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NEWS
5:38 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Millennials Are Moving To Colorado For Work And Play

Megan McMillan moved to Colorado and started her own business.
Credit Laura Palmisano

Millennials are on the move. People in their 20’s and early 30’s are the most migratory demographic in the United States, according to demographers and economists.

Megan MacMillan moved to Colorado from Canada four years ago. She’s 34 years old and just found out she’s a millennial.

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KVNF LIVE
4:23 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

KVNF Live! - Paper Bird, with Chimney Choir, 7/3/14

Week 1 of the 2014 Ridgway Concert Series

Paper Bird is a seven-piece Indie Folk/Baroque Pop band based in Denver, Colorado. The band is composed of sisters Genny and Esme Patterson (both vocals), brother and sister Mark (drums) and Sarah Anderson (vocals and cornet/trumpet), Paul DeHaven (guitar), and Caleb Summeril (Bass, Banjo, Guitar).

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COMMUNITY
2:06 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Pass the Mic: Hearing Hinsdale

Hearing Hinsdale:  An Oral History of Mining  was a six-week summer camp that took place in 2013.  It was designed to capture the stories of community members involved in historic and current mining activities in Hinsdale County.  The reporters,  ages 10 to 14,  collected oral histories of residents who have worked in three mines critical to Hinsdale County's growth.  The program mirrored KVNF's  Pass the Mic youth radio program.

Interviews include:

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NEWS
8:13 am
Tue July 29, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

  Newscast

  • Update on Alkali Fire & Elk Springs Fire Near Craig
  • EPA holds Clean Power Plan public hearings in Denver
  • CO Attorney General Asks State Supreme Court to stop Boulder County same-sex marriages
  • Hundreds of unaccompanied Central American kids released to Colorado sponsors
  • Denver looks outside of city to for advise on sheriff’s department
  • Bear cubs captured in Crawford, mother bear not seen 
ENVIRONMENT
5:50 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Bear Cubs Trapped In Crawford

A mother bear and her two cubs were causing trouble around Crawford, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

J. Wenum, the game manager for the North Fork Valley and Gunnison Basin, said the bears were reported last week. 

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KVNF Fiji Raffle
3:22 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

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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NEWS
11:52 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Leftover Colorado Big-Game Hunting Licenses Go On Sale Aug. 5

Leftover big-games licenses for elk and other animals go on sale Aug 5.
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Colorado Parks and Wildlife said it has plenty of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 season.

The agency said it has about 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn, and 1,800 bear licenses for the fall hunting season. 

Joe Lewandowski, a spokesman for Parks and Wildlife, said the deadline to apply for big-game licenses was in April. He said most hunters don’t get their first choice and the agency usually have leftover licenses available for purchase.

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NEWS
10:54 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Russell Stover Candies Bought By Swiss Chocolate Company Lindt

Swiss chocolate company Lindt has purchased Russell Stover Candies, which had a factory in Montrose.
Credit Flickr.com/dlifson

Russell Stover Candies has been bought by Swiss chocolate company Lindt & Sprüngli. The purchase was announced earlier this month. 

Russell Stover has two factories in Kansas, one in Texas, and one in Montrose, Colorado.

The purchase makes Lindt the number three chocolate manufacturer in North American, according to the announcement.

KVNF tried to reach Russell Stover to comment on the acquisition and see how it will affect the factory in Montrose. The company has yet to respond to the request.

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NEWS
8:20 am
Mon July 28, 2014

KVNF Regional Newscast: Monday, July 28, 2014

  Newscast

  • Elks Springs Fire
  • Update on Alkali Fire burning northwest of Craig
  • Lindt & Sprüngli Buys Russell Stover Candies
  • Personhood proposal impacts Colorado U.S. Senate race
  • Christie, governors on immigrant kids, Republican image
  • Colorado Parks & Wildlife Has Plenty Of Leftover Fall Hunting Licenses 
ENVIRONMENT
5:03 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

20,000-acre Alkali Fire contained

The Alkali Fire northwest of Craig has burned more than 20,000 acres. 

Officials said the fire is now fully contained. 

The wildfire started Wednesday and the cause of it is still under investigation.

Lynn Barclay with Bureau of Land Management said the fire is burning sagebrush and grass. 

"This year because we did have a wet spring the grass that we have out there is thicker [and] tall and the sagebrush out in that area can get very, very tall, over five feet," Barclay said. "When you get some wind on that continuous fuel bed the fire just runs."

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