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10:16 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Event Celebrates Grand Mesa’s Moose Population

A bull moose.
Credit Kent Miller / NPS

The moose population on the Grand Mesa is growing. The area is home to more than 400 of the large animals.

This Saturday, July 25 is the sixth annual Grand Mesa Moose Day event. It features viewing opportunities and safety tips, informational hikes and activities for kids. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 3 p.m. at the Forest Service Visitor Center atop the mesa.

KVNF's Laura Palmisano to Brad Petch, a senior wildlife biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, to learn more about moose in the state. 

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NEWS
10:07 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Mesa County

Credit Mesa County Health Department

Mosquitoes in Mesa County tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Local officials say this is the first confirmed activity of the virus in area mosquitoes this year. 

However, other counties across Colorado have already reported positive tests to the state health department. 

Jennifer House is a state public health veterinarian.  

"We've recently had an increase in the number of positive mosquitoes," House says. "So far we have been able to find West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes in Boulder, Denver, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld counties."

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NEWS
8:03 am
Fri July 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 24, 2015

  Newscast

  • Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Mesa County
  • State Lawmakers Hold Water Meetings Across Colorado
  • Gunnison Man Sentenced For Damaging Federal Lands In Montrose
  • Event Celebrates Grand Mesa’s Moose Population
NEWS
8:04 am
Thu July 23, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 23, 2015

  Newscast

  • Plane makes emergency landing in Grand Junction
  • Montrose approves separate dispatch center
  • Mesa County man arrested under new child trafficking law
  • Secretary of the Interior fields questions about sage grouse, ColoWyo mine
NEWS
12:06 pm
Wed July 22, 2015

Durango­-Grand Junction Bus Services Marks One Year

Credit SUCAP

This month, marks the one-year anniversary of a regional bus service that connects Durango to Grand Junction. 

The Southern Ute Community Action Programs started Road Runner Stage Lines after Greyhound stopped running the route several years ago. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Clayton Richter, the division director of SUCAP’s Road Runner Transportation, about the service. 


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NEWS
8:04 am
Wed July 22, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 22, 2015

  Newscast

  • Biden Tours Manufacturing Center In Denver, Leads Workforce Roundtable
  • Montrose County Loses Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit
  • Rep. Thurlow Launches 2016 Re-­Election Campaign
  • Durango­-Grand Junction Bus Services Marks One Year
  • Issues Continue With Evaporation Pit In Mesa County
  • Comment Period Extended For Proposed Oil & Gas Project Near Somerset
NEWS
2:10 pm
Tue July 21, 2015

Kids Connect To Nature Through 'Hands-On' Science Camp

Students from Bookcliff Middle School learn about stream ecology.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

In science class students learn about the world around them. However, getting kids to make a connection to nature without them experiencing it firsthand is a challenge. That’s why a Western Slope school district in partnership with a state wildlife agency is taking middle school students to the woods. 

Stacy Lischka, a scientist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, is surrounded by 15 sixth-graders in a forest on the Grand Mesa. 

She's leading them in lesson on stream ecology. The students are looking for macroinvertebrates, animals without a backbone, in Mesa Creek. 

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NEWS
8:04 am
Tue July 21, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

  Newscast

  • Identity of motorcyclist who died over the weekend released
  • Survey highlights problems for long term rentals in ski towns
  • Science program brings students out of the classroom and into the woods
  • Road construction begins in Delta, Montrose Counties
  • Colorado gets a new national monument
  • Glenwood Springs wildfire under control
ARTS
1:28 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

What's Next For The Creamery Arts Center?

An art class taught by Suki Strong at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.
Credit Creamery Arts Center

The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss is closing after nearly a decade of operation in the North Fork Valley.

The nonprofit will shut its doors in August. However, this isn’t the end for it. 

Joanne and Linda Tullis, who founded the arts center and own the building, plan on reopening it under a new business plan.  

Pennie Alexander, the Creamy's current co-manager and co-director, says the center will close for the winter, but reopen in the spring with new hours and art offerings and a coffee shop. 

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NEWS
12:54 pm
Mon July 20, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 20, 2015

Newscast

  • News rules proposed for coal mines
  • Revenue Silver Mine owner defaults on payments
  • Waldorf type school in Paonia now officially a reality
  • Two deceased campers identified, carbon monoxide poisoning a possibility
  • CDC Issues Guidelines For Backyard Chicken Flocks
  • What's next for the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss?

KVNF LIVE
6:01 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

KVNF Live! - Humming House with Intuit, 7/9/15

Credit Jeff Reynolds

2015 Ridgway Summer Concert Series, Week 2 - Humming House with Intuit

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MUSIC
1:47 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Talkin Music: The Blackberry Bushes

The Blackberry Bushes are a Bluegrass and Americana Stringband from Seattle WA.  They stopped by the KVNF studios to play some tunes before their show in Ridgway.

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COMMUNITY
10:30 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Local Motion: Art Partners

Art Partners is a program where area youth, who are interested  in art, are matched with a mentor from the community.  Julianne Johnson, who is an Art Partners case manager in Delta county and her youth partner, Erin Johnston tell us about the program.

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NEWS
7:56 am
Fri July 17, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 17, 2015

  Newscast

  • Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Visits Colorado
  • Lightning Suspected Cause Of Two Deaths In Aspen Backcountry
  • Authorities Continue Search For Man Who Attacked Ouray Officers
  • Gas Pipeline Proposed For Public Lands In Mesa County
  • Grand Junction Wants Direct Flights To West Coast, L.A
  • Palisade To Get Bike Skills Park
  • City Of Montrose Tries Diagonal Parking Experiment
WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Western Slope Skies: Astronomy From Your Backyard

Credit "Astronomy Amateur 3 V2" by Halfblue at the English language Wikipedia. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Astronomy_Amateur_3_V2.jpg#/media/File:Astronomy_Amateur_3_V2.jpg

By definition, Astronomy is a natural science which is the study of celestial objects.

It all started with humans looking at the night sky with just their eyes, and contemplating all those gleaming lights above them.

Today there is the Hubble Space Telescope which brings us brilliant photos of far off galaxies, space probes reaching out and sending back images of planets, asteroids and comets, and huge land based telescopes, that since Galileo’s time have grown from 1.5 centimeters, to 1 meter, to 10 meters in diameter.

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NEWS
12:17 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Newscast

  • Colorado DMV fee changes go into effect
  • Meeting educates public on plan to tackle beetle kill
  • Ride Festival doubles attendance over last year
  • Forest Service makes hard bear proof containers mandatory for campers
  • Lawmakers consider moving state fair from Pueblo

NEWS
2:16 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Colorado DMV Fee Changes Go Into Effect

A breakdown of the DMV fee changes.
Credit Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles

As of Wednesday, it’s more expensive to get a driver’s license in Colorado.

The Colorado Division Motor Vehicles raised fees for driver services across the board.

It’s now $25 to get a driver’s license. It went up by four bucks. 

It also used to be free to retake the knowledge test or the driving skills test. Now, people have to pay to redo those exams. 

Additionally, the price of a license for an undocumented immigrant increased to about $80, nearly $30 more than last year. 

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:28 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

As the Worm Turns, July 14th

Rancho del Gallo Farm, Paonia
Credit Rancho del Gallo Farm

Host Jill Spears welcomes her regular guest gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart, plus special guest Caren von Gontard of Rancho del Gallo Farm in Paonia. Caren is a proponent of biodynamic & homeodynamic farming techniques.  She is also involved in bringing Enzo Nastati from Eureka Institute in Italy to the Western Slope for a seminar in August.

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NEWS
7:57 am
Wed July 15, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

  Newscast

  • Fire Officials: WCCC Blaze Suspicious, Under Investigation
  • Two Ouray Officers Injured In Attack, Authorities Searching For Suspect
  • Former Olathe Police Chief Appears In Court
  • Woman Sentenced For Stealing Funds From Eagle County
  • Earned Income Tax Credit Triggered For Colorado Residents
  • iSeeChange: Cicadas In Of The West
KVNF Fiji Raffle
9:35 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Win a Vacation for 2 to Fiji!

Your dream of a tropical vacation to banish the winter blues is about to come true! KVNF is holding a raffle for a 7 day/6 night trip to the Koro Sun Resort, Fiji's premier adventure resort on the island of Vanua Levu. Enjoy an authentic Fiji experience with what Conde Nast calls "the friendliest people on earth."

The trip includes:

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ENVIRONMENT
5:28 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

iSeeChange: Cicadas Of The West

Okanagana Cicada
Credit flickr user ashrunner

Denise Weaver lives in Sanborn Park, near Norwood, Colorado. Weaver and her husband have lived there for 10 years.  For the first time this spring, they heard something they were a little unfamiliar with: some sort of humming coming from the pine trees.  They investigated, and described finding locusts. 

Denise asked around, and eventually a local farmer said that they were cicadas, and not to be worried at all.  Still, she had some questions. 

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NEWS
7:59 am
Tue July 14, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

  Newscast

  • Waldorf school close to becoming reality in Paonia
  • CDOT begins transit system from Denver to Glenwood Springs
  • Food Bank in Grand Junction begins looks for new home
  • Time capsule discovered in Lake City
  • Commissioners fight for grazing, roads in BLM area
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NEWS
3:15 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Waldorf-Inspired Education Program In Paonia Moves Forward

Paonia Elementary School
Credit Laura Palmisano

A Waldolf-inspired education program in Paonia is a step closer to reality. 

The proposed North Fork School of Integrated Studies has enough students signed up to move forward. 

Delta County Assistant Superintendent Kurt Clay says it will be a school within a school. 

"We are looking at trying to combine that within Paonia Elementary School as a different program or different option for students in the North Fork Valley," said Clay. 

Intent to enroll forms for the K-4 program were due earlier this month. 

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NEWS
8:03 am
Mon July 13, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 13, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta Commissioners Support Protecting Some North Fork Lands From Oil & Gas Development
  • City Of Montrose Could Create Its Own Regional Dispatch Center
  • Grand Junction Fire Marshal Wants Charges In July Fourth Brush Fire
  • Troop Reductions Spare Much of Fort Carson
  • Colorado Entrepreneur Works To Build A Better Bike Helmet
AS THE WORM TURNS
4:12 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

As the Worm Turns, July 7th

Credit Suze Smith

Another lively conversation about gardening issues with host Jill Spears & gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart.

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MUSIC
11:14 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Talkin Music: Humming House

The Nashville based band stops by the KVNF studios to play some music and talk with Ali Lightfoot before their show in Ridgway town park.

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MUSIC
11:02 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Talkin Music: Otis Taylor

Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat, the new album from visionary roots music songwriter and bandleader Otis Taylor.  KVNF's DJ Geitz catches up with Otis about the album and his upcoming visit to the North Fork for the Celebrate the Fork concert.

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NEWS
7:55 am
Fri July 10, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 10, 2015

  Newscast

  • Marijuana grow operation shut down near Cedaredge
  • Unusual July brings cold temps, rain for rest of summer
  • DMEA reacts to outages over past week
  •  A push for solar in Colorado's North Fork Valley
NEWS
5:26 pm
Thu July 9, 2015

A Push For Solar In Colorado's North Fork Valley

Mounts that will eventually support solar panels on this roof in Delta County, Colorado.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

A few years ago, a grassroots program started in Portland to encourage people to adopt solar power. That idea spread across the county and inspired similar initiatives like one in a rural community in western Colorado. 

A crew of six is working to install mounts for solar panels on a residential rooftop in Delta County. 

This home sits atop a mesa that overlooks the North Fork Valley. And, it’s the first to get a sun-powered system through a local pro-solar campaign.  

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