western colorado http://kvnf.org en A Regional Look At Retail Marijuana http://kvnf.org/post/regional-look-retail-marijuana <p>The first batch of Colorado's recreational marijuana stores <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/marijuana/ci_24828236?source=rss">opened this month on New Years Day</a> in Telluride, Breckenridge and Denver among other places, marking the beginning of what's expected to be a <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/govbeat/wp/2014/01/02/marijuana-legalization-in-colorado-reflects-a-maturing-industry/">multi-million dollar industry.</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:52:02 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20755 at http://kvnf.org A Regional Look At Retail Marijuana Roaring Fork Valley's First Recreational Pot Shop Opens http://kvnf.org/post/roaring-fork-valleys-first-recreational-pot-shop-opens <p>The first recreational marijuana shop west of Breckenridge along I-70 is now open for business in Carbondale.</p><p>KDNK's Ed Williams reports that long lines and high taxes are not deterring a steady stream of customers at the shop, called the Doctor's Garden.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:23:43 +0000 Ed Williams 21099 at http://kvnf.org Roaring Fork Valley's First Recreational Pot Shop Opens Local Motion: Susan Long with the Ouray County Fairgrounds http://kvnf.org/post/local-motion-susan-long-ouray-county-fairgrounds <p>KVNF recently spoke in Ridgway with Susan Long, manager for the Ouray County Fairgrounds as well as the 4-H Events Center for the past eight years.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ms. Long and I spent an afternoon touring the rodeo grounds and talking about the association&#39;s plans to renovate the fairgrounds&#39; historic WWII-era grandstands, as well as the aging announcer&#39;s booth and bucking shoots.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:41:39 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16685 at http://kvnf.org Local Motion: Susan Long with the Ouray County Fairgrounds Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado http://kvnf.org/post/moose-population-healthier-ever-colorado <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Unlike other Western states, Colorado’s moose population is growing. It’s healthier than ever with an estimated 2300 moose across the state. While other states are grappling with why their herds are shrinking, Colorado is studying the population’s fast growth. Aspen Public Radio's Marci Krivonen reports.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Marci Krivonen 14915 at http://kvnf.org Moose Population Healthier Than Ever in Colorado iSeeChange: Fall in August? http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-fall-august <p>Though we’re barely a week into August, some signs of fall have started to appear in western Colorado.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:33:08 +0000 Travis Bubenik 14131 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Fall in August? KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, May 15, 2013. http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-wednesday-may-15-2013 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>April showers: an aberration, not a trend</li><li>Sounds of the High Country: Idaho’s political polarization</li><li>Number of children needing fostering and adoption soars</li><li>Ozone violations in Western Colorado for the first time</li><li>Parachute Leak Update</li><li>Growing A Local Beer, Farm To Glass</li></ul><p> Wed, 15 May 2013 14:48:46 +0000 Brian Cambria 10347 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile http://kvnf.org/post/iseechange-mosquitoes-and-west-nile <p>Last week, the Delta County Health department reported three additional cases of West Nile Virus among residents. That brings the total number of confirmed and suspect human cases of the virus in the county to 20–most of which have resulted in uncomplicated fever. Most of the reported cases have been in the Delta and North Fork areas, and on Saturday, the town of Hotchkiss sprayed to kill adult mosquitoes. For KVNF and the iSeeChange project, Julia Kumari Drapkin takes a closer look at why mosquitoes and West Nile Virus are thriving in a DROUGHT year and whether community efforts to spray late in the season will pay off.</p><p></p><p></p><p><font size="3">Produced by Julia Kumari Drapkin, the iSeeChange project at KVNF is part of&nbsp;Localore, a nationwide&nbsp;production of AIR&nbsp;designed to accelerate transformation and extend public service media to all Americans. &nbsp;&nbsp;KVNF was selected as&nbsp;one of &nbsp;only 10 Localore stations across the country—learn more at <a href="http://airmediaworks.org" target="_blank">airmediaworks.org</a>.&nbsp;Localore is&nbsp;funded by the Corporation for Public&nbsp;Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John T. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.&nbsp;Interactive storytelling partner Zeega co-produced <a href="http://TheAlmanac.org" target="_blank">TheAlmanac.org</a> with iSeeChange.</font></p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:07:22 +0000 Julia Kumari Drapkin 3897 at http://kvnf.org iSeeChange: Mosquitoes and West Nile