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HEALTH
10:47 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Tri-County Health Conducts Survey To Understand Community Health Needs

Tri-County Health Network is conducting a survey to try and get a better understanding of community health needs in San Miguel County, Ouray County and the West End.

Lynn Borup is the executive director of Tri-County Health Network, a nonprofit network of medical providers on the Western Slope.

She says the purpose of the survey is to find out what people want out of their health care. Borup says the organization has several methods of getting the survey out to the community.

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NEWS
8:12 am
Mon September 1, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, September 1, 2014

  Newscast

  • Crested Butte is up for whatever
  • St. Mary’s trades up for new helicopter
  • Montrose identifies man shot by police
KVNF
4:00 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

KVNF Celebrates 35 years!

  On Saturday, October 4th, KVNF will be 35 years old. Come celebrate with us!

When: Saturday October 4, 2014 from 6 to midnight

Where: Hotchkiss Memorial Hall What: Live music and dancing

NEWS
6:06 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Crested Butte Up For Whatever

The town of Crested Butte has been in national headlines this week.  The reason is that Bud Light wanted to take over, more or less, the downtown area and host a party for contest winners and film the whole thing for a commercial.  Thursday night, the town council unanimously approved the event.  

KVNF’s Jake Ryan talks with town council member Rolland Mason and business owner Kay Peterson.  They explain why this was so divisive. 

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HEALTH
4:24 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

St. Mary's Hospital Gets A New Chopper

The AStar accommodates one patient, travels at an average speed of 140 miles per hour, and has high altitude capabilities, according to St. Mary's.
Credit St. Mary's Hospital

St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction has a new helicopter in service. 

Flight staff say the Eurocopter AS 350 B3, also known as the AStar, is smaller and faster than the old helicopter. That aircraft has been sold and is now flying around Saudi Arabia doing medical transport.   

KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke to Tom Feller about the AStar. He's a flight nurse for St. Mary's CareFlight. 

 

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HEALTH
12:35 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Suicide Rates High In Colorado, Especially Western Slope

Suicide continues to be a problem in Colorado, statistics from the CDC paint a grim picture.  To learn more, KVNF's Jake Ryan talked with Kristen Jones, a health reporter for Rocky Mountain PBS iNews, who has covered mental health issues in Colorado.

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NEWS
8:19 am
Fri August 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Colorado ranks one of the highest in suicide rates
  • Four companies receive grants to expand business
  • Summit aims to solve water issues
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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 8/29/14

Neptune

"BORING!" said the 5-year-old of the little blue dot appearing through the telescope…

Perhaps at first glance, but considering that Neptune, the 8th planet,  is 30 times farther from the Sun than Earth, it’s actually an amazing sight. At approximately 2.8 billion miles away, it cannot be observed with the un-aided eye.  Seeing the disk and color requires a moderately sized telescope, and a keen-eyed astronomy buff.

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NEWS
2:59 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Four Delta County Businesses Awarded Economic Development Grants

Listen to the report.
Four companies in Delta County recently received economic development grants from the state. Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and International Trade gives out the grants under its Rural Economic Development Initiative Program.

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NEWS
8:17 am
Thu August 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, August 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • A look at the Collbran landslide
  • State lawmakers worry over wildfires despite mild season
  • Local women celebrate anniversary of 19th amendment

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