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8:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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  • Judge rules against Colorado's gay marriage ban
  • Colorado’s ranking on child well-being report falls
  • NJ Gov. Chris Christie visits to Denver to support Bob Beauprez
  • Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen steps back due to Alzheimer's
  • Cedaredge police officers test body cameras 

NEWS
5:59 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cedaredge Police Officers Testing Body Cameras

Cedaredge police officer Jake Hernandez is wearing a body camera mounted to his sunglasses. The police department is testing the cameras under a pilot program.
Credit Cedaredge Police Department

The Cedaredge police department started testing body cameras on officers last week. 

KVNF’s Laura Palmisano spoke with Cedaredge Police Chief Daniel Sanders about the program. 

PALMISANO: “The Cedaredge Police Department is testing on-body cameras. Can you tell me about that program?”

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NEWS
5:47 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Colorado Ranks In The Middle On Child Well-Being Report

Colorado ranked 22nd this year on the Annie E. Casey Foundation report that assesses child well-being.
Credit Flickr.com/dis_patch

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has released its annual report that assesses child well-being in the United States.

The publication ranked states on overall child welfare in four main categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and community. 

This year Massachusetts, Vermont, and Iowa ranked top on the list for child well-being while Nevada, New Mexico, and Mississippi ranked lowest.

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HEALTH
10:09 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Obamacare Subsidies Rulings Don't Affect Colorado

Two contradictory rulings on Obamacare subsidies don’t affect the Colorado insurance marketplace.

Politico reports one of the U.S. Court of Appeals rulings upholds the subsidies while the other strikes them down for millions of Americans who get coverage under the federal health exchange.

"Here in Colorado we are very fortunate that in 2011 our state legislature on a bipatrisain bases opted to create a state based marketplace," said Linda Gann who works on the Western Slope for Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s exchange.

NEWS
10:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mesa County: Weapons Okay Unless You’re Acting In Hostile Manner

Under an amendment unanimously passed Monday by the Mesa County Board of Commissioners it is okay for anyone to openly carry a weapon or have a concealed weapon if they have a permit on county property unless staff feel a person is acting in a threatening manner. 

The amendment is part of a workplace safety resolution that was approved by the board earlier this year.

The resolution originally barred people from having unauthorized weapons on county property. 

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HEALTH
9:53 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Fruit Recalled at City Market & King Soopers Over Listeria Concern

Peaches and other soft-skinned fruit packed by Wawona Packing Company were recalled Monday from City Market and other King Soopers out of fear the produce could be contaminated with Listeria.
Credit flickr.com/bcostin

A food safety recall has been issued for certain produce sold at City Market and other King Soopers out of fear the fruit could be contaminated with Listeria. 

KVNF's Laura Palmisano spoke with Laura Van Wagenen-Birdsill, an environmental public health specialist for the Colorado Department of Public Health, about the recall.  

PALMISANO: The Colorado Department of Public Health issued a food safety recall Monday. What was recalled?

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NEWS
8:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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  Newscast

  • Produce recalled at City Marker & King Sooper over Listeria concern
  • Weapons okay in Mesa County building unless staff find carrier threatening
  • Anti-Personhood campaign kicks off
  • Judge to issue ruling on gay marriage in Colorado Wednesday
  • U.S. Appeals of Court Rulings On Obamacare Subsidies Don’t Affect Colorado
  • State’s Gubernatorial race narrows
AGRICULTURE
9:27 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Local Motion: An In-Depth Look At What Organic Farming Really Means

Thistle Whistle is a 15-acre farm in Hotchkiss,Colo.
Credit Laura Palmisano

On this week's Local Motion, we’ll be looking at organic farming, and really, what that means.  There are a number of unique certifications that differentiate produce from conventional farming.  It can get a little confusing as to what the word "organic" means, what makes a farm certified USDA organic, and why some farmers choose different programs, or none at all.  

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NEWS
8:12 am
Tue July 22, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

  Newscast

  • Natl. Park Service report: rec. sites contribute millions to Colorado economy
  • Denver Sheriff Gary Wilson steps down amidst allegations of abuse at Denver Jail
  • BLM wants help identifying Gunnison sage-grouse conversation measures
  • Rebranding Colorado as an agritourism destination
ENVIRONMENT
4:37 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

BLM Seeks Comment On Gunnison Sage-Grouse

The Gunnison sage-grouse is being considered for the Endangered Species List.
Credit U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

It is estimated there are 4,800 Gunnison sage-grouse left. The largest population of the species, about 4,000 birds, inhabits the Gunnison Basin. 

The Bureau of Land Management wants the public to help it identify conservation measures to protect the sage-grouse on federal lands in Colorado and Utah.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended the BLM adopt additional conservation measures for the bird.

The comments are due to the BLM by August 22.

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