Western Slope http://kvnf.org en Colorado Unemployment Continues To Fall http://kvnf.org/post/colorado-unemployment-continues-fall <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent in June. It's below the national average of 6.1 percent.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said the last time the state's unemployment rate was 5.5 percent or lower was October 2008 when the rate was 5.3 percent.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:40:04 +0000 Laura Palmisano 29026 at http://kvnf.org Colorado Unemployment Continues To Fall Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-kvnfs-regional-news-roundup <p></p><p>On this week's <a href="http://kvnf.org/programs/local-motion"><em>Local Motion</em></a>&nbsp;we are trying something new: showcasing our news team.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Patricia </span>Naft<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the voice of </span>KVNF's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> morning regional&nbsp;newscast, hosts the program that features six original stories by our news director Laura </span>Palmisano<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and news producer Jake Ryan. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:57:00 +0000 Laura Palmisano 28865 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: KVNF's Regional News Roundup Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? http://kvnf.org/post/will-war-rural-colorado-play-ballot-box There’s often a divide between Colorado’s rural lawmakers and those representing larger communities along the urban Front Range. That dynamic was apparent during the 2014 legislative session with Republicans routinely blaming Democrats for waging what they said is a "war on rural Colorado."<p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Bente Birkeland 27718 at http://kvnf.org Will The 'War On Rural Colorado' Play At The Ballot Box? iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-colorado-fruit-growers-harness-wind-water-and-fire-save-harvest <p></p><p><em>iSeeChange</em> had the great pleasure of meeting two climate adaptation storytellers this summer, Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein. 1 car, 2 girls, and 3 months to travel across America and tell stories about the Great American Adaptation to climate change. After reading<em> iSeeChange </em>posts about frosts on the <a href="http://thealmanac.org/year.php">Almanac, </a>they set out to talk to fruit farmers in the North Fork Valley. Here's what they found.</p><p>---</p><p><strong>Paonia &amp; Hotchkiss, CO</strong></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:37:39 +0000 Kirsten Howard and Allie Goldstein 14543 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Colorado Fruit Growers Harness Wind, Water, and Fire to Save Harvest