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NEWS
7:56 am
Tue July 7, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

  Newscast

  • New organization will try to combat bullying
  • Interview with Colorado Representative Millie Hamner
  • Mesa County begins construction on new media building
  • Brush Fire caused by 4th of July fireworks
NEWS
8:09 am
Mon July 6, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 6, 2015

Newscast

  • Petition calls for term limits in San Miguel County
  • Recordings of private Grand Junction meeting nonexistent
  • Telluride Medical District buys plot of land for new hospital
  • Conservation Agreement Protects 780 Acres In Unaweep Canyon
  • Rep. Hamner talks with KVNF
  • Legislators talk about the importance of climate change laws
  • Koch Industries focusing on mass incarceration
MUSIC
3:57 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Talkin Music: Sol Driven Train

The 6-piece band from Charleston, SC,  plays in KVNF's Bamboo Room before their show in Ridgway Town Park.

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NEWS
3:50 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Conservation Agreement Protects 780 Acres In Unaweep Canyon

A new conservation agreement with the Mesa Land Trust will permanently protect the 780-acre working West Creek Ranch in Unaweep Canyon.
Credit Josh Duplechain

A new conservation agreement will permanently protect a 780-acre working ranch in the heart of Unaweep Canyon. 

Mesa Land Trust worked for three years to make the deal happen.  

Ilana Moir with the trust describes why the nonprofit wants to preserve West Creek Ranch, which is along the Unaweep-Tabeguache Scenic Byway.

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ENTERTAINMENT
3:41 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

North Fork Storytellers: On the Road part 2

In part 2 of the North Fork Storytellers,  Angus Stocking,  Celia Roberts, Brian Calvert and Dakin Henderson share stories about being on the road.

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MUSIC
3:27 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

Talkin Music: John Bell of Widespread Panic

KVNF DJ Adam Gall speaks with Widespread Panic's  front man before their appearance at The Ride Festival.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:32 pm
Fri July 3, 2015

As the Worm Turns, June 30th

Host Jill Spears & gardeners Lulu Volckhausen & Lance Swigart chat about the onset of summer and what's happening in their gardens, and they take calls from listeners.

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NEWS
8:05 am
Fri July 3, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, July 3, 2015

  Newscast

  • Texting ­And­ Driving Teen Crashes Near Olathe
  • Five Rescued On Colorado River In Grand Junction
  • Deer Injures Woman At National Park Near Montrose
  • New Colorado Laws Go Into Effect
  • Montrose Wants To See Local Aviation Industry Grow
  • Forest Service Aims To Reduce Bear Problems With Backcountry Canisters
WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri July 3, 2015

Western Slope Skies: New Horizons at Pluto

Credit National Aeronautics and Space Administration

On February 18th, 1930, a 24-year-old Kansas farmhand-turned-astronomer made a discovery that forever changed our understanding of the Solar System. On that evening, Clyde Tombaugh, who had grown up on family farms in Illinois and Kansas, discovered Pluto. Tombaugh’s discovery nearly doubled the size of the known solar system overnight.

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NEWS
7:55 am
Thu July 2, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 2, 2015

  Newscast

  • New law bans dangerous hash oil production
  • Fire danger high as grasses dry out across the state        
  • CU Boulder study identifies fracking chemicals that most threaten groundwater
  • Grand Junction meeting records requested by newspaper’s attorney
  • Colorado tries to create new job listing site for potential employees
NEWS
4:17 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Dangerous Hash Oil Production Now Illegal In Colorado

Credit Andres Rodriguez via Flickr

A new law that makes it illegal for individuals to use hazardous materials to make hash oil went into effect on Wednesday.  

Republican Representative Yeulin Willett of Grand Junction co-sponsored the measure. He said it targets ‘home cookers’. 

"We had a problem with explosions all over the state from people trying to manufacture marijuana concentrate using dangerous, explosive, volatile substances such as butane," Willett said. 

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KVNF
2:07 pm
Wed July 1, 2015

Attention Lake City Listeners

Credit www.lakecityswitchbacks.com

KVNF is aware of issues with our Lake City 88.7 translator. Operations Manager Jeff Reynolds will be visiting the site for assessment & possible repairs Monday July 6th. 

In the meantime, please stream us at KVNF.org.

Thank you for your patience!

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COMMUNITY
11:36 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Local Motion: Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

Rainbow trout at the Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery.
Laura Palmisano KVNF

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has 70 fish hatcheries across the country.

In Colorado there are two of these facilities. One is in Leadville. And, the other is outside of the town of Hotchkiss along the banks of the North Fork of the Gunnison River.

This week on the program, we take a tour of the Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery

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NEWS
8:06 am
Wed July 1, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  Newscast

  • Wildfire At Dinosaur National Monument Continues To Burns
  • Hot, Dry Weather Hits Western Colorado
  • Man Dies In Grand Junction After Bicycle Accident
  • Montrose School District Hires New Superintendent
  • City of Delta Narrows Search For City Manager
  • All Points Transit Offers Free Bus Rides In Montrose, Olathe
  • Colorado Sees Record Tourism Year In 2014
  • Highway 133 Cancels  Rockfall Work for Holiday
NEWS
12:17 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Colorado Needle Exchanges Grow To Meet Demand

An example of injecting supplies available at the syringe exchange in Grand Junction.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Needle exchange programs in Colorado are expanding.

The programs are designed to keep illegal drug users from sharing used needles and spreading deadly diseases like HIV and Hepatitis C. And, not too long ago they were illegal in this state. 

Five years ago only one needle exchange operated in Colorado and it was illegal. 

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NEWS
8:01 am
Tue June 30, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  Newscast

  • State Supreme Court ruling could attract better doctors to Western Slope
  • Colorado Needle Exchanges Grow To Meet Demand
  • School Vouchers for religious schools ruled unconstitutional
  • Parents arrested in Minnesota after infants death in Parachute

Editor's Note: A story in this broadcast reported at least 18 states have laws that permit needle exchanges. That is incorrect. At least 17 states and the District of Colombia have laws that permit needle exchanges.

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NEWS
8:00 am
Mon June 29, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 29, 2015

  Newscast

  • DMV sees fee increases for driver’s licenses
  • Motorcycle accidents in Grand Junction
  • Program offers to share cost of weed control
  • Colorado reaction to Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage
  • Hwy 133 closed today
MUSIC
8:27 am
Fri June 26, 2015

Talkin Music: Kristen Ford

Ali Lightfoot speaks with indie rock musician Kristen Ford and plays some songs off her latest EP "Tighten It Up."

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NEWS
8:07 am
Fri June 26, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, June 26, 2015

  Newscast

  • Delta Hospital Withdraws From North Fork Clinics
  • Grand Junction City Manager Resigns
  • Former Olathe Police Chief Indicted Over Ammunition Purchases
  • Mesa County DA Takes Federal Prosecutor Job
  • Meth Bust In Montrose
  • Seven Republican Presidential Hopefuls To Visit Denver
  • 97­Years­Old (Almost) And Still Spinning Tunes On Public Radio
MUSIC
6:17 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

97-Years-Old And Still Spinning Tunes On Public Radio

Felix Belmont, 97, of Paonia, Colorado might be the oldest volunteer DJ in public radio and the maybe world.
Credit Laura Palmisano / KVNF

Guinness World Records lists a 95-year-old woman from Ohio as the world’s oldest professional DJ. However, KVNF’s Felix Belmont turns 97 Sunday, June 28.

Felix has been a volunteer DJ at KVNF for over 35 years.

He hosts a program called Stop Time where he plays big band music from the 20's, 30's and 40's. And, he might just be the oldest volunteer DJ in public radio and...maybe the world.

KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke to Felix ahead of his birthday. 

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:35 pm
Thu June 25, 2015

As the Worm Turns, June 23rd

Brook LeVan
Credit http://sustainablesettings.org

Host Jill Spears is joined by gardeners Lance Swigart, Lulu Volckhausen & special guest Brook LeVan of Sustainable Settings in Carbondale.

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ENTERTAINMENT
10:41 am
Thu June 25, 2015

North Fork Storytellers: On the Road part 1

In part one of the North Fork Storytellers - Eric Goold, Kindra McQuillan, Sam Brown, Sarah Tory and Amber McDaniel share stories about being on the road.

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NEWS
8:00 am
Thu June 25, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, June 25, 2015

  Newscast

  • Montrose County School District faces looming budget deficit
  • State Sen. Ellen Roberts withdraws from possibly running for US Senate
  • Search for city manager for Delta begins again
  • A look into the decision about local energy production and Tri State
NEWS
9:54 am
Wed June 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Newscast

  • New Colorado Supreme Court Justice Appointed
  • Delta Continues Search For New City Manager 
  • Bicycle Tour of Colorado Stops In Hotchkiss
  • Highway 133 Closes For Blasting North Of Paonia
  • BLM Wants Comments On Grand Junction Airport Land Transfer Plan
  • iSeeChange: Mushroom Hunting 

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NEWS
8:01 am
Wed June 24, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Newscast

  • Delta County man diagnosed with infectious disease
  • Two dead, two missing in Colorado rivers over the weekend
  • Judge won’t dismiss case against Grand Junction over panhandling ordinance
  • Birth control program gets another year of funding despite lack of legislative support

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ENVIRONMENT
5:52 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

iSeeChange: Mushrooms Boom This Spring

Handfuls of black morels.
Credit Darcie Rose

The unusually wet spring has made some mushroom foragers very happy. 

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KVNF
3:20 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Take the 2015 KVNF Listener Survey

Every couple of years, KVNF likes to take a survey of its listening community, to better understand the needs and interests of our listeners. When we know what you want to hear, we can serve you so much better.

By taking part in this survey, you are ensuring that your voice is heard in this process. It should only take a few minutes of your time and will help us deliver the best news and music programming for years to come.

Thanks again for helping make KVNF listener powered!

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NEWS
1:41 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Delta County Sees First Human Case Of Tularemia, Health Officials Concerned

Tularemia is caused by bacteria found in the environment. It’s contracted through cuts, insect bites, handing infected animals, eating or drinking contaminated food of water, or by inhaling it.
Credit NRCS Soil Health

A Delta County man is recovering after contracting tularemia. Although it’s the first reported case of the disease on the Western Slope this year, health officials are concerned.

Last year in Colorado 16 people were diagnosed with tularemia.

That's the second highest number of cases in Colorado since 1983 when there were 20 cases, according to the Colorado Department of Health and Environment.

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NEWS
6:27 pm
Mon June 22, 2015

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, June 22, 2015

  Newscast

  • School board OK’s alternative education in Paonia Elementary
  • Parachute allows recreational marijuana
  • Annual local government meeting in Breckenridge wraps up
  • Migratory bird protections may be removed
  • Gas leak causes explosion in Lake City

NEWS
6:18 pm
Fri June 19, 2015

Paonia Could Get Waldorf Focused Education Program

The inspired by Waldorf program would be part of Paonia Elementary.
Credit Laura Palmisano

The Delta County School Board has approved a Waldorf inspired education program in Paonia.

For the past three years, a group of parents and educators in the North Fork Valley have tried to open a Waldorf inspired charter school.  

The school board and the state board of education denied their charter recognition.

However, the group worked with district officials and school administrators to come up with a compromise.

It would create a K-4 program inspired by the Waldorf model at Paonia Elementary School. 

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