Capitol Coverage http://kvnf.org en Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal http://kvnf.org/post/colorado-democrats-strike-down-background-check-repeal The gun debate that riveted the state capitol in 2013, once again took center stage Monday. Fewer people came to the capitol to testify on a key gun bill than the last round, but emotions were still strong.<p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:58:51 +0000 Bente Birkeland 21858 at http://kvnf.org Colorado Democrats Strike Down Background Check Repeal Later Bar Hours On Tap At The Colorado Capitol http://kvnf.org/post/later-bar-hours-tap-colorado-capitol Could closing time change for your local watering hole? That's a statehouse proposal under consideration, allowing Colorado communities to decide whether to extend bar hours. Some feel a change to the law could do more harm than good.<p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:54:54 +0000 Bente Birkeland 21638 at http://kvnf.org Later Bar Hours On Tap At The Colorado Capitol Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires http://kvnf.org/post/aggressive-proposals-aside-colorado-legislature-still-looks-address-wildfires Helping prevent and fight wildfires is one of the top priorities for Colorado lawmakers in both parties this session, but so far they’re only proposing minor policy changes.<p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:53:17 +0000 Bente Birkeland 21457 at http://kvnf.org Aggressive Proposals Aside, Colorado Legislature Still Looks To Address Wildfires Colorado Legislature Opens 2014 With A Call For Collaboration Rather Than Confrontation http://kvnf.org/post/colorado-legislature-opens-2014-call-collaboration-rather-confrontation As the 2014 legislative session opened Wednesday, newly elected state Senate President Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora) – the second woman to hold the position – urged lawmakers to problem solve and skip the shouting matches in her opening day speech.<p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:08:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20772 at http://kvnf.org Colorado Legislature Opens 2014 With A Call For Collaboration Rather Than Confrontation KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-tuesday-december-24-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>State Democratic Leaders Won't Push Major Policy Changes</li><li>Grand Junction Airport Investigation Continues as Lawsuit is Filed</li><li>Colorado Issues First Ever Retail Pot Licenses</li><li>Colorado State University Researchers Take Part in Oil &amp; Gas Studies Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:51:50 +0000 Brian Cambria 20229 at http://kvnf.org Colorado's Growth, Employment Positive Heading Into 2014 http://kvnf.org/post/colorados-growth-employment-positive-heading-2014 There’s good news for Colorado’s economy going into 2014, the latest economic forecast is projecting solid growth. The state’s employment rate also continues to grow faster than the nation’s.<p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 00:20:15 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20172 at http://kvnf.org Colorado's Growth, Employment Positive Heading Into 2014 Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws http://kvnf.org/post/following-arapahoe-lawmakers-reflect-gun-laws Once again, Colorado lawmakers are heading into a legislative session following a school shooting.<p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 16:14:00 +0000 Bente Birkeland 20073 at http://kvnf.org Following Arapahoe, Lawmakers Reflect On Gun Laws KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-december-11-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>BLM Finds Temp Location for Gunnison Office after Fire</li><li>Experts Examine Cost of Natural Disasters</li><li>Forget the Golf Course, Developers Use Farming to Sell Suburban Homes</li><li>Grand Junction Airport Authority Members Looking into Fraud Allegations Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:15:00 +0000 Travis Bubenik 19747 at http://kvnf.org As Hollywood Goes Digital, Colo. Hopes To Save Rural Theaters http://kvnf.org/post/hollywood-goes-digital-colo-hopes-save-rural-theaters Theater projectors are going where most of the dazzling special effects in summer blockbusters have gone: All digital. In 2014, Hollywood will no longer release movies on traditional film stock. Theaters must convert or be forced to close – including those in rural Colorado.<p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:36:31 +0000 Bente Birkeland 18800 at http://kvnf.org As Hollywood Goes Digital, Colo. Hopes To Save Rural Theaters KVNF Regional Newscast, Wednesday, November 13, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-wednesday-november-13-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>State Lawmakers to Review Bills on Water, Wildfire, &amp; Poverty</li><li>Ruptured Pipe Leaks Contaminated Water at&nbsp;Cañon&nbsp;City Uranium Mill</li><li>Pitkin County Tracking Changes to Forests</li><li>Republican Lawmakers Criticize Patagonia's Involvement in Fracking Debate Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:41:37 +0000 Travis Bubenik 18533 at http://kvnf.org