Western Slope</strong>, Republican incumbent Scott Tipton kept his seat with 54 percent of the vote, with Democrat Sal Pace coming up close with 41% of the vote.<br><br>Here are the results for the Colorado state house races in our area:</p><p>In <strong>District 61</strong>, Democratic incumbent Millie Hamner kept her seat in a very tight race, getting just 50% of the vote over Republican Debra Irvine, Independent Kathleen Curry, and Libertarian Ellen Temby and American Constitutionalist Robert Petrowsky.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 16:59:21 +0000 Ariana Brocious 14853 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Local Election Results Republicans Have Early Voting Edge http://kvnf.org/post/republicans-have-early-voting-edge <p>Today is Election Day. As of yesterday, Republicans in Colorado held a 2-point lead in early voting. The trend marks a contrast from the presidential election of four years ago when Democrats had the early voting edge. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.</p><p></p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 17:55:42 +0000 Bente Birkeland 2530 at http://kvnf.org Republicans Have Early Voting Edge Presidential Ground Game Heats Up http://kvnf.org/post/presidential-ground-game-heats <p>Both presidential campaigns are working overtime in the home stretch to try to mobilize their bases and get voters to the polls. In Colorado, where the race is seen as a tossup, the ground game will be especially important. Bente Birkeland talked with grassroots volunteers from both campaigns out on the front lines.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 20:14:32 +0000 Bente Birkeland 2478 at http://kvnf.org Presidential Ground Game Heats Up The Mystic's Almanac - Votes for Humans http://kvnf.org/post/mystics-almanac-votes-humans <p></p><p>Although I have no illusions about a candidate revolutionizing my world, I still will be exercising the privilege of voting.</p><p></p><p><em>By Dr. Judith Boice</em></p><p></p><p> Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Dr. Judith Boice 2391 at http://kvnf.org The Mystic's Almanac - Votes for Humans Gas company funds Super PAC to support Tipton http://kvnf.org/post/gas-company-funds-super-pac-support-tipton <p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.8113774914903137" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">A new report shows tens of thousands of dollars in super PAC money going to the re-election campaign of Republican Congressman Scott Tipton. One of those PACs, the report says, has a single source of funding, a drilling company with controversial leases in the Roaring Fork Valley. </span></p><p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 16:12:51 +0000 Luke Runyon 2264 at http://kvnf.org Gas company funds Super PAC to support Tipton