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AS THE WORM TURNS
1:42 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Tuesday, Oct. 28th

Credit Suze Smith

KVNF's gardening gurus discuss late fall chores & take calls about storing root crops, etc.

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NEWS
11:09 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Last Day For Boating In Ridgway State Park

Zebra Mussels from the Great Lakes
Credit Environmental Protection Agency

The last day for boating in Ridgway State Park is this Friday, Halloween.  From November first all the way until March, the lake will be closed to motorized craft.  As Kirstin Copeland, the park manager explains, it has less to do with the boat’s occupants, and more to do with their stowaways.

The boat ramp at Ridgway has a season to it after 2009 when we started needing to do education and inspection for aquatic invasive species, like zebra mussels," says Kirstin, "for budgetary reasons we could only staff those for the predominant use season, and not the fringe season."

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NEWS
10:16 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Montrose Asks To Skip Testing

The Montrose School District is sending a message to the state about mandatory testing, but it looks like it will be a largely symbolic move. 

The school board passed a resolution requesting a five year waiver from state mandatory testing.  The two tests they're concerned about are the CMAST (Colorado Measure of Academic Standards) and the PARK.

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NEWS
8:11 am
Thu October 30, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

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  • Bowie lays off 150 workers
  • Montrose School District asks to get out of state testing
  • Ridgway State Park closes boat ramp
  • Voting issues draw state attention
NEWS
5:03 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Bowie Coal Mine In Colorado Lays Off 150 Workers

Credit NPS

Bowie Resource Partners says it has eliminated 150 jobs at the Bowie #2 coal mine near Paonia.

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COMMUNITY
12:11 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Local Motion: Domestic Violence Awareness

Purple ribbons are used to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness.
Credit flickr.com/umainestudentaffairs

On this week's Local Motion we are observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 


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NEWS
8:11 am
Wed October 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Scores are released for Western Slope schools
  • Mesa County set to OK ATV’s on county roads
  • Carbondale sees new marijuana testing lab
NEWS
4:34 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

New Colo. K-12 Tests Yield Marginal Results

Scores from Colorado’s new social studies and science tests for K-12 students show mixed results.

The exams have five rankings.

For science, 34 percent of Colorado’s fifth graders and 32 percent of eighth graders scored in the highest range.

However, statewide 32 percent of fourth graders and 45 percent of seventh graders scored in the lowest range on the social studies test.

The exams were taken by students last school year.

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NEWS
10:51 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Cuts Ahead for San Miguel Transit

Although it’s been years since the housing bubble burst, its ripples are still being felt. 

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NEWS
8:14 am
Tue October 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

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  • Sounds from Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival
  • Public transit being cut in San Miguel County
  • Hickenlooper and Beaprez have one last face off

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